With more brands than ever before attempting to be kinder to our Earth, the amount of sustainable brands to shop can be kind of overwhelming. And I mean that in the best way possible; the more eco-friendly options, the merrier! We rounded up some of the best sustainable clothing brands to shop this Earth Day—or whenever you’re feeling like doing something good for the planet. As fashion-lovers, it can sometimes be difficult to satiate our constant need to add pieces to our wardrobes in a way that also aligns with helping the Earth. However, as time goes on, more and more brands are making it easier to actually feel good about shopping.
Whether you need a new swimsuit to wear every single day this summer, a top that’s perfect for your Zoom calls or a dress you’ll want to rock at every party and happy hour, there’s a sustainable brand waiting to give you exactly what your wardrobe is missing. Seriously, it’s become so easy to shop sustainably, there’s really no excuse not to. While some items can be on the pricier side, there are plenty affordable collections—and often, they’re very transparent with their pricing.
If you’re itching to add some clothing to your closet, take a look at these sustainable brands before going anywhere else. Odds are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for—and at the same time, support eco-friendly and ethical companies. The more we shop brands that are doing good things for our Earth, the more we can make a lasting change in the fashion industry.
Do yourself (and Earth) a favor, and dive into these incredible eco-friendly brands. You’ll find 16 of our favorites to shop below.
By using innovative dye techniques and special wash methods, 50 percent sustainable fibers and recycled materials Banana Republic has been creating their most sustainable collection of clothing yet. Not only has The Better Shop saved over 1.2 million gallons of water so far, but the pieces are ridiculously cute. The collection features adorable denim styles, chic tops and dresses that are sure to be staples in your wardrobe.
2. Christy Dawn
Christy Dawn is one of those brands you just can’t help but love. Their clothes are so cute, it feels like a special bonus that they’re also a sustainable brand. From the absolute cutest dresses to blouses you’ll love forever, Christy Dawn should be your go-to for soft and flowy styles.
CUUP bras aren’t just a great place for your boobs to rest, but they’re also made with Oeko Tex 100 certified—a fabric that doesn’t contain any chemicals that might harm your body. Plus, CUUP is committed to sourcing from sustainable suppliers and donates their extra bras to the I Support The Girls charity.
4. ÉTICA Denim
If you’re in need of some seriously cute and sustainable jeans, ÉTICA denim is the place for you to shop this Earth Day. The brand is based out of Los Angeles and certified for Global Impact, Clean Industry Practices and Social Responsibility. Even the tags on their clothing are made from recycled materials. It’s a cute AF brand you can feel good about shopping over and over.
Everlane’s entire mission is about keeping things radically transparent and ethical. Since they create high-quality pieces, use only the most ethical factories and keep things transparent in terms of pricing, Everlane is a great place to shop. They even launched a new line of cute tees that are made from 100% organic cotton.
Filled with incredibly cool hand-embroidered sweatshirts, Grey State’s artisan capsule aims to empower women and girls in Bangladesh. Each sweatshirt is embroidered by local Bangladeshi artisans who make their living doing handcrafts. Plus, 20% of proceeds from the capsule collection benefit Malek Chowdhury Memorial Girls School.
If you’re into effortlessly cool boho-inspired looks, Kate Hudson’s new clothing brand Happy x Nature is a treat. We can’t get over how many absolutely stunning pieces this brand has on offer—and each is made in an environmentally responsible way. Whether it’s using recycled cotton and polyester or reducing plastic waste, Happy x Nature tells you what each article of clothing is doing to help the planet.
If you’re guilty of shopping fashion fashion but want something a little more sustainable and organic, try H&M’s Conscious collection. The prices are still ridiculously affordable, the clothes are just as cute and you’ll know you’re doing your part to make a difference. From jeans you’ll love from day one to trendy dresses perfect for a backyard picnic or late-night party, you’re sure to find the eco-friendly look of your dreams.
From the start, Outerknown has made it their mission to be a sustainable brand—and they’ve definitely succeeded. 90% of the fibers used are organic, recycled or regenerated, 100% of their swim trunks are made with recycled or renewed fabrics and Outerknown makes sure to use fair labor. These are pieces you can truly feel great about adding to your wardrobe.
10. Out of the Woods
In need of a ridiculously cute and sustainable bag? Out of the Woods can definitely deliver. Each bag is made from what the brand calls Supernatural Paper™—a type of reusable and soft paper that they source responsibly. It feels like leather, but is 100 percent animal cruelty-free. (!!!)
Pact’s mission: Turn fast fashion into ethical fashion. The brand sources 100! organic cotton, which saves water every time they make their (very cozy) clothes, like the above hoodie. If you’re looking for your next workout or loungewear ensemble, Pact is the place to snag it.
12. QEEP UP
Qeep Up—a sustainable brand started by the iconic actress Maggie Q—is truly a go-to for ethically made, waste-free swimwear and workout outfits. After waiting for years for a sturdy fabric to be created out of recycled plastic from the ocean, Maggie Q was finally able to start her sustainable brand, and we all should be shopping. Queep Up isn’t just a clothing brand; it’s a call to action.
Boasting washable, woven flats and sneakers made from eco-friendly materials, Rothy’s is your new favorite sustainable shoe brand. They are continuously striving for zero waste, using a combination 3D knitting technology (!!) and handcrafted assembly to keep things up to par. Plus, the brand just released some seriously cute sandals, perfect for all your summer looks.
14. Vitamin A
After first being told by fabric suppliers that there wasn’t a market for swimwear made from recycled fibers, the founder of Vitamin A took it upon herself to make her own fabric—EcoLux™—and thus, one of the first sustainable swimwear brands was born. Vitamin A also incorporates organic cotton, linen and recycled cotton into products like the cute suit above, making it the ultimate place to score your next sustainable bikini.
15. Warp & Weft
With sustainable, size-inclusive denim under $100, Warp & Weft is not a brand you want to sleep on. With an emphasis on ethical practices, the brand strives to make the denim of your dreams, and this year they’re doing a little bit extra for Earth Day. Even if you aren’t ordering jeans (which, you should, but whatever), you can donate to No Kid Hungry through the Warp & Weft site, and they’ll match your donation and use it all to help children affected by COVID-19 school closures get the meals they need.
16. CASETiFY Conscious
Okay, so I know phone cases aren’t technically fashion, but I use mine like an accessory! For this reason, I’m beyond pumped about CASETiFY Conscious, the brand’s all-new, fully compostable cases. Plus, they’ll plant a tree for every compostable case sold on Earth Day as part of a partnership with Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project! Treat yourself, your phone, and Mother Nature.
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