35 Ethical And Sustainable Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion

The Best Sustainable Clothing Brands

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear every day and in what kind of conditions? Documentaries like “The True Cost” shine a light on how the fast fashion industry depletes the earth’s resources and leverages labor to pass on a "cheap" cost to the end consumer.

Who makes the clothing we wear every day and in what conditions?

As consumers, we’ve become increasingly conscious about our purchases, channeling the power of our vocalized objections to make a positive difference for the people involved in the making of our clothes and goods.

Now, almost a decade after the Rana Plaza tragedy, dozens of slow fashion brands have emerged that are dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices. The 35 companies we have listed below are some of our favorite sustainable clothing alternatives to fast fashion companies. Each fashion brand has made it a central part of its mission to approach garment production in an ethical and transparent way that considers both people and the planet. Many of these ethical clothing brands come with third-party sustainable and ethical certifications as well.

If you're making the shift to a completely sustainable fashion wardrobe, check out our guides to responsibly made shoes, sustainable purses, and fair trade jewelry. If you live in the UK, here are fair trade fashion brands in the UK. Are you looking for secondhand and vintage instead? Check out our guide to affordable places to shop for secondhand clothing!

*Article updated August 2022


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1. Pact

Based In | Colorado, USA
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, GOTS certified organic cotton, carbon-offset shipping, recycled & biodegradable packaging, donation program for used clothes
Best For | Fair trade organic cotton basics
Product Range | Adult & children’s basics, underwear, activewear, bedding & bath
Size Range | XS–2XL; up to US 20
Price Range | $–$$

Pact is pretty obsessed with making super-soft sustainable clothes that also make the world a better place. This socially conscious brand goes to great lengths to make sure its entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as responsible and clean as possible. And the non-GMO cotton is great for you and the farmers growing it. Pact is one of our go-to brands for basics and underwear, and offers carbon-offset shipping for a more sustainable purchase.

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2. Kotn

Based In | Toronto, Canada
Ethics | Certified B Corp, BCI certified organic cotton, safe & fair labor standards, plastic-free packaging, OEKO-TEX certified nontoxic dyes, gives back to Egyptian communities
Best For | Egyptian cotton wardrobe staples
Product Range | Adult basics, loungewear, accessories, home goods
Size Range | XXS–XXL; up to US 16
Price Range | $–$$

Add some luxury to your daily wardrobe with Kotn’s ultra-soft basics, made from Egyptian cotton. From its farms to its factories, Kotn creates all of its garments in a fair and safe environment, and is even helping suppliers make the switch to organic within the next five years. In addition, the certified B Corp has helped impact over 100,000 lives in Egypt by building schools and funding 2,000+ farms. With quality manufacturing, you know its cotton tees will last you 30 wears and beyond—and cozy and impactful every time.

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Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Deadstock, GOTS certified organic, & sustainable materials, ethical production practices, recycled packaging
Best For | Capsule wardrobes
Product Range | Women’s apparel
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 18
Price Range | $$–$$$

VETTA is on a mission to help you build a more thoughtful wardrobe with its innovative shopping model: You can buy a long-lasting five-piece capsule collection that translates into 30+ outfits. Or, you can shop pieces individually and build a custom timeless wardrobe that you’ll be wearing for years to come. (See our honest VETTA capsule review!) VETTA chooses sustainable, recycled, and deadstock fabrics, and its LA-based partner factory gets 70 percent of its energy from solar power. Even the majority of buttons and elastic are made in the USA, too.

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4. Quince

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Ethics | BCSI-certified ethical production, sustainable & organic materials, OEKO-TEX certified, virgin plastic-free
Best For | Silk & cashmere basics
Product Range | Adult apparel, home goods, capsule collections
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 16
Price Range | $–$$

Quince sees sustainability “as the standard, not a luxury.” Its mission is to bring ethical and eco-friendly clothing to the masses at accessible price points, from Mulberry silk tops to cashmere cardigans to sustainably sourced leather bags. Once ready to ship, it’s delivered to you in virgin plastic-free packaging and the team is even shifting to fully compostable packaging. This is a fantastic go-to brand for versatile, effortless, and fashion-forward basics.

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5. Sézane

Based In | Paris, France
Ethics | Certified B Corp, fair labor standards, GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic & sustainable materials, recycled packaging, recycling program
Best For | Women’s knitwear & dresses
Product Range | Adult apparel, handbags, accessories, shoes
Size Range | XS–XXL; up to US 14
Price Range | $$$

Born in Paris, France, Sézane believes in sustainable production that benefits people and the planet. The brand started online as a way to cut out the middleman, focusing on zero waste production as much as possible. In 2017, Sézane created a philanthropic initiative, DEMAIN, to help children access education and equal opportunities, giving over 4.5M Euros to date. We’re eyeing the women’s delicate blouses and dresses—ones that can be worn every season. With leather goods, knitwear, denim, shoes, and jewelry, the collection has it all for those who love beauty and quality.

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6. Reformation

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Climate Neutral Certified, sustainable & regenerative fabrics, safe & fair working conditions, living wages
Best For | On-trend sustainable clothing
Product Range | Women's apparel, denim, outerwear, activewear, bridal, shoes
Size Range | XXS–3X; up to US 24
Price Range | $$$

For the sustainable fashionista, Reformation offers on-trend pieces that will still be stylish long after the season is over. This Los Angeles-based brand creates products only from sustainable and upcycled materials in a fair wage environment. Reformation’s dedication to sustainable production is extensively explained on its website in its signature bold and unabashed style. (Plus, each item comes with a description of its environmental footprint.) They’re one of our favorite brands for sustainable jeans, and we love that this already climate-neutral brand aims to be climate-positive by 2025!

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Based In | New York, USA
Ethics | OEKO-TEX & Bluesign approved recycled & responsibly sourced fabrics, responsible production, recycling program
Best For | Comfortable, elevated workwear
Product Range | Women’s apparel, capsules, loungewear, accessories
Size Range | 2XS–2XL; up to US 18
Price Range | $$–$$$$

For polished workwear that feels more like breathable loungewear, ADAY has you covered. The brand’s thought design is matched with eco-friendly fabrics like LENZING™ Modal and regenerated REPREVE® polyester for pieces that last. We love that many of its factories are solar-powered, use recycled materials, and recycle the water used during production. Designed to be seasonless and with a focus on ease-of-wear (hello, wrinkle-free fabrics), ADAY’s pieces will live a long life in your closet.



Based In | Tennessee, USA
Ethics | Certified B Corp, female artisan-made, fair labor practices & wages
Best For | Feminist brand supporting women
Product Range | Women’s apparel, denim, shoes, jewelry, accessories
Size Range | XXS–3X up to US 26/28W
Price Range | $–$$$

ABLE believes that to end cyclical poverty, you must create economic opportunities for people, especially women, to provide for themselves. The beautiful bags and wardrobe staples like denim are made all over the world by fairly paid women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances. To find the best fit, ABLE offers free virtual styling, a try-before-you-buy program, and free returns, and free exchanges for any size fluctuations within a year. Get the dream dress, jeans, or boots…it can’t get any easier!


9. Summersalt

Based In | Missouri, USA
Ethics | Recycled fabrics, recycled packaging, WRAP-accredited factories
Best For | Swimwear & activewear
Product Range | Women's apparel, swimwear, loungewear, sleepwear, activewear
Size Range | XS–2X; up to US 24
Price Range | $–$$$

Summersalt, a travelwear brand offering sustainable swimwear, athleisure, and loungewear, turned to women themselves to inform its fit—10,000 women to be exact. Equipped with over 1.5 million measurements, the team has created a versatile and delightful line of garments, from color-blocking one-pieces to light and breezy sweaters. Summersalt pieces are responsibly made in WRAP- and sustainably certified factories, using materials like recycled polyamide, regenerative cupro, and cruelty-free wool.

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10. Patagonia

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Certified B Corp, Fair Trade Certified, organic cotton & recycled materials, environmental sustainability initiatives, secondhand shop
Best For | Fair trade outdoor clothing
Product Range | Adult & children’s outdoor apparel, swimwear, activewear
Size Range | XXS–2XL; up to US 22
Price Range | $$

Patagonia, one of the earliest defenders of environmental ethics in the industry, was also one of the first to use recycled materials and switch to organic cotton. Patagonia continues to expand its commitment to labor ethics and works with US factories as often as it can, including in Texas and North Carolina. We admire Patagonia for the positive impact its fair trade factories have worldwide, its secondhand Worn Wear collection, and sustainable apparel for all.

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11. tentree

Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands: tentree

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Ethics | Certified B Corp, Climate Neutral Certified; WRAP, BSCI, SA8000, or Fair Trade certified ethical manufacturing
Best For | Cozy, casual essentials
Product Range | Adult & children’s tops, bottoms, & outerwear, bags, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $–$$

Using sustainable and comfortable materials, tentree makes Earth-first essentials for the whole family. And as part of its commitment to give back, 10 trees are planted for every item purchased—that’s 73+ million to date (with a goal of 1 billion by 2030)! Designed in Canada and ethically manufactured globally, tentree offers lifestyle and loungewear including cozy sweat sets, t-shirts, cardigans, dresses, and jackets made from sustainable fabrics like Tencel, hemp, and organic cotton. With minimal footprint and maximum comfort, tentree has something for everyone looking to make an impact one step at a time.

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12. Boden

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | Fair trade production, BCI certified & sustainable cotton, ethical supply chain
Best For | Dresses for any occasion
Product Range | Adult & children’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 22
Price Range | $$–$$$$

Boden has spent nearly 30 years taking the UK by storm, and now it’s worldwide. The company is committed to responsible sourcing, fair trade, and ethical practices across the 15 countries it has factories in, as well as eco-friendly options at every part of the supply chain. While the apparel runs the gamut from men’s chinos to children’s clothing, we’re most excited about the women’s dresses for work, the beach, and everything in between. With stunning silhouettes and whimsical patterns, you’ll find the responsibly made piece of your dreams.

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13. Whimsy + Row

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Made in the USA, deadstock & certified organic materials, fair labor standards, limited-run batches, eco-friendly packaging, carbon-neutral
Best For | Feminine tops & dresses
Product Range | Women’s apparel, denim, wedding collection, swimwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–XL
Price Range | $$–$$$

Whimsy + Row is creating uber-sustainable high-quality garments for the modern, creative woman—elevating our daily wardrobes with a sense of ease and elegance. From flirty dresses to practical classics like cropped wide-leg pants in your favorite seasonal colors, these pieces will be your most well-loved staples for years to come. Most of Whimsy + Row’s pieces are made responsibly in Los Angeles from deadstock fabrics, which means it’s making the most out of would-be waste material.

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14. Outerknown

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Fair Labor Association & Bluesign certified manufacturing, secondhand shop
Best For | Jeans
Product Range | Adult apparel, swimwear, outerwear, accessories, bags, shoes
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 16
Price Range | $$–$$$

Looking for durable classics that transcend season? Outerknown has ‘em. This green brand knows that a truly conscious company needs to consider both people and the planet before, during, and post-production. The team works with global partners who offer fair wages and practice sustainable production, carefully detailing every partner on the site. It’s also been a leader in creating many sustainable firsts, including recycled plastic trunks. The California-cool aesthetic for all genders, matched with the brand’s ethics, has us excited to come back for more—even through its secondhand shop!

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15. Levi’s

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Some sustainable fabrics, inclusive sizing, secondhand shop
Best For | Children & teen’s denim
Product Range | Adult & children’s apparel, outerwear, customization, accessories
Size Range | 2XS–4X; up to US 28
Price Range | $–$$

Donned by cowboys, presidents, and everyone in between, Levi’s is known for being the face of denim—with a presence in more than 100 countries. And the team has always been at the forefront of change and progress: The brand touts eco-friendly and sustainable practices like recyclable denim, ethically sourced cotton, and innovations to reduce water use, in addition to giving back to its workers and community organizations alike. Find apparel (some discounted secondhand!) for the entire family that continues to stay “in”...and lasts.

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16. Boody

Based In | Sydney, AUS
Ethics | OEKO-TEX & ECOCERT certified bamboo, WRAP certified ethical production
Best For | Bamboo basics
Product Range | Adult & children’s apparel, loungewear, activewear, underwear
Size Range | XS–4XL
Price Range | $

For bamboo basics that won’t break the bank (try saying that five times fast), check out Boody. Globally based in Sydney, AUS with a US HQ in San Diego, this sustainable brand leverages the power of fast-growing, sustainable, and anti-bacterial bamboo for its super-soft clothes. The range includes casual bodysuits, cozy leggings, and impossibly soft loungewear—not to mention the impressive undies collection. Everything’s thoughtfully and responsibly made, just waiting to be worn and enjoyed.

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17. MATE The Label

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Climate Neutral Certified, natural & organic materials, made in the USA, eco-friendly packaging, gives back via 1% For The Planet
Best For | Loungewear
Product Range | Women’s & children’s apparel, loungewear, sleepwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–3X; up to US 20
Price Range | $–$$$

MATE The Label wants you to “dress clean.” And the company makes it easy to do just that by only using natural and nontoxic materials when crafting its clothes—like 100 percent linen & organic cotton and low-impact dyes. Whether you’re looking for a sweat set or maxi dress, all the pieces are cut, sewn, dyed, and sent in eco-friendly packaging from downtown Los Angeles. Plus, MATE is climate-neutral and gives back to environmental causes. (Head here to see more of our favorite made-in-USA clothing brands!)

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18. Fair Indigo

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | Wisconsin, USA & Chiclayo, Peru
Ethics | GOTS certified organic cotton, safe dyes, fair wages, artisan-made, gives back via Fair Indigo Foundation
Best For | Organic basics
Product Range | Adult & children’s apparel, loungewear, accessories
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 18
Price Range | $–$$

One thing that is often overlooked when shopping for sustainable apparel is the quality and longevity of an item. Fair Indigo is committed to creating clothes that will last upwards of five years—like the Forever Organic Tees (available in a variety of styles and earth-friendly dyes). The brand's garments are made with organic Peruvian Pima cotton, grown on a family farm and harvested by hand. With an emphasis on quality apparel, sustainable and ethical practices, and free shipping options, it's one of our go-to shops for affordable organic basics and artisan-made accessories. 

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19. Tradlands

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Ethical production, made in small-batches, secondhand shop, natural & deadstock materials, inclusive sizing
Best For | Cardigans & dresses
Product Range | Women’s apparel
Size Range | XXS–5X; up to US 24
Price Range | $$–$$$$

Tradlands was created from a simple idea: to make high-quality, sustainable essentials for women, inspired by classic menswear. Tradlands creates staples with a relentless emphasis on fit, details, and quality. Its rigorous standards ensure that each piece you purchase is top-notch quality, and has been sustainably made. Tradlands also produces in small batches with ethical facilities, deadstock excess fabrics, and independent artisans to produce less waste. From the chunky cardigans to the linen tees, Tradlands’ goods are a staple in any capsule wardrobe.

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20. Fair Trade Winds

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | Washington, USA
Ethics | Fair Trade Federation member, some organic & sustainable materials
Best For | Wide range of fair trade brands
Product Range | Women & children’s apparel, bags, accessories, home goods, gifts
Size Range | XS–2X, up to US 24
Price Range | $–$$ 

Fair Trade Winds carries some of the best fair trade fashion brands committed to creating clothing in an ethical manner. Each piece of the collection represents the hard work of the talented artisans who are working in cooperatives, becoming empowered, and improving the livelihood of their families and communities. Fair Trade Winds is a family-owned business with brick-and-mortar locations around the country in addition to an online shop.

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21. Christy Dawn

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Ethically made in the USA & India, organic & deadstock fabrics, regenerative farming practices
Best For | Petite & extended sizing dresses
Product Range | Women & baby’s apparel, footwear, accessories; maternity-friendly
Size Range | XS–3X; up to US 24
Price Range | $$$–$$$$

Christy Dawn hopes only to take inspiration from Mother Earth—and nothing else. This sustainable brand works primarily with deadstock or surplus fabric that would otherwise be wasted along with organic cotton, rather than conventional textiles. Most recently, Christy Dawn has taken it a step further to invest in regenerative farming practices through its Farm-to-Closet initiative in India. There’s so much to love here, from a line of petite and extended sizing to maternity-friendly pieces.

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22. Girlfriend Collective

Based In | Washington, USA
Ethics | SA8000 certified ethical production, recycled & sustainable materials, circular & take-back initiatives, inclusive sizing, recyclable packaging, eco-friendly dyes
Best For | Activewear
Product Range | Adult apparel, activewear, swimwear, maternity, accessories
Size Range | XXS–6X; up to US 32
Price Range | $–$$

When it comes to workout wear, compression leggings, and functional skorts, we always turn to Girlfriend Collective. This inclusive brand is making sustainable athletic wear more accessible, with sizing through 6X. And nearly all the pieces are made out of recycled plastic bottles—which can be recycled again through its take-back program. We’re fans of the brand’s thoughtful fabrics and production, sleek designs, and diverse imagery—because we all deserve to be seen in the mainstream.

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23. Back Beat Co.

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Many made in the USA, ethical production, GOTS certified organic cotton & sustainable materials, recycled packaging
Best For | Tencel & hemp apparel
Product Range | Women’s tops, dresses, pants, sweaters, jumpsuits, sets, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $–$$$

Back Beat Co. is a one-of-a-kind brand that aims for effortless Cali skater or surfer vibes. Using fabrics like recycled cotton, hemp, and Tencel, it crafts fun fashion basics that are a staple to any closet. Based in Los Angeles, the apparel is often made with small family-owned businesses while also keeping a low environmental footprint, and some are ethically made in India as well. Plus, it uses recycled paper mailers and compostable bags when shipping. You’ll be so glad to add this affordable brand to your rotation.

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Based In | New York, USA
Ethics | Certified B Corp, Fair Trade Certified collections, circular & secondhand initiatives
Best For | Organic linen clothing
Product Range | Women's apparel, sleepwear, outerwear, accessories, shoes
Size Range | XXS–3X; up to US 28
Price Range | $$$$

EILEEN FISHER is an industry leader in ethical and sustainable fashion. The company believes social and environmental injustices are a reason to do business completely differently, and carefully oversees its entire supply chain to ensure fair working wages. The brand is also on a mission to be a leader in circular systems, taking back old pieces of apparel and making new ones whenever possible. Otherwise, it crafts stunning organic cotton, recycled nylon, silk, and linen clothing—without hazardous chemicals.


25. Cuyana

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Ethically made by craftspeople, 96 percent sustainably made, BlueSign, OEKO-TEX, & GOTS certified pieces, repair & give-back programs
Best For | Chic minimalist essentials
Product Range | Women’s apparel, sleepwear, loungewear, bags, home goods, accessories
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 14
Price Range | $$$–$$$$

Cuyana is an essentials brand for the modern woman seeking to build her wardrobe on the “fewer, better” principle—so if you’re looking for elegant and long-lasting capsule wardrobe pieces, Cuyana has them. This global fashion brand creates each piece with integrity from the highest-quality materials in Europe, South America, and the United States. We especially love the Lean Closet initiative, where Cuyana makes it easy for you to donate clothing to women in need in exchange for store credit.

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26. Hass

Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands: Hass

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | Los Angeles, LA
Ethics |
Certified B Corp, GOTS certified organic & biodegradable fabrics, MADE SAFE certified, nontoxic dyes, gives back to anti-hunger causes & 1% For The Planet
Product Range | Adult apparel
Price Range |

From natural bedding company Avocado comes a new responsible fashion brand: Hass. With ribbed sweaters made from renewable alpaca fiber, ultra-breathable modal pajama sets, and organic cotton tees, the collection is full of comfy basics and loungewear that are super soft and ethically sourced. Plus, every purchase from the certified B Corp feeds one person in need so you’ll feel good wearing these clothes, in more ways than one.

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27. Amour Vert

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Small-batch, made in the USA, eco-friendly packaging, secondhand shop
Best For | Tops & tees
Product Range | Women’s apparel, outerwear, loungewear, shoes, bags, accessories
Size Range | XXS–XL; up to US 14
Price Range | $–$$$

French for “green love,” Amour Vert is all about embracing (and caring for) the environment. The company starts with natural fibers and materials like hemp, ethical wool, and certified organic cotton, and partners directly with mills to develop sustainable fabrics like TENCEL Modal and Lycoell. 97 percent of Amour Vert’s pieces are made in small batch quantities within a few miles of its San Francisco office. For every tee you buy, the company plants a tree!

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28. Thought Clothing

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | GOTS certified organic & sustainable fabrics, safe & fair labor & wages, eco-friendly packaging, ECOCERT certified
Best For | UK organic clothing
Product Range | Adult apparel, loungewear, intimates, accessories
Size Range | XS–XXL; up to US 16
Price Range | £–£££

Thought is a London-based clothing brand with a simple philosophy: to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment. This green company has developed long-lasting relationships with factories and suppliers, and it works to ensure that every team member involved is treated respectfully with fair wages and working conditions. Thought is one of our favorites for workwear, and also donates its production samples seasonally to support women transitioning back into the workforce.

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Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Ethical manufacturing, recycled & organic materials, secondhand shop, low-waste production, eco-friendly packaging
Best For | Jumpsuits & trousers
Product Range | Women’s apparel, activewear, swimwear, & loungewear
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 12
Price Range | $–$$$

LACAUSA is as clever as it is conscious. The name La Causa is Spanish for “The Cause,” and it also represents the company’s Los Angeles location. (LA, CA, USA, get it?) Whether you’re shopping for a flowy dress reminiscent of warm, breezy weather or you’d prefer a jumpsuit to pair with your favorite mules, this ethical and sustainable brand is where classic meets comfort. Most garments are made in LA, and for the apparel crafted overseas, the brand ensures fair factories, living wages, and healthy working conditions for all. LACAUSA gives back quarterly to various charities.


30. Hackwith Design House

Based In | Minnesota, USA
Ethics | Ethically made in the USA, made-to-order, inclusive sizing, limited-run batches, secondhand shop, low waste
Best For | Investment pieces
Product Range | Women’s apparel, swimwear, outerwear, accessories
Size Range | XS–4.5X; up to US 28
Price Range | $$$–$$$$

Minnesota-based Hackwith Design House is designing pieces with one goal in mind: for that piece to be your favorite. The apparel, all made in the USA, features simple and clean basics for every season. Plus, you can find swimwear and inclusive size options, too. Many products are made-to-order, reducing waste and ensuring that your piece is a true one-of-a-kind. Hackwith Design House’s soothing, in-style color palette is perfect for the minimalist looking to invest in clothing that will last a lifetime.

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31. People Tree

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified pieces, PETA-approved vegan, low impact dyes, GOTS certified organic & biodegradable materials, give-back box
Best For | Affordable fair trade clothing
Product Range | Women’s apparel, activewear, sleepwear, accessories
Size Range | S–L; up to US 14
Price Range | £–£££ 

People Tree is recognized by consumers and the fashion industry alike as a pioneer in the fair trade and sustainable fashion movement. And it’s long been one of our go-to shops for responsibly made fashion. For over 20 years, the brand has partnered with fair trade artisans and farmers to produce ethical and eco-wear. The collection ranges from the lightweight organic cotton sundresses to workwear, jumpsuits, yoga wear, and more. Based in the UK, People Tree ships globally.

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32. United By Blue

Based In | Pennsylvania, USA
Ethics | Certified B Corp, GOTS certified, single use plastic-free
Best For | Eco-friendly outdoor clothing
Product Range | Adult & children’s apparel, swimwear, shoes, outdoor gear, home goods
Size Range | XS–XL, up to US 16
Price Range | $–$$

United By Blue is more than just an outdoor and everyday apparel brand: For each item sold, it removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through clean-up initiatives. As a B Corp, United By Blue is dedicated to doing what’s best for people and the planet from production’s beginning to end (including with a lifetime guarantee). The whole family can explore the world in its durable, travel-friendly apparel, and you’ll feel good knowing that the business is protecting our planet in more ways than one.

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33. Encircled

The Good Trade Partner

Based In | Toronto, Canada
Ethics | Certified B Corp, OEKO-TEX eco-friendly fabrics, upcycling, small batch
Best For | Convertible clothing for travel
Product Range | Women’s apparel, multiwear garments, sets
Size Range | XS–4X
Price Range | $$–$$$

Encircled is on a mission to help you pack lighter and do more with less. It creates travel-friendly clothing that’s versatile in design with fabrics that are as comfortable as they are good for the planet. Encircled takes a mindful and slow approach to design, producing only what is needed. It incorporates sustainable practices into everything it does from upcycling leftover fabric to using recyclable packaging. We love Encircled’s video tutorials on how-to wear its pieces multiple ways.

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34. Two Days Off

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Climate-Neutral Certified, natural & deadstock fibers, ethically made to order or in small batches, recycled packaging, inclusive sizing
Best For | Made-to-order & small batch basics
Product Range | Women’s apparel, outerwear, bath & body, home goods, accessories
Size Range | XS–4XL; up to US 26
Price Range | $$–$$$

Two Days Off is a woman-owned and operated brand out of Los Angeles. The brand’s dreamy line of linen, cotton, and hemp basics are made with natural fibers or deadstock fabrics, which can be recycled or biodegrade after use. Most basics are made to order or crafted in small batches, so it’s responsibly made without excess waste. All orders ship plastic-free and the business is carbon-neutral; it’s as sustainable as you can get! Time to upgrade our capsule wardrobe.

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35. Sotela

Based In | California, USA
Ethics | Ethically made in the USA, organic & sustainable materials, made-to-order, recycled packaging, inclusive sizing
Best For | Flexible fits
Product Range | Women’s apparel, outerwear, accessories
Size Range | 0–30 (see sizing details here)
Price Range | $$–$$$$

Our bodies change and fluctuate every single day; whether it’s from bloating, weight change, or pregnancy, the list goes on and on. The team behind Sotela wants you to celebrate your body in any and all forms. Its line of body-positive women’s apparel uses flexible sizing so that your body can look relaxed and confident in any outfit, any day. All of the apparel is made in-house in its LA studio, utilizing eco-friendly fabrics like TENCEL & linen whenever possible, and shipped to you in recycled packaging.

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Featured image includes model Shelly Cochrane wearing dress by Reformation; bag by The Little Market; jewelry by Apse; sunglasses by Paloma Wool

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