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When we think of pollution, we think of big oil companies and smog from coal mines—but the truth is, fast fashion is one of the central polluting industries in the world. Not only is excessive clothing production harmful to our planet, but garment production harms farmers and producers due to chemicals and waste.

Thankfully, there are many eco-friendly clothing brands utilizing sustainable production methods. These brands use low-impact dyes, upcycled natural materials, and organic cotton to create the very best sustainable and organic apparel.

It can feel overwhelming to try to break a fast fashion habit, but making the switch to eco-friendly clothing doesn’t have to happen over night. Start small, keeping these environmentally friendly clothing brands in mind for the next time you get the itch to update your closet.

For even more eco-friendly fashion brands, check out our guides for sustainable shoes, ethical handbags, and additional ethical & sustainable clothing brands.


Best Overall | Most Affordable | Most Sustainable


1. For Days

Best For | Affordable tops & hoodies
Sustainable Practices | GOTS certified organic cotton & recyclable textiles, ethical production, take-back & recycling programs, zero-waste philosophy, gives back 1% of sales
Price Range | $–$$$

For Days is creating apparel for (better) days. With a focus on zero-waste clothing, closed-loop systems, and circular fashion, this eco-friendly brand is all about quality basics that can be returned at a later time and recycled into new pieces. In exchange, you’ll receive a swap credit that you can use for new clothes so you can upgrade your closet, too. We especially love the “For All” collection of unisex apparel, the ‘90s inspired tees, and lounge-friendly rompers—mostly made with organic cotton or recycled terry, and sewn in Morocco.


2. Pact

Best For | Affordable fair trade basics
Sustainable Practices | GOTS certified organic cotton, Fair Trade Certified factories & practices, eco-friendly packaging, clothing donation program
Price Range | $–$$

Loved for its line of basics, Pact knows that going organic has benefits for consumers, farmers, and the planet. The brand’s organic cotton clothing uses up to 81 percent less water than traditional cotton, avoids the use of chemicals, and is supremely softer than the alternative—a true win-win for everyone involved. Our personal favorites are the loungewear and sleepwear, engineered for all-day (and night!) comfort, leaving you feeling comfortable and confident.


3. VETTA

Best For | Capsule wardrobes
Sustainable Practices | GOTS certified sustainable & upcycled fabrics, responsible factories, partially solar powered, recycled packaging
Price Range | $$–$$$

Whether you want to build your wardrobe from the ground up or streamline your existing closet, VETTA does it all. The company specializes in creating themed five-piece capsule collections (like “Wander” or “Utility,” for example) that can be reworked into a month’s worth of outfits. (Yes, it’s true—see our VETTA review for more.) If à la carte is more your thing, you can buy items individually. From wrap dresses to reversible miniskirts, VETTA uses organic cotton, linen, Tencel, deadstock fabric, recycled polyester, and more—all sewn in the US, India, and Peru.


4. Eileen Fisher

Best For | Timeless staples and size inclusivity
Sustainable Practices | Certified B Corp, organic & recycled materials, ethical & eco-friendly production, secondhand program
Price Range | $$$–$$$$

Eileen Fisher clothing is designed for simplicity with an emphasis on quality. The New York-based, employee-owned brand makes elevated wardrobe staples—like cropped cardigans and tank dresses, box tops and tapered pants—in stunning silhouettes, and from materials like organic linen, organic pima cotton, and responsible merino wool. The Certified B Corp also monitors its factories to ensure fair treatment while implementing initiatives for water and energy conservation too. Plus, its Renew program accepts the brand’s used clothes back to be resold, donated, or remade into new designs.


5. tentree

Best For | Graphic tees, joggers, loungewear, & outerwear
Sustainable Practices | Certified B Corp, Climate Neutral Certified, sustainable & recycled materials, WRAP, BSCI, SA8000, or Fair Trade certified ethical production, environmental initiatives
Price Range | $–$$

As a certified B Corp, tentree upholds the highest standards for people and the planet in its manufacturing process. As the name suggests, the company plants 10 trees for each item purchased and has a goal of planting one billion trees by 2030. (The company has planted over 70 million trees to date!) The clothing is perfect for the activewear & loungewear lover (we love the men’s joggers!), and everything is made from varying sustainable fabrics like organic cotton and Tencel and crafted in Europe and India.


6. Boody

Best For | Bamboo underwear & basics
Sustainable Practices | Certified B Corp, OEKO-TEX & ECOCERT certified sustainable materials, ISO certified ethical production, gives back to various causes
Price Range | $–$$

Boody—which touts itself as the first underwear brand in the US to be named a certified B Corp—is all about easy-to-wear essentials you’ll love lounging in. Using sustainable bamboo (transformed into bamboo viscose and manufactured in China, Vietnam, and India), this fast-growing and natural material is comfortable, breathable, and silky soft. (And it’s moisture-wicking too!) Whether you’re grabbing undies for your…well, booty, men’s athleisure, or a wrap for your littlest one, enjoy soft, safe, and sustainable clothing.


7. Organic Basics

Best For | Activewear & undies
Sustainable Practices | Certified B Corp, GOTS certified organic cotton & recycled fabrics, 100 percent eco-certified production, solar & wind energy, gives to 1% for the Planet
Price Range | $$–$$$

Organic Basics knows the fashion industry can be a dirty place—and the brand wants you to look, feel, and act as clean as possible with its high-quality apparel, including sweats, underwear, and the comfiest tees. Made across Portugal, Austria, Scotland, Italy, and Turkey, ethical production is a priority, with safe working spaces and fair wages. We love this collection for anyone who’s low-key and on-the-go between work, yoga, or a dinner party. This B Corp also gives back to grassroots orgs and activists fighting for climate justice and biodiversity.


8. Thought Clothing

Best For | Women’s workwear
Sustainable Practices | GOTS certified organic & recycled materials, eco-friendly & ethical production, plastic-free & recyclable packaging, recycling & donation program
Price Range | ££–££££

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


9. Avocado

Best For | Sleepwear & loungewear
Sustainable Practices | Certified B Corp, Climate Neutral Certified, GOTS certified organic fabrics, eco-friendly packaging, nontoxic dyes, gives back, Made Safe certified ethical production
Price Range | $–$$$$

This newly launched fashion brand comes from the beloved natural bedding company Avocado, so you can expect the same impressive eco-friendly standards. The B Corp (that’s also Climate Neutral Certified) crafts lush loungewear and super-soft basics, like cardigans, joggers, hoodies, tees and more. They’re made from organic and sustainably grown cotton, biodegradable modal, and alpaca fiber sourced from a regenerative farm in Peru—and they’re all crafted with nontoxic dyes.


10. Back Beat Co.

Best For | Colorful clothing
Sustainable Practices | Many made in the USA, ethical production, GOTS certified organic cotton & sustainable materials, recycled packaging
Price Range | $–$$$

Inspired by the surf-and-skate culture of California, Back Beat Co. is all about cool, casual comfort. Using low-impact fabrics like hemp, Tencel, and GOTS certified organic and recycled cotton, the brand creates tops, bottoms, underwear, outerwear, and more that you can wear far beyond the beach. The company also ships from its Los Angeles studio using virgin plastic-free packaging that’s compostable or recycled. Back Beat’s mission is to help you achieve “that laid back life,” so get consciously comfy.


11. People Tree

Best For | UK eco-friendly clothing
Sustainable Practices | Fair Trade Certified pieces, PETA-approved vegan, GOTS certified organic & biodegradable materials, low-impact dyes, give-back box
Price Range | ££–£££

Not only is People Tree clothing guaranteed fair trade, but it’s also eco-friendly, organic, and colored with GOTS-approved dyes. The British brand even prints its labels on FSC-certified paper. With vibrant patterns, lovely silhouettes, and high-quality garments, these sustainable pieces are wardrobe staples. Did we mention the company pays workers ethical living wages? We’re not hearing—or seeing—anything we don’t like!


12. Two Days Off

Best For | Made-to-order linen tops, skirts, & pants
Sustainable Practices | Climate-Neutral Certified, natural & deadstock fibers, ethically made to order or in small batches, recycled packaging, inclusive sizing
Price Range | $$–$$$

Gina Stovall, a geologist who focused on climate solutions in graduate school, founded Two Days Off as a way to re-think responsible production. This climate-neutral brand makes all apparel in-house in Los Angeles in either small batches or made-to-order in up to size 4XL. Natural and deadstock fibers like linen, cotton, and hemp are used every step of the way—shipped in plastic-free packaging. We love this woman-owned brand for its effortless silhouettes and luxurious fits.


13. Soluna Collective

Best For | Versatile layers
Sustainable Practices | GOTS certified organic & sustainable materials, eco-friendly dyes, artisan-made, ethically made, gives back to various causes
Price Range | $$–$$$

As a woman-of-color led company, Soluna Collective specifically prioritizes these values: Ethical production, women- and BIPOC-led, better materials, handmade, and low-impact dyes. Proudly artisan-made from around the globe including Peru and India, Soluna Collective’s garments are meant to match whatever’s already in your closet! Every piece is thoughtfully designed to use the best in organic cotton and recycled fibers as well as eco dyes.


14. Cleobella

Best For | Patterned dresses & tops
Sustainable Practices | Ethical production & traditional techniques, GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton & sustainable materials, gives back to women’s causes, cut-to-order production, recycled packaging
Price Range | $$$$

Cleobella’s tagline is “globally inspired, ethically handmade,” and the team lives up to both of those values. Partnering with artisans in Bali and India and preserving traditional techniques (like woodblock printing), this sustainable brand crafts gorgeous dresses and tops—with matching options for your little ones! Fabrics include organic cotton, eco-friendly viscose, linen, and hemp, and with a cut-to-order production model, there’s no mass waste. From date-night minis to farmer’s market maxis, there’s a style for every woman.

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15. FRANKIE

Best For | Women’s upcycled streetwear
Sustainable Practices | Upcycled fabrics, recycled waste, ethical & local manufacturing, compostable packaging, gives back 1% of sales
Price Range | $–$$$$

Love old school Nike and Adidas? How about vintage Reebok? With FRANKIE, you can find all your favorite ‘90s inspired streetwear patchworked into new pieces with a modern flair! For example, consider the Rework Sweatshorts Sets with alternating color blocks or cropped windbreakers and tees. Every piece here is one-of-a-kind (so we recommend searching by size), and made locally in Vancouver. Any scraps are also recycled into new fabrics as well. Sustainable streetwear at its finest.


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