Conscious Life & Style https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com Mindful Media for Thoughtful Living Thu, 23 Dec 2021 20:24:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cropped-cropped-cropped-Conscious-Life-Style-Favicon-1-32x32.webp Conscious Life & Style https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com 32 32 Eco-Friendly New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas to Ring in 2022 Sustainably https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-fashion-nye/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ethical-fashion-nye https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-fashion-nye/#respond Fri, 10 Dec 2021 12:52:00 +0000 https://consciouslifeandstyle.com/?p=1414 Your guide to ethical and eco-friendly New Years Eve looks, whether you're planning ahead or need a last minute NYE outfit.

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Often, when picturing a New Years Eve outfit, we might think of buying a new sparkly mini dresses or glitzy statement heels. But in addition to the laundry list of issues with fast fashion (unethical, unsustainable, and sexist just to name a few), many of these shiny party pieces are made using environmentally hazardous glitter, or embellishments sewn on by exploited labor.

But I’m here to shout from the rooftops that this does *not* mean you have to sacrifice your values or style for your year-end soiree.

There are many ways to celebrate the New Year, but no matter where you’re headed on December 31st, this Ethical Fashion NYE Guide is full of ideas of how you can create looks that will leave a lasting impression.

This guide features “alternative” approaches to finding your special outfit, whether you’re planning well in advance or looking for a last minute New Year’s Eve outfit. And, it features brands with beautiful ethical and eco-minded party dresses, evening wear, and jewelry.

Note: this guide includes affiliate links, which means we will earn a small commission if you choose to purchase through these select links, which helps us to continue to run this site!

Shop Your Closet

A new year doesn’t have to mean a new dress! Take another look through your closet and see if you have a special something you can rock when the clock strikes midnight.

Get creative and find new outfit combinations or be a proud outfit repeater and wear a classic combo that you know will make you feel confident, sexy, or just comfy!

Here are some resources:

Alyssa Beltempo’s YouTube Channel

Listen to this podcast episode with Alyssa on how we can get more creative with our style while consuming less

Alyssa also offers virtual styling services!

Stylebook App

Listen to this podcast episode with Stylebook founder Jess Atkins for plenty of tips on how to wear your clothes in your closet more

Look Secondhand

Can’t seem to find the right piece in your existing wardrobe? Take a look at the pre-loved market. Check out local thrift stores and consignment shops, or browse one of these online options:

Designer & Vintage Fashion

The RealReal: authenticated designer consignment; based in the US

Vestiaire Collective: global marketplace for pre-owned luxury and designer fashion

Thrilling: sells inventory from 600 vintage shops (where are 95% woman- and/or BIPOC-owned)

Farfetch Pre-Owned: designer fashion retailer with a pre-owned arm

Fashionphile: designer and luxury bags and accessories

What Goes Around Comes Around: designer and luxury bags and accessories

All Fashion

Secondarie: search engine to easily browse several secondhand marketplaces at once

ThredUP: massive online secondhand retailer based in the U.S.

Poshmark: peer-to-peer secondhand fashion platform

Vinted: also a peer-to-peer platform

Depop: another peer-to-peer platform, but skews younger and trendier

Swap (or Borrow) Before You Shop

Party dresses and formalwear are especially great pieces to swap, borrow, or rent.

If you have friends or family members with similar sizes as you, see if you can swap or borrow one of their party pieces for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

You can also check out an online swapping platform like Swap Society (US) or Nuw (UK). Check out this post for more on clothing swaps.

Another option is to rent your special occasion dress. Generally, a peer-to-peer rental platform is a more sustainable model. Some options include ByRotation, Tulerie, and Wardrobe.

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Sustainable Dresses and Jumpsuits

Not able to shop your closet, swap, or find what you need secondhand? Here are some conscious formal and eveningwear brands to check out.

Eileen Fisher

This minimalist slow fashion brand creates timeless designs made with exceptional quality from sustainably-sourced materials like recycled cashmere and organic linen. Eileen Fisher has been a sustainable fashion innovator as one of the first labels to have an in-house take-back and resale program (+ fabric upcycling program for unsellable pieces). The brand also prioritizes ethical production and fair working conditions.

Red sustainable dress for New Years Eve from Eileen Fisher

ourCommonplace

ourCommonplace is a WOC-owned conscious fashion & lifestyle marketplace with a curated selection of beauty, home, and fashion brands, including sustainable formalwear brands like Bastet Noir and Lahive.

Silk pink sustainable dress for New Years Eve from ourCommonplace

Loud Bodies

This size-inclusive slow fashion brand offers dresses in sizes XXS-10XL, plus offers custom sizes at no additional charge. You’ll find both fitted and flowy dresses made from materials like Tencel and organic cotton.

White sustainable dress for New Years Eve from Loud Bodies

Amour Vert

French for green love, Amour Vert utilizes eco materials like Tencel and Curpro in their collections. They also recently launched a resale program, called ReAmour, so you will be able to find pre-loved pieces on their site soon too.

Brown sustainable playsuit for New Years Eve from Amour Vert

Mara Hoffman

This designer has made huge changes and continues to work towards more responsible production. The designer label has shifted (and is still in progress of shifting) towards eco-conscious materials such as recycled polyester, ECONYL®, and GOTS certified organic cotton. Mara Hoffman is also committed to responsible manufacturing, and knowing exactly the source of her garments.

Blue sustainable dress for New Years Eve from Mara Hoffman

Stella McCartney

A vocal advocate for sustainability, Stella McCartney is bringing sustainable fashion to the high-end fashion world. The designer doesn’t just incorporate eco-conscious practices into her own label but also promotes eco fashion to a broader audience through interviews and other media.

Black sustainable dress for New Years Eve from Stella McCartney

Check out this guide for more ethical & sustainable formal wear brands!

Jewelry and Accessories

ABLE

ABLE is an ethical fashion label committed to true transparency — the brand is leading an initiative pushing the fashion industry to publish their lowest wages. The brand has beautiful handmade jewelry as well as bags, shoes, and apparel.

Eco-friendly earrings and necklace for New Years Eve from ABLE

Washed Ashore

WOC-owned sustainable jewelry label using recycled metal, post-consumer secondhand gems, and upcycled pearls and abalone. The brand also offsets emissions from shipping and has a metal recycling program to ensure that jewelry made from metals (which are among the most recyclable materials) actually do stay in the loop!

Eco-friendly rings for New Years Eve from Washed Ashore

Made Trade

This online conscious marketplace has a vast selection of fair trade and eco-friendly recycled jewelry from several brands. Find rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings at a range of price points too.

Eco-friendly black bag for New Years Eve from Made Trade

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Check out this guide for more conscious jewelry brands

Check out this one for sustainable vegan bags (or this one)

And this one for ethically-made heels!

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100+ Cyber Week Discounts & Donations from Sustainable Brands to Know [2021] https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-eco-friendly-black-friday-cyber-monday/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ethical-eco-friendly-black-friday-cyber-monday https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-eco-friendly-black-friday-cyber-monday/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://consciouslifeandstyle.com/?p=6002 Find eco-friendly clothing, beauty, home, and lifestyle gifts with this ethical and sustainable Black Friday to Cyber Week guide.

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It’s not easy shopping consciously during the holiday season — especially during Cyber Week, but these sustainable and ethical Black Friday deals, discounts, and donations can be a way to get responsibly-made gifts for less, or while also giving back.

RELATED:

Check out this guide if you’re looking for conscious gift ideas

And this one for eco-friendly stocking stuffers.

Of course, a discount isn’t a real “deal” if we’re buying too much or buying things we don’t need, but when if we’re looking to intentionally purchase some ethical clothing or eco-friendly gifts, these sale days can actually be a great opportunity to support conscious brands more affordably.

So, we’ve curated some of the best sustainable and ethical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales going on (as well as some giveback initiatives).

LAST UPDATED: Nov 26, 2021

Note: This guide includes affiliate links, which means that if you choose to purchase after clicking on some of these links, we may earn a small commission. This helps us continue to run this site and create new content for you. As always, these are brands we love that we think you’ll love too!

Ethical and Sustainable Black Friday & Cyber Week Sales from Our Partners

These conscious brands and retailers are making this guide possible and helping to sustain the work of Conscious Life & Style. We are so appreciative of these incredible small businesses supporting us as a fellow small business! And we hope that you’re able to support some of these small brands during the holiday season and beyond (because do we really want to hand over our hard-earned money to billionaires?) as they truly are doing the real work to build a more sustainable and ethical economy.

1. Made Trade

This ethical online store offers exceptionally crafted and sustainably sourced clothing, accessories, furniture, and home goods. Made Trade is a woman-owned, family-run business that is both Carbon Neutral Certified and a member of 1% For The Planet.

You can shop for your entire gift list by your values on Made Trade, using their filters like Fair Trade, BIPOC-Owned, or Recycled + Upcycled.

INITIATIVE: Give 10% of your purchase to Made Trade’s Black Friday Fund to plant orchards in food insecure urban communities or Get 10% off your order from Black Friday (Nov 26) through Cyber Monday (Nov 29)

Codes: GIVE10 to donate 10% — OR — GET10 to take 10% off your order

Check Out Made Trade

Cozy Gifts Image - Sustainable Black Friday Sale at Made Trade

2. Mightly

This sustainable kids clothing brand has cute and cozy Fair Trade certified and GOTS-certified organic cotton pajamas with fun prints.

For the holiday season, Mightly carries matching family PJs that come in kids and adult sizes!

SALE: Buy one get one half off all pajamas on Black Friday (Nov 26) and on Cyber Monday (Nov 29)

Code: PJBOGO (automatically applied in the cart)

Check Out Mightly

Sustainable Holiday Family Pajamas from Mightly

3. Savvy Rest

Natural and non-toxic lifestyle retailer Savvy Rest has mattresses, furniture, and bedding made from materials like GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably sourced hardwood, and zero VOC finishes.

The employee-owned company is B-Corp certified and has achieved the GREENGUARD GOLD certification for all mattresses and pillows.

SALE: 20% off site wide Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Check Out Savvy Rest

Non-toxic pillows from Savvy Rest

4. Green Eco Dream

Eco lifestyle retailer Green Eco Dream carries health & beauty products from skincare to haircare, home products for the laundry room to the kitchen, and zero waste on the go essentials from food storage to drinkware. Green Eco Dream is also a 1% For The Planet member and a Green America Certified business.

SALE: 20% off site wide Nov 22 – Nov 29

Code: CONSCIOUS20

Check Out Green Eco Dream

Shampoo with fruits and seeds in the background from zero waste shop Green Eco Dream

5. Little Lentil Clothing

This eco-minded baby and kids clothing brand uses all organic fabrics, but their sustainability measures go much farther. Little Lentil Clothing also has a send-back program and Loved Again Collection (including a Loved Again Baby Bundle), and offers carbon neutral shipping.

SALE: 25% off Nov 26 – Nov 29 + more deals happening throughout the month of November

Code: No code needed

Check Out Little Lentil Clothing

Sustainable baby clothes on hangers from Little Lentil Clothing

6. Delilah Home

Sustainable home textiles brand Delilah Home has super soft GOTS and Vegan.org-certified organic bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels and bedding. The brand uses premium quality organic cotton and hemp materials and manufacturers their products ethically in Portugal. Their organic hemp bedsheets won Good Housekeeping’s 2021 Best Bedding Award. 

Plus, 10% of their holiday profits will be donated to Operation Warm, which helps US children in need.

Holiday Sales through December 31st + Save 20% off with code CONSCIOUSSTYLE20

SALE DETAILS:

  • Friday, Nov. 12: 50% off Organic Cotton Queen Bed Sheets in White with code DelilahQueen
  • Friday, Nov 19: 50% off Organic Hemp Queen Bed Sheets in White with code DelilahHempQueen
  • Friday, Nov 26: 50% off Organic Cotton Beach Towels (all designs) with code DelilahBeach

Check Out Delilah Home

Organic bedding - Delilah Home sustainable Black Friday deals

7. EarthHero

With everything from tech and travel accessories to baby and pet essentials, to clothing and footwear, to beauty and household products, EarthHero is a one-stop-shop for getting what you need sustainably.

Carrying such a wide variety of products and brands, EarthHero provides plenty of details in each product description about what exactly makes each item eco-friendly.

SALE DETAILS:

Nov 15 – Dec 1: 20% off site wide + every order plants 5 trees | Use Code: BF2021

Dec 2 – Dec 14: 15% off site wide + every order plants 5 trees | Code: TBA

Check Out EarthHero

8. MALAIKA New York

Committed to minimizing waste, this sustainable fashion brand uses zero waste patterns, implements upcycled materials, and sources their materials + manufactures locally.

MALAIKA’s latest collection features evening wear that was produced in small batches and crafted completely out of deadstock fabric.

SALE: 30% off Nov 25 – Nov 30

Code: GREENFRIDAY2021

(*Before or after sale, you can use the code CONSCIOUSSTYLE20 for 20% off)

Check Out MALAIKA New York

Black sequin dress from zero waste fashion brand MALAIKA

9. SAM & LANCE

As a sustainable business and social enterprise, SAM & LANCE creates conscious gift boxes full of responsibly-made quality goods. Their curated holiday boxes have themes like Self Care & Growth, Warm & Cozy, and Manicure & Movie Night!

And, 5% of every purchase goes to charities that support women and help protect the planet.

SALE: 20% off of gift boxes

Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Check Out SAM & LANCE

10. Resera

An ethical jewelry brand with a mission, this Nashville-based business employs women survivors overcoming homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, and addiction.

Resera’s jewelry is made entirely in-house using 100% recycled sterling silver and 14K gold vermeil (which is over 5x as thick as traditional options, meaning you don’t have to worry about the pieces tarnishing).

And, their rings, necklaces and earrings also come with a story about the woman who made it, making them truly memorable gifts.

SALE: BOGO 40% off Nov 26 – Dec 3

Code: BOGO40

Check Out Resera

11. EcoSleep

EcoSleep by Brooklyn Bedding creates sustainable flippable mattresses made from premium natural materials including 100% natural latex, 100% organic cotton, and responsibly sourced Joma™ wool.

The EcoSleep Hybrid mattress is also flippable, with one plusher side (best for side sleepers) and one firmer side (great for back and stomach sleepers).

SALES:

  • 25% off site wide Nov 19 – Nov 28 (Black Friday)
  • 30% off site wide Nov 29 (Cyber Monday)
  • 25% off site wide Nov 30 – Dec 7 (Cyber Week)

Code: No code needed

Check Out EcoSleep

Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Black Friday Deals

ABLE

Ethical fashion label with clothing, accessories, and jewelry produced responsibly and transparently

25% off site wide with code GIFTFWD

Accompany

Marketplace with ethically crafted, artisan made goods

30% off “most loved gifts” and up to 50% off sale items; discount automatically applied

Amour Vert

Eco-minded fashion brand with elevated clothing, mostly made locally

30% off site wide no minimumum

40% off orders $200+

50% off orders $500+

Azura Bay

Marketplace with ethical and eco-friendly intimates, sleepwear, loungewear, and activewear

Up to 50% off site wide

Baabuk

B-Corp certified shoe company with slippers, sneakers, and accessories made from mulesing-free wool

15% off site wide with code SHEEP

Baabuk will also donate 15% of sales to the conservation program with ProSecieRara

CARIUMA

B-Corp certified footwear brand using materials like sustainably sourced sugarcane, organic cotton, cork and recycled PET

Each order plants 10 trees now through Nov 29

Christy Dawn

Slow fashion brand with dreamy romantic clothing made from deadstock or regenerative cotton fabrics

Take 40% off on Dawn dresses and 30% off everything else (some exceptions) Nov 17 – Dec 2

Coclico

Luxury footwear brand with timeless shoes artisan-made in an ethical family-run factory in Spain

Up to 60% off select styles

Conscious Step

Fairtrade and organic certified socks that give back to different causes

$10 off select gift sets + some gift sets are marked down to $10

DoneGood

Marketplace of all things eco-friendly and ethical

DoneGood hosts a “Shop for Good Sunday” sale as a sustainable alternative to Black Friday sales.
 
Take up to 70% off 10,000+ items Nov 23 – Nov 29

Eileen Fisher

Pioneering sustainable and ethical fashion label with responsibly sourced, organic, recycled, and regenerative fibers; also has a circular take-back program

40% off sale items

Encircled

Canadian slow fashion label producing locally with many earth-friendly fabrics

20% off select styles

For Days

Low waste brand with recyclable clothing; re-new collection is made with recycled textiles

30% off with code BETTERBF + a percentage of each order goes towards building a school for For Days’ factory workers’ children

Fortress of Inca

Ethically-made boots, slides sandals, and slippers

Site-wide discounts now through Nov 30

Girlfriend

Activewear, underwear, and loungewear made from recycled materials

30% off site wide

Harvest & Mill

Basics and loungewear made from American grown organic cotton and heirloom colored cotton

Nov 11 – Nov 21 (Early Bird Promo): 15% off + 1 free pair of socks with every order

Nov 26 – Nov 29 (Cyber Week Sale): 15% off

HYER GOODS

Wallets, bags, and other accessories made from upcycled materials

20% off Nov 25 – Nov 29 with code GIVEBETTER20, plus 10 meals will be donated for every $100 spent (email subscribers get early access)

Knickey

Organic cotton underwear and bralettes

20% off site wide Nov 26 – Nov 29 with code TOPDRAWERSWAP

Kotn

B-Corp with basics and loungewear made transparently and ethically

100% of profits donated to building 5 primary schools in Egypt, where the cotton for their clothing is grown Nov 26 – Nov 30

Monica Vinader

Jewelry made from 100% recycled gold vermeil and 100% recycled sterling silver

25% off all items from Nov 18-30, with additional sales happening throughout

Naadam

Fair cashmere brand with traceable supply chain ensuring ethical treatment of animals, fair labor, and ecological responsibility

40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY (exclusions apply) + free shipping on domestic orders

Nisolo

Ethical fashion accessories brand with fair trade practices

25% off site wide Nov 22 – Nov 27 with code FRIDAY25 

25% off site wide Nov 28 – Nov 30 with code CYBER25

Organic Basics

Eco fashion brand with intimates, basics, activewear and lounge apparel made with earth-minded fabrics

Up to 40% off, plus for every order placed during their Black Friday Sale, Organic basics will donate €10 to The Regenerative Organic Cotton Pilot Project in Turkey

Outerknown

Sustainability-focused fashion brand with men’s and women’s clothing & accessories

30% off site wide Nov 25 – Nov 28 (excludes 3rd party products)

30% off + free shipping with code FREESHIP on Nov 29 only (Cyber Monday)

PACT

organic cotton basics and loungewear made in Fair Trade Certified factories

Entire site is on sale Nov 22 – Nov 29. Prices are marked on-site, no code needed. Plus free shipping on orders $50+. Here are some highlights:

Passion Lilie

Fair trade artisan-made apparel and accessories

15% off + 10% redistributed to Indigenous organizations with code RECLAIM2021 through Nov 29

People Tree

UK-based eco fashion brand with organic and fair trade-certified pieces

30% off everything during “Fair Friday” sale now through Nov 30 (no code needed)

prAna

Women’s and men’s activewear and basics made with social and environmental responsibility

60% off sale styles Nov 18 – Nov 22

30% off sale styles Nov 23 – Nov 30

Raven + Lily

Purpose-led accessories and lifestyle brand supporting traditional artisan communities around the world

Raven + Lily will be holding a special auction of one-of-a-kind pieces with 100% of proceeds going to support prenatal care and primary school education in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bidding will begin November 15.

There will also be an Archive Sale beginning on Nov 22 with more one-of, uniquely handcrafted pieces.

Ruby Love

Period underwear, activewear, and swimwear that can reduce reliance on single use pads; Black-owned brand

Sale Nov 24 – Nov 29

  • $20 off orders $100+ with code BF21
  • $30 off orders $150+ with code BF30
  • $40 off orders $200+ with code BF40

Summersalt

Loungewear, pajamas, intimates, activewear, and swimwear made from recycled materials or fabrics like TENCEL™

  • $25 off orders $150+
  • $50 off orders $250+
  • $75 off orders $350+

TAMGA Designs

Vibrant ethically and sustainably-made clothing and accessories

Up to 30% off Nov 26 – Nov 29 + TAMGA is donating 20% of sales to Sumatran Rainforest restoration projects

Tentree

Eco-friendly basics and casual apparel for women, men, and kids

Up to 50% off + free shipping on Nov 29

Donation initiative on Nov 30 (Giving Tuesday)

The Knotty Ones

Slow fashion brand with sweaters ethically made by women in Lithuania

20% off knits storewide, plus the brnad put an extra 20% of profits towards financial literacy trainings of our knitters.

The RealReal

Luxury fashion consignment site for finding pre-loved designer apparel and accessories

Up to 80% off sale

Thesus Outdoors (formerly Alice + Whittles)

Ethical footwear brand with vegan boots and sneakers made from sustainable, traceable materials, including many recycled materials

Up to 25% off bestsellers

THINX

Period underwear including organic cotton options

Up to 30% off when you bundle Nov 24 – Nov 30

Threads4Thought

Women’s and men’s casual and activewear made with organic and recycled materials

30% off site wide with code BFCM30 Nov 24 – Nov 29

ThredUp

Online secondhand marketplace

Up to 60% off + free shipping with code OMG

Toad&Co

Eco-friendly men’s and women’s outerwear and casual clothing

Up to 25% off season favorites + up to 60% off sale items Nov 23 – Nov 29

Tonlé

Zero waste fair fashion label with resale program and several other sustainability initiatives

20% off site wide + 15% of sales redistributed with code RECLAIMBLACKFRIDAY Nov 22 – Nov 29

Tradlands

Timeless, slow-made garments; uses many eco fabrics

30% off site wide with code BF30 from Nov 25 – Nov 28

30% off site wide with code CYBER30 on Nov 29 (Cyber Monday)

Two Days Off

Black-owned brand with effortless, timeless pieces crafted slowly from natural fabrics like linen

30% off Nov 21 – Nov 28 as part of their “Investment Sale” with code TIS30

United by Blue

men’s and women’s casual and outdoor adventure apparel and accessories made with durable eco materials; B-Corp certified business

Nov 24 – Nov 29: 20% off regular priced items site wide (no code needed)

Nov 24 – Dec 5: Take an additional 50% off sale items with code TGIF

Vestiaire Collective

Luxury fashion resale site

Up to 70% off during their “Better Friday” Sale

WAMA Underwear

Hemp and organic cotton underwear brand

40% off site wide Nov 26 – Nov 29

We Are Knitters

Knitting and crocheting kits with many natural and recycled fiber options

30% off site wide through Nov 27

Whimsy + Row

Eco-friendly Los Angeles-based clothing label with effortless pieces

Up to 75% off 150+ styles during their Green Friday Sale (no code needed)

Wolven

Activewear made from recycled materials

40% off site wide From Nov 8- Nov 29

Plus, each order removes 1 pound of trash from the ocean!

WorldFinds

Fair trade brand with upcycled Kantha jewelry

40% off site wide with code FAIR40

Clean Beauty Black Friday Deals

100% Pure

Fruit-pigmented makeup and plant-based pure non-toxic skincare

$10 Beauty Deals with purchase of $35 or more

Activist Skincare

Non-toxic low waste skincare that arrives in glass bottles with refill packs

Offering holiday bundle specials with discounts

Plus, there’s a sale on refills:

  • Buy 1 refill pouch, save 15% with code: REFILL15
  • Buy 2 refill pouches, save 20% with code: REFILL20
  • Buy 3+ refill pouches, save 25% with code REFILL25

Apoterra

Sustainably sourced and handcrafted small batch skincare

20-30% off Nov 25 – Nov 30:

  • 20% off orders $50+
  • 25% off orders $200+
  • 30% off orders $300+

Bambu Earth

Non-toxic skincare brand with responsibly-sourced ingredients

  • 10% off all orders with code FRIDAY10
  • 20% off orders over $100 with code FRIDAY20
  • 30% off orders over $200 with code FRIDAY30

The Body Shop

Transparent bath & body company using natural ingredients, supporting social causes, using ethically sourced ingredients and reducing packaging through initiatives like their refill program

30% off site wide, excluding gift sets

Captain Blankenship

B-Corp certified skincare brand with products made from organically-sourced ingredients and packaged in reusable/recyclable glass

20% off site wide with code SHINEON20 plus free shipping on orders $40+

Coconut Matter

100% natural beauty products (makeup, deodorant, soap) made with clean and ethically sourced ingredients

Buy 4 products get 1 free with code B4G1FREE until Nov 28

Credo Beauty

Natural and non-toxic beauty and skincare retailer

Get a free full-size gift with purchase of $125+ Nov 24 – Nov 28 (or until supplies run out)

Spend $100 (excluding gift cards) on Cyber Monday (Nov 29), get a $25 credit via email to redeem between Dec 9 – Dec 15

Detox Market

Clean beauty and wellness retailer

  • Spend $100, get $15 off
  • Spend $200, get $30 off + free Pai Skincare Back to Life Hydration Serum
  • Spend $400, get $80 off + free Pai Skincare Back to Life Hydration Serum & Rosehip Biogenerate

Earth Harbor

Natural skincare inspired by the ocean and made from responsibly-sourced ingredients

30% off site wide, plus free US shipping on all orders with code HOLIDAY

Free full size Cloudburst Hydrator with orders $99+ also with code HOLIDAY

Golde

Superfood wellness (think matcha lattes) and beauty products; BIPOC-owned brand

20% off site wide

Hello Cup

Menstrual cups and reusable cloth pads

30% off all Hello menstrual cups Nov 19 – Nov 29

ILIA

Clean “skincare powered” makeup brand

20% off Nov 26 – Nov 29 with code REVIVE20 (plus free gift with $125+ purchase)

Kjer Weis

Natural makeup brand with low-waste refillable packaging

20% off site wide, no code necessary. Plus, complimentary deluxe samples with $150+ purchase

Native Deodorant

Non-toxic and aluminum-free deodorant; plastic-free packaging option

30% off orders $35+ with code CHEERS30

OSEA

Sustainability-minded skincare brand with safe, clean products made from vegan plant-based ingredients

Free Full-Size Hyaluronic Sea Serum with purchase of $135+

Pink Moon

WOC-owned sustainable beauty retailer

Various bundle discounts, free gifts, plus a 5x donation initiative for their Pink Friday event

Up to 30% off Pink Friday Sale items

Skylar

Non-toxic natural vegan perfume

25% off site wide Nov 22 – Nov 28

True Botanicals

Skincare made with pure, non-toxic ingredients — every product is s Made Safe® certified

20% off all orders, 25% off orders $250+ , 30% off orders $400+

Plus, free shipping on all US orders

Sustainable Drinks, Food, & Kitchen Goods Black Friday Deals

BLK & BOLD

Black-owned B-corp with looseleaf teas and fair trade coffee

30% off site wide with code BLK21

Caraway Cookware

Non-toxic ceramic cookware (I use this brand’s cookware and love it!)

Up to 20% off now through Dec 8

KeepCup

Reusable barista-style coffee cups

30% off site wide

LARQ

Self-cleaning reusable water bottles

Up to 30% off

Our Place

Non-toxic non-stick pans made in ethical factories; WOC-owned

Site wide savings through Nov 29:

  • $50 off the popular Always Pan (now $99)
  • $40 off the Perfect Pot (now $125)
  • $45 off Walnut Cutting Board (now $50)
  • $10-$20 off Knives
  • $10-$15 off Plates & Cups

XTREMA

Non-toxic ceramic cookware

25% off + free shipping on orders $75 Nov 25 – Nov 28

Sustainable and Zero Waste Cleaning Products Black Friday Deals

Blueland

Eco-friendly cleaning supplies, including dish soap and laundry detergent

20% off site wide with code HOLIDAY20

Cleancult

Powerful biodegradable cleaners with low waste packaging and refill options

35% off your order code BF35

Dropps

Biodegradable laundry and dishwashing pods

30% off site wide with code BF2021 until Nov 28

Sustainable Marketplaces & Gifts Black Friday Deals

EcoRoots

Colorful and aesthetically pleasing zero waste store with home and personal care items

10% off site wide with code GREEN10 + up to 20% off bundles and kits

Etsy

Handmade goods (including many from eco-minded and recycled materials) from small-batch makers

Up to 60% off select items Nov 20 – Dec 1. With the app, get early access (Nov 19) and last chance extension days (Nov 30 and Dec 1).

GlobeIn

Fair trade, artisan-made subscription boxes + individual items and gift sets

Spend $100, get a $25 gift card; Spend $200, get a $50 gift card Nov 26 – Nov 29

Libro.fm

Audiobook platform that is a sustainable alternative to Amazon’s Audible; your purchase supports local independent bookstores

Spend $15 USD (or local equivalent) at independent bookstores now through Nov 30 and submit your receipt to get a free audiobook from a selection of bestsellers

Ten Thousand Villages

Fair Trade marketplace with artisan-made gifts in a variety of categories

20% off during Fair Friday Weekend event + free shipping on orders $60+

Package-Free Shop

One-stop shop for zero waste home, travel, and personal care essentials

40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

Paper Culture

Eco-friendly stationary brand using 100% post-consumer recycled paper from a local manufacturer

50% off holiday cards now through Nov 30

Pela

Compostable cases for phones, ear buds, and more

Buy a phone case & get a free pair of sunglasses Nov 22 – Nov 29

Sustainable Bedding & Home Black Friday Deals

Aizome Home

GOTS-certified organic cotton bedding

20% off with code THANKU2021

Avocado Mattress

Green mattress company; also sells bedding, pillows, and bed frames

Early Black Friday Sale: Oct 26 – Nov 15

  • $150 off all Green & Latex mattresses with code ORGANIC
  • $350 off the Organic Luxury Plush Mattress with code EARLYBF
  • $50 off the FSC Certified City Bed Frame (no code needed)
  • 30% off the Dog Bed Frame and Organic Dog Bed + Pillow Bolster Bundle (no code needed)

Cyber Sale: Nov 16 – Dec 6

  • $125 off all Green & Latex mattresses with code SAVEBIG
  • $300 off the Organic Luxury Plush Mattress with code BFBLISS
  • $300 off the Malibu Platform Bed Frame
  • $200 off the FSC Certified Natural Wood and Eco Wood Bed Frames
  • $150 off the Eco Pro Adjustable Base
  • $150 off the FSC Certified Mid-Century Modern Bed Frame
  • $50 off the FSC Certified City Bed Frame
  • 10% off the Bath Collection

Bio Bidet

Offers bidet installments, bidet seats, and full bidets

Up to 40% off Black Friday Sale items

Boll & Branch

Fair trade and organic-certified bedding and bath products

25% off orders $200+ with code CYBERWEEK Nov 20 – Nov 22 (exclusions apply)

Buffy

Eucalyptus comforters that feel like a cloud, plus hemp and eucalyptus bedding

20% off with code DREAMDEAL through Nov 29

California Cotton Home

Organic cotton bedding

50% off site wide with code CCFANS2021

The Citizenry

Artisan-made home goods

15% off linen bedding week of Nov 22

Coyuchi

Sustainable bedding, bath, home goods, and pajamas made with GOTS-certified organic cotton or regeneratively-sourced fibers

$25 off $200+ purchase

$75 off $400+ purchase

$150 off $600+ purchase

Ettitude

Bamboo lyocell bedding

20% off site wide

Grund

Organic towels and bedding

25% off site wide with code GF25

Buy 3, get 1 free Green Friday Deals, no code needed

Hülyahome Origanami Collection

Fair trade certified organic cotton bedding and duvets

25% off sheets and duvets with code LINENS25

Knaughty Log Company

Eco furniture brand using reclaimed red cedar logs

10-15% off through Nov 30

My Green Mattress

Non-toxic organic mattresses, bed frames, and accessories

Save up to $225 on organic mattresses and 10% off on accessories Nov 12 – Nov 28 with code HOLIDAYS

Naturepedic

Certified organic natural mattresses

20% off + free shipping on organic mattresses + accessories with code blackfriday20

Nest Bedding

Organic cotton bedding, eco friendly mattresses and furniture made with reclaimed wood

Bundle deals; save up to $850 starting Nov 23

noho

Direct to consumer furniture brand with high-quality chairs made from ECONYL regenerated nylon in a manufacturing process that sources 80% renewable energy

Dining Set Deals Nov 22 – Nov 30:

  • Buy 2, save $100 with code PAIRS
  • Buy 4, save $250 with code 4SET
  • Buy 6, save $375 with code 6SET

Parachute Home

Eco-friendly bedding and bath goods

20% off for account holders only (create free account to access the sale)

Saatva

Eco-friendly memory foam mattresses and organic bedding

10% off orders $925+; 15% off orders $2,750+

Sabai

Sustainable seating brand using recycled velvet or upcycled polypropylene for the fabric and FSC-certified wood for the frames

Now through Nov 30:

  • $100 off sectionals and sofas with code SHOPSMALL100
  • $75 off loveseats and chairs with code SHOPSMALL75

SOL Organics

GOTS-certified organic cotton sheets available in sizes Twin to California King.

30% off site wide with code BF2021

TUSHY

Tushy offers bidets (kind of like sinks for your toilet) that help you reduce toilet paper use

Save $90 on TUSHY 2-packs

VivaTerra

Eco-friendly home goods, decor, and furniture store

$15 off orders $85+ with code LSVT85 until Nov 30

If Only Home

GOTS-certified long-staple organic cotton bedding

10% off $300+, 15% off $400+, 20% off $500+

We’re continuing to update this post so be sure to bookmark it for later! In the meantime, check out these gift guides:

35 Sustainable and Ethical Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

35 Eco & Fair Stocking Stuffers Under $35

Best Experience Gifts for Individuals, Couples, Kids, and Families

BIPOC-Owned Small Businesses with Conscious Gifts (from our sister site, Conscious Fashion Collective)

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18 Sustainable & Ethical Boots to Rock All Fall and Winter Long https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/brands-ethical-boots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brands-ethical-boots https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/brands-ethical-boots/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:09:00 +0000 https://consciouslifeandstyle.com/?p=5267 These brands have ethical leather boots, eco-friendly vegan boots, sustainable hiking boots, ethically made winter boots, and more.

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Is it possible to find stylish, durable, and ethical boots? Thankfully, it is. And these 18 brands are proving that fact.

These ethical boot brands have great selections too—you’ll find consciously made heeled booties, flat short boots, tall boots, and rain boots in this curation.

What ethical considerations are there? In this guide, I looked for brands with transparent production practices that treat all workers fairly. This always includes paying fair wages and ensuring safe working conditions, and may also include healthcare, paid time off, educational resources, and opportunities for growth.

Is leather ethical? You may notice in this guide that a majority of brands utilize leather for their shoes. I am a vegetarian myself and strongly believe conventional leather is far from ideal. There are ways, though, to reduce its environmental footprint and even source leather from regenerative, climate beneficial farms. And when choosing leather, vegetable-tanned leather is much preferred whenever possible since typical chrome tanning is highly toxic.

Unfortunately, most vegan leathers aren’t so great either. Many vegan faux leathers are PVC, which is made from petroleum (gross!), or PU, which is still a completely synthetic and non-biodegradable material.

Thankfully, the options for sustainable, vegan leathers have increased in recent years and I do look for eco-friendly vegan bags and even some types of shoes. Certain categories of products, though, are really really tough to find high-quality and eco-friendly vegan options for. In my experience, boots are one of those categories.

I did find three great vegan, responsible, and ecologically sustainable brands for this guide, though, and look forward to seeing more options come to the market!

Price Range Key: $$ = $100 – $200 | $$$ = $200 – $300 | $$$+ = Over $300

Note: Some links in this guide are affiliate links. As always, I only share brands I truly believe in that meet high standards for ethics and aesthetics. Cover image from Dear Frances.

1. Christy Dawn

The vintage-inspired Victorian paddock boot from Christy Dawn makes for the ultimate sustainable boots for fall. Each pair is handcrafted locally in Los Angeles from repurposed deadstock leather. The boots are available in black or a range of versatile neutral colors.

Price Range: $$$

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Ethical black boots from Christy Dawn

2. NAE

Standing for No Animal Exploitation, NAE has all-vegan footwear and accessories made slowly and ethically in Portugal. NAE’s fall and winter boot collection features a variety of options made from unique footwear fabrics like organic cotton, Piñatex, and recycled PET.

Price Range: $$

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3. Nisolo

Nisolo is a fair trade shoe brand with transparent production practices. The ethical shoe brand owns its own factory in Peru, ensuring more than fair wages, healthcare, and safe, healthy working conditions. Nisolo’s leather is always sourced as a byproduct of the meat industry.

Price Range: $$ = $$$

Shop Nisolo’s Boots in Women’s Sizes and in Men’s Sizes

Nisolo fair trade boots handmade in Peru

4. Coclico

Coclico’s beautiful timeless shoes, including their beautiful ethical boots, are thoughtfully handcrafted by artisans in Mallorca, Spain. The brand sources its materials, such as cork, wood, and sustainably-sourced leather locally in Europe. The company is also carbon-neutral, purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions.

Price Range: $$$+

Shop Coclico’s Boots

Coclico artisan-made ethical boots

5. ABLE

ABLE is a fair trade label with fashionable, ethically made bags, shoes, apparel, and jewelry. Committed to paving a better future for garment workers and makers around the world, ABLE has led the way in publishing the wages for all of their workers (including the lowest-paid) through their accountABLE initiative.

And, I mean, how cute are their ethical boots?

Price Range: $$ – $$$

Shop ABLE’s Boots

ABLE ethical and fair trade boots

6. Alice + Whittles (Vegan)

Alice + Whittles creates minimalist, ethical rain boots from 100% natural fair-trade tree rubber from FSC-certified farms that are audited by the Fair Rubber Association.

I have a pair of Alice + Whittles and I love them! Durable for fall and spring rains, but also comfy and stylish.

Price Range: $$

Shop Alice + Whittles’ Boots

White sustainable boots from Alice + Whittles

7. The Root Collective

To ensure responsible production, The Root Collective sources their fabric directly from cooperatives that pay fair wages and works with two shoemaker workshops in Guatemala who produce their shoes. These shoemakers earn 50 – 400% above the Fair Wage minimum in Guatemala.

The brand has fabulous short ethical leather boots in versatile neutral (yet beautiful!) shades.

Price Range: $$$

Shop The Root Collective’s Boots

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8. Timberland

Timberland is a large brand that is taking meaningful action towards improving their environmental responsibility. The company has a commitment to become 100% circular and source only regeneratively grown raw materials by 2030. And today, they have a “Responsible Leather Collection” with recycled leather, regenerative leather, and certified Better Leather where you can find ethical and sustainable winter boots.

Price Range: $$

Shop Timberland’s Responsible Leather Collection

9. Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies is a Black woman-owned brand that was founded by Aurora James in 2013 to celebrate cultural history and keep African practices and techniques alive. All of Brother Vellies’ shoes are crafted globally by artisans using timeless artisanal crafts. [Check out more Black-owned conscious brands in this guide.]

Price Range: $$$+

Shop Brother Vellies’ Boots

Brother Vellies - Black-owned brand with ethical boots

10. Fortress of Inca

Fortress of Inca works with three Peruvian shoemaker partners with deep experience in leather shoemaking. The talented shoemakers at each of these workshops craft Fortress of Inca’s high-quality, ethically-made boots with sustainably-sourced leather.

Price Range: $$$

Shop Fortress of Inca’s Boots

Fortress of Inca ethical artisan-made boots

11. Po-Zu (Vegan)

Po-Zu creates sustainable, ethically made boots from natural, vegan materials. The brand uses earth-friendly vegan fabrics such as linen, cork, organic cotton, and OEKO-TEX certified Eco Microfiber. The brand has also chosen to use natural latex rather than controversial solvent-based glue.

The ethical shoe brand ensures fair labor standards with a strict code of ethical and sustainable conduct for their suppliers.

Price Range: $$

Shop Po-Zu’s Boots

Sustainable vegan boots from Po-Zu

12. Darzah

As a nonprofit ethical fashion brand, Darzah is deeply committed to improving the livelihoods of the artisans they partner with. Darzah works with refugee and low-income women artisans in Palestine’s West Bank who handcraft and hand-embroider each of Darzah’s pieces, including their ethical ankle boots.

Price Range: $$$

Shop Darzah’s Boots

Darzah's fair trade boots

13. The RealReal (Resale)

One of the best ways to get designer-level style and quality shoes sustainably (and on a budget) is to shop from luxury consignment shops. Not all of us have these types of shops near us — but thankfully, TheRealReal makes it simple to check out all sorts of pre-loved goods — including designer boots.

Price Range: $ – $$$+

Shop The RealReal’s Boots

Secondhand designer boots from The RealReal

14. Dear Frances

Merging ethical production with exceptional design, Dear Frances creates truly standout shoes made with a conscience — including some really striking ethical boots. Dear Frances has worked with the same multi-generational artisan factory in Italy since they were founded.

The luxury brand focuses on creating quality classics that can be worn for many years to come.

Price Range: $$$+

Shop Dear Frances’ Boots

Ethical boots from Dear Frances

15. Poppy Barley

Poppy Barley is a B-Corp Certified ethical luxury brand based in Canada partnering with family-owned factories in Mexico and Brazil that provide sustainable employment opportunities, paying living wages and providing health care and pension benefits, and ensuring fair hours.

The brand is also taking significant steps to continually improve their social and environmental impact, reporting on their progress with annual reports.

Price Range: $$$+

Shop Poppy Barley’s Boots

Ethical artisan-made boots from Poppy Barley

15. REI Used

For eco-friendly and ethical hiking boots and heavy-duty outdoors boots that respect the environment you’re enjoying, look no further than REI’s Good & Used collection. REI has curated pre-loved outdoor gear — including hiking boots — from a variety of brands.

Explore REI’s Used Boots

Secondhand boots from REI - sustainable winter boots

17. BED|STU

BED|STU uses natural vegetable-tanned leather for their mindfully crafted, well-made shoes. Each pair of ethical boots from the brand is hand-tooled, hand-woven, and hand-finished to create truly unique footwear that wears well through time.

The ethical shoe brand uses veg-tan leather, cork, plant-based natural dyes, natural latex insoles, and water-based glues.

Price Range: $$$

Shop BED|STU’s Boots

Ethical Leather Boots from Bed Stu

18. RAFA

For sustainable boots that make a statement, look no further than RAFA. The brand’s bold booties and boots are crafted from recycled textiles and feature orthopedic foam insoles for maximum comfort. Each pair is handcrafted with care by a group of 20 artisans in Los Angeles.

Price Range: $$$

Check Out RAFA

Sustainable brown boots from RAFA

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Envision a more sustainable future for fashion — and the world — with the right pair of eco-friendly glasses. 

The sustainable eyewear brands in this guide use materials like upcycled plastic, reclaimed skateboards, bamboo, and plant-based biodegradable acetate.

And, you’ll see that many of these brands have a number of other sustainable practices, such as take-back programs, local production, thoughtful packaging, inclusive hiring practices, and donation initiatives.

A far cry from most sunglasses, which are usually made cheaply from virgin petroleum-based plastic and are destined to break after a couple of months!

Note that this guide includes partners and affiliates. As always, brands featured meet strict standards for sustainability and are brands we love — and that we think you’ll love, too.

1. Genusee

Flint, Michigan-based eco-friendly eyewear brand Genusee creates optical and sunglasses from upcycled plastic water bottles, which exist in surplus because of the city’s water crisis. And, the company creates employment opportunities for structurally unemployable, returning citizens, and individuals with disabilities.

Conscious Qualities: Upcycled Materials, Local Production, Buy-Back Program, Equitable Employment Practices

Price: $99+ | Categories: Optical, Reader, and Sunglasses

Check Out Genusee

Brown Sustainable Glasses from Genusee

2. SKRP

SKRP creates unique products out of reclaimed skateboard decks and snowboards! The Canada-based small business sources used skateboards for their eco-friendly sunglasses and handcrafts each pair in Ottawa, Canada. Every one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses from SKRP comes with UV400 polarized lenses, stainless steel flexible hinges, and a case made from reclaimed materials too.

Conscious Qualities: Reclaimed Materials, Locally Made, Small-Batch Production

Price: $95-$115 | Category: Sunglasses

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Wodden Sustainable Sunglasses from SKRP

3. Sunski

With eco-friendly sunglasses made out of recycled materials and shipped in plastic-free packaging, Sunski is mindful of their resource use throughout their supply chain.

Conscious Qualities: Recycled Materials, Plastic-Free Packaging, Lifetime Warranty

Price: $48 – $98 | Categories: Sunglasses & Blue Light Glasses, Alpine Sunglasses

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Dark Sustainable Sunglasses from Sunski

4. MONC

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For sleek glasses designed to last a lifetime, take a look at MONC’s optical glasses and sunglasses. Each pair of MONC glasses are made from carefully sourced materials and thoughtfully made by a small team of craftspeople in Italy.

Conscious Qualities: Slow-Made, Ethical Production

Price: $240-316 | Categories: Optical & Sunglasses

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Sustainable sunglasses from ourCommonplace
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5. Woodze

Woodze has sustainable sunglasses with polarized and non-polarized options made from materials like recycled skateboards, wood, and cellulose acetate. You can also send back your Woodze sunglasses back to the brand to be recycled, too!

Conscious Qualities: Reclaimed Materials, Locally Made, Small-Batch Production

Price: $95-$115 | Category: Sunglasses

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Black Eco-friendly Sunglasses from Woodze

6. SeaClean

Glasses USA actually has an impressive eco-friendly eyeglasses collection. The sustainable eyewear collection, called SeaClean, is made from 100% upcycled plastic bottles and is also 100% recyclable. (Also check out Glasses USA’s bamboo eyewear collection.)

Conscious Qualities: Recycled Materials, Donation Initiative 

Price: $98+ | Categories: Optical & Sunglasses

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Sustainable Glasses with Transparent Lens from SeaClean

7. Panda

Panda makes their sustainable sunglasses frames entirely from FSC-certified bamboo and each pair also comes in a bamboo case! Bamboo not only grows rapidly, but it’s self-regenerating, needs less water, and produces more oxygen than other woods. (Check out more on bamboo here.)

Conscious Qualities: Sustainable Materials, Donation Initiative 

Price: $120-$125 | Category: Sunglasses

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Black Eco-friendly Sunglasses from Panda

8. Ozeano

Australian eyewear brand Ozeano handcrafts sustainable eyeglasses and sunglasses made from certified biodegradable, plant-based acetate locally in Australia. Each pair comes in an organic cotton pouch and FSC-certified cork carrying case, plus a organic cotton cleaning cloth.

Conscious Qualities: Sustainable Materials, Eco-Friendly Case & Packaging, Take-Back Program, Donation Initiative 

Price: $199-$274 | Categories: Optical & Sunglasses

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Dark Sustainable Sunglasses from Ozeano

9. Dick Moby

Amsterdam-based sustainable eyewear brand Dick Moby has eyeglasses and sunglasses made from biodegradable plant-based acetate, recycled acetate, or recycled metal, depending on the collection. Each pair of glasses from Dick Moby also comes in a recycled leather case and rPET pouch.

Conscious Qualities: Eco-Friendly Materials, Handcrafted to Last

Price: €185-€205 | Categories: Optical & Sunglasses

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Brown framed Sustainable Optical Glasses from Dick Moby

10. Proof Eyewear

One of the pioneers of eco-friendly glasses, Proof Eyewear handcrafts each pair of their optical and sunglasses from materials like recycled aluminum and sustainably-sourced wood. The brand also gives back through a number of initiatives.

Conscious Qualities: Eco-Friendly Materials, Gives Back

Price: $65-$114 | Category: Optical & Sunglasses

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17 Brands with Ethical and Eco Jumpsuits to Rock All Day Long https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-jumpsuits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ethical-jumpsuits https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/ethical-jumpsuits/#respond Thu, 25 Mar 2021 06:37:00 +0000 https://consciouslifeandstyle.com/?p=6049 The ultimate one-piece wonder, these sustainable and ethical jumpsuits are simple, functional, versatile, and beautiful.

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While I used to be skeptical about one-pieces because I thought they’d be unflattering, now ethical jumpsuits (and rompers!) are go-to’s in my closet thanks to their simplicity and functionality. They’re easy to throw on, but pair them with the right shoes and they can instantly make a complete, beautiful outfit.

Whether you’re already on board the jumpsuit train or still need a bit of convincing, these sustainable fashion brands’ beautiful one-pieces will win you over!

Price Range Key for this guide is $ = Under $100 | $$ = $100 – $200 | $$$ = $200+

Note that this guide includes partners and affiliates. As always, we only feature brands we love and that meet high standards for ethics + aesthetics! Cover image is courtesy of Made Trade.

1. Made Trade

As an ethical online shop for all of your conscious lifestyle needs, it’s no surprise that Made Trade has an extensive curation of sustainable jumpsuits. Their one-pieces are made ethically — either locally or in small artisan workshops around the world — from mindful fabrics like TENCEL™, organic cotton, and deadstock.

Size Range: XS-6XL

Price Range: $ – $$$

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2. People Tree

Using only certified organic cotton (+ the occasion elastane for stretch) and fair trade certified factories, People Tree is a fabulous resource for finding ethical and sustainable jumpsuits. The brand is based in the UK, so this is a great fair fashion shop for European shoppers! (Check out more sustainable UK-based fashion brands here)

Size Range: 8-16 (UK)

Price Range: $$

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Fair trade black with white stripes jumpsuit

3. Amour Vert

Eco-minded fashion label Amour Vert has effortlessly stylish and sustainably-made jumpsuits. The brand uses earth-friendly fabrics like TENCEL™ Modal and Cupro and produces the majority (97%) of their clothing in California — mostly in facilities right by their San Francisco offices!

Size Range: XS-XL

Price Range: $ – $$$

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Eco blush pink jumpsuit from Amour Vert

4. The RealReal (Resale)

Luxury consignment shop TheRealReal has some serious designer scores. Among their curated selection of pre-loved goods, you’ll find elegant jumpsuits from labels like Diane Von Furstenberg and Mara Hoffman for a fraction of the price (sometimes less than 1/5 of the original going price).

Size Range: XXS-XXL

Price Range: $ – $$$

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Eco white with black dots jumpsuit from The RealReal

5. Eileen Fisher

Green luxury fashion label Eileen Fisher creates minimalistic sustainable jumpsuits in the U.S. from materials like organic cotton. Eileen Fisher is a pioneer in the conscious fashion movement, with strong fair trade practices, responsible fiber sourcing, eco dyes, and a clothing take-back program (which they resew and resell as their “Reworn Collection”).

Size Range: XXS-3XL

Price Range: $$$

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Eco and ethical grey jumpsuit from Eileen Fisher

6. BAACAL

Designed for women who wear sizes 10-22 (which is, as the brand points out is the “true majority”) BAACAL is disrupting the status quo. Their eye-catching pieces are designed to be trans-seasonal and are made from upcycled and vintage materials (from the fabrics to the buttons)!

Size Range: 10-22 (unique sizing system of 1-4)

Price Range: $$$

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Sustainable Jumpsuits from BAACAL
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7. Thought

Thought is a conscious fashion brand from the UK using earth-minded natural fabrics for their clothing such as hemp and organic cotton. The label has easy-going jumpsuits in both solids and bold prints, proving that fair fashion can still be fun!

Size Range: 6-18 (UK)

Price Range: £ / $-$$

Check Out Thought’s Jumpsuits

Eco flowery jumpsuit from Thought

8. Known Supply

Affordable sustainable fashion brand Known Supply has casual, comfy jumpsuits made from 100% organic cotton. Known Supply has simple jumpsuits are great for relaxing in at home as well as printed pieces for wearing out and about. (Check out more affordable ethical fashion brands here.)

Size Range: XS-3XL

Price Range: $

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Sustainable dark blue jumpsuit from Known Supply

9. ThredUp (Resale)

ThredUp is my favorite resource for secondhand fashion! Even when you narrow by size or color, there are still plenty of options for nearly every category. Their selection changes frequently, so if you don’t find something right away, you may discover a thrifted gem the following week.

Size Range: XXS-4XL

Price Range: $

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Eco Red Jumpsuit from Thred Up

10. Sotela

Sotela is a body-positive clothing label focused on comfortable pieces that can be easily worn through size fluctuations. Their jumpsuits are made from soft and earth-friendly fabrics like linen and lyocell and are available in sizes ranging from 0 to 30. You can also select petite or tall inseam lengths! [Check out this post for more conscious petite brands and this one for conscious tall brands]

Price Range: $$$

Size Range: 0-30 (unique sizing system of 0-10)

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Eco-Friendly Green Jumpsuits from Sotela

11. ourCommonplace

ourCommonplace is a WOC-owned sustainable online store with eco-friendly jumpsuits and other one-pieces from a variety of conscious fashion labels. Their curation features casual jumpsuits and overalls made from fibers like hemp as well as special occasion one-pieces crafted out of materials like upcycled silk.

Price Range: $-$$$

Size Range: XS-L (plus custom)

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Eco-friendly dark blue jumpsuit from ourCommonplace

12. Whimsy + Row

LA-based label Whimsy + Row has eco-friendly jumpsuits and overalls that give off that effortlessly put-together vibe. Their one-pieces are made from fabrics like organic cotton, linen, and upcycled rayon.

Price Range: $$

Size Range: XS-XL

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Eco-friendly dark orange jumpsuit from Whimsy + Row

13. OhSevenDays

Designed to be worn any day of the week, OhSevenDays has versatile, sustainable jumpsuits that will be staples in your wardrobe for years to come. Every piece from the brand is made in small batches under ethical working conditions from deadstock fabrics sourced from Istanbul, Turkey. 

Price Range: $$

Size Range: S-L

Check Out OhSevenDays

Sustainable black jumpsuit from OhSevenDays

14. TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs creates playful ethical jumpsuits and rompers from low-impact fabrics like ECOVERO™ and TENCEL™. And, the vibrant colors and bold prints on TAMGA’s one-pieces are achieved using low-impact dyes. The brand also offers transparency into each step of their supply chain.

Price Range: $$

Size Range: XS-XXL

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Eco-friendly flowery jumpsuit from TAMGA Designs

15. tonlé

Zero waste fashion brand tonlé exists to create a more restorative and just fashion world. The brand sources reclaimed fabrics and upcycles them into garments using low-waste design principles and repurposing any leftover scraps. tonlé employs 30 artisans in their workshops, ensuring fair wages, healthy conditions, and generous benefits.

Price Range: $

Size Range: XS-XXL

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Ethical light blue jumpsuit from tonle

16. Mate the Label

For relaxed-fit jumpsuits great for gardening, working at home, or hanging out with a good book, check out Mate The Label’s easy-breezy one-pieces made from linen. As functional as they are comfy, the brand’s sustainably-made jumpsuits also all come with pockets!

Size Range: XS-XL

Price Range: $$$

Check Out Mate the Label

Eco-friendly light brown jumpsuit from Mate the Label

17. Beaumont Organic

Made ethically in Portugal from lightweight eco-fabrics like linen, organic cotton, and Tencel, Beaumont Organic’s jumpsuits are ideal for warmer weather. Beaumont Organic pays fair prices and gives long lead times to their suppliers to ensure that their garment makers earn good wages and do not have to work overtime hours.

Size Range: XS-L

Price Range: ££ – £££

Check Out Beaumont Organic

Eco-friendly beige jumpsuit from Beaumont Organic

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From leggings to tanks, these ethical and sustainable activewear brands have the perfect eco-friendly sportswear, gym wear, yoga clothes, and outdoor adventure gear for getting moving and staying healthy.

So, what makes an activewear brand sustainable or ethical?

Given the performance qualities expected of activewear, most workout clothing is made from synthetic fabrics. However, there are some sustainable natural fabrics that can be used for light workouts, such as organic cotton. When synthetic fibers are used, it’s best to look for materials made from recycled, up-cycled, or regenerated content, such as recycled polyester or ECONYL (regenerated nylon).

There has been a debate about the sustainability of recycled and regenerated synthetics, because when washed, these recycled synthetic fabrics still release microfibers that pollute oceans and kill marine life.

In order to prevent these microfibers from being shed into waterways, be sure to place your garments made from synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon (including recycled synthetics!) in a Guppyfriend Washing Bag that can catch those nasty microfibers!

As far as ethics go, look for certifications like Fair Trade and other signs of transparency. Does the brand’s website share specific information about factories, wages and conditions for garment workers? Do they have systems of traceability? Can the brand tell you where each and every garment is being made? Do they visit the workshops/factories themselves regularly? Do they share photos and videos from the factories? Do the countries they source from have high labor standards? If not, what are they doing to verify that these factories uphold high standards?

I know this is a lot, so to help you sort out fact from greenwashing on your search for truly eco-friendly athletic clothing and gear, I’ve curated a guide of sustainable activewear brands with either all ecologically friendly and ethical activewear or with at least some responsibly-made collections. (If there are only certain collections from the brand that are sustainable or ethical, I made sure to include what to look for from that brand!)

Note that this guide includes partners and affiliates. As always, all brands meet strict standards for sustainability and are brands we love — and that we think you’ll love, too!

1. Kaira Active

Designed to take you through any adventure, Kaira Active’s eco-friendly activewear is comfortable, durable, and versatile. The sports bras and bottoms — all made from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste (ECONYL®) — can be worn to yoga class, on hikes, or even surfing. Each luxuriously soft piece is made responsibly in California by makers who earn over above the state’s $15/hour minimum wage and well above the average LA garment worker wage.

Size Range: XS-L

Check Out Kaira Active

Blue sustainable active wear outfit from Kaira Active

2. Girlfriend

Girlfriend makes leggings, bras, tops, and shorts from recycled polyester fabric from post-consumer plastic bottles.

The brand also works with a SA8000 certified facility, pays 125% of the minimum wage, and provides health insurance.

Girlfriend is also an inclusive brand and always chooses diverse models for their campaigns.

Size Range: XXS-6XL

Check Out Girlfriend

Green Sustainable Activewear outfit from Girlfriend

3. Inhala Soulwear

Created by two Peruvian yogis, Inhala Soulwear is a brand rooted in the values of the founders’ native heritage. Everything the eco-friendly activewear brand does is centered on respect for nature. Inhala Soulwear traces their entire supply chain and uses recycled and regenerated materials or fair trade Peruvian organic cotton for their collections. They also use 100% recycled and reusable packaging.

Size Range: XS-L

Check Out Inhala Soulwear

Sustainable activewear outfit from Inhala Soulwear

4. ourCommonplace

ourCommonplace curates functional, fashionable, and eco-friendly activewear that you’ll feel good moving in! You’ll find brands like 1 People (uses recycled polyester) and LEON NORD (uses recycled plastic bottles) in this WOC-owned marketplace’s sustainable activewear selection.

Size Range: XS-XL

Check Out ourCommonplace

Blue ethical activewear top from ourCommonplace

5. Day/Won

Day/Won is a size-inclusive eco-minded activewear brand with uniquely designed sport-ready clothing! They have a great variety of bold prints perfect for making a statement, sustainably.

This conscious athleticwear brand uses recycled polyester and deadstock synthetics for much of their collection. Just keep an eye out because not all of their pieces are made from recycled and deadstock materials!

Size Range: XS – 5XL

Explore Day/Won

Ethical activewear from Day/Won

6. Wolven

If you’re tired of boring activewear Wolven has beautifully bold geometric sports bras, leggings, and shorts made from OEKO-TEX certified rPET from recycled plastic bottles. The brand’s sustainable activewear is designed to support your active lifestyle — whether that means yoga class, a hike on a nearby trail, or running around for your Saturday errands. 

Size Range: XS-XXL

Explore Wolven

Ethical activewear outfit from Wolven

7. AHM

AHM has sleek activewear in vibrant colors and bold, geometric designs made from repurposed materials like ECONYL (which is regenerated nylon) and recycled polyester. The eco-friendly sportswear and yoga brand has bras, leggings, and sets in lightweight fabrics for warmer days and light activities as well as in mid-weight fabrics for the cooler weather.

Pricing: $$

Size Range: XS-L

Explore AHM

Purple ethical activewear from AHM
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8. Reprise

Eco-friendly activewear brand Reprise creates polyester-free activewear made from TENCEL™. While 7% of the blend is spandex, the brand is working towards sourcing this portion of their fabric blend from plant-based sources too! And Reprise’s plant-based activewear is made in small batches by makers earning living wages in LA, NYC, and New Jersey.

Size Range: XS-XL

Check Out Reprise

Black eco-friendly activewear from Reprise

9. Organic Basics

It’s clear by this brand’s very name that they have sustainability embedded into their roots. Organic Basics sources premium, durable and ecologically friendly fibers for their products, including organic cotton, TENCEL, recycled nylon, and recycled wool. 

The brand only works with factories with respected third-party certifications, such as OEKO-TEX Standard, EU Eco Label, SEDEX, and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Size Range: XS-XXL

Explore Organic Basics

Red Sustainable Activewear from Organic Basics

10. Allbirds

Our favorite eco-friendly natural sneaker brand has recently launched activewear — which is also made from natural and recycled materials. The sustainable leggings, tanks, and shorts are made from Tencel™ Lyocell, Recycled Nylon, ZQ Merino Wool, and a small percentage of Elastane for stretch.

Size Range: XS-3XL

Check Out Allbirds

Sustainable activewear from Allbirds

11. Patagonia

Patagonia uses eco-conscious materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® lyocell, and hemp for many of their products and follows responsible construction practices, such as improving existing buildings instead of building new ones whenever possible for their retail stores and using solar panels at their headquarters.

Size Range: XS-XL

Explore Patagonia

Blue eco-friendly activewear top from Patagonia

12. Kuychi Cauldron

Created by an Indigenous Peruvian American, Kuychi Cauldron reflects the founder’s culture and lineage. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, made by hand using a variety of natural dyes and fibers. Kuychi Cauldron’s knit tank tops and leggings are made from hemp, a sustainable fabric that is naturally anti-microbian and anti-fungal.

Size Range: XS-L

Check Out Kuychi Cauldron

Sustainable activewear from Kuychi Cauldron

13. Threads 4 Thought

Threads 4 Thought is an affordable ethical and sustainable fashion brand with comfy basics and activewear. The brand sources earth-friendly fabrics such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Lenzing Modal.

The sustainable activewear brand also works with factories with industrial certifications and donates part of their profits to the International Rescue Committee.

Size Range: S-3XL (has an extended sizes collection)

Explore Threads 4 Thought

Black sustainable outfit from Threads 4 Thought

14. prAna

Prana is a yoga and activewear brand with responsibly made goods. They have many products made from sustainable materials, such as organic cotton and recycled wool. (Just look for the leaf icon to find their sustainable pieces.)

The conscious adventure and athletic wear brand also has many products made in Fair Trade Certified factories. Just look for “Fair Trade Factory Certified” in the product details. You can find all Fair Trade products from prAna here.

Size Range: XS-XL

Explore prAna

Ethical Activewear outfit from prAna

15. PACT

Plus, PACT enables you to get eco apparel on a budget—the organic label is the most affordable option among this list of sustainable activewear brands.

PACT is an eco-friendly brand with basics and atheleisure wear. From the very beginning, PACT has been committed to sourcing 100% organic cotton and producing in a Fair Trade Certified factory. The sustainable fashion brand also doesn’t use any toxic dyes in their products.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Use code CONSCIOUSSTYLE20 for 20% off

Explore PACT

Ethical active wear outfit from PACT

16. Vyayama

Vyayama is a sustainable yoga and activewear brand with sleek pieces made from natural, earth-friendly fabrics instead of synthetic fibers. The sustainable fabrics they use include TENCEL, CUPRO, Micromodal, and wool. 

This earth-conscious label also guarantees that their dye-houses have water treatments that ensure there’s no negative external impacts. And Vyayama’s custom-designed fabrics are even knitted in the same area where their garments are produced, to reduce their carbon footprint.

Size Range: XS-L

Explore Vyayama

Blue sustainable active wear outfit from Vyayama

17. Vege Threads

Australian based sustainable brand Vege Threads has a fantastic collection of yoga apparel made from a comfy combo of organic cotton and stretchy lycra. Vege Threads’ signature colors are dyed with low toxic dyes in Melbourne, Australia and their indigo and multi-dyed skews are dyed with plant-based dyes in Bali.

The brand’s eco-friendly activewear pieces are all made responsibly in Melbourne in an Ethical Clothing Australia accredited facility.

Size Range: XS-XL

Explore Vege Threads

Green sustainable activewear from Vege Threads

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Looking at the prices of eco-minded and ethical fashion brands, you might be wondering: where can I find affordable sustainable clothing?

The first thing to consider is that the most sustainable garments are the ones already hanging in your closet! Wearing what you already have more is the best way to reduce your clothing footprint.

And when you do want a new-to-you piece, check out your local thrift store or one of these online secondhand shops first! Shopping pre-loved is a great way to find affordable sustainable clothes.

That said, shopping secondhand is not always accessible or doesn’t always offer what you need, so there may be times that you want to buy a new piece — but without breaking the bank.

While responsible fashion brands will never hit the questionably low prices of fast fashion brands (there’s no way a brand is paying living wages when they charge $5 for a t-shirt), these conscious brands certainly have fair prices for what they are offering.

The reality is that it does typically cost more to source materials in an ecologically responsible way and it will be more expensive to pay garment workers living wages. Consciously-made garments don’t have to cost a fortune, but they will cost more than a latte.

Not sure when it’s the right time to make a conscious fashion purchase? Check out this free Closet Inventory and Budget Template that will help you track what you have, what you want/need, and determine when it’s the right time to make an investment.

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Affordable Sustainable Clothing Brands

1. Made Trade

This ethical online curated site has an incredible collection of affordable ethical fashion. From dresses and blouses to jewelry and scarves, Made Trade has it all — with a range of price points too. Not only can you filter by price, but you can sort by value, too: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan, USA Made, POC-Owned, and/or Women-Owned.

Size Range: XS-6XL

Price range: $- $$$

Check Out Made Trade (US)

2. ourCommonplace

Another conscious + chic retailer you’ll want to make sure to check out is ourCommonplace! This WOC-owned marketplace certainly has a solid selection of affordable basics but you’ll also find affordable sustainable cocktail dresses (a rare combo to find!), cute tops, unique skirts, and more.

Size Range: XS – XL

Price Range: $ – $$$

Check Out ourCommonplace (US)

3. tonlé

tonlé is a zero waste fashion brand using reclaimed fabrics and utilizing every scrap of fabric in production. The brand’s garments are made using techniques like handwaving, screenprinting, patchwork, and natural dyeing by artisans in Cambodia. Makers work in a collaborative environment and earn living wages + receive benefits.

Size Range: XS-3XL

Price Range: $$

Check Out tonlé

4. PACT

PACT has organic cotton underwear, pajamas, loungewear, and casual apparel for everyone in the family. All of the brand’s pieces are made in Fair Trade Certified factories.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Price range: $

Use code CONSCIOUSSTYLE20 for 20% off

Check Out PACT

5. Amour Vert

This stylish sustainable label has a variety of clothing — from workwear to loungewear — in colorful hues and prints. Amour Vert uses low-impact fabrics like modal sourced from sustainably-harvested beechwood and shares the factories/workshops where each piece was made.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price range: $$ – $$$

Check Out Amour Vert (US)

6. For Days

For Days is working to change the linear approach of the fashion industry with their closed-loop model. The affordable sustainable clothing brand designs their clothing with recyclability in mind and buys back their worn clothes. Hopefully, the company will continue their initiatives and expand their upcycled fabric collection.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Price: $

Check out For Days (US)

7. TAMGA

TAMGA Designs is an affordable sustainable fashion brand based in Canada using responsibly-sourced cellulose fibers. The label sources only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified fibers like TENCEL®, Lenzing Modal®, and micro-TENCEL®. Creating both beautifully vibrant prints as well as versatile basics, TAMGA is a wonderful source for conscious fashion you’ll love for years to come.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Price Range: $$

Check Out TAMGA (Canada)

8. KNOWN SUPPLY

Just as the same suggests, Krochet Kids specializes in knitwear accessories, but the conscious company has also expanded into clothing and other accessories. I love my cozy winter hat from this brand! For more brands with ethical knitwear, check out Brands with Cozy and Conscious Sweaters.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price range: $

Check Out KNOWN SUPPLY (US)

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9. Patagonia

While largely known for sustainable activewear and jackets, Patagonia actually has quite a selection of clothing as well! The earth-minded brand uses sustainable materials throughout their collections, such as hemp, TENCEL, and organic cotton. Plus, the majority of their products are sewn in Fair Trade Certified factories.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price Range: $$ – $$$

Check Out Patagonia (US)

10. Organic Basics

Organic Basics is a go-to for finding versatile wardrobe staples — or well, basics. The brand continues to expand beyond underwear and t-shirts though, now carrying a variety of affordable sustainable clothing — from pajamas to denim. All of their pieces are made transparently in factories with third-party certifications using eco fabrics like Tencel and recycled wool.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Price Range: $$

Check Out Organic Basics (Denmark)

11. ABLE

Fair trade fashion brand ABLE began with selling scarves and is now a full-fledged apparel and accessories brand with ethically-made clothing, bags, shoes, and jewelry. In an unprecedented move towards transparency, the brand publishes the lowest wages in their supply chain.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price Range: $$

Check Out ABLE (US)

12. Kotn

Kotn has elegant minimalist pieces — from tees to knitwear — made ethically and sustainably. The conscious label works directly with farms to source their cotton, which ensures higher (and more reliable) wages for farmers while keeping prices low for shoppers.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Price Range: $ – $$

Check Out Kotn (Canada)

13. Girlfriend

Girlfriend is a sustainable activewear brand best known for their sports bras and leggings made from recycled plastic bottles. The brand also has super comfy sweats and unisex outerwear, all made from organic and recycled fibers. Once you’ve worn out your Girlfriend pieces, you can send them back to the brand to be recycled into new garments through their “reGirlfriend” program.

Size Range: XXS-6XL

Price Range: $$

Check Out Girlfriend (US)

14. Toad&Co

In addition to using eco fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and Tencel, Toad&Co’s outdoor apparel and everyday clothing is built to last. The brand has partnered with the Renewal Workshop to repair worn Toad&Co and give it a second life.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price range: $$

Check Out Toad&Co (US)

15. Threads 4 Thought

This affordable sustainable clothing brand uses conscious fabrics such as Lenzing Modal, organic cotton, and recycled nylon. Additionally, Threads4Thought’s factories minimize water use and follow other sustainability practices. The brand is committed to further improvement as well.

Size Range: XS-2XL

Price range: $

Check Out Threads 4 Thought (US)

16. Beaumont Organic

This UK affordable sustainable clothing brand has simple, effortless tops, jackets, knits, bottoms, and dresses. Beaumont Organic uses eco-friendly materials such as linen and organic cotton.

Size Range: XS-L

Price range: ££

Check Out Beaumont Organic (UK)

17. People Tree

This UK brand was a pioneer in the ethical fashion movement, bringing fair trade fashion to the marketplace over 26 years ago! The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and Fairtrade Foundation accredited company also has some serious style with flowy dresses and feminine blouses.

Size Range: UK 8-16

Price range: £ – ££

Check Out People Tree (UK)

18. Thought Clothing

Designing simple silhouettes with vibrant prints, Thought’s clothing is timeless but far from dull. This affordable sustainable fashion brand uses natural and eco-minded fabrics (like certified organic cotton) and ensures ethical working conditions.

Size Range: UK 6-18

Price range: £

Check Out Thought Clothing (UK)

19. Cossac

On a mission to create fashion with strong aesthetics and ethics, Cossac’s affordable sustainable clothing is made in family-run, GOTS-certified factories in Portugal. Cossac’s contemporary garments are also made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, Tencel, and modal.

Size Range: S-L

Price range: €€

Check Out Cossac (Spain)

20. Mayamiko

Mayamiko’s vibrant clothing is made by artisans in various countries around the world working in safe conditions and earning living wages. The majority of Mayamiko’s garments are made in a solar-powered workshop in Malawi.

Size Range: S-L

Price range: ££

Check Out Mayamiko (UK)

21. Bibico

Bibiko is a UK-based affordable ethical fashion brand with simple tops, skirts, dresses, and knitwear made by trusted suppliers from natural materials. The brand also partners with two WFTO fair trade cooperatives for their fair trade collection.

Size Range: UK 8-16

Price range: ££

Check Out Bibico (UK)

22. Jan ‘n June

This German label was founded on the idea that affordable fashion doesn’t need to come at the cost of people or planet. Jan ‘n June sources from family-run or certified factories within Europe (and forbids subcontracting) and uses conscious fabrics like organic cotton and lyocell.

Size Range: XS-XL

Price range: €€

Check Out Jan ‘n June (Germany)

23. Komodo

Founded in 1988, Komodo was early on the sustainable fashion scene. Today, Komodo continues to create quality garments from eco-friendly fabrics such as Tencel, linen, hemp, and organic cotton. The brand’s pieces are made in small or medium-sized family-run factories that have third-party certifications and/or undergo independent audits.

Size Range: UK 8-14

Price range: ££

Check Out Komodo (UK)

24. Noctu

Noctu has simple, sustainable sleepwear for adults and kids made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand’s eco-conscious loungewear/pajamas are made in the UK.

Size Range: S-L

Price range: £

Check Out Noctu (UK)

Affordable Sustainable Shoe & Accessory Brands

25. Nisolo

Committed to paying fair, living wages, Nisolo has joined fellow ethical fashion band ABLE in publishing the lowest wages in their supply chain. Beyond wages, the B-Corp also ensures makers work in safe conditions and receive benefits. While Nisolo does not use only eco materials, their jewelry is made from upcycled brass.

Price Range: $ – $$$

Check Out Nisolo

26. Etiko

Etiko’s casual sustainable sneakers are made from Fairtrade-certified organic cotton canvas, FSC-certified rubber, and non-toxic dyes. The brand also sources from Fairtrade-certified factories.

Price range: $$

Check Out Etiko

27. Conscious Step

Socks are an essential basic in our wardrobes — and they can be an affordable way to dip our toes into sustainable fashion, too. Organic and Fairtrade-certified cotton socks from Conscious Step start at $34.95 for a 3-pack and $1 from each and every pair of socks goes to a nonprofit organization. 

Price Range:

Check Out Conscious Step

28. Saola

Saola creates sustainable footwear using cork, recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton, as well as innovative materials like banana fibers and Hevea milk.

Price Range: $$

Check Out Saola (France; also has US site)

29. MULXIPLY

MULXIPLY’s contemporary jewelry and accessories are made collaboratively with artisans in Nepal using heritage crafts. As MULXIPLY details on their site, this partnership elevates these artisans handicrafts and “has empowered these artists to share their craft and economically impact their communities.”

Price range: $ – $$

Check Out MULXIPLY

30. Terra Thread

Terra Thread is a brand of GOTS organic and Fair Trade certified bags and accessories. They have totes, duffle bags, weekender bags, small pouches, backpacks, laptop sleeves and more at affordable price points.

Price range: $

Check Out Terra Thread

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Whether you’re planning for an upcoming wedding, prom, gala, or any other special occasion, these ethical formal dresses will be just the fit.

Finding consciously-made formalwear used to be (and to some extent still is) notoriously difficult, but this guide has curated the best of the best special occasion dresses for even the fanciest of outings.

These brands have party-perfect minis, chic cocktail dresses, elegant evening gowns, and even pieces that would make for fabulous sustainable prom dresses!

[Check out this guide for sustainable wedding dresses and this guide for more causal eco-friendly dresses]

Before browsing this guide, though, remember to make the most of what you already have in your closet. Or, make the most of what already exists in circulation by borrowing from a friend/family member or swapping with someone you know has a formal dress that they won’t wear again. 

Another great option? Checking out resale platforms like Vestiare Collective for designer brands or ThredUP for everyday and premium/mid-tier brands!

And if you just need a special occasion dress for one event, check out rental sites like Rent the Runway that offer affordable ways to get formalwear for a limited time.  

If none of these options are available to you or you really feel ready to invest in an extra-special garment that you can wear for years to come, keep scrolling for our list of brands with sustainable and ethical formal dresses.

This guide contains partners and affiliate links. As always, all brands meet rigorous standards for sustainability and are brands we truly love — and that we think you’ll love too!

1. Rare & Fair

With elegant draping and feminine detailing, Rare & Fair’s dreamy dresses are certainly eye-catching — and the story behind each piece makes them all the more beautiful. Rare & Fair partners with artisans in Thailand, working closely with village co-operatives and small family businesses. [Read more about the co-ops, groups, and studios/centers they partner with!] The conscious UK-based brand sources sustainably-grown cotton from small-scale farmers following traditional agricultural practices (like crop rotation and natural pest control) and small-scale silk sourced from communities in Thailand using traditional methods. Each dress is lovingly handmade using traditional looms and ancient techniques like Ikat weaving. More than just a garment, Rare & Fair’s dresses are true works of textile art!

Conscious Qualities: Sustainable Traditional Fibers, Local Plant-Based Dyes, Craft Preservation, Ethical Production

Size Range: XS-L

Price Range: £££ / $$$

Check Out Rare & Fair

Green ethical dress from Rare & Fair

2. BAACAL

Frustrated that brands often stop their size range at 12 despite the average American woman wearing size 16, BAACAL creates conscious clothing for the “true majority”: women who wear sizes 10-22. The plus-size sustainable fashion brand uses upcycled, vintage, and other existing materials for their collections.

Conscious Qualities: Upcycled Fabrics, Small-Batch Collections, Size-Inclusive

Size Range: 10-22 (unique sizing system of 1-4)

Price Range: $$$

Check Out BAACAL

Red ethical formal dress from BAACAL

3. Ofelia

Ofelia is a slow fashion label with elegant, feminine garments that are made in small batches from 80% deadstock fabric.

The remaining 20% is fabric that Ofelia orders from a facility that uses azo-free and formaldehyde-free dyes, plus filters + recycles their water.

Each Ofelia garment is made fairly in a factory in NYC’s garment district that it is working closely with the founder.

Conscious Qualities: Deadstock Fabrics, Small Batches, Locally Made

Size Range: S-XL

Price Range: $$$

Check Out Ofelia

Black silk long dress - sustainable formal dresses

4. Symbology

Symbology partners with women artisans who handcraft beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. These artisans use traditional techniques such as block printing and hand-embroidery and are all paid living wages. The fair fashion label has striking dresses made with flattering silhouettes and many styles are offered up to size 3XL.

Conscious Qualities: Cultural Preservation, Fair Trade

Size Range: XS-3XL

Price Range: $$

Check Out Symbology

Red sustainable dress from Symbology

5. LOUDBODIES

LOUDBODIES is on a mission to prove that ethically and sustainably-produced clothing can be accessible to anyone and style knows no size. In addition to offering sizes up to 10XL, the brand also offers customizations free of charge. The brand’s garments are made from low-impact fibers like linen, cupro, Ecovero Viscose responsibly by LOUNDBODIES founder Patricia and two employees.

Conscious Qualities: Eco Fabrics, Size-Inclusive, Carbon-Offset Shipping & Eco Packaging

Size Range: XXS-10XL

Price Range: $$

Check Out Loud Bodies

6. Hope for Flowers

Hope for Flowers was founded on three guiding principles: the health of people, health of the planet, and equity in profit. The brand uses thoughtfully considered materials for their ethical formal dresses and other apparel like organic cotton, organic linen, and Tencel. Hope for Flowers also sources only from factories that pay living wages and ensure safe conditions.

Conscious Qualities: Black Woman-Owned, Organic & Eco Fabrics, Ethically-Made

Size Range: XS-L

Check Out Hope for Flowers

White sustainable dress from Hope for Flowers

7. Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn’s feminine dresses are vintage-inspired but totally timeless. Their flowy versatile frocks can be worn as house dresses or semi-formal wear to weddings, bridal showers, baptisms, or other not-quite black-tie occasions. Their dresses are either made from reclaimed fabrics ethically in LA (the brand even shares that they pay wages of about $21 per hour — well above the average of $6-7/hour) or from regenerative organic cotton that is sourced in partnership with a small collective in India.

Conscious Qualities: Reclaimed or Organic Fabrics, Ethical Production

Size Range: XS-3XL (extended sizing collection)

Price Range: $$$

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Vintage-inspired sustainable dress from Christy Dawn

8. Bastet Noir

Making each piece to order using upcycled materials, Bastet Noir is a zero-waste fashion label. The brand’s sustainable formal dresses and other elegant apparel like this gorgeous red silk jumpsuit are made by women in North Macedonia. 100% of Bastet Noir’s profits are reinvested into the women’s businesses and their children’s education.

Conscious Qualities: Upcycled Materials, Made-to-Order, Gives Back

Size Range: 4-10 plus custom sizes

Price Range: $

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Red silk jumpsuit - sustainable eveningwear

9. AMUR

Standing for A Mindful Use of Resources, AMUR uses earth-minded fabrics including hemp, linen, cupro (a silky fiber made from cotton linter, a byproduct of cotton production), modal, and recycled polyester. AMUR has some seriously stunning gowns that would make for great sustainable prom dresses or black tie-dress code outfits. AMUR could use more information on their labor standards and production practices though.

Conscious Qualities: Earth-Minded Fabrics

Size Range: XXS-XL

Price Range: $$$$

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Green sustainable dress from Amur

10. Smart Glamour

Smart Glamour is a size-inclusive brand not only offering XXS-15XL as well as custom sizing options for inseams, sleeve lengths, and hem lengths. Since the pieces are made-to-order, you could also get entirely customized ethical formal dresses designed to your specifications! Each piece is responsibly made from start to finish in Queens, NY.

Conscious Qualities: Ethical Production, Made-to-Order, Size-Inclusive

Size Range: XXS-15XL + custom

Price Range: $

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Pink ethical formal dress from Smart Glamour

11. Lahive

Bold and unique, Lahive’s stand-out dresses and other ethical formal wear will make a statement at cocktail hour or a night out downtown. The LA-based brand produces their luxe, textural pieces in small batches using upcycled materials in a factory run by solar power.

Conscious Qualities: Upcycled Fabrics, Renewable Energy, Local Production

Size Range: XS-XL

Price Range: $$$

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12. Valani

Valani’s plant-based clothing is perfect for warm-weather special occasions like spring weddings, summer soirées, and date nights. The vegan fashion brand uses mindful fabrics like hemp, Tencel, and banana viscose (a silky-feeling fiber made out of discarded banana tree stems). Each piece is made in Valani’s GOTS-certified factory that follows socially and environmentally responsible practices.

Conscious Qualities: WOC-Owned, Earth-Minded Fabrics, Non-Toxic Dyes, Eco Packaging

Size Range: 0-12

Price Range: $$$

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Pink ethical dress from Valani

13. Stella McCartney

Sustainable designer label Stella McCartney utilizes mindful materials like organic cotton, recycled fabrics, and cellulosic fibers for their ready-to-wear garments. The company also uses an Environmental Profit & Loss Statement, which is a “breakthrough decision-making tool” that helps Stella McCartney take a deeper look at their environmental impact, their progress, and the ways they can improve.

Conscious Qualities: Low-Impact Materials, Transparent Reporting, Social Sustainability

Size Range: 0-8

Price Range: $$$$

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Black short ethical formal dress from Stella McCartney

14. Eileen Fisher

For simpler sustainable formal dresses, take a browse through Eileen Fisher’s collection of minimalistic trans-seasonal dresses and skirts. The earth-minded designer uses fabrics like cupro, organic cotton, and Tencel and colors garments with Bluesign-certified and non-toxic dyes. Plus, Eileen Fisher has a takeback program where they resale or upcycled used garments.

Conscious Qualities: Organic & Eco Fibers, Non-Toxic Dyes, Circular Brand

Size Range: XXS-3XL

Price Range: $$

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Black organic and sustainble dress from Eileen Fisher

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17 Ethical Lingerie Brands That Aren’t Keeping Any Secrets https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/eco-ethical-lingerie-bras-and-underwear/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eco-ethical-lingerie-bras-and-underwear https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/eco-ethical-lingerie-bras-and-underwear/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2021 03:49:00 +0000 https://consciouslifeandstyle.com/?p=1347 These stunning sustainable and ethical lingerie brands use eco-friendly fabrics and follow responsible manufacturing practices.

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From elegant lace bras to bold bodysuits, these ethical and sustainable lingerie labels have it all — and they do it without keeping any secrets.

The brands featured in this guide use responsible manufacturing practices and many use earth-minded and natural materials for their collections, too.

For more basic everyday bras and underwear, check out our Organic Underwear Brands Guide.

For sleepwear, take a look at our Sustainable Loungewear and Pajamas Guide.

Note that this guide includes affiliates and partners. As always, all brands included are brands I believe in and which meet high standards for sustainability.

1. Lara Intimates

Lara Intimates is a size-inclusive sustainable lingerie brand with bras and underwear crafted out of deadstock fabric. The label also follows zero-waste design practices that utilize off-cut fabrics.

All of Lara Intimates’ lingerie is ethically made right in their own all-female factory in England, too!

Bra Sizes: 26A – 36GG

Underwear Sizes: 6-16 UK

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Size inclusive sustainable lingerie from Lara Intimates

2. Botanica Workshop

Botanica Workshop uses natural materials for their eco-friendly lingerie like organic cotton and silk, as well as recycled nylon, and uses low-impact dyes. The slow fashion brand produces their intimates in small batches locally in Los Angeles, California.

Bra Sizes: S – L; B-D cups

Underwear Sizes: S – L

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Sustainable lingerie from Botanica Workshop

3. Aurore Lingerie

Celebrating the strength and independence as well as the feminity and sensuality of women, Aurore Lingerie designs elegant yet comfortable bras, bustiers, and thongs. The conscious lingerie label primarily uses deadstock lace, silk, and tule fabric (excess leftover stock) from Europe and Japan. Each piece is made by expert ateliers in Portugal, Italy and Russia.

Bra Sizes: 32B – 38D (70B – 85D in cm)

Underwear Sizes: S – L

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Ethical and eco-friendly lingerie from Aurore Lingerie

4. Savara Intimates

Savara Intimate’s elegant bras (including a nursing bra!) are made from mindful materials like TENCEL™, STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX® certified cotton, and surplus lace that was leftover from large factories.

All of Savara Intimate’s sustainable lingerie is ethically made in a family atelier in Latvia and a factory in Romania, where women earn fair wages and work in safe conditions.

And for each bra sold, Savara donates €1 to Because We Carry, a nonprofit supporting refugee kids and moms.

Bra Sizes: S – XXL

Underwear (Slip) Sizes: S – XL

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Woman in white lace bra - sustainable lingerie brands

5. Clare Bare

This LA-based designer lingerie label uses organic dyes and green materials like upcycled vintage fabrics, Lenzing Modal, and organic cotton. Believing the sexuality is complex, Clare Bare designs a range of styles — from dark and sophisticated to feminine and flirty — for their eco-friendly bras, panties, slips, garters, and bodysuits.

Bra Sizes: 30AA-42DD (custom sizing available too)

Underwear Sizes: XS – XL (custom sizes available too)

Check it Out: Clare Bare | Garmentory

Sustainable lingerie from Clare Bare

6. Uye Surana

Uye Surana is an ethical lingerie brand producing their bras, undies, and more in a family-owned factory in Colombia and printing each piece in their own New York studio.

The brand also uses efficient printing techniques that minimize water and dye usage.

Bra Sizes: 28A – 44G

Underwear Sizes: XS – 3XL

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Ethical lingerie from Uye Surana

7. AmaElla

AmaElla uses organic cotton and GOTS-certified printing in their lingerie and nightwear, so you can rest assured your intimates are free from harmful chemicals and harsh irritants.

And to ensure responsible production that they can stand behind, AmaElla works with a GOTS certified factory in Portugal and a UK-based social enterprise.

Bra Sizes: 32A – 38C

Underwear Sizes: XS – XL

Check it Out: AmaElla | BuyMeOnce

Organic lingerie from AmaElla

8. Bum-Cake Vintage

Bum-Cake is a destination for vintage lingerie — from ruffled bloomers to teddy rompers — originally created by brands like Oscar de la Renta and Victoria’s Secret. This Black woman-owned business is also available on Garmentory.

Size Range: S – XL

Check it Out: Bum-Cake | Garmentory

Vintage lingerie from Bum-Cake

9. Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets has ultra-feminine eco-friendly lingerie (think pretty sheer panels and lots of delicate lace) made from mindful materials. This New York brand is also committed to local production, designing and manufacturing their pieces 100% in the USA.

The lingerie and sleepwear company is also B-Corp certified and became a Benefit Corporation in 2019, which is a legal framework for companies committed to purpose, transparency, and accountability.

Bra Sizes: 32A – 38D

Size Range: XS – L

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Sustainable and ethical lingerie from Between the Sheets

10. Underprotection

This Danish sustainable lingerie brand has bras, bodysuits, and briefs in neutral hues, full-on lace, as well as bold patterns.

The B-Corp Certified company sources from certified ethical and sustainable factories and uses eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, Tencel Lyocell, and recycled polyester.

Bra Sizes: 30A – 40E

Underwear Sizes: XS – XL

Check it Out: Underprotection | Yoox.com

Ethical and sustainable lingerie from Underprotection

11. Aikyou

Aikyou focuses on making feminine bras for small busts. The German sustainable lingerie brand sources long-staple organic cotton that is spun, knit, cut, and dyed all in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The organic bras and undies from Aikyou are then sewn in a Fairtrade-certified workshop in Croatia. Finally, the eco-friendly lingerie is shipped with DHL GoGreen in recycled or responsibly-sourced paper packaging.

Bra Sizes: 30A/32AA – 38A/40AA

Underwear Sizes: XS – L

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Sustainable underwear and eco-friendly bras for small busts

12. Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin is a Black and woman-owned brand with skin-tone lingerie for women of color. The brand has organic cotton wireless bras as well as organic cotton high-waist briefs, low-waist briefs, and thongs, made in Europe.

Bra Sizes: 30B/C – 38E/F

Underwear Sizes: XS – XXL

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Sustainable Black-owned lingerie brand Nubian Skin

13. Anekdot

Consciously handcrafted in Berlin by artisan sewers, Anekdot’s exquisite lingerie pieces and sets are soft, sophisticated, and come in confidence-boosting fits.

Anekdot uses many upcycled materials for their gorgeous pieces. They source surplus luxury fabrics from production leftovers, deadstock, off-cuts, and vintage materials.

Bra Sizes: XS – XL; AA – D cups

Underwear Sizes: XS – XL

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Responsibly-made lingerie from Anekdot

14. Eco Intimates

The entire collection from Eco Intimates is carefully handmade in a small studio in Bali to ensure ethical production and the highest quality standards. This attention to detail is evident in their intricate designs and pretty lace trims.

The eco-friendly brand uses low impact dyes and organic cotton and silk for their sustainably-made lingerie.

Bra Sizes: 30B-42G (E+ cup sizes available here)

Underwear Sizes: XS – XXL

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Eco-friendly lingerie from Eco Intimates

15. Torlowei

Torlowei is a Black woman-owned luxury lingerie brand with exceptionally designed bras, briefs, corsets, nightwear and more — most of which are made from natural fibers (they’re working towards finding replacements for the remaining 20%). The brand sources from responsible suppliers that have sustainability initiatives and follow ethical production standards. And, by using only durable materials and offering repairs, Torlowei’s lingerie is designed to last.

Bra Sizes: 32B – 36E

Underwear Sizes: US2 – US16 / UK6 – UK20

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ethical lingerie brand Torlowei

16. Only Hearts

Only Hearts is a full range sustainable lingerie label from and manufactured in New York. The company follows an earth-minded ethos, using local, deadstock, and eco-certified textiles such as GOTS certified organic cotton.

The brand has been worn by the likes of Kate Moss and Scarlett Johansson, but truly focuses on the everyday woman with their gorgeous, yet wearable, designs in soft fabrics.

Bra Sizes: 32A-36B

Underwear Sizes: S – L

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17. Sokoloff

Sokoloff is an ethical lingerie brand with unstructured panties and soft cup bras free of padding that enhance your natural curves. Many of their pieces are responsibly and locally made in Montreal, Canada.

Bra Sizes: 34A – 36D

Underwear Sizes: S – XL

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Ethical lingerie made in Canada from Sokoloff

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Whether you’ll soon be welcoming a newborn or looking for a sustainable gift for the little ones in your life, these eco-friendly baby clothes and kids clothes brands have you covered with everything from super sweet onesies and baby gowns to playtime wear and school clothing.

Why choose organic baby clothes and kids clothes? 

You may notice an emphasis on organic fabrics in this post, and that is because…

Little one’s have more sensitive — and penetrable — skin.

As one study put it, “infant skin is functionally still developing” and the “impaired barrier function of newborn skin” makes a newborn “more susceptible to chemical irritation” In addition, a newborn’s skin surface area is 3 times greater than an adult’s, by volume.

Which means that if a newborn is exposed to the exact same amount of a substance as an adult, they may absorb much more of that substance. There haven’t been any studies done on the impact of fabrics on baby skin, but you may feel better about choosing organic for the littlest ones in your life.

It’s better for farmers and the planet.

It’s no secret that synthetic fabrics made from petroleum are damaging the environment, but we also have to talk about cotton. Conventional cotton — though sometimes advertised as “natural” and “eco” is actually one of the world’s most pesticide-ridden and genetically modified crops in the world. This means conventional cotton often creates hazards for farmers, ecosystems, and potentially the wearers as well.

What is GOTS-certified organic?

The GOTS certification, which standards for Global Organic Textile Standard, is the most reputable verification for organic fibers in the world.

This standard not only ensures that the crop (typically cotton or flax for linen) was grown organically, but also that every single step of the manufacturing process was done in an ecologically and socially responsible way.

This means things like no toxic chemicals or dyes were used and the factories were free of slave, child, or exploited labor. While no certification is perfect, including GOTS, you may feel more at ease knowing there was at least this layer of verification in the organic baby clothes and organic kids clothing you are purchasing.

Where can I find sustainable kids’ clothing and baby clothing?

So glad you asked! Here is a roundup of some of the very best sustainable kids’ and baby clothing brands.

These brands meet high standards on many fronts: they use premium non-toxic and organic fibers, follow fair labor standards (such as earning a Fair Trade certification, producing locally and transparently, or vetting suppliers in other ways), plus some brands even have take-back and repair programs to lengthen the life of their garments!

This guide includes some partners and affiliate links. As always, brands featured meet rigorous standards for sustainability and ethics and are brands we love! Cover image is courtesy of Mightly.

1. Mightly

Mightly was founded by three moms who wanted to create the kind of clothing they want for their own kids. The brand’s clothing is made ethically in Fair Trade certified factories from comfy GOTS-certified organic cotton sourced from Chetna Organic Farmers Association in India. And their organic kids’ clothing is far from granola — Mightly collaborates with emerging artists to create unique vibrant designs.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fibers, Fair Trade

Size Range: 2T – 14

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Kids with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Mightly

2. Little Lentil Clothing

Not only does Little Lentil Clothing have adorable colorful GOTS-certified organic baby apparel, but the brand also has a take-back program for customers to send back pre-loved clothing and a Loved Again program for customers to purchase these gently used garments!

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fibers, Take-Back Program

Size Range: 0M – 24 months (+ Toddler Marketplace)

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Baby with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Little Lentil Clothing

3. petitTembo

petitTembo’s eco-friendly kid’s clothing is made locally in Vancouver, Canada from organic cotton milled in the US and once the child has outgrown the garments, customers can send them back to the brand. The elephant illustrations for the clothes were hand-drawn by children from from Kisumu Hope Restoration in honor of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust — both organizations that petitTembo donates to as well.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Gives Back

Size Range: 2Y – 7Y

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from petitTembo

4. Firebird Kids

Timeless but never boring, Firebird Kids’ zero waste kids clothing is comfy, cute, and designed to be handed down for many years. If there’s no one in the family that could use the outgrown pieces, then you could utilize the brand’s “Pass it On” circular program and return the clothing for store credit.

Firebird Kids’ high-quality garments are made in small batches from 100% GOTS-certified Italian and Peruvian Pima Cotton and are shipped in recycled + recyclable or compostable packaging.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Made in the US, Take-Back Program, Unisex Styles

Size Range: 2T – 12/13

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zero waste kids clothing from Firebird Kids

5. Yeah Life

This Australian-based sustainable kids clothing label has printed tees, knits, and shorts designed for their everyday adventures on the playground, at the beach, or somewhere in between.

Yeah Life’s wardrobe staples are made from organic cotton + organic hemp and are printed using eco-friendly water based printing techniques.

On top of all of this, Yeah Life’s pieces are produced using 100% solar energy!

Conscious Qualities: Organic and Eco Fabrics, Low Impact Printing, Solar-Powered Production

Size Range: 2Y – 9Y

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6. PACT

Organic essentials brand PACT has everything you’d need for an eco-friendly kid’s wardrobe — from underwear and socks to pajamas and tees. PACT uses only soft, breathable organic cotton and sources from only Fair Trade Certified factories for their adorable baby clothing and vibrant kids clothing.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Fair Trade

Size Range: 0M – 12Y

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from PACT

7. Bébénca Organics

Bébénca Organic’s signature Nature’s Hug collection is made from 100% unbleached, undyed GOTS certified organic cotton. It is a gender-neutral, all-season collection for newborns and infants, making it the perfect baby gift set for any of the little ones in your life!

All Bébénca Organics products are ethically produced and ship in eco packaging materials.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Low-Impact Dyes, Ethical Production

Size Range: 0M-24M

Check Out Bébénca Organics

8. Made Trade

Made Trade is a conscious online store with mindfully made fashion, home, and lifestyle goods — including ethical baby clothes and sustainable kids’ clothing! Their Baby + Kids collection features a variety of ethically and sustainably made kids’ clothing, including organic cotton onesies, joggers, and jumpers.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Ethical Production

Size Range: 0M – 6T

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Made Trade

9. Le Petit Organic

Le Petit Organic is a Black woman-owned marketplace dedicated to curating stylish sustainable kids fashion. And the New York-based shop certainly achieves its mission! Plus, Le Petit Organic sources clothing and accessories made from conscious materials like organic cotton, hemp, and recycled fibers. 

Conscious Qualities: Eco Fabrics, WOC-Owned

Size Range: 0M – 8Y

Check Out Le Petit Organic

Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Le Petit Organic
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10. art & eden

If the kids you’re shopping for love vibrant colors and quirky prints, check out art & eden. As a registered public benefit enterprise, art & eden has conscious business practices embedded into their core. This includes using organic and recycled fabrics, low impact dyes, recycled packaging, and ensuring fair labor practices.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, WOC-Owned

Size Range: 3M – 10Y

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from art & eden

11. Finn + Emma

Designed with whimsical prints and made from super soft GOTS-certifed organic cotton fabrics, Finn + Emma’s sustainable baby clothing will be loved by parents and little ones alike.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Safe & Eco Dyes

Size Range: 0M – 4T

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Baby with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Finn + Emma

12. Jackalo

Designed for play and built to last, Jackalo’s fair trade organic cotton clothing has features like reinforcements around the knees and longer legs for growth spurts to ensure their longest life possible. (The brand even has a warranty to repair or replace garments that rip within 6 months!) For when it is time to size up, Jackalo has a TradeUp program to take back apparel that can be resold in their Pre-Loved collection.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Quality Guarantee, Take-Back & Secondhand Programs

Size Range: 4Y – 14Y

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Jackalo

13. 12 | 12

Made from 100% GOTS-certified Pima cotton, 12/12 creates premium quality sustainable kids clothing that can be handed down from child to child — or even through the generations. Why Pima cotton? It is extra-long-staple cotton that is silky soft yet durable.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, High Quality

Size Range: 0M – 6Y

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from 12 | 12

14. Colored Organics

The aptly named Colored Organics creates colorful sustainable baby clothes and kids clothes from only GOTS-certified organic cotton. Colored Organics has organic baby clothing for playtime and sleeptime as well as comfy organic kids clothing for any season or occasion.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Ethical Production

Size Range: 0M – 12Y

Check Out Colored Organics Baby and Kids Collection 

Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Colored Organics

15. Lucy Lue Organics 

Sustainable baby clothes shop Lucy Lue Organics has GOTS-certified organic cotton baby clothes like onesies and dresses as well as accessories like hats and swaddle blankets all colored with water-based AZO-free dyes. The small business is Black-owned and family-run.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, BIPOC-Owned

Size Range: 0M – 18M

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Sustainable and eco-friendly baby clothes from Lucy Lue Organics

16. Monica + Andy

Monica + Andy have uniquely printed organic baby clothes and eco-friendly kids’ clothing made from GOTS-certified organic cotton with a touch of spandex for stretch. The brand also hosts a variety of (free and paid) virtual classes like an easy baby food recipes workshop and a weekly breastfeeding support group.

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Community Initiatives

Size Range: 0M – 8Y

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Eco-friendly and sustainable kids trousers from Monica + Andy

17. Yinibini Baby

Each piece from Yinibini Baby is made in small batches right in the brand’s Washington D.C. studio from certified organic cotton. The adorable graphics are screen-printed using non-toxic water-based inks in-house, too!

Conscious Qualities: Organic Fabrics, Local Production, WOC-Owned

Size Range: 0M – 24M

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Sustainable and eco-friendly baby clothing from Yinibini baby

18. Tentree

Eco-minded brand Tentree has a sweet collection of kids basics and loungewear made from fabrics like recycled polyester, Tencel, and organic cotton. Their Dr. Seuss collection features graphic tees & hoodies with messages like “I Speak for the Trees” and “Guardian of the Forest

Conscious Qualities: Eco Fabrics (though not fully organic)

Size Range: 1T – 5T

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Kid with sustainable and eco-friendly clothing from Tentree

19. Patagonia

For eco-friendly kids jackets and coats, it’s hard to beat Patagonia’s selection. The outdoor adventure brand has fleece sweaters, quarter-zip sweatshirts, snowpants, and more for getting outside in cooler weather. Patagonia uses materials like recycled down and recycled polyester and reports that 83% of their line is Fair Trade Certified™.

Conscious Qualities: Eco Fabrics, Fair Trade, Repair & Trade-In Programs (Worn Wear)

Size Range: XS – XXL

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Eco-friendly and sustainable kids jacket from Patagonia

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