Whether you’re well versed in sustainable fashion, or just dipping your toes into the topic, these six sustainable clothing brands are worth having on your radar.
This brief brand guide has zero-waste, locally made, fair trade, and made-to-order brands that will meet even the highest standards for style and sustainability. We have also curated a few of our favorite pieces from each brand and think you’ll love them all.
Valani designs sustainable, plant-based clothing which provides a chic look without harming the environment. The plant-based, biodegradable fabrics Valani uses include hemp, Tencel eucalyptus and banana fabric, which are all dyed with low impact, non-toxic dyes. Each Valani garment is produced in Tamil Nadu, India, where the seamstresses prevent harmful environmental impact by minimizing waste and creating the garments in small batches. From dresses to skirts and tops, Valani has a wide range of beautiful, sustainable clothes that look great all year round.
A fashion line out of Goa, India that understands the cross-section of comfort and style, No Nasties is dedicated to making all their pieces vegan, fair trade and made with 100% certified organic cotton. You can rock these minimalistic and modern looks knowing everyone, from the farmers who grow the organic cotton to the women artisans who create each piece, are paid fair wages and enjoy excellent working conditions. Not to mention a tree is planted for every product No Nasties sells!
Mien is a sustainable and ethical clothing line designed for the modern woman. With inclusive sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, and distinctive, roomy designs, Mien has a versatile piece that’s perfect for anyone. Mien uses eco-friendly fabrics like modal, linen, bamboo, and 100% certified organic cotton, and each piece is dyed using AZO-free dyes. Woman-owned and women-founded, Mien pays their employees and makers fair wages while manufacturing their clothes in small batches in Los Angeles, California.
If you’re looking for stylish and comfy loungewear, Leena & Lu is a fantastic sustainable option. Luxuriously soft and made with naturally hypoallergenic certified organic Pima jersey cotton, Leena & Lu’s earth-friendly and fair trade loungewear is great for lounging, sleeping or even a casual day out. Every garment, from their joggers, t-shirt dresses, and tops is made in small batches in Peru with non-toxic all-natural dyes, and Leena & Lu’s artisans are all paid fair living wages.
Soluna Collective creates exceptionally sustainable pieces perfect for any occasion. All their clothes are manufactured in small batches by hand implementing ethical and fair trade standards. Soluna Collective uses certified organic cotton, Tencel, deadstock fabrics and eco-friendly or low-impact dyes. Handwoven and sewn in India by women, Soluna Collective keeps sustainability and ethics in mind by paying living wages and even recycling used garments that are at the end of their lifecycle.
Passion Lilie works with artisans across India, ensuring safe working conditions, long-term employment, and fair wages that enable artisans to support their families. The Fair Trade Federation member’s garments have modern silhouettes but are crafted using ancient artisanal dyeing and weaving traditions.
Poplinen is a size-inclusive clothing brand dedicated to making better fitting, beautiful, timeless tops for women. Poplinen’s sustainably-made garments range in size from XS to 3XL, and all of Poplinen’s garments are made in the USA in small batches in Los Angeles. Poplinen is a POC-owned and Women-owned brand and pays living wages to all their workers.