5 Corduroy Pants From Sustainable Brands
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Whoever thought corduroy is dated, thought wrong. This thick, durable and cozy material is not only a sweet nod to the 70s, but is a stylish, warm and versatile statement piece in your wardrobe that can help spice up any outfit.
Typically made with cotton, but some with polyester blends, we’ve rounded up the best sustainable corduroy pants made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton and recycled/upcycled fabrics. While you’re at it, why not embrace the full look and pair your new corduroys with some responsibly made flannels and fair trade boots? The vintage feels are back, baby!
Sustainable Materials | 100% organically grown cotton
Size Range | 23–31
Price | $59.20
Reformation is now climate neutral certified and continues to elevate the sustainable fashion sphere. Its corduroy pants are all made with 100% organically grown cotton and are designed to fit like a glove. In comparison to conventionally grown cotton, organic cotton is non-GMO and helps sustain the land through crop rotations and natural pesticides, making it better for our earth. And, if you’re looking to truly embrace the vintage look, check out their high rise and wide leg options.
2. Industry Of All Nations
Sustainable Materials | 100% locally-grown organic cotton
Size Range | 30–36
Price | $220
The clean corduroy pants from Industry Of All Nations are not your usual run-of-the-mill corduroy. Made in Tamil Nadu, India from locally grown organic cotton, IOAN’s corduroy pants achieve their beautiful hue of indigo through a natural fermented indigo dye process that’s safe for workers, the environment and your skin. In exchange, you’re left with cozy corduroy pants that are ready to protect you from the elements. Choose from Indigo 6 (dipped 6 x) for a medium-dark blue tone or Indigo 12 (dipped 12 x) for a stunning midnight color.
Sustainable Materials | 98% organic cotton
Size Range | XS–L
Price | $95
Stay looking stylish and warm with Earthkind’s organic corduroy pants. The brand not only carries cute and affordable contemporary options, but only partners with labels that use fair labor, offer supply chain transparency, are vegan and organic. Our favorites are the Workwear Pants in brown, by the label Dedicated. Ethically produced in India in a GOTS, SA8000 and WRAP-certified facility, know you’re supporting a brand that supports positive change in fashion.
Sustainable Materials | 99% cotton made with reduced water use
Size Range | 00–16
Price | $98
Sustainable clothing brand Everlane has reinvented their popular wide-leg cut pants into a new corduroy version. These high-waisted pants come in three neutral colors and will be your new non-denim essential in your wardrobe. We love that Everlane’s clothing is manufactured with reduced water use through water reduction, water recycling and wastewater capture and treatment for minimal water wastage. At an affordable price point, we’re grabbing one in every shade!
5. LA RELAXED
Sustainable Materials | 100% deadstock cotton corduroy
Size Range | XS–XL
Price | $113.56
LA RELAXED makes responsibly-designed and manufactured staple pieces, and that includes their corduroy pants. The Lucille Corduroy Pants are crafted in LA and made from deadstock cotton corduroy making them 100% recycled/upcycled. The paperbag fit also makes it easy to lounge in or pair with a fitted long sleeve or tank for that effortless look. An added feature: you’ll receive your corduroy pants in recyclable/biodegradable packaging so you know eco-friendly processes are being used every step of the way.
Featured image is from Reformation