9 Sustainable Suits For Women Who Want A Tailored Look
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What do Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, and Gigi Hadid have in common? They can rock a power suit. And so can you.
Join their ranks by investing in a sustainable suit of your own. A stylish blazer paired with a fitting pair of trousers will help you feel like the boss you are, especially on days when you need a boost of confidence.
Consider these nine brands offering sustainable suit separates, from double-breasted blazers made from silk and organic cotton to ponte pants sewn from recycled polyester and linen. While we’re all for buying one suit that’ll match anything in your closet, we’re also eyeing these options below when we want to mix up our look.
Level up your look…and maybe your position, too. 😉
1. Amour Vert
Best For | Secondhand suits Ethics | Sustainable & upcycled fabrics (TENCEL, Cupro, Beechwood fier, silk), responsibly made in California, one tree planted with every tee purchased, recycled packaging, secondhand shop Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $98 for bottoms, $178 for blazersWhether you work in academia, fashion, or on your own as an entrepreneur, Amour Vert pieces will work for you no matter the industry. The brand’s line of blazers and jackets easily upgrade any outfit, from the upcycled cropped plaid jacket to the golden silk blazer and matching pants. No matter which style you’re leaning towards, every item is produced with sustainable fabrics developed by the brand itself. The price tags on these investment pieces can be a bit high, so we recco checking out ReAmour, its secondhand marketplace for discounted finds (more than 50% off retail!). Our editors love to pair these blazers with distressed jeans for a chic yet casual look.
Best For | Suit & skirt combos Ethics | Certified B Corp, ethical production in Portugal, sustainably sourced cotton, gives back to Egyptian schools & farms Size Range | XXS–XXL Separates Starting At | $98 for bottoms, $218 for blazersInspired by North African fashion (given its roots in Egypt!), Kotn’s suiting collection effortlessly combines both the tailored fitted look with a baggy one…and it works! Every detail—down to the stitched necklines—has been made ethically by garment specialists in Portugal, using the best cotton twill around. Proceeds from Kotn’s sales go to support schools, farms, and families in Egypt with thousands of lives changed for the better—and more to come. You can find our editor wearing the brand’s slouchy suiting in Ginger—it’s a truly lifetime-worthy suit. Just pay close attention to the inseam length on the trousers (a generous 32″), if you have shorter legs you may have to work with a tailor for the best fit!
Best For | Affordable blazers Ethics | BCSI-certified ethical production, sustainable & organic materials, OEKO-TEX certified, virgin plastic-free Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $40 for bottoms, $70 for blazersFor suit separates that won’t break the bank, look no further than Quince. Here you’ll find classic styles in organic cotton, European linen, and wrinkle-free crepe along with joggers, ponte point pants, and chinos—all responsibly and sustainably made. Our favorites are the relaxed open blazers, ideal for childcare pickups, donor meetings, and Casual Fridays with the executive team. Get ready to step out and show off (and enjoy free shipping and free one-year returns along the way).
Best For | Genderfluid suits Ethics | Climate Neutral Certified, ISO certified ethical & sustainable production, gives back 1% of all revenue Size Range | XS–3X, up to 26W Separates Starting At | $78 for bottoms, $128 for blazersWildfang is about “all work and all play,” with suits that enjoy the best of both worlds. This genderfluid brand began in Portland with the goal of shifting gender norms. We’re obsessed with Wildfang’s edgy suits, from oversized double-breasted blazers in gorgeous cuts and patterns to the bold color-blocked pieces you can use to make a statement. Everything’s responsibly made, climate neutral, and helps give back to causes like Planned Parenthood, Girls Inc, and more.
5. The Sleeper
Best For | Oversized suits Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified sustainable linen, responsibly made in Ukraine, zero-waste production, reusable packaging Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $140 for bottoms, $290 for blazersThe Sleeper was started by two former fashion editors so you just know this brand is going to be as chic as it appears cozy. WIth a focus on responsible production in Kyiv, every suit is handmade in-house by the Sleeper team. We’re swooning over the scalloped lapels, boxy and oversized fit, and the breathability of its linen—all ready to become a staple in your wardrobe, mixed and matched with the rest of your workwear. Leave a lasting impression with one of these sustainable suits. Orders ship worldwide.
Best For | Vintage styles Ethics | Deadstock & OEKO-TEX certified materials, responsibly made in Turkey, discounted pieces Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $120 for bottoms, $235 for blazersBased in Istanbul, OhSevenDays makes slow fashion pieces out of fast fashion’s surpluses. Sewn locally in a fair trade workshop, every garment is made in small batches using only OEKO-TEX certified fabrics. As for the styles themselves, the brand’s silhouettes are professional and reminiscent of 1970s fashion; think Leon Bridges’ flared pants with Cher’s plaid blazer! Best of all, the team offers custom orders (at no extra cost!) if you need a specific size, and its Zero Waste Misfits program carries plenty of marked down items, too. OhSevenDays ships worldwide and is available at a number of stockists.
Best For | Feminine suit styles Ethics | Certified B Corp, OEKO-TEX certified sustainable & recycled materials, recycled packaging, responsible production, powered by renewable energy, gives back via Demain’s philanthropy initiative Size Range | 0–16 Separates Starting At | $125 for bottoms, $145 for blazers
Sézane brings Parisian styles from the runway to your wardrobe. Made in ateliers throughout Europe, this certified B Corp creates timeless, feminine, and sustainable pieces perfect for the working woman. Nearly every fabric used is sustainable or recycled, packaged in recycled containers, and produced via renewable energy; the only lasting impact you’ll see is the one in your closet. We’re obsessed with Sézane’s blazers and jackets, designed with deeply rich hues and classic patterns.
Best For | Wrinkle-free, machine-washable blazers Ethics | Vegan, sustainable & recycled materials, responsible production in Italy Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $125 for bottoms, $235 for blazersHands down, ADAY is our go-to for women’s workwear. This small biz has thought of everything when it comes to our 9-5 closet; pieces are wrinkle-free, thermo-regulating, and machine washable—yet fancy enough to impress any boss or boardroom. While we love its classic Strategy Blazer, we’re even bigger fans of its Trailblazer Belted Blazer. It’s tailored with a removable belt so you can accentuate your waist or keep it loose ‘n low maintenance. All ADAY pieces are vegan, and most of these neutral capsule pieces are crafted with recycled fabrics. Trailblazing for sure.
Best For | Leather blazers Ethics | Climate Neutral Certified, Leather Working Group Certified tanneries, sustainable & regenerative fabrics, safe & fair working conditions, living wages Size Range | XS–XL Separates Starting At | $98 for bottoms, $279 for blazersLooking for a blazer that doubles as a coat? Consider Reformation’s leather blazers, made to last and to insulate. The brand sources leather only from LWG-certified tanneries that prioritize chemical innovation and low impact production, and dry cleaning is recommended to extend the longevity of each blazer. (And if you’re not a fan of leather, worry not—Reformation has many other sustainable suit styles to check out!) Channel your inner (and work-appropriate) Catwoman, and thank us later.
Featured image by Sézane