Sustainable Baggy Pants We Love

Gone are the days of tight fits and suffocating jeans. No more jumping up and down to get trousers on or painfully peeling them off, thank goodness!

Instead, as we transition back into the “real world,” we’re looking for more comfortable, cozy bottoms. That means we’re all about the new baggy trend. These 11 brands below are designing baggy jeans and pants with sustainable materials, ethical and eco-friendly production, and—most of all—the relaxed fits we need right now.

If you’re interested in how we’re styling our own baggy pants this season, check out our fall capsule wardrobe. Then, complete your look with some sustainable streetwear!

1. nu-in

Based In | Gothenburg, Sweden
Ethics | PETA-approved vegan, carbon-neutral shipping, eco-friendly practices & packaging, upcycled, sustainable, & recyclable materials, ethical production, gives back
Sizes | XXS–XXXL (US 0–12, EU 32–46)
Price Range | €39,99–€59,99

For baggy trousers, wide-leg joggers, and loose pants, nu-in is an affordable go-to for all three. The brand’s main fabrics include organic and recycled cotton, recycled polyester, sustainable viscose, finished with FSC certified paper hang tags. (Even the external packaging is eco-friendly!) While nu-in is headquartered in the EU, shipping is carbon-neutral, so you can enjoy these sleek styles wherever you are.

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Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Organic & sustainable materials, ethically made in USA & Turkey
Sizes | 22–34 (00–14)
Price Range | $148–$298

Did you know AGOLDE has been around for almost 30 years and that it’s owned by another biz we adore, Citizens of Humanity? This premium denim brand makes styles for everyone using 100 percent organic cotton—from skinny jeans to high-waisted baggy jeans. Our favorites include the Balloon Ultra High-Rise or the Cleo Pieced Wide Leg, as they perfectly pair effortless street style with sustainability.



Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Organic & recycled materials, eco-friendly packaging, low-waste production, ethically made, gives back
Sizes | 0–10
Price Range | $88–$165

LACAUSA is a Los Angeles brand (LA, CA, USA—get it?) offering sustainably made activewear, loungewear, and streetwear. Most pieces are manufactured locally in LA, and a small percentage are produced overseas. Regardless of the location though, 100 percent of LACAUSA employees receive safe working conditions and fair wages. While you can find more traditional trousers and denim here, we are also eyeing the Willow Pants, crafted with a cotton and linen blend.


4. Boyish

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | GOTS certified organic, sustainable, & recycled materials, natural dyes, low water use & eco-friendly production, recycling program, ethically made in Turkey, carbon-neutral
Sizes | 22–32 (000–14)
Price Range | $158–$188

Baggy? Bold? Beautiful? Boyish’s jeans check all three boxes! Whether you’re in the mood for black extra-wide leg, light wash ‘90s style, or safari-inspired khakis, you can find it here. Boyish’s organic cotton is sourced from Izmir, shipped to nearby mills, and then sewn at a factory in Istanbul. (Scraps are then recycled for a low waste, mostly closed-loop process.) Between its thoughtful sustainability and spot-on style, Boyish nails it every time.

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5. Kowtow

Based In | Wellington, New Zealand
Ethics | Fair Trade certified organic & sustainable materials, GOTS certified inks, ethically made, eco-friendly packaging, repair & take back programs
Sizes | XXS–XXL (6–18)
Price Range | $119–$259

Since 2006, Kowtow has reimagined the potential of the fashion industry. Rather than being a source of harm or promoting fast fashion, Kowtow believes in Fair Trade production, sustainable and organic materials (down to the dyes), and emphasizing longevity through its repair and take-back programs. The majority of the brand’s pants are loose or wide-leg, and our top baggy styles include the Everyday Track Pant, Study Pant, and Balloon Jeans.  

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6. United by Blue

Based In | Philadelphia, PA
Ethics | Certified B Corp, organic & sustainable materials, ethically made in China, removes plastic waste from oceans
Sizes | XS–XL
Price Range | $88

We couldn’t have a list on baggy pants without cargo pants, of course! We love United by Blue’s two options, in cinnamon orange and midnight blue. These fitted-yet-baggy cargo pants come with a paperbag waist, ripstop weave, tapered leg, and plenty of pockets (huzzah!). Production takes place at a GOTS certified factory in China, which provides fair labor and wages and is powered by solar electricity.

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7. Jungmaven

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Ethically made in LA, organic & sustainable materials
Sizes | XS–XL
Price Range | $198

Rather than using traditional cotton or polyester (both of which aren’t very sustainable!), Jungmaven turns to natural hemp instead for its unisex apparel. Pieces are hand-sewn and dyed locally in LA, and we’re obsessed with Jungmaven’s unisex Campy Pant, available in an impressive 15 colors. Finally, a piece you and your partner can share! (Pro Tip: Smaller folks, size down, as it’s made with men’s sizing in mind!)

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8. Afends

Based In | Byron Bay, Australia
Ethics | Sustainable & recycled materials, solar-powered, eco-friendly production & packaging, ethically made
Sizes | XS–XL (2–10)
Price Range | $110–$150 AUD

Born off the Gold Coast of Australia, Afends is inspired by surf and skate culture. It’s pretty evident when you look at this line of pants and jeans! There are tons of extra-baggy options to find here, sewn with hemp and recycled denim. Along the way, you’ll support Afends’ values: eco-friendly water practices, reduced emissions, and low waste. We’re big fans too of the Unisex collection for a more inclusive range.

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9. Carhartt

Based In | Dearborn, MI
Ethics | WRAP-certified factories & ethical production, organic & sustainable materials
Sizes | XS–L
Price Range | $98–$148

Carhartt’s Work In Progress is a more fashion-forward collection from the beloved workwear brand. With over a century of experience, the company knows what matters most for pants—and its utilitarian background shines through in this collection. These pants are thoughtfully designed with an easygoing fit and are made with comfortable fabrics, like organic cotton. Baggy pants that function for work and play? Yes, please.

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10. A.BCH

Based In | Melbourne, AUS
Ethics | Circular production standards, locally made & sourced, GOTS certified organic & sustainable materials, eco-friendly production & packaging, repair & take-back program
Sizes | XS–XXL (AU 6–24)
Price Range | $275 AUD

A.BCH wants to solve the problem of over-manufacturing and waste in the fashion industry. That’s why the team focuses on circular economy standards, making most pieces in-house and transparently tracing the supply chain start-to-finish. A.BCH goes the extra mile too, offering inclusive and custom sizing, free repairs, and a take-back program to recycle apparel once you’re done. Catch us in these linen palazzo pants all season long, for when denim or hemp is just too structured.

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11. Universal Works

Based In | Nottingham, UK
Ethics | Recycled & organic materials, small-scale ethical production
Sizes | 28–38
Price Range | £125–£235

Universal Works is a contemporary menswear brand prioritizing small-scale production. Produced in the UK and overseas, the UW team partners only with factories it trusts, focusing on skill rather than speed. And it’s working: These pants are gorgeously stitched and impeccably designed. While technically, the styles and sizing fall under “men’s fashion,” we believe anyone can rock these baggy pants in style!

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Featured image from nu-in

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