We appreciate the efforts more and more brands are making towards producing clothing that is either responsibly made, sustainably sourced, or manufactured in factories that meet higher social or environmental standards. Ahead we’ll be highlighting our favorite brands that are making sustainable style easier to achieve.
Sustainable clothing brands we love
A longtime standard-bearer for sustainability, their initiatives include environmental activism, fair-trade supply chains, and a self-imposed 1% “Earth tax” on all sales.
This iconic brand has stayed close to social issues for sixty years, with modern efforts focused on conservation practices that have spared more than three billion liters of water.
Rodd & Gunn
Donating clothing to the New Zealand and Australian Red Cross is common practice for this Kiwi label, as is sourcing materials from certified eco-conscious suppliers.
They give back 1% of all sales through a partnership with ShoppingGives, a digital fundraiser that transfers donations to nonprofits including environmental organizations.
Their Good Karma initiative has pioneered the use of lasers instead of chemicals for fading denim, as well as a filtration system that saves more than 100,000 gallons of water each day.
As pioneers of recycled-plastic sunglass frames, they design proprietary styles using plastic from U.S. landfills with a certified carbon-neutral process.
Every time you buy a pair of their socks, they donate a pair to a person in need. They’ve also built a directory of more than 3,000 clothing-donation services throughout the U.S.
This design-forward brand collaborates with designers such as Rick Owens on sneakers constructed with fair-trade, organic materials. One quarter of their styles are vegan.
We love a great blazer, even if you’re just working from home. Dress a lightweight sport coat and stretchy trousers up or down depending on your vibe. Good Man Brand and Peter Millar both create great quality basics that will be a wardrobe staple for years to come. A fun way to infuse personality into your work outfit is to wear a plaid shirt—this one is designed by Faherty—and a crisp pair of white sneakers.
Casual weekend layers
Chill weekend plans call for an equally laid-back outfit. For this, we’re turning to our tried and tested jeans and a henley. With these must-haves you can never go wrong with brands like Levi’s and Faherty. On cooler evenings, you’ll want to have a lightweight layer like a Patagonia fleece jacket on hand. And since no outfit is complete without a great pair of shoes, Veja sneakers (paired with Bombas socks) keep your feet comfortable all day long.
If you need to break out of your outfit routine, let the warmer weather influence your outfit by going with a linen shirt and modern fit shorts. Not sure which brands to try? Rodd & Gunn and AG are a great place to start. Slip on a pair of TOMS and carry your essential belongings in a Patagonia backpack. Just don’t forget the most important item for a sunshine-filled day: sunglasses. Some of our favorite pairs are made by Sunski.
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