A roundup of the best places to shop online for ethical and sustainable clothing brands. From affordable to high end, this round up has a little bit of everything so you can do good for the world while staying on budget.
One of my goals for this year is to be more sustainable and conscious in my lifestyle and with my purchases. This includes being less wasteful, eating less meat, consuming less, and making more thoughtful purchases from slow fashion and ethical & sustainable clothing brands.
In recent years, I’ve become increasingly more conscious about my purchases. And as much as I love fast fashion and trendy clothing, I come to understand the implications on the environment it causes.
With fast fashion, the reduction in costs and production time often means environmental corners are cut in the name of profit. Such as the includes the use of cheap, toxic textile dyes that can pollute the environment. Plus, with the speed at which garments are produced, this also means that more and more clothes are disposed of by consumers, creating a huge amount of textile waste.
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”Anna Lappe
As consumers, we can channel our buying power to make a positive difference for the people involved in the making of our clothes and goods.
In a response to that, dozens of slow fashion sustainable brands have emerged in the last few years that are dedicated to ethical practices and a transparent way of production that considers both people and the planet.
So in this roundup, I’m sharing 20+ ethical and sustainable clothing brands that make clothing that’s made to last in a way that’s mindful to the environment and the people who make the garments.
And to make things a little easier, I’ve added a pricing guide along with summary to so you can easily find the right brands for your budget and style!
$ | typically under $50
$$ | typically $50–$100
$$$ | typically $100–$150
$$$$ | typically $150 or more
Sustainable & Ethical Clothing Brands
for Every Budget
1. Sézane – Chic, French designed sustainable clothing
Price Range | $$$
Ethics | fair labor standards, natural & sustainable materials, gives back
Categories | Women’s apparel, denim, leather goods, accessories
Size Range | XS–L up to US 12
Best for | Dresses & blouses
Sézane is one of my favourite sustainable clothing brands. With French heritage, they produce high-quality, well designed pieces that are timeless and can be worn forever. They carry the most beautiful blouses and dresses, along with knitwear, denim, shoes, swimwear, jewelry and leather goods.
Sézane started online brand as way to cut out the middle man and focuses on production that’s responsible and as close to zero waste as possible. They also have a philanthropic initiative called DEMAIN, which help disadvantaged children access education and equal opportunities.
2 . ABLE – Attainable sustainable clothing that supports women
Website | www.livefashionable.com
Price Range | $–$$
Ethics | Female artisan-made in Peru, fair labor practices, B Corp
Categories | Women’s clothing, handbags, shoes & accessories
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 12
Best Known For | Feminist brand supporting women
ABLE is a sustainable clothing brand that’s challenging the culture of the fashion industry by creating transformative opportunities for women. They believe that in order to end poverty we must provide jobs for those lacking opportunity, particularly for women.
From their clothing to their accessories, they’re deeply devoted to quality – both in the products they make and the quality of life they aim to provide. They carry some of the most beautiful bags and leather goods and carry a wide range of lifestyle items that include clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewelry.
Shopping tip: Sign up to their email list to enjoy 15% off your first order.
3. Boden – Fair trade apparel with eco-friendly practices
Website | www.bodenusa.com
Price Range | $$–$$$
Ethics | Fair trade apparel, sustainable cotton, eco-friendly practices, ethical supply chain, gives back
Categories | Women’s, men’s, & children’s apparel, accessories
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 22
Best For | Women’s dresses, men’s chinos, cute children’s clothing
Boden is a UK sustainable clothing brand that has been around for more than 30 years. They carry clothing for women, men and children as well as accessories to complete your outfits.
The company is dedicated to making clothing that lasts and so it can live on in your wardrobe and stay out of landfills. Boden is also an ethical clothing brand that is committed to responsible sourcing, fair trade, and ethical practices across the 16 countries it has factories in, as well as eco-friendly options at every part of the supply chain.
4. Pact – Fair trade, organic cotton basics
Price Range | $
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, organic cotton, B Corp
Product Range | Women’s, men’s, & children’s basics, activewear
Size Range | XS–3XL; up to US 24
Best For | Organic cotton every day basics – from socks and undies to tees, sweats and more!
Pact is one of the most affordable organic & sustainable clothing brands for all your basic pieces. They make super-soft tees, dresses, and underwear that are all 100 percent fair trade cotton. Plus all their pieces wash well and stay nice and soft!
Along with their incredible range of basics, they’re also obsessed with making clothes that make the world a better place. The Certified B Corp goes to great lengths to make sure its entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as clean and responsible as possible. The non-GMO cotton is great for you and the farmers growing it.
5 . Everlane – Modern sustainable clothing that’s made to last
Website | www.everlane.com
Price Range | $$
Ethics | Ethical factories, quality materials, transparent pricing, gives back
Product Range | Women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories
Size Range | XS–XL
Best For | basic tees, cashmere sweaters, and Italian shoes
Everlane is one of the first major companies in the sustainable fashion sphere, having been founded in 2010. They make timeless pieces made with high quality materials and are designed to last for years.
I have a number of their tees and shoes, and they have lasted me years. Particularly the shoes! They’ve aged beautifully and I still get compliments on them to this day!
Everlane partners with the ethical clothing factories around the world to make their products. They provides transparent pricing for the products so you can understand how your money is spent.
Shopping tip: Get 10% off when you sign up to their email list
6. Eileen Fisher – Stylish sustainable clothing with a focus on simplicity
Website | www.eileenfisher.com
Price Range | $$$$
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified collections, sustainable materials & ethical practices, inclusive sizes
Product Range | Women’s apparel, accessories, shoes
Size Range | XXS–3X with petite and plus size collections
Best For | Chic everyday linen clothing
Eileen Fisher is an industry leader in ethical and sustainable fashion. From the factory and supply chains to the materials they use, they ensure that their clothing is both ethically and sustainably made while providing workers with fair working wages.
Eileen Fisher makes simply stylish contemporary women’s clothing. shoes, and accessories. Their sustainable clothing also has inclusiving sizing options that range from XXS through 3X with special collections decided to both petite and plus size.
Shopping tip: Get 15 % off when you sign up to their email list.
7. Levi’s – Classic sustainable denim and basics
Website | www.levis.com
Price Range | $–$$
Ethics | Ethically produced, sustainable practices, give back
Product Range | Women’s, men’s, and children’s denim and clothing
Size Range | XXS–XXL; up to US 26
Best For | denim
Levi’s has a long history in the denim industry for both durable and fashionable jeans. But did you know they tout eco-friendly and sustainable practices as well?
Their denim is recyclable, uses ethically sourced cotton for their clothes, and the brand has innovated to reduce water use, in addition to giving back to its workers and community organizations alike.
Shopping tip: Sign up for Levi’s emails and get 20% off + free shipping on your next order.
9. Kotn – Luxe Egyptian cotton basics for every day
Website | www.kotn.com
Price Range | $
Ethics | B Corp, organic, safe and fair labor standards, gives back
Product Range | Women’s & men’s basics, home goods
Size Range | XS–XXL; up to US 16
Best For | Everyday cotton & linen basics
Kotn is a Toronto-based, Canadian ethical clothing brand that makes their pieces from Egyptian cotton. Their ultra-soft basics adds luxury to your daily wardrobe,
From its farms to its factories, Kotn creates all of its garments in a fair and safe environment, and is even helping suppliers make the switch to organic within the next five years. The Kotn team is dedicated to quality manufacturing, so you know its cotton tees will last you 30 wears and beyond—and they’ll be soft and cozy every time.
Shopping Tip: Get 15% off when you sign up for their emails!
10. Reformation – Clothing for the sustainable fashionista
Website | www.thereformation.com
Price Range | $$$
Ethics | Made in the USA, sustainable fabrics, purchases carbon offsets, living wages, inclusive sizing
Category | Women’s apparel, outerwear, bridal
Size Range | XXS–3X; up to US 24
Best For | On-trend sustainable clothing
For the sustainable fashionista, Reformation offers on-trend pieces that will still be stylish long after the season is over. This Los Angeles-based brand creates products only from sustainable and upcycled materials in a fair wage environment.
Reformation’s dedication to sustainable production is extensively explained on its website in its signature bold and unabashed style. Plus, each item comes with a description of its environmental footprint. And they have inclusive sizing for all body types.
More sustainable clothing brands
that I love
H&M Conscious ($)
Affordable sustainable clothing
At H&M, sustainable styles start at just $10 so you don’t have to spend a fortune on sustainable fashion. You can also recycle your unwanted clothing at H&M stores for a discount to buy something new.
Consciously designed clothing reinvented with technical fabrics
ADAY makes polished workwear that feels more like breathable loungewear. The brand’s minimalist aesthetic is matched with eco-friendly technical fabrics fabrics like LENZING™ Modal and regenerated REPREVE® polyester.
Back Beat Co. ($$-$$$)
Casual basics with laid back style
Back Beat Co. is a one-of-a-kind sustainable brand that has the effortless Cali vibe and laid backstyle. Using fabrics like recycled cotton, hemp, and Tencel, it crafts fashion basics that are a staple to any closet.
Women’s premium essentials that are sustabinably made
Cuyana is an slow fashion sustainable brand for the modern woman seeking to build her wardrobe on the “fewer, better” principle. They have classic minimalist design and if you’re looking for elegant and long-lasting capsule pieces, Cuyana has what you’re looking for.
Canadian & female-founded sustainable clothing brand
Encircled is a Toronto based, Canadian sustainable clothing brand. They create clothing that is versatile in design with fabrics that are as comfortable and travel-friendly. They have ethical production, eco-conscious fabrics, upcycling, small batch production.
Affordable, sustainable clothing
YOOXYGEN is the arm of YOOX that is dedicated to responsible fashion. The brands carried on YOOXYGEN are consciously curated based on their transparency, whether they use eco-friendly or recycled materials, and/or whether they support human rights issues.
Harry & Cece ($$-$$$)
Canadian online boutique that empowers Latin American designers
Harry & Cece is an Canadian online boutique that seeks to celebrate and empower Latin American designers and their brands. They believe that Latin American fashion is going to revolutionize the industry given the quality of raw materials each country has to offer as well as the amount of talent these designers have.
Sustainable athleisure clothing with a laid back vibe
LACAUSA carries casual women’s tops, bottoms, dresses, jumpsuits, swim, & loungewear. Their clothing is ethically manufactured and they partner with charities to give back. Most garments are made in LA, and for the apparel crafted overseas, the brand ensures fair factories, living wages, and healthy working conditions for its team members.
Amour Vert ($–$$$$)
Sustainable clothing and style staples made in the USA
Amour Vert is a sustainable fashion brand that makes classic staples from natural fibers and materials like hemp, ethical wool, and certified organic cotton. Ninety-seven percent of Amour Vert’s pieces are made in small batch quantities just a few miles from its San Francisco office. And for every tee you buy, the company plants a tree!
Threads 4 Thought ($$)
A full lifestyle brand of every day basics, workout wear, and more that is produced responsibly & supports sustainable initiatives.
Threads 4 Thought is a sustainable clothing brand that specializes in basics and activewear. They only works with factories holding the highest certifications in the industry and ensuring the best working conditions possible.
Jenni Kayne ($$$–$$$$)
Californian inspired timeless classics
If you love laid back style, you’ll love Jenni Kayne. They make clothing with feminine silhouettes, timeless classics, and cozy layers. Their clothing is ethically made (and locally sourced whenever possible), the Jenni Kayne team is also working towards becoming more sustainable and eco-friendly over the next two years. Plus, they give back to organizations like Baby2Baby and the NRDC—so you’re investing in both high-quality and impact.
Contemporary, ethical & sustainable Style
Thought is an all natural clothing company with a simple philosophy: to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment.
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MoniqueFebruary 25, 2021
This is such a great blogpost, bookmarking it! Because it’s not always easy to find the best sustainable clothing brands out there!
EileenFebruary 25, 2021
Thanks so much Monique!
NinaFebruary 22, 2021
Will have to try out these brands! Thanks for sharing.
EileenFebruary 22, 2021
Thanks Nina! I bet you’d love some of them!
LovelyFebruary 22, 2021
I’m glad there are many sustainable brands now and it’s great to see that people are becoming more thoughtful about how they spend their money and the companies they support.
EileenFebruary 22, 2021
Me too! It’s amazing that more and brands are moving towards more sustainable practices!
Alyssa BustilloFebruary 22, 2021
I am not that familiar about the other brands here but I love styles. Thank you for such an insightful post.
EileenFebruary 22, 2021
Thanks so much Alyssa!
DanielleFebruary 20, 2021
I am going to have to try out all of these brands!
EileenFebruary 20, 2021
Hope you find something you like!
jenniferpickering22gmailcomFebruary 19, 2021
These are all brands that I love!
Curated By Jennifer
EileenFebruary 19, 2021
Amazing! There are so many great sustainable brands these days!