When your pants are
your own personal time capsule

There is a reason why corduroy fabric is engrained in our brains as a timeless vintage staple and a flashback to the past; believe it or not, corduroy was first made in the 18th century in England. It was originally created to be used for working men’s attire. It had many lives through the years until the 1960s when the first corduroy mini skirt appeared on the runway and shocked the fashion world forever.

Today, corduroy still feels like a sweet nod to the 60s and 70s, when the fabric was living in its prime, adding rich color and texture to our closets. Not to mention the fact that the durable, made-to-last nature of corduroy makes it it a timeless fabric choice. However, not all corduroy is made sustainably. Below are our four favorite sustainable corduroy picks in silhouettes we love!


1. Austin Pant by Reformation, $148 | We love these ultra 70s-inspired corduroy pants that come in 3 different colors. They are made from recycled cotton in a sustainable factory in China.

2. Indigo Cord Dress by M.i.h Jeans, £195.00 | The sophisticated silhouette of this cord dress offers a classic nod to the 60s. Additionally, this brand uses low impact manufacturing methods and committed sustainability practices.

3. Dori Jacket by Paloma Wool, €149.00 | For the perfect pop of color, this dark red square cord jacket is made from 100% cotton and made with love in Barcelona.

4. Frankie Trousers by Lacausa, $154 | These cord trousers are a refreshing design and are the perfect color for spring. They are made from 100% cotton in downtown Los Angeles.

Courtney Jay Higgins is the Associate Editor at The Good Trade. She is also a Yoga Instructor, vegetarian, wellness and fashion enthusiast. Originally from Colorado, her soul found California when she came to get her degree in Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising. She has a background in telling a story through writing, creative direction and content creation. Check out her blog and Instagram for her unique perspective on the mergence of fashion and spirituality.