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Sustainable Clothing Brands

You’ve been told to respect your mother. But what about Mother Earth? You better show her some respect too. And you can start today by dressing more consciously. This small change can help make a world of difference.

Sustainable Workwear

How you dress says a lot about you to your boss and clients. If you want to communicate your commitment to environmental responsibility, then it’s time to start wearing sustainable apparel.

Everlane is known for its sustainably modern, basic workwear. Working women can find a variety of blouses, slacks, dresses, and skirts, while businessmen can buy suits, dress shirts, trousers, and sweaters, all of which easily transition from the boardroom to after-hours drinks with clients. This San Francisco-based company doesn’t just follow sustainable practices, it also partners with ethical factories around the world to ensure each worker is paid fairly and provides transparent pricing and factory production to customers.

For more casual office attire, check out People Tree. A leader in the fair-trade movement for more than two decades, People Tree is an ethical and eco-friendly clothing brand that uses organic fabrics and GOTS-approved dyes. Feel proud of the work you’ve done and proud of your business casual look with any of People Tree’s blouses, tailored slacks, dresses, and more.

Sustainable Loungewear

Whether you’re part of the new work-from-home group or wanting something comfortable to slip into after your 12-hour shift at the hospital, there’s nothing better than loungewear or pajamas that are snuggly and sustainable.

PACT believes style and sustainability can coexist. That’s why this brand chooses to make affordable, GOTS-certified organic cotton loungewear and sleepwear for the whole family. PACT never uses toxic chemicals or dyes, and the factories are Fair Trade Certified because PACT cares about the planet and its people.

Toronto-based Kotn designs cozy men’s and women’s pjs and loungewear pieces in Canada, and then has them ethically and sustainably manufactured in the Nile Delta. Made from Egyptian cotton that’s so lush and luxe you could even pull off wearing some of the loungewear sets as athleisure wear to run errands. A Certified B Corporation, Kotn takes care of its employees, the environment, and the community by using profits from every purchase to fund schools.

Sustainable Outdoor Clothing

The right clothing is necessary to hike and rock climb, but as an outdoor enthusiast, you better make sure the outdoor clothing you wear isn’t damaging the outdoors you love while it’s being made.

Just as your skin protects your body, Jack Wolfskin makes stylish and sustainable outdoor apparel and gear that protects you as you venture into the wild, while company owners and employees also do their part to preserve and protect nature. Products are made of recycled materials, certified organic cotton, and ethically-sourced down. A top sustainable brand in Europe for 39 years – that’s now available in the U.S. for the first time – Jack Wolfskin uses safe and fair working conditions to create high-quality, high-performance clothing and gear, and they never use PFCs, nanoparticles, fur, or Angora wool.

If you’re looking for fashion and outdoor function, look to prAna. From the fields where the cotton and hemp used to make the clothes are grown to the factories where workers assemble the adventure, travel, and yoga clothing, every step is done out of respect for the planet and people living in it.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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