9 Best Affordable Linen Clothing Brands For Breezy Basics
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Move over cotton, there’s another sustainable fabric in town: linen. Derived 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 is breathable and moisture-wicking (which is why so many people love it as bedsheets!), 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, which is a real perk in our book.)
These nine 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.
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 clothing that’s ethically and locally made in small batches. The stonewashed and softened linen comes in a number of sizes for all genders, including a loungewear line. With maximum prices of $130, 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.
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.
3. Love and Confuse
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.
Best For | Office-appropriate linen
Sizing | XXS–XXXL
Price Range | $68 (tank) – $178 (oversized blazer)
TGT fave Everlane is usually top of mind for denim, but did you know the brand has a killer linen line as well? From button downs to dresses to trousers and more, cool down your workwear for warmer months without compromising on style. The high quality linen looks are classic, low-maintenance, and ethically made, the perfect edition to any professional summer capsule.
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!
6. For Days
For Days is the kind of forward-thinking brand we love to see. They have a focus on zero-waste production and closed-loop systems, creating quality basics that can be recycled into new pieces (love a take back program!). Swap your old clothes for credit, and upgrade your linen to some of the softest, highest quality garments on the market. With a surprisingly wide-range of linen products, you can get everything from a robe to a suit, but we are especially smitten with the rompers and bodysuits!
7. Sugar Candy Mountain
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.
8. EILEEN FISHER
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.
Best For | Statement pieces
Sizing | XS-3X
Price | $70 (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.
Featured image from For Days