Sustainable Fashion Brands

This list of 150+ sustainable fashion brands is the resource I wished I’d had when I first decided to make my wardrobe more eco-friendly. 

Instead, I had to spend hours annoying Google with endless questions. Who are the good guys? Who is just pretending to be green? Is this going to cost me a fortune?

The long process was worth it though, because now I’m able to share my findings with you on this page. I believe adopting a greener lifestyle should be as easy as possible and really hope this helps you on your journey!

Click any of the links below and they will take you to the relevant bit of this page…

Accessories • Activewear • Bags • Fashion (Women) •
Luxury • Shoes • Underwear + Swimwear

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Accessories

A Peace Treaty • scarves and coverups • designed in NYC • created by artisans from Afghanistan to Turkey • ?

Bloom & Give • scarves • bags • kitchen towels • donate 50% profits to Educate Girls in India • ? ??

Hiro + Wolf • animal accessories • leathers and fabrics from East Africa and India • ?? over £15 • ? over £70

Ix Style • huaraches sandals and accessories • inspired by Lake Atitlán natural disaster • donate 15% profits to provide clean drinking water for children in Guatemala •

Kakaw Designs • shoes, bags and accessories • luggage tags • 100% handmade • ?? over $100

Kller Collection • precious metal jewellery • made in US • mainly use 100% recycled metal • porcupine quills and horns used are farming by-products • ?? over $150 • ?

Made • jewellery and bags • handmade in Kenya • collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop and others • ? over £200 • ?? ?

Mata Traders • partners with Fair Trade organizations in India and Nepal that employ hundreds of artisans in marginalised communities • use techniques like hand embroidery, block printing, jewelry making and screen printing • ?? over $100

Melissa Joy Manning • precious stone jewellery • wedding rings • recycled metals and upcycled stones • handmade in NY and CA • ?? over $100 • ??

Mirabelle • jewellery • produced by Fair Trade suppliers • British-made collection available • ??

Monique Pean • fine jewellery • 18 carat recycled gold and platinum • conflict-free precious stones • funds clean water filtration projects in Mali •?

Nomad by Elroy • luxurious line of bohemian home and beach essentials • fabric sourced from villages across Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam, India and Guatemala • made by hand in Canada •

Pelcor • accessories and bags • made of cork • free shipping in Portugal • ?

Polly Wales • bespoke designer jewellery • made in LA • uses sustainable materials such as reclaimed 18-carat gold and ethical gemstones • ?

Seek Wander Share • accessories, jewellery and bags • artisanal handmade products • ??

Siempre Viva • clothes, shoes, bags and accessories • work directly with artisans in various indigenous areas of Mexico • provide mentoring to women who are then able to start their own businesses • partnered with Cáritas Colima to reduce poverty in local communities •

The Native Market • accessories, bags and home decor handmade by Colombian artisans • empowering indigenous people, especially Wayuu women in Colombia • ?

Activewear

Earth Couture • made from organic cottons sourced from certified suppliers • work with energy-efficient factories in Portugal and China that have safe working environments • for every sale donate a mosquito coil to families in Nigeria protecting them from malaria •

Elle Evans Swimwear • swimwear and active wear for kids, teens and women • made to order • sewn locally in Melbourne in a safe workspace by people paid fairly • use 100% regenerated fabric Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • ?

Outdoor Voices • technical apparel for recreation • uses rec poly made with 100% recycled plastic bottles • not all materials are sustainable • ??

Patagonia • use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis • use eco-friendly materials including hemp, organic cotton, recycled nylon and Yulex • transparent about their footprint and supply chain • donate 1% of profit to environmental organizations around the world • ?? over $75 • ?

Wolven Threads • swimwear and yoga attire • all garments made from recycled PET • donate 5% of profit from each sale to teach yoga to at-risk and incarcerated youth • ?? over $100 • ? over $125

*more activewear brands being added*

Bags

Angela Roi •  vegan leather bags • official partner of ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) •  handcrafted by artisans • does not ship outside the US • ?? Ⓥ

Carmina Campus • uses industrial materials commonly considered waste •  leather and fur from Italian manufacturers’ colour sample swatches • buy via Yooxygen • ?

Freedom of Animals • sustainable and cruelty-free luxury bags • polyurethane, organic cotton and vegetable-based dyes • bags named after orphaned elephants brought to the Sheldrick Foundation • Ⓥ

Ix Style • huaraches sandals • inspired by Lake Atitlán natural disaster • donate 15% profits to provide clean drinking water for children in Guatemala •

Kakaw Designs • shoes, bags and accessories • 100% handmade • ?? over $100

Made • jewellery and bags • handmade in Kenya • collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop and others • ? over £200 • ?? ?

Manos Zapotecas • handmade woven bags • Fair Trade • supports over 50 weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico • ?? ?

Matt and Nat • vegan leather handbags and backpacks • huge selection • Ⓥ ?

Nina Bernice • sustainable cork bags • plant a tree for every bag sold through WeForest • ?? Ⓥ

Seek Wander Share • accessories, jewellery and bags • artisanal handmade products • ??

Siempre Viva • clothes, shoes, bags and accessories • work directly with artisans in various indigenous areas of Mexico • provide mentoring to women who are then able to start their own businesses • partnered with Cáritas Colima to reduce poverty in local communities •

The Native Market • accessories, bags and home decor handmade by Colombian artisans • empowering indigenous people, especially Wayuu women in Colombia • ?

Fashion (Women)

Aeon Row • clothing made from recycled yarn • they recycle one item for every item purchased and give 15% off your next order •

All The Wild Roses • beautiful boho dresses • provide small loans to women-led businesses in underprivileged countries through Opportunity International Australia • ?? over $100 • ?

Amour Vert • use especially engineered textiles and low-impact dyes • zero-waste design philosophy • plant a tree with American Forest for every tee purchased • ?? ?

Ankura • clothes made with baby Alpaca fibre and Mulberry silk • made in Peru •  create jobs for local artisans •

ASOS Eco Edit • shopping directory •  big selection • ? ? ?️

Bamboo Body •  clothing and underwear •  made from sustainable bamboo viscose and organic cotton •  supports the World Vision Water, Health, Life Program, Greenpeace and the WWF • ?? over $50

Beaumont Organic • British organic and ethical clothing • work with EU factories and pay fair wages • Beaumont Organic Foundation supports various charity endeavours in Taveuni, Fiji • ??

Belvele • platform for independent designers who use responsibly sourced materials and manufacturing processes • ?? ?️

Bibico • easy to wear, fuss-free clothing • 100% natural materials including wool and organic cotton •  work with two Fair Trade women’s cooperatives • ?? over £50 • ? over £100 • ?

Cuyana • promote intentional buying • empower local craftsmanship • let you send in clothes to donate to H.E.A.R.T. • ??

Echo + Air • stylish casual wear • 100% made in LA • use eco-friendly fabrics like Modal, Tencel and recycled polyester • ??

EcoVibe Apparel • Portland eco-fashion brand • donate 1% of sales to 1% For The Planet helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans • powered off 100% renewable energy • great plus size collection • ? ?

Encircled • 100% made in Canada • blends of Bamboo, Modal and Tencel, using 10-20x less water than traditional cotton production • donate $5 to Surfrider for every verified customer review • mission to help you pack lighter • ?? over $150

Ethica • quality products designed to last • trade not aid • eco-friendly packaging and carbon-neutral shipping • support Nest, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of responsible artisan businesses • ?? over $75 • Ⓥ ?️

Everlane • beautiful wardrobe basics • extremely transparent, share their true costs and their markup • carefully chosen factories • sold only online • currently only ship to US, Canada and Australia • ?? ?

Fat Face • one of the best high street choices • room for improvement, especially overall environmental report and lack of organic cotton • member of Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) promoting respect for workers’ rights around the globe • ?? over £60

Frank and Faith • quality products without harmful chemicals like pesticides, petrochemicals or formaldehyde • great sales • ?? ?️

Gather and See • five founding philosophies: Fair Trade, organic, eco-friendly, small scale production and heritage • ? ?️

Green Orchyd • every item is labelled according to how it was made, whether that be Fair Trade, organic, recycled/upcycled, vegan or sustainable • donate to various charities including Ronald McDonald House and McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center • ?️

Have Love Must Travel • sophisticated boho clothing is ethically produced using hand carved block prints by artisans in India • only ship to US and Canada •

H&M’s Conscious Collection • wide selection • H&M as a whole is not a sustainable fashion company • ?

Ikuru Mozambique • ethical fashion label based in Pemba, Mozambique • believe that consumers can make a difference through their choices • invest in women’s training and employment •

In The Know • environmentally and socially friendly, fashion-forward clothing and accessories • works exclusively with designers who manufacture in places where artisans have fair wages and healthy working conditions • ?? ?️

Indigenous • only natural fibers and the softest of organic cotton • artisans are paid a fair wage and work in safe conditions • responsible practices from organic cotton fields to free range alpaca farms and low-impact dyes • no shipping outside the US • ?? over $100

Kestan • organic cotton collection • organic cotton is planted in a way that maintains soil fertility and supports biologically diverse agriculture • young business independently funded, owned and operated by its co-founders • ?? over $50 • ? over $175

Kordal • knitwear • all manufacturing done in Brooklyn, NY at the BF+DA • leftover yarn recycled into other projects or donated to non-profits such as the Textile Arts Center • ?

Komodo • pioneer brand promoting the use of organic cotton, hemp and Tercel since the early 90s • GOTS Certified by Soil Association Certification • ? over €200, EU over €50

Kowtow • sustainable fashion from New Zealand • certified organic cotton and Fair Trade • ? over $100, free in New Zealand • Ⓥ

Krochet Kids • every product is hand-signed by the person who made it • employing over 150 people in Uganda and Peru • empower women with the resources to rise above poverty • ?? over $75 • ?

Kui • relaxed wearable pieces • incorporate artisanal and handcrafted processes • consciously sourcing organic, natural fibres • committed to supporting low-impact production •

LA Relaxed • stylish casual wear embrace new technologies from waterless dyeing to improved mechanical recycling for poly & cotton and high-tech printing methods • made in the USA to provide local jobs • ?? over $50 • ?

Liz Alig • made from recycled materials along with organic cotton and handwoven fabrics • partner with Fair Trade cooperatives, workshops and NGOs • use funds to offer free skills training to women and nursery for young children • ?? over $75

Loomstate • clothes made with 100% organic cotton • empowering the world’s female population through equal access to education and opportunity • “Clothing that goes beyond fiber and fabric to include the moral fibers we share and the community fabric that binds us.” •

Love Justly • only works with Fair Trade, ethically sourced and social-mission companies • helping to provide dignified employment to artisans around the world • donate 5% of profits go to Legacy Collective • ?? over $50 • ?️

Made Fair • ethical, sustainable, and Certified Fair Trade clothing and accessories • rooted, for better or for worse, in the Cambodia expat lifestyle • seek out partners who use repurposed brass, upcycled textiles, scrapped landmines, and renewable materials such as wood • ?? over $100

Margu Design • womenswear label designed, cut and sewn in a tiny Arkansas studio • each garment takes anywhere from 4-10 hours to complete • use natural fibres which require fewer resources to produce and create less pollution • ??

Mata Traders • partners with Fair Trade organizations in India and Nepal that employ hundreds of artisans in marginalised communities • use techniques like hand embroidery, block printing, jewelry making and screen printing • ?? over $100

Matter Prints • socially motivated business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design • cute #PantsToSeeTheWorldIn • slow production with 6-month design-to-product cycle • quality over quantity • ? ?

Modernation • eco-friendly sustainable fashion made in Southern California • created from upcycled, vintage and deadstock fabric • goal is to avoid fast fashion • also carry several other brands • ?

Mod + Ethico • fair-trade practices, eco-friendly materials and small scale production • made in the USA • work with established and emerging designers dedicated to domestic manufacturing • ?? ?️

My Sister • graphic tees against sex trafficking • donate to anti-trafficking non-profit partners • ?? over $50 • ?️ ?

Nomads • soft, colourful and feminine clothes • travel to India several times a year to develop connections with local artisans • donate percentage of profits to TAMWED • Ethical Fashion Forum member  • ? over £75

Nomad by Elroy • luxurious line of bohemian home and beach essentials • fabric sourced from villages across Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam, India and Guatemala • made by hand in Canada •

One By One • modern pieces with a unique yet timeless style • made in LA • source ecologically responsible materials • work with partners like Imperial Stock Ranch committed to producing sustainable wool • ?

ONNO • bamboo, hemp, organic and pima cotton T-Shirts • made in small, family-owned production environments • buy carbon offsets to balance the harm done by moving product • partnership with Made In A Free World • ??

Passion Lilie • empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities • designed in New Orleans • produced in Bangalore by a Fair Trade organisation employing about 10-15 women from low-income communities •

People Tree •  aims to be fully Fair Trade throughout their supply chain • voted one of top ethical companies in the UK by Ethical Consumer • majority of clothes made with 100% organic cotton • help thousands of artisans keep their craft tradition and communities alive • ?? ?

Rakha • understated contemporary garments that will take you from day to night • made from eco-friendly or repurposed materials • at least 80% biodegradable • ??

Reformation • one of my favourite eco-friendly fashion brands!  • sustainable materials, rescued deadstock fabrics, and repurposed vintage clothing • provide staff with one paid day off per month to volunteer • very transparent • ?? ?

Round Plus Square • feminist graphic tees and accessories • high ethical, ecological and labor standards • donate 30% of profit to Equality Now •

Ryika • inspired by the East London’s ethnic diversity • geometric jumpers and tees made out of sustainable materials • ?

Sancho’s Dress • environmentally and socially positive clothes • inspired by seeing negative effects of fashion industry while travelling in Ethiopia – low wages, mass dumping, social disruption and environmental destruction • founders of Scarves For Sustainability • ? over £20 • ??

Seasalt • founded in Cornwall, England in 1981 good value long-lasting products • increasing local manufacturing • 60% of their cotton collection is organic • across the UK • ?? over £50 • ?

Siempre Viva • clothes, shoes, bags and accessories • work directly with artisans in various indigenous areas of Mexico • provide mentoring to women who are then able to start their own businesses • partnered with Cáritas Colima to reduce poverty in local communities •

SiiZU • using fabrics that are 100% organic and eco-friendly • only sold online to eliminate unnecessary expenses • donate 10% of profits to plant trees, helping American Forests reach its goal of planting 2.7 million trees across 44 national projects • ?? ?

Slumlove • all clothing handmade in Kenya, employing 20+ local women • only use 100% natural, organic and recycled materials • give back to a non-profit that provides high school scholarships to children living in the Kibera slum, Kenya • ??

Stormie Dreams • design and produce 100% of garments in the USA •  source fabrics and trims locally in Los Angeles • partnered with Santa Claus Inc. to donate an item of clothing for every purchase and give surplus cut clothing pieces to their sewing department • ? over $150 • ?? ?

Sundari • bohemian dance and yoga wear • clothes made using Tencel and organic cotton lycra •

Sustain Luxury • based in Canada • ability to shop by ethical quality such as vegan, locally made or eco-friendly • use recycled and biodegradable packing materials • ?️

Tangente • women’s clothing and accessories created in Canada • made using bamboo • can pick up locally if you live in Ottawa/Gatineau, reducing need for shipping •

Temperate •  made with protein and cellulose fibers from sustainable sources • designing and sewing done by hand in their Chattanooga, Tennessee studio • donate 1% of profit to Fibershed to build their local fiber landscape • ? over $250

The Green Hub • offer 60+ fashion and beauty brands from Australia and beyond • only carry ethically produced, eco-friendly, Australian made or cruelty-free products • do not ship outside Australia • ?? ?️

Tictail • shop directly from emerging brands around the world • independent brands from 140+ countries around the world • you can start your own free shop on their platform • ?️ ?

The Tree Kisser • cute graphic tees for animal lovers • donate 10% of all sales to Love Infinitely Project Animal Fund • only some products are organic/recycled and made in the US, but as of 2017 they are starting to manufacture their own apparel in Denver, CO using only sustainably sourced fabric • ? ?

Victoria Road • collaborate with local designers creating globally accessible fashion inspired by their own cultural aesthetic  • employ a full-time in-house design, sourcing, skilled tailoring and logistics team based in Lahore, Pakistan • minimise carbon footprint by using locally made fabrics and by up-cycling scrap material • ??

We Are Thought • naturally grown bamboo, cotton, wool and hemp • founding partners of The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) not-for-profit network that champions ethical production • ? ?

Winter Water Factory • clothes for babies, children and women • made in Brooklyn, NYC • use organic cotton • ?? over $130

Zady • focused on process, quality and honesty • collection inspired and promoted by Emma Watson • ? over $100 • ??

Zero Waste Daniel • sporty chic clothing made from reroll, pre-consumer cutting room scraps • each piece saves roughly one pound of fabric scraps from going to landfill • hand crafted in Brooklyn, NYC •

Luxury

Alabama Chanin • hand-sew garments produced in Florence, Alabama • use 100% organic cotton jersey fabric, reclaimed and repurposed materials • have several affordable options • ?

Chinti and Parker •  knitwear and cashmere ready-to-wear • celeb fans include Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo and Gwyneth Paltrow • free delivery over €500 • ? ?

Cienne New York • designed and manufactured in NYC • develop in small batches, keeping waste low and fabric unique • textiles made of hand-spun cotton and mulberry silk, and dyed with 100% natural dyes • ? ?

Edun • based in NYC • aims to source production and encourage trade in Africa • supports African artisans, manufacturers and community-based initiatives • ?

Fonnesbech • pieces for the small, long-lasting wardrobe, opposing the throw away culture of the Western world • use organic and recycled/upcycled materials when possible • produced within the EU to limit the amount of CO2 emissions from shipping • ?

M. Patmos • sustainable and eco-friendly practices used whenever possible •  received acknowledgement for environmentally friendly design by CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge •  named one of the “50 most innovative fashion companies in the world” by Fast Company magazine • ?

Madia Matilda • luxury clothing label, specialising in upcycled and sustainable fabrics • keeping heritage and craft alive with an innovative twist produced in-house in Britain • ?

Maiyet • based in downtown NYC • partner with global artisans to incorporate handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques • sourced globally and made locally • employ artisans from India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, Peru, Bolivia and Thailand • work with NEST, non-profit dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses • ? ??

Minna • bridal wear handmade and designed in London • silk and lace fabrics mixed with genuine vintage and certified organic, Fair Trade fabrics • can be made vegan • ?

Stella McCartney • from casual wear to formal attire • vegetarian brand that has never used leather, fur or skins in our product • celebrity favourite • ? Ⓥ

Study New York • awarded Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Grant for sustainable design in 2011 • transparent about their production process • use sustainable techniques and materials • ?

Svilu • thoughtfully designed staples for women that endure the ebb and flow of trends • use organic fabrics such as cotton, Tencel and Modal?

Titania Inglis • received Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Sustainable Design, 2012 • finalist in CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge, 2013 • ?

Vivienne Westwood • “Handmade With Love” collection developed with Ethical Fashion Initiative • created using recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, unused leather off-cuts, and recycled brass  • produced in Kibera slum, Kenya • since 2013 Vivienne Westwood also works with artisans in Burkina Faso who produce hand-woven fabrics for her womenswear lines • ?

Yooxygen • sustainability program from YOOX that promotes ethical fashion • established in 2009 • ?? over $200 • ?️

Shoes

Beyond Skin • luxury designer vegan shoes • only footwear label to use Dinamica faux suede made from 100% recycled PET plastics • also use recycled PU (polyeurothane) – note it is made with petrochemicals! •  donate 1% of profits to grass-root environmental and social projects • free Europe delivery over €100 • Ⓥ ?

Brother Vellies • inspired by traditional African footwear • create and sustain artisanal jobs within Africa • handmade in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco • made using Kudu leather, an animal byproduct resulting from a government-mandated culling • one of the >0.5% of US companies with female, African-American CEOs • ?

Inkkas • founded on the principles of fair trade and global philanthropy • crafted with respect for the environment and workers • plant one tree for every purchase as part of the OneShoeOneTree • help reforest the world to provide sustenance for local populations in developing countries in partnership with TreesForTheFuture • ? ?

Ix Style • huaraches sandals and accessories • inspired by Lake Atitlán natural disaster • donate 15% profits to provide clean drinking water for children in Guatemala •

Kakaw Designs • shoes, bags and accessories • luggage tags • 100% handmade • ?? over $100

Rock Pillar • ethical, sustainable and handmade footwear • creatively collaborate with 40 weavers and cobblers preserving their traditions • work with Centro Bartolomeo De Las Casas, the oldest NGO in Cusco, Peru to ensure responsible economic empowerment and revenue sharing •

Siempre Viva • clothes, shoes, bags and accessories • work directly with artisans in various indigenous areas of Mexico • provide mentoring to women who are then able to start their own businesses • partnered with Cáritas Colima to reduce poverty in local communities •

Veerah • luxury high heels • responsibly sourced with cruelty-free materials • come with interchangeable accessories to customize your look for any occasion • at least 1% of proceeds are directly contributed to social impact causes, focused on female education and empowerment • ?? Ⓥ ?

Veja • stylish sneakers • their model combines fair trade and ecology • link together economy, social initiatives and the environment • vegan shoes available • ? over €150

Underwear + Swimwear

Aguaclara • rooted in Amazon and Andean influences • provides jobs for 200+ people • elaborate embroidery, exclusively developed prints and hand-made natural accessories •

Alexandria Main • beach coverups, loungewear and silk PJs • made by socially responsible studios or community organisations • produced artisans from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Hmong tribe in Thailand • ?? ?

Amara Tulum • based in Tulum, Mexico • use Italian fabric made up of 78% recycled post-consumer plastics recovered from the ocean through Healthy Seas • add Xtralife Lycra® fibers to extend the life of each piece beyond that of traditional Spandex products •

Aqua Green • all products made from sustainable materials • lead in ecological initiatives which reduce your carbon footprint • participate in beach and waterway clean ups to remove trash from our oceans •

Auria London • designed and developed in London • made in England • uses new generation recycled fabrics made from discarded fishing nets and other waste •

Azura Bay • curated collection of luxurious ethically-made and eco-friendly lingerie, swim & loungewear • use 100% recycled boxes, poly mailers, and white tissue paper as well as biodegradable shipping tape • free shipping to Canada over $175 • ?️

Bamboo Body •  clothing and underwear •  made from sustainable bamboo viscose and organic cotton •  supports the World Vision Water, Health, Life Program, Greenpeace and the WWF • ?? over $50

Baserange • clean, easy and accessible garments • work exclusively with small family based factories • use high quality, organic fabrics in innovative ways to minimise environmental impact • fabrics include organic cotton, recycled cotton or wool, natural silk or linen and bamboo • based in Denmark and France •

Beth Richards • swimwear made in Canada with ethical and first world wages for employees • committed to feminism and women • donate to the Gloria Steinem Foundation which helps progress women’s rights around the world

Cala Ossidiana • inspired by the natural beauty of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily • sold on Etsy • use top construction techniques, eco-friendly Italian fabrics, and flattering cuts •

Eco Gypsy • Bali-based brand • retro 70s handmade crochet styles • all workers receive a fair wage and working conditions • no chemically treated materials are used • celebrity fans like Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria’s Angels •

Eden Eco • eco-friendly swimwear made in LA  • use soft recycled fabrics  • no further information available on their website •

Elle Evans Swimwear • swimwear and active wear for kids, teens and women • made to order • sewn locally in Melbourne in a safe workspace by people paid fairly • use 100% regenerated fabric Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • ?

Emobi Swimwear • swimwear made in Sydney, Australia • prints are original and designed in-house, using a range of environmentally friendly water-based dye • minimise the impact on beaches and waterways combined with premium breathable UV-protected fabric •

Greenlee Swim • mix-and-match swim separates with a positive impact on the planet • designed and manufactured in LA • made from 82-83% recycled fibers, making the conscious effort to only use high-end, man-made yarn • support Global Green USA, Heal The Bay, HoneyLove.org and most recently The Rainforest Partnership • ?? over $100

Huit • ethical lingerie and swimwear • committed to transporting goods by sea rather than air • ensure that all of its suppliers are fully compliant with local and international laws governing welfare and product safety • do not seem to use sustainable fabrics • celebrity fans include Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller •

Jungle Gurl • Hawaiian print swimwear and active wear mass • mass produced but crafted from recycled vintage fabrics •

Kiniki • designer swimwear and underwear for men and women • made in Staffordshire, England • cut out middle men to supply the best prices • minimise tan lines through the swimwear fabric • do not seem to use sustainable materials • ?? over £50

Koru Swimwear • inspired by the outdoorsy Kiwi lifestyle • use 100% Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • assembled only in factories with fair wages and working conditions standardised by strict law • donate 1% of sales to 1% For The Planet helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans •

La Isla • use eco-friendly fabrics, including swim trunks made with 50% recycled PET fabric • featured in Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire and others • partner with organisations like Ocean Futures SocietyLA Youth Network and First Nations Development Institute • for every tee purchased they donate one to somebody in need • ??

Maaji • swimwear brand based in Colombia • run Planting an Ocean of Trees non-profit campaign to plant trees in Colombia • actively encourage consumers to volunteer •

Naja • lingerie, underwear and swimwear • focused on changing the way underwear is marketed to women, empowering rather than objectifying them • their garment factory primarily employs single mothers • every child of a Naja worker receives books, school supplies, uniforms and school meals for free • Underwear for Hope programme employs women in Colombian slums • use hand-harvested Peruvian cotton and fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles • use digital printing to drastically reduce water waste • ?? over $75 • ?

Odina Surf • committed to a truly sustainable business model use fabric made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets • hang tags are printed with water-based dyes on recycled post consumer cotton in Los Angeles • promotional materials are printed on recycled PET fabric and 100% recycled paper • work with Reef Check Foundation, a Californian non-profit dedicated to the conservation of the world’s reefs •

Ruby Moon • vibrant swim and active wear for women who want design and ethics • 100% of net profits are lent out as small loans to empower women entrepreneurs in eleven nations • use 100% Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • fabric also contains Xtra Life Lycra and is chlorine resistant for 100+ hours of exposure • validated to produce 42% less emissions compared to high street swimwear •

Shapes in the Sand • handmade in Australia • use 100% Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • use eco-printing methods • work with WIRES who rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and encourage others to do the same • ?

Summerlove Swimwear • chic luxury eco-friendly swimwear • use 100% Econyl made from recycled plastic waste dredged from the sea • donate 1% of sales to 1% For The Planet helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans • every swimsuit comes in an organic, reusable swimwear bag • ?? over $145 • ? over $245

To Dive For •  luxury swimwear and designer dive wear • inspired by ocean adventures • designed and made in Britain • do not seem to use sustainable materials • ??

Vitamin A • luxury swimwear from Southern California  • use EcoLux™ matte superfine jersey is made with recycled nylon fibre • prints are created with waterless digital technology • factories chosen for their innovative approaches to conserving electricity and water • celebrity fans include Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Rihanna • ?

Wolven Threads • swimwear and yoga attire • all garments made from recycled PET • donate 5% of profit from each sale to teach yoga to at-risk and incarcerated youth • ?? over $100 • ? over $125


Note:
Not all bamboo clothing is actually sustainable, so please proceed with caution.

Are there any sustainable fashion brands I’ve missed? (Duh.) Please let me know in a comment below or email sabina (at) girlvsglobe.com. I’m constantly expanding and improving this list! 

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  • Sabina

    Hi!

  • Let me know if you have any brands to add! 🙂

  • Jordana Howard

    Thank you for including us on your list of brands!! http://www.echoandair.com

  • Christine Myint

    Thank you so much for including us in your list!!! This is a wonderful list – with really awesome brands. I’ll be looking forward to going through it myself 🙂 https://greenorchyd.com/

  • Roxane Horton

    Oh just saw this – thank you :)) What a wonderful list too xxx (www.alexandraimain.com)