Fair Trade Fashion For Men
While ethical brands for women are popping up on almost a daily basis, we acknowledge that sometimes it’s a challenge to find fair trade brands for the conscious man.
Well, you can now say goodbye to your lack of options: we’ve found eleven fair trade fashion brands that every kind of guy will love. Employees are paid fair wages, the materials are often eco-friendly or sustainable, and the styles are timeless, so we know these brands will be well worth their investments.
Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | The capsule curious
Product Range | Tops, denim, outerwear, sweaters
Price Range | $15 (tee)–$100 (cashmere sweater)
Everlane is made for men who want to level up their closet into a capsule wardrobe without breaking the bank. Their range of colorful tees to slim-fit button downs to workday chinos truly run the gamut, and they are notorious for being easy to layer and style. Made ethically in factories around the world, they believe in cutting out costs to provide you high-quality apparel, without the markups.
2. Bluer Denim
Based In | Portland, OR
Best For | The laid back guy
Product Range | Denim jackets and jeans
Price Range | $95 (jean jacket)–$145 (dark wash jeans)
Move over, Levi’s. Bluer Denim is perfect for the guy who loves American-made denim: these jeans are designed in Portland, cotton grown in Georgia, milled in North Carolina, and put together in Los Angeles with an eco-friendly process, too. And with each purchase, you can donate a used pair for a $15 credit off your next pair. If their ethics weren’t enough to entice you, their range will be. Their line of denim includes slim, straight, and loose styles, so there really is something for everyone.
3. Buck Mason
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | The bad boy
Product Range | Tops, pants, jackets
Price Range | $28 (tee)–$495 (leather jacket)
Combine Ryan Gosling’s aesthetic with Los Angeles flair, and you’ve got Buck Mason. Founded in 2013 off Abbot Kinney Boulevard in LA, Buck Mason has re-designed everyday style to be more modern, classic, and rugged. Loved by GQ, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal alike, we know we’re not alone—they really are the ideal brand for the conscious gentleman. Whether you’re a fan of structured cotton or into 100% Pima, you’ll find each of their products to be a exceptionally timeless addition to your wardrobe.
4. Alternative Apparel
Based In | Atlanta, GA
Best For | The casual weekender
Product Range | Tops, sweaters, pants, outerwear
Price Range | $15 (tee)–$148 (jeans)
Alternative Apparel practices what they preach when it comes to conscious fashion: their garments are made with low-impact dyes, eco-friendly and organic fabrics, fair labor practices, and recycled or sustainable materials, whenever possible. Inspired by an athletic feel, their line of tees, sweats, and outerwear are ideal for the weekend or for the conscious college student on campus. With a variety of sizes and appealing colors, you’ll be able to easily mix and match these pieces with your entire closet.
5. Todd Shelton
Based In | East Rutherford, NJ
Best For | The denim lover
Product Range | Denim, tees, button-downs
Price Range | $65 (tee)–$255 (denim)
Looking for American classics that will last a lifetime? Todd Shelton’s made-to-order garments are the epitome of slow fashion for men, featuring timeless silhouettes and seasonless staples he’ll wear all year long. The makers of Todd Shelton’s garments are all directly employed by the company, which means they have full oversight of happy, healthy workplace conditions in their East Rutherford, New Jersey factory.
Based In | Culver City, CA
Best For | The environmentalist
Product Range | Denim, apparel, outerwear, accessories
Price Range | $38 (tee)–$295 (coat)
Surfer Kelly Slater saw the effects of pollution and waste every day. So, he created something better with designer John Moore: Outerknown. This apparel company is for the man who’s as passionate about fair trade and safe working conditions as he is about sustainability. Made in Peru, Mexico, and China, they are committed to the Fair Labor guidelines, building partnerships with suppliers worldwide, and they take every part of their supply chain into account when it comes to their environmental footprint. Further proof that style, slow fashion, and sustainability can go perfectly together.
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | The stylish gent
Product Range | Tees, button-downs, pants, outerwear
Price Range | $34 (tee)–$328 (blazer)
Apolis has been revolutionizing fair trade fashion since the early 2000’s out of Los Angeles. As a B Corp, they have a triple bottom line to be mindful of profit, people, and planet. You can learn where exactly your product was manufactured; for example, the jacket pictured was pulled together in Portugal. Their line of casual tees, suave button-downs, chinos, and stunning jackets are beloved by customers from NY to LA, and everywhere in between. Heads will be turning while wearing pretty much any of Apolis’ apparel.
Based In | California
Best For | The West Coast baller
Product Range | Tees, button-downs, hoodies & sweatshirts
Price Range | $45 (tee)–$195 (jacket)
If we had to guess what Saltura’s style was influenced by, we’d say the trees of the Redwoods and the waves of Manhattan Beach. And funny enough, that’s exactly what they were aiming for: all of their products are designed, sourced, and manufactured along a 90-mile stretch of the Cali coast. Their sustainably-made tees and button-downs are a mix of hemp and organic cotton, with some of the softest cotton you’ve ever worn. Source local, support local.
9. United By Blue
Based In | Philadelphia, PA
Best For | The outdoorsman
Product Range | Tops, bottoms, outerwear
Price Range | $20 (tee)–$400 (jacket)
Like Saltura, United By Blue is a B Corp, but this time based across the country in Philadelphia. Their philosophy is simple: as an outdoors brand, they want to do what they can to protect our planet. With every product sold, United by Blue removes one pound of trash for the world’s ocean and waterways. So you can feel good knowing you’re investing in durable, sustainable apparel while supporting eco-friendly practices. Their apparel is known to stretch and withstand even the most rugged of trips, so we think you’ll be a happy camper (see what we did there?).
10. Brothers We Stand
Based In | The UK
Best For | The start-up exec
Product Range | Shirts, chinos, knitwear, sweaters
Price Range | £25 (tee)–£100 (chinos)
We didn’t forget about our friends in the UK! We’ve got the perfect fit for you—literally. Brothers We Stand is committed to progress and employs only fair labor practices and sustainable methods as much as possible. Their line of button downs, chinos, and knit sweaters from a variety of ethical brands is for the fair-trade minded employee at the office who’s looking to up his style game. (And, may we suggest stocking up on their ultra-soft basic tees for seasonal layering?)
Based In | Ventura, CA
Best For | The adventurer
Product Range | Outerwear, shirts, bottoms, accessories
Price Range | $29 (shirt)–$699 (outerwear)
Patagonia, known for championing the great outdoors, is the go-to for any man who loves camping, hiking, or simply being in the sun. With fair labor practices, safe working conditions, and an eco-friendly mindset, every part of Patagonia’s supply chain speaks to their philosophy of doing no harm. Each item even comes with a Footprint Chronicle so you can follow the exact process of how it was made, from the textile mill to the sewing factory. For the skier, their Alpine pants are hard to beat, and for cool summer nights, we’re loving their micropuff vests.