🍃 Green Apparel For A Better World🍃

When we think of pollution, we think of big oil companies and smog from coal mines—but the truth is, the fast fashion industry is one of the central polluting industries in the world. Less than 3% of the world’s croplands are used for cotton for our clothes, yet it consumes nearly 25% of pesticides. Not only is that harmful to our planet, but it also kills thousands of farmers and producers each year who work surrounded by these chemicals and waste.

Brands are becoming increasingly mindful of how their clothes are produced. Whether they are using low-impact dyes, upcycling natural materials, or growing organic pesticide-free cotton, we’ve rounded up 12 eco-friendly clothing brands that are making a positive environmental impact for the long term.

1. Thought Clothing

Based In | London, UK
Eco-Friendly Practices | Natural, eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, organic and recycled materials whenever possible
Product Range | Women’s and men’s apparel, socks, accessories
Price Range | ££

Want to go green (and every color in between) with your closet? Thought Clothing has got the goods: their natural and eco-friendly fabrics like hemp, bamboo, and organic denim are made with sustainability in mind. And their clothes are quality, too, so you don’t necessarily need to wash after just one wear. We are obsessed with their bright colors, stunning knits, and stylish patterns—and the fact that everything is under £150. Very, very thoughtful.

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Based In | Boulder, CO
Eco-Friendly Practices | Organic cotton, GOTS Certified, responsibly-made
Product Range | Women’s and men’s apparel, underwear, dresses, tops, bottoms, loungewear
Price Range | $

Best known for their basics, PACT knows that going organic has benefits for the consumer, the farmer, and the planet. Their eco-friendly organic cotton uses up to 95% less water than traditional cotton, avoids the use of chemicals, and is softer than the alternative—a true win-win for everyone involved. Our personal favorite is their underwear, engineered for all-day comfort, leaving you feeling comfortable and confident underneath it all.


3. Reformation

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Eco-Friendly Practices | Carbon-neutral practices, green buildings, recycling, and sustainable materials
Product Range | Women’s apparel, denim, wedding, and shoes
Price Range | $$–$$$$

Reformation embodies what it means to be an eco-friendly clothing brand. They use ethical and sustainable methods to produce their chic, fashion-forward apparel inside green and LEED-friendly buildings. And with every item, you can see how many gallons of water or pounds of carbon dioxide waste you’ve saved. Plus, with tees, dresses, denim, and even wedding options, there’s a piece for every part and stage of your life.

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4. Alternative Apparel

Based In | Norcross, GA
Eco-Friendly Practices | Eco-friendly and organic practices, low-impact dyes, recycled materials & fibers
Product Range | Women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, home
Price Range | $–$$

Alternative Apparel is a leader in eco-friendly production of clothing, from their use of eco-fleece for jackets to organic cotton in tanks. Working with factories globally that ensure safe and fair working conditions, Alternative produces everyday clothing for men and women on the go that are as versatile as they are comfortable. If you’re looking to restock on your basic tees or leggings, Alternative Apparel is your one-stop shop.

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5. People Tree

Based In | London, UK
Eco-Friendly Practices | Sustainable practices, uses fabrics like Tencel & organic cotton
Product Range | Women’s dresses, jumpsuits, trousers, tops, skirts, essentials
Price Range | $$

People Tree not only produces their clothes ethically through Fair Trade certifications and paying living wages, but their clothes are also eco-friendly, organic, and use GOTS-approved dyes. They even take environmental sustainability one step further—their labels are made from FSC-certified paper. People Tree’s line of vibrant patterns, flattering silhouettes, and high-quality garments makes their dresses a wardrobe staple.

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6. tentree

Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Eco-Friendly Practices | Uses sustainable fabrics, responsible and eco-friendly manufacturing practices, plants ten trees for every item purchased
Product Range | Women’s and men’s apparel, outerwear, accessories
Price Range | $$

As a B Corp, tentree is dedicated to upholding the highest standards for people and planet—throughout their manufacturing and beyond. tentree, as their name suggests, plants ten trees for each item purchased and has a goal of planting one billion trees by 2030 (they have planted over 30 million trees to date). Their clothing is perfect for the active wearer, all made from varying blends of sustainable fabrics that you’ll feel great about wearing!

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7. Boden

Based In | London, UK
Eco-Friendly Practices | Sustainable cotton, transparent supply chain, eco-friendly packaging
Product Range
| Women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel, outerwear, occasionwear
Price Range | $$–$$$

When you’re a universal brand like Boden, your sourcing and supply chain is of the utmost importance—because quite frankly, it has the biggest impact on the environment. Boden, though, follows through when it comes to sustainability. They use sustainable and organic cotton whenever possible, build partnerships with countries around the world, and are ethical in every step of the supply chain. And since they stock apparel for women, men, and family, it can be your one-stop shop for eco-friendly clothing.

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8. EcoVibe

Based In | Portland, OR
Eco-Friendly Practices | Gives back, recycled & natural materials, sustainably produced
Product Range | Women’s and men’s apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry
Price Range | $–$$

Founded by two partners in 2010, EcoVibe emphasizes considering where and how things are made, ensuring what they sell is ethically produced whenever possible. In addition, they participate in 1% For the Planet each year, always giving back to environmental causes. Their chic and stylish apparel includes billowy floral dresses, to tencel denim button ups, to strappy jumpsuits, and additional options in plus-size—there’s truly something for everyone.

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9. Cuyana

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Eco-Friendly Practices | Streamlined production, lean shipping
Product Range | Women’s tops, bottoms, swimwear, sweaters, dresses
Price Range | $$$

When we think of grace, elegance, and style, we think of Cuyana. While their textiles are sourced internationally, production takes place all in the same country streamlining the process. And, with each purchase, they’ll send you a bag you can fill with your used clothes which they donate to women’s organizations—and give you a $10 credit toward your new purchase. With their simple and classic looks, Cuyana believes in buying fewer, better items to reduce waste and invest in high-quality pieces.

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10. Amour Vert

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Eco-Friendly Practices | Zero-waste philosophy, nontoxic dyes, sustainable sourcing
Product Range | Women’s tops, bottoms, dresses, sweaters, baby
Price Range | $$

Amour Vert was founded on the principle that great fashion and sustainability can coexist peacefully. That’s why many of their pieces are produced within 20 miles of their San Francisco headquarters, using nontoxic dyes and zero-waste methods. In addition, with each purchase of a tee, a new tree is planted, with over 220,000 trees already planted to date. Their effortless and comfortable looks give off a carefree and laidback California vibe with New York style.

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11. Organic Basics

Based In | Aarhus, Denmark
Eco-Friendly Practices | Organic cotton, 100% eco-certified, sustainable production, solar + wind energy
Product Range | Women’s and men’s underwear, bras, socks
Price Range | $$

Organic Basics knows the fashion industry can be a dirty place—so they want you to look, feel, and act as clean as possible with their high-quality underwear. Most notably, they’ve recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for organic underwear that keeps you cool while preventing bacteria growth. With black, white, and rose nude bikini-style underwear and triangle bras, you’ll feel confident, and comfortable. We love this collection for anyone who’s low-key and on-the-go transitioning from work to yoga to their next dinner party.

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12. Threads 4 Thought

Based In | New York City, NY
Eco-Friendly Practices | Certified B Corp, sustainably produced, organic, recycled materials
Product Range | Women’s and men’s activewear, dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories
Price Range | $$

Threads 4 Thought was started 10 years ago in an effort to create a more sustainable fashion and textile industry. Since then, they’ve evolved from just basic tees to an inspiring lifestyle brand sharing about sustainability and environmental responsibility. Their activewear line for both men and women is full of bold styles and relaxed colors, and has options for any body size, shape, or type.

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