As a sustainable fashion buyer, I always seek trustworthy, stylish brands.
Ethically made, comfortable, and affordable, these 10 sustainable fashion brands must be on every fashionista’s list.
Time to check out 10 of my favorite sustainable fashion brands right now.
Patagonia is recognized as one of the best sustainable clothing companies in the world right now.
The outdoor brand was one of the speediest defenders of environmental ethics in the activewear fashion industry.
Also, Patagonia was one of the first adopters of using recycled materials and switching to organic cotton.
While using sustainable materials when it can, the brand will help you repair your clothes and gear to make them last longer.
2. EILEEN FISHER
Eileen Fisher is an industry leader for all sustainable brands and ethical fashion labels.
The company believes social and environmental injustices are a reason to do business differently.
By 2025, the brand’s vision is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions created during garment production.
If you’re looking for sustainable clothing of inclusive sizes, this is the brand for you – the offering ranges from XXS through 3X and includes several petite selections.
3. STELLA MCCARTNEY
With a stylistic duality, Stella McCartney’s creations resemble titanic collisions of natural with artificial forces.
And, since we talk about aesthetic clothing here, imagine combinations of wasteful and saving, or haute-couture vs. fast fashion.
If you want a sustainable brand that’s globally recognized, then go for Stella McCartney.
4. MARA HOFFMAN
Exuding a playful, bright, and colorful aesthetic, Mara Hoffman’s label focuses on creating rich, textured, and understated pieces highlighting the feminine form’s power.
Inspired by personal reflections on mythology and travels, the designer injects whimsy and unexpected details into her sustainable collections.
The brand’s pieces are crafted from sustainable and eco-friendly materials by close-knit expert artisans in New York City.
If you are looking for tribal patterns, abstract art, and punchy prints, Mara Hoffman’s extensive collection is a must.
5. PACT CLOTHING
Pact is a clothing brand obsessed with making sustainable clothes that make the world a better place.
The Certified B Corp goes to great lengths to ensure the transparency of its entire supply chain.
From growing and harvesting organic cotton to the final sewing and all processes in between, Pact is as clean and responsible as possible.
The super-soft tees, dresses, and underwear are 100 percent cotton.
Moreover, the brand’s non-GMO cotton is excellent for you and the farmers growing it.
Designed in Budapest and produced in Europe, Nanushka is a splendid clash of Eastern with Western cultures.
The designer’s primary sources of inspiration are the many spiritual journeys that have morphed into Nanushka, a contemporary fashion house of informal, modern, and versatile forms.
Nanushka’s effervescent confidence, easiness of style, subtle femininity, and flair are tastefully matched with an equally important ethos of eco-conscious, ethical, and animal-friendly values for a cleaner industry and a safer tomorrow.
Reformation offers on-trend pieces that will still be stylish long after the season is over for the sustainable fashionista.
This Los Angeles-based brand creates products only from sustainable and upcycled materials in a fair-wage environment.
Moreover, each Reformation garment comes with a description of its environmental footprint.
We particularly love that Reformation has added extended sizing, including petite clothing, to its permanent collection.
A global leader in not just denim but in apparel, Levi’s is available in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Donned by cowboys, presidents, and customers worldwide, Levi’s is known for being the face of denim.
The company uses nature-friendly, plant-based, and eco-friendly dyes on every pair of jeans, protecting the water supply and conserving water in production.
According to the founders, the team has always been at the forefront of change and progress:
“Touting eco-friendly and sustainable practices such as recyclable denim, ethically sourced cotton, and innovations to reduce water use, in addition to giving back to its workers and community organizations alike.”
9. THOUGHT CLOTHING
Thought Clothing is an all-natural, sustainable clothing company with a simple philosophy: design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for people and the environment.
The brand has developed long-lasting relationships with ethical factories and suppliers to ensure workers are treated respectfully with fair wages and working conditions.
We love the commitment to using organic cotton and natural materials, helping us clean our wardrobes one piece at a time.
10. PETITE STUDIO
As the name suggests, Petite Studio is a sustainable clothing company specializing in petit clothing styles.
Most of the brand’s products are ‘slow fashion,’ taking an average of 20 hours to produce a single garment.
The NYC-based brand is passionate about creating capsule wardrobe items and small-batch staples.
The petite-focused clothing collection is crafted in an ethical factory in Jiangshan, China (the founder’s hometown).
Employees work 40 hours per week (with hour-long lunch breaks), receive health care and vacation time, and are even obligated to take a 30-minute nap break every shift.
For more, check out our full list of sustainable clothing brands.
There you have it, 10 excellent sustainable fashion brands – known and less known – you’d be proud to wear.
Championing sustainability and veganism from Sao Paulo to London, Ana Alves is a dynamic force in the fashion and beauty industry. With a decade-long writing career, Ana's compelling narratives on sustainable fashion have graced the pages of Forbes, Wired, Vanity Fair, and more. Ana's journey spans key roles at Unilever and Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, where she honed her marketing acumen. As an Editorial Contributor at WTVOX and Fashion & Style Editor at The VOU, Ana shapes the discourse on sustainable fashion.