Florals, bright colors, and flowy skirts — spring and summer are our favorite seasons to rock ethical fashion. Especially when each piece has a beautiful story you can share!
We’ve curated a collection of 10 stunning, sustainably, and consciously made dresses available for all your warm-weather activities (or just for hanging out around the house) this year and far beyond.
1. Valani Vanna Hemp Dress — $348
Delicate and breezy, the Vanna Hemp Dress is the sustainable dress your wardrobe has been missing. With a stretch ruffle neckline and straps, full draped skirt with a handkerchief hem, and soft gathering, the Vanna Dress adds a touch of romance that can be dressed up or down. This midi-length dress is made with a plant-based material that regulates temperature to keep you comfortable year-round.
This versatile black dress is a great staple for anyone’s wardrobe and works perfectly for any occasion. With its chic design and lightweight feel, you’d never know this dress is made from leftover fabrics from the garment industry. This upcycled dress is sustainably made in-house in Portland, OR by women-owned ethical fashion brand Altar.
3. No Nasties Nicaro Tunic — $80
Get casual and comfy in this No Nasties tunic. All of No Nasties’ dresses and products are vegan, fair trade and made with 100% certified organic cotton, making for a wonderfully sustainable outfit perfect for beach bonfires and chilling by the pool. Plus, it also has pockets! Need we say more?
If you’re looking for a casual dress that’s still fashionable and fun, this is the dress for you! Mata Trader’s Sheath dress is made by a co-op of women artisans in India and Nepal who integrate heritage techniques and art forms to make their stunning dresses that are made with organic cotton and other plant-based fibers.
Synergy’s beautiful, flowing maxi dress is made from 100% organic cotton, dyed with low-impact dyes and is overall a stunning outfit that works for all occasions. Pair with some light sandals and a delicate necklace and you’ll be sure to turn heads.
6. Mata Traders Pondi Modal Dress in Teal — $114
This bohemian style dress is crafted from 100% modal, hand-embroidered and dyed using natural dyes. This fun dress — along with the rest of Mata Trader’s collection — is sustainable, vegan, and is created through heritage craft. Each dress is slow-made and exceptionally designed to not only make amazing styles but to ensure their artisans are paid a fair, livable wage.
This elegant dress by Valani is sure to be a favorite this summer! With its relaxed A-line silhouette, asymmetrical neckline, double flounce ruffle detail, and optional tie at the waist, this dress is stylishly designed and gorgeous. Sustainable and vegan, the dress’s body is composed of 100% banana viscose and the lining is made of 100% Tencel eucalyptus.
8. Mata Traders Henrietta Smocked Dress — $128
Ready for a special date night or weekend running errands, this dress, featuring romantic ruffles, pleats, and a ruched waist is comfortable and flattering. Each dress is hand-block printed with natural dyes and sewn by women in a fair trade cooperative in India.
Exceptionally designed and made with organic cotton, this Elise Sheath Dress is made with sustainability, elegance and comfort in mind. Its timeless wide neckline and slit in the front make this dress versatile, timeless and a great addition to any fashion-lovers collection.
10. 337 Brand Miki T-Shirt Dress — $59
A t-shirt dress that’s as comfy as it is flattering. This heathered t-shirt dress is the ideal cut and length for running errands or meeting with friends outside in style. This timeless essential is made from organic cotton and mechanically processed bamboo. 337 Brand also plants one tree per order!