In putting together this list of the best sustainable clothing brands we tried to be inclusive as possible but we had to make some hard decisions.
There are hundreds of small brands producing amazing sustainable clothing of one kind or another. We salute them all!
In fact, we’ll be adding them as time goes by to our Sustainable Brand Directory. If you’d like to be included, just reach out to us.
In an effort to encourage sustainability we encourage you to buy secondhand clothing at one of the reputable online thrift stores.
QUICK LINKS | Best Sustainable Clothing Brands
- Girlfriend Collective
- Alternative Apparel
- Threads 4 Thought
- Amour Vert
- People Tree
- Krochet Kids Intl.
- Thought Clothing
- Tribe Alive
- Outdoor Voices
- Eileen Fisher
- Nudie Jeans
- Ninety Percent
- Mara Hoffman
- United By Blue
- Hackwith Design House
- Fair Trade Winds
- Petite Studio
- Back Beat Co.
- Whimsy and Row
- Vege Threads
- Jenni Kayne
Top Sustainable Clothing Brands
Everlane is a company pushing for a more sustainable way. Their preferred “way” is through exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency.
They put a tremendous amount of effort in locating the best factories that can fulfil their ethical supply-chain goals.
They also invest a great deal of time and money into sourcing only the best and most sustainable materials.
Their ultimate goal is to make clothing that is not only sustainable but built to last.
This is their Utility Barrel Pants and they’re made of lightweight cotton and have a touch of stretch. They feature a high rise waist, an easy cropped length and overall they have a craftsman-inspired look.
Girlfriend Collective is a sustainable company that makes womens clothing, and supports ethical and sustainable practices.
They make a lot of their clothing from fabrics made of recycled waste. They use plastic bottles to make polyester and nylon with almost 2 million bottles recycled and upcycle fishing nets to make a light and stretchy fabric they call LITE.
They make many different products but I am particulary fond of their workout friendly clothing including their Compressive High-Rise Leggings.
Alternative Apparel loves our planet and are mindful of the impact they make. They are always striving to lessen their impact.
Just some of their sustainable traits are using organic cotton, post-consumer recycled polyester, low-impact dyes, and eco-friendly packaging.
An example of their eco-friendly clothing is this romper made of their Eco-Jersey fabric that’s crafted from organic and recyled materials.
ABLE is challenging the fashion industry by creating transformative opportunities for women. They invest in, train, and educate women so they can earn a living, break the cycle of poverty, and thrive.
Their company staff even consists of 95% women. They’re also, of course, deeply commited to making quality products for a sustainable lifestyle.
This is the Clarissa High Rise Jeans, which are a beautiful pair of deep blue jeans with subtle hand-sanded details.
Threads 4 Thought
Threads 4 Thought is a sustainable clothing company that creates products that leave a smaller impact on our environment.
Their company supports in-need communities, and assists in changing ethical standards within the fashion industry.
They make an effort to source the most sustainable of materials including their organic cotton and recycled polyester. Their factories hold some of the highest standards and certifications in the industry.
They even partner with the International Rescue Committee allowing their profits to benefit in-need communities around the globe.
These are their Liora Panel Joggers, made from their popular triblend fleece, it is one of the coziest and coolest joggers I’ve ever tried on.
Outerknown was started by professional surfer Kelly Slater with the vision to create a new company that made great clothing with a radical commitment to sustainability.
Outerknown is trying to prove that you don’t have to compromise on sustainability or style, because they can come in the same package.
Amour Vert is a company that strives to provide a product that is the most sustainable in all aspects of business; from their production, to their materials, even to their packaging.
They produce all their products locally in the state of California a few miles from their offices in San Francisco. They even plant a tree for every garment purchase.
This is their Marianna Chiffon Dress in a pattern they call Nara Floral made from 100% mulberry silk chiffon.
People Tree is a sustainable fair trade fashion company that strives to make every product as sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible from start to finish.
From the very start their products had Global Organic Textile Standard certification and were even the first fashion company to be awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label.
This is the Morgan Blossum Print Maxi dress and is a beautiful dress made of 95% organic certified cotton.
Pact is a sustainable clothing company that wants to push the motive that the stereotypes about organic aren’t true; that they’re pricy, and only for environmental activists.
Pact is a one stop shop where you can pick up everything you need to start living and wearing organic. Their clothes are practical, comfortable, and easy.
This is their Shelf Bra Camisole, it is a cute camisole top in a mint color and is super breathable and has a subtle stretch to it aswell.
Boden is a sustainable clothing company that is obsessed with making clothing that’s crafted exceptionally well; that doesn’t shrink, is as comfortable as possible, and will last a life time.
They understand that there is more to clothing than just comfort and careful construction, that’s why they have pushed focus towards sustainability.
This is their green Linen Cotton Shirt made of breathable linen blended with cotton to make an amazing fabric to resist those creases.
Krochet Kids Intl.
Krochet Kids is a non-profit clothing company started by three high school friends crocheting, which has become a revolutionary organization.
Thier focus is to give back to the community that has given so much to them already, and to empower others and change the way they think about their social impacts.
They are an amazing company that has already made a huge impact and will continue making an impact.
Thought clothing is an ethical clothing brands and what drives them is their mission to live more thoughtfully – something they hope you inspire to do too.
They strive to design clothing that is effortless and has sustainability in mind. They exist to show that there are more sustainble ways to live and dress.
This is their Dashka Comfy Bamboo Loungepants and true to their name, they are actually very comfortable, made of bamboo and organic cotton.
Naadam is a sustainable brand that has a mission to source the world’s best cashmere straight from Mongolia’s Gobi Desert at prices that are fair for them and for you.
Since the company was founded in 2013, they’ve been commited to transparency, ethical practices, environmental sustainability and cultural preservation.
This is their Cashmere Boatneck Sweater and it’s one of the softest and comfortable sweaters I’ve ever tried on.
Tentree, a company started by environmentalists, they strive to educate you and empower you to do the best you can when it comes to the environment.
On top of that they have planted a whopping 43,000,000 trees as a result of their belief that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the world we live in.
This is their bestselling W Bamone Sweatpants, it’s just an easy pull-on jogger that comfy and sustainable.
Trive Alive has a vision of moving the fashion industry toward a more humane approach, where the Earth and the maker are valued equally.
Above that as a company they measure success through their impact not through profits.
Their Oversized Linen Tunic has an effortlessly chic and laid back look, and is handmade in India from %100 organic linen.
Ourdoor Voices is a sustainable sportswear brand that designs their clothes with longevity and circularity in mind to ultimately reduce environmental impact.
They prioritize solutions for raw materials, specifically their fabrics and packaging, replacing them with sustainble, recycled, or more ethical materials.
Their sportswear is really a wonder when it comes to both sustainability and just being a good piece of fabric to work out in.
Eileen Fisher started a company that believes that clothes should ethical, timeless, effortless, well-made, and a part of a responsible lifecycle.
One cool system they use is Waste No More, which is a circular system where they take their clothes back once they are damaged and transform them into entirely new designs, having done so with over 1.4 million pieces so far.
This is their Organic Cotton Poplin Shaped Blazer which is lightweight and has slight stretch for comfort.
Nudie Jeans is a well known sustainble denim company that makes all their denim from 100% organic cotton.
Their jeans aren’t designed to be worn a few times then thrown away, their raw denim go through no extra treatments or washes and are meant to last you a life time.
This is their classic Hightop Tilde and features a mid blue wash with the subtle abrasions and indigo tones giving it character.
Patagonia is another company that you have probably heard of, they aswell follow a hard sustainbility mission and make great clothing while doing it.
Some of the things that make them sustainble are, 72% of their line uses recylced materials, 100% of their electric needs were met with renewable electricity, and they a goal to become carbon neutral by 2025.
This is their women’s Mountain View Windbreaker Jacket, and is just one example out of countless other pieces Patagonia offers.
Kowtow is a label commited to creating positive change, a label that has a misison to preserve the planet and protect the people.
Their susutainability spreads wide with the use of organic cotton, natural fivers, and recycled materials. They also follow practices like respect for animals, having safe workplaces and having sustainable water management.
This is their wide leg pant that has front pleats and a relaxed fit made from organic cotton jersey.
Ninety Percent has a commitment that if they have the opinion to do something better, and kinder, they will.
They are discovering and exploring planet-friendly fabrics, reflecting on the past, present of the clothes they make and their impact on the world.
This is their cami dress made of Tencel which is renewable, sustainably harvested wood pulp with a touch of elastane for stretch and comfort.
Mara Hoffman has an aim to design and manufacture their garments with greater care, reduce their impact, and spread awareness.
There are many options and alternatives in the fashion industry to manufacture more responsibly.
This is the Abigail Bikini Top made from regenerated nylon and spandex. It even has UPF 50+ protection.
Tradlands strives to create pieces you can wear with anything and wear for years to come, that’s why they make their clothing with the highest-quality materials they can get their hands on.
They put great effort into everything they do, the details of the clothing, the fit, the fabric, and have purpose behind their designs and choices.
This is their beautiful Finn Jumpsuit made with sustainable linen and Tencel fabric, it comes with a sash belt and has a relaxed fit through the hips and thighs for maximum comfort.
Kotn makes quality essentials, ethically made from authentic Egyptian cotton, their cotton being a dying industry from big corporations opting for cheaper lower quality options.
By working directly with cotton farming families in Egypt, they want to rebuild the industry and offer you quality products made of quality material.
This is a work jacket they offer in Nile Blue, it’s a durable everyday piece, warm enough for autumn days, and light enough to layer indoors.
United By Blue
United by Blue is a sustainable company that has a specific goal of improving and preserving our oceans and waterways.
They have a promise where for every product purchased they will remove 1 pound of trash from the oceans and waterways, and so far they have removed over 3 million pounds of trash from the ocean.
This is their Natural Short Sleeved Button Down made of 91% organic cotton, 6% hemp, and 3% yak. It’s really just a great shirt for everyday use.
Cuyana is a company that wants to spread awareness and change how the fashion industry operates, in pursuit for a better, cleaner world.
On average Americans buy 68 items of clothing a year, and a UK study shows that each garment is worn only 7 times before being discarded. So Cuyana is on a mission to change this. To make fewer, but better products that last a life time.
In pursuit of that goal they are commited to producing products that enable you to maximize their wear, and provide a way to recycle through second life programs.
Vetta is a sustainable company that is commited to sustainble fabrics and responsible factories, their woven clothing is made in a family run factory in New York City.
Their commitment to sustainble fabrics include primarily using Tencel, Organic Cotton, and deadstock fabrics, seeking out fabric with the highest quality and best performance.
This blouse from them is one of the cutest and softest I’ve ever tried on, having an effortless yet cozy look to them.
Hackwith Design House
Hackwith began with the purpose of making long lasting and versatile clothing that’s just as unique as it’s wearer, releasing a limited line of clothing every week.
They have a simple and clean aesthetic, use quality materials, and have amazing attention to detail making it one of my favorites.
This collared button-up from them is a simple and comfortable piece that can be styled in many different ways if you get creative.
Fair Trade Winds
Fair Trade Winds is a family business and believe that if we’re all on this planet together, we can work cooperatively to create incredible change.
They are even part of the Fair Trade Federation, so you can trust that their products are all fairly traded and handmade.
Their jumpsuits are so cute and are made in India out of 95% cotton and 5% Lycra. They’re just so comfy to wear around the town.
Sezane is another sustainable company with the idea of making high-quality products that can be worn forever, while offering them at a fair and accessible price.
Sezane are trying hard to become more and more sustainable everyday. 70% of there materials are already eco-responsible, and they have obtained 3 certifications including GOTS certification.
This is there Fleurine Blouse that has a flowy fit and rounded neckline, it’s even made fully of viscose, a sustainable material made of cellulose fibers from wood.
Petite studio is a brand that has a strong dislike for fast fashion, they believe in investing in piece that will last for years, so they have picked up on some “slow fashion” principles.
Some of these principles include having full control over production, spending time on their constrution, sourcing luxurious fabrics, and having an ethical approach.
This is their Carly Dress in a red floral pattern, it’s made of delicate and lightweight fabric.
Encircled is a Canada based company that makes thoughtfully-designed and versatile wardrobe essentials.
Their fabrics are some of the best in the game, they’re super soft against your skin, drape beautifully, and are resistant to fading.
These pants from them are some of the comfiest I’ve worn in a while, their wide leg design doesn’t get hot or make it hard for you to move.
Indigenous is one of those companies that puts their artisans before themselves, and have made a huge impact not only to local communities but to the Earth aswell.
They have employed over 1000 artisans and saved millions of gallons of water. Some of the fabrics they use include organic cotton, free-range alpaca fur, and Tencel a highly eco-friendly fabric.
This is a showcase of some of their unique ideas, this is a scarf they make and it’s of those pieces that is really unique and just accentuates your outfit.
Back Beat Co.
Back Beat Co is a sustainable company that makes vintage-inspired clothing in a fresh and modern look.
Though they have those vintage-inspired pieces they still experiment with colourful and fun pieces of clothing.
They recently released a collection of “Underthings”; a collection of bras and underwear that you can wear for lounging, layering, doing light activities, and more.
Whimsy and Row
Whimisy and Row is an eco-conscious lifestlye brand that was founded in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, with a love for quality goods and sustainable practices.
Their clothing is handcrafted under ethical conditions using locally sourced deadstock textiles and materials, sourcing out only the best eco-friendly fabrics.
There Perri Dress is made of the softest, most comfortable linen. It’s great for the environment, your skin, and is just a cute outfit.
Matter is a sustainble company that loves traditional clothing, sourcing heritage designs and styles to reinterprete them in a modern manner.
There designs definately have the heritage design and are made of great eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics.
This look from them looks like a laid back comfortable fit that I think anybody could get behind.
Vege Threads cares about the planet they live on, so they try to tread lightly and make things simple and locally.
They produce all of their products locally in Australia using only organic and eco-friendly materials and dyes in limted numbers.
These sweatpants and sweatshirt from them is great for when you’re just chilling around the house or don’t feel like dressing up.
Tonlé is a zero-waste, ethical brand that has a big mission to reduce waste generated and change the way business is done in the fashion industry.
Their process starts with scrap waste sourced from mass clothing manufacturers, making handmade clothing and accessories in Cambodia.
This is the Long Kaftan from them and is made of a softorganic cotton gauze material, great for a day at the beach or casual daywear.
Jenni Kayne is a Californian lifestlye brand that wants to inspire women to live a fashion lifestyle without sacrificing style, comfort, or the environment.
They focus on quality construction and attention to detail so that their pieces can stand the test of time.
This simple sweater from them is great for a chilly day where you need something cozy but not too warm to wear.
Monsoon is a great UK based company that makes women and childrens clothing.
Their lines of clothing include unique, fun, and colorful designs that make you feel great and you will want to have a fun time in them.
This dress from them has a sort of randomized polka dot design and has a perfect comfortable fit.
Sotela is a California based company that celebrates the human form by promoting body positivity, strength, and resilience.
They exclusively use eco-friendly fabrics such as tencel, modal, and linen. Every piece being handmade from start to finish in house in their studio.
This is their Pomela Button Up Shirt, where they took a modern take on the classic short sleeved button up, simultaneously being masculine and feminine.
Lacausa, by definition in Spanish meaning “The Cause”, is redefining the basics, bringing romantic silhouettes to you under ethical conditions.
Lacausa takes everything they can into account through out the designing and manufacturing process, because the fashion industry is in fact one the world’s biggest polluters
The Woodstock Jumpsuit is a loose fit, wide leg summer jumpsuit made of the softest and coziest cotton gauze, it’s an easy everyday staple.
Reformation has a design mission to make effortless silhouettes that celebrate the the feminine figure, while doing so as ethically and sustainably possible.
They souce the most beautiful and sustianble fabrics possible to bring their designs to live.
The Soren Top is one of my favorites from them fitted with a fully smocked back and russled elastic straps, giving a comfortable fit while still looking cute.
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Pro Tip: You can find pre-loved secondhand clothing from these brands in a thrift store. Thrifting has gone online in a big way recently! Don’t miss our Guide to Online Thrift Stores.
Plus you can always make your own clothes. This book inspired us: Folk Fashion & Understanding Homemade Clothes