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Move over cotton, there’s another sustainable fabric in town: linen. Grown from flax plants, linen is easy to grow, requires little water, and is biodegradable. Once sourced, it’s durable, resilient, and only gets better (and softer!) with time.

As if that’s not enough, linen clothing is breathable and moisture-wicking, so it will keep you cool through the warmer months and can be comfortably layered in the cooler ones. (It also requires almost zero special care, so sign us up.)

These 11 clothing brands use natural linen for dresses with stunning silhouettes, tapered bottoms, and oversized tops that are as relaxing as they are sustainable. Whether you’re intrigued by its eco-friendly properties or simply want to invest in long-lasting looks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you make the switch to linen clothes.

1. MagicLinen

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified linen, ethically & locally made, small batch & made-to-order options, biodegradable packaging, low waste practices
Sizing | XS-XXL
Price | $39 (pinafore apron) – $122 (dress)

MagicLinen began when founder Vita noticed how her mother’s and grandmother’s linen apparel lasted much longer than her own in their home country of Lithuania. Today, MagicLinen is a family-owned business loved by many, specializing in bespoke linen textiles and apparel. The stonewashed and softened linen comes in a number of sizes for all genders, including a loungewear line. With maximum prices of $125, you can add this shop to your list for affordable apparel (and even bedding). MagicLinen ships internationally for free on orders over $50—so you can wear these special styles anywhere.

2. Love and Confuse

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | Ethically made-to-order, sustainable fabric, recycled packaging, carbon-neutral shipping
Sizing | XS-XL
Price | $55 (bralette) – $115 (jumpsuit)

Love and Confuse knows we don’t have to choose between style and sustainability. Its gorgeous line of linen tops, dresses, and pants are made ethically by this family-run business and packaged with recycled materials. Cut, sewn, and made to order, you can select from dozens of styles in nearly any color, made just for you—all through its Etsy shop. And at a price point that maxes out at around $115, it’s worth checking out—especially since Love and Confuse offers free international shipping and touts 26,000+ positive reviews.

3. Linenfox

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified linen, recyclable packaging, fair trade production, low-waste practices
Sizing | XS-XXL
Price | $17 (belt) – $209 (coat)

Since 2014, the team behind Linenfox has been crafting linen garments that are sustainable, beautifully designed, and ethically made. With 650+ apparel options (including jumpsuits, tunics, and even aprons), you’ll find any kind of piece you need, all at a cost-effective price. Made in Lithuania, pieces ships internationally (and carbon-neutral!) and use eco-friendly packaging for some of the most low-impact apparel around. Not sure if you’re ready to add to your cart? Check out the 70K+ customer reviews on Etsy!

4. Quince

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified linen, BSCI-certified factories, eco-friendly packaging
Sizing | XS-XL
Price | $30 (top) – $45 (dress)

Quince offers some of the world’s most luxurious fabrics at super-affordable price points, including its linen collection. Find linen staples including boxy tees, drawstring shorts, and short-sleeved dresses here, in neutral colors perfect for any wardrobe. Quince partners with ethical factories around the world and manages its supply chain in-house to guarantee the best prices.


Based In | New York City, NY
Ethics | Certified B Corp, organic linen, eco-friendly practices, SA8000 certified ethical production, repair programs, secondhand shop
Sizing | XXS-3X
Price | $98 (top) – $258 (jacket)

In the market for sustainable and stylish linen? Look no further than EILEEN FISHER. The ethically made, 100 percent organic linen apparel is made to last. Shipping globally, EILEEN FISHER’s neutral pieces can be mixed and matched for an effortless work-to-weekend wardrobe. Our top picks include the jackets, cardigans, and the weightless dresses. Its linen collection has been sourced via organic farming and dyed naturally, and for more accessible prices, you can check out its secondhand shop. The right texture, the right fit, and the right ethics.

6. Sugar Candy Mountain

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Natural materials, recycled packaging, ethically made in LA
Sizing | XXS-XXL
Price | $78 (top) – $334 (jumpsuit)

Whether you’re wearing the easy beach shorts, midi dresses, or square crop tops, the linen clothing from Sugar Candy Mountain is always 100 percent natural and pre-washed with organic non-scented soap. (Some pieces are even adorned with ethically sourced natural shell buttons!) Sustainably made in Los Angeles, these pieces are made to maintain their flowy shape over time, so you can enjoy them forever. Pro tip: Grab pieces in a set for a polished look.

7. Míe

Based In | Lagos, Nigeria
Ethics | Sustainable fabrics, made-to-order in Nigeria
Sizing | XS-3X
Price | $75 (top) – $295 (dress)

Whether or not you find yourself at a resort this summer, invite that same energy by wearing one of Míe’s elegant linen dresses or matching sets. We adore the details of each garment: puff sleeves, playful ties, and timeless colors make for the perfect long-lasting statement piece. All of Míe’s pieces are handmade-to-order by local seamstresses in Nigeria, where the brand is based (be sure to get on the pre-order list!). The brand ships worldwide.

8. Pyne & Smith

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Sustainable fabric, GOTS certified dyes, low waste production, ethically made in LA, recycled packaging
Sizing | XS-3X
Price | $122 (blouse) – $229 (overalls)

If you’ve ever struggled to find cool and comfortable clothing for warm climates, Pyne & Smith knows exactly what you’re going through—and it’s here with a solution. Starting with flax linen from Europe, the team crafts small batches of its custom-designed dresses and recycles leftover fabric for car and airplane seat coverings. Finished in an ethical factory in LA, but available for international shipping, the dresses are perfect for work, dinner, backyard garden, and beyond.

9. Sotela

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Sustainable fabric, made-to-order, ethically made in LA, inclusive sizing
Sizing | 0-10 (US 0-30)
Price | $169 (dress) – $209 (jumpsuit)

Sotela understands that our bodies fluctuate, but that doesn’t mean our clothing should have to, too. This ethical brand from LA intentionally designs pieces that look good on every body, using only eco-friendly fabrics like linen, organic cotton, and modal in stunning colors. And the team doesn’t make any pieces until your order is placed, in order to minimize waste and to customize it as needed just for you! We’re here for Sotela’s sustainability, inclusivity, and flexibility.

10. Two Days Off

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Climate Neutral Certified, sustainable & deadstock fabrics, ethically made in LA, small batch production, compostable & recycled packaging, inclusive sizing
Sizing | XS-4X
Price | $48 (tee) – $185 (dress)

Gina Stovall, before launching Two Days Off, had spent her career in environmental advocacy. So it’s no surprise that this growing venture is a carbon-neutral lifestyle brand committed to leaving the lowest footprint. Everything’s sewn in DTLA with its tight-knit team then sent your way with eco-friendly, carbon-neutral shipping. We shop here when we’re eyeing limited edition pieces, especially those that are size-inclusive.

11. Colomba

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Sustaianble fabric, ethically made by ateliers
Sizing | S-L
Price | $135 (top) – $445 (blazer)

Throw on and go: That’s the motto of luxury ethical brand Colomba. The ethically made linen apparel is designed to be simple, chic, and forever comfortable for all genders. The tops, pants, and dresses are made in South America ateliers by longtime seamstresses. We love Colomba’s extra-soft texture, warm colors, and focus on hand-washing and air-drying for the lowest impact. Originally from Chile and now based in California, Colomba currently ships domestically.


Featured image from Sotela