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18 Sustainable Fashion Brands for Recycled or Ethical Clothing


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It’s not easy being an environmentalist who also loves fashion. Modern “fast fashion” is incredibly destructive to the planet, driving us to buy, wear, and discard new clothes at a faster and faster rate. To get these clothes to market quickly and cheaply, fast fashion relies on energy-intensive materials, toxic bleaches and dyes, and cheap foreign labor in factories that are often unsafe.

Fortunately, some fashion brands are bucking this trend. They’re rejecting fast fashion in favor of “slow fashion”: sustainable clothing pieces that are made to last for many seasons.

These eco-friendly clothing brands start with greener materials like organic wool and cotton, polyester from recycled plastic bottles, and cellulose from sustainably grown trees. They treat these fabrics with less-toxic dyes and processes. They aim to reduce the carbon footprint of their factories while making them safer for workers.

This focus on sustainability continues throughout each garment’s life cycle. The designers make clothes that will wear out slowly and stay stylish, so they won’t end up in a landfill by next year. They ship the clothes to stores, or directly to consumers, with as little packaging as possible. Finally, they pay attention to the end of the product’s life, often taking back worn-out garments for recycling or disposal.

Budget-Friendly Brands

Allbirds Retail Store Logo Sign

Some eco-friendly fashion brands are also budget-friendly. They allow you to stock your entire wardrobe with sustainable basics at a price that won’t break the bank.

Mind you, that doesn’t mean you should expect the same prices you’re used to from fast fashion. There’s really no way to produce $20 jeans or $4 T-shirts sustainably. But if you readjust your ideas about pricing to factor in the costs of doing business in ways that are less harmful to the earth, these greener brands are worth it.

1. Allbirds

Allbirds makes casual shoes for men and women. They’re best known for their iconic running shoes, with their ultra-simple design in a variety of solid colors. However, they also offer a handful of other styles, including high-tops, slip-on shoes, and flats for women — all at prices comparable to other well-made running shoes. There’s also a “Smallbirds” line for young children, which offers only the basic running shoe.

Starting at $95 a pair, Allbirds aren’t the cheapest shoes around. However, they’re no pricier than many high-end running shoes, and their loyal fan base considers them well worth the cost.

What Makes It Sustainable

The main feature that sets Allbirds aside from other sneakers is their use of sustainable materials. Most of their shoes come in a choice of two materials: sustainably farmed merino wool or cellulose fiber from sustainably harvested trees. The company makes its shoelaces from recycled plastic bottles, its shoe soles from sugarcane, and its insoles from a blend of wool and castor oil. It also uses 90% recycled cardboard in its packaging.

In addition, the company has reduced its carbon footprint by improving energy efficiency, using renewable energy, and shipping its goods by sea rather than by air. It also pledged in 2019 to offset all the carbon emissions it can’t eliminate by planting trees, building new solar and wind plants, and capturing methane from landfills.

Where to Buy It

Allbirds aren’t available in mainstream shoe stores. There are only a handful of dedicated Allbirds stores — one each in San Francisco, New York, London, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle. If you don’t live in one of these cities, you can buy Allbirds online, with free shipping and free returns. The website has a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, so you can give your shoes a thorough test before deciding whether to keep them.

2. Alternative Apparel

Based out of Atlanta, Alternative Apparel features casual, youthful styles for men and women. Shop here for everyday basics like T-shirts, leggings, jeans, hoodies, and casual dresses, as well as accessories like caps and bags. There’s a limited assortment of items in kids’ sizes as well.

Alternative Apparel’s designs aren’t cutting-edge fashion, and they aren’t meant to be. Instead, they feature a timeless vintage look that’s never out of style, so you won’t need to replace them before they wear out.

Typical prices are between $50 and $70 for a pair of leggings, $30 to $40 for a men’s T-shirt, and $150 for a pair of skinny jeans complete with rips at the knee.

What Makes It Sustainable

The company uses environmentally friendly materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester, which are processed with low-impact dyes. Its clothes are all easy-care, so they don’t require dry cleaning, a process that relies on toxic chemicals. They’re shipped out in eco-friendly packaging like biodegradable mailer bags. All of the factories Alternative Apparel works with follow the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct, which sets standards for “decent and humane working conditions.”

Where to Buy It

The easiest way to buy Alternative Apparel is through its online store. The brand also has three stores in New York City, San Francisco, and Venice, California. In addition, its clothes are available through “Basics Bars” at other retailers across the U.S. There’s a list of locations on the company website.

3. Fair Indigo

Online retailer Fair Indigo specializes in cute, casual clothing for women. Its offerings include tees, leggings, casual pants and skirts, simple dresses, sweaters, jackets, and loungewear in both solids and geometric prints. It also offers funky accessories like hand-embroidered belts, brightly patterned socks, and folksy jewelry. There’s a limited selection of basic items for men, such as tees, henleys, and sweats.

You can find organic cotton pants and skirts for $60 to $80, dresses in the same fabric for $100 or less, and men’s tees for around $35.

What Makes It Sustainable

Most of Fair Indigo’s clothes are made from organic cotton grown on small family farms in Peru. They’re constructed to last for years, dyed with earth-friendly dyes, and shipped out in fully biodegradable polyethylene bags. Fair Indigo pledges to pay its Peruvian workers a living wage and operates a nonprofit, the Fair Indigo Foundation, to improve education in their communities.

Where to Buy It

Fair Indigo products are sold only online. Standard shipping is free, and unworn items can be returned within 60 days after purchase.

4. Kotn

The Canadian company Kotn offers wardrobe basics for women and men, all made of all Egyptian cotton. Its offerings for women include tanks, tees, blouses, cardigans, sweat pants, and simple dresses. For men, the collection is a bit more limited, focusing on tees, tops, and sweats.

Tees for men and women cost around $25, sweatshirts around $45, and women’s pants and skirts between $45 and $75.

What Makes It Sustainable

Kotn focuses on “circular traceability” — knowing exactly where a product came from and how it was made. It sources all its cotton directly from small farmers in Egypt and processes it into garments in mills located within a 400-mile radius of the farms, reducing emissions from shipping. It uses nontoxic dyes and dyeing processes designed to reduce water use. Its direct-trade practices reduce the cost of the clothing, as well as its environmental impact.

Kotn uses recycled and recyclable packaging, in both its stores and its online operation. It reinvests 1% of the proceeds from every sale in the farming communities that grow its cotton. So far, the company has funded five elementary schools in the region.

Where to Buy It

Kotn has only two store locations, one in Toronto and one in Vancouver. People in other areas can buy its clothes online, with free shipping on orders over $75, as well as free returns and exchanges.

5. Maggie’s Organics

Maggie’s Organics sells socks, leggings, and a few casual clothing items made from organic materials. Its specialty is socks, which come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns, with sizes for both men and women. There’s a limited assortment of socks for kids as well. Most of its clothing items are for women, aside from a couple of basic T-shirts.

Expect to pay $7 to $23 a pair for socks, $25 to $50 for leggings, and $20 to $55 for pants and skirts.

What Makes It Sustainable

Most Maggie’s Organic items are made from organic cotton, with a few sock styles offered in organic wool. It buys these fibers directly from family farms, dyes them with low-impact dyes, and employs independent knitters to turn them into garments. All its fabrics are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), meaning they’re sustainably farmed and made in factories that protect workers’ rights.

All of Maggie’s socks are made in the USA. The rest of its garments are made in nearby Peru, keeping emissions from shipping low. The company earned top marks for its treatment of workers and suppliers in the 2012 Apparel Industry Trends report sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Where to Buy It

You can buy all Maggie’s Organics products through their online store. Shipping is free on orders over $75. You can return unworn items within 30 days, but you must pay for return shipping unless there was an error in your order.


At PACT, you’ll find underwear, socks, sleepwear, and casual clothes for men, women, and children. The women’s line includes simple wrap dresses, comfy drawstring pants, and wire-free, pull-on bras. For men, there are tees, sweats, and boxer shorts, among other items. PACT also sells bedding, towels, and onesies for babies.

The site charges around $25 for a T-shirt, $50 for a simple wrap dress, and $80 for a pair of sweatpants.

What Makes It Sustainable

This Colorado-based company is a certified B Corporation, which means it meets strict social and environmental standards. All its clothes are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. All clothes made overseas are Fair Trade Certified unless they come from countries with labor unions and minimum wage protections for workers. That means the company is guaranteed to avoid forced labor and child labor, pay fair wages, and provide safe, clean conditions.

Where to Buy It

PACT clothes are sold only online. Shipping is free for orders over $75, and returns are free within 60 days for unworn items. PACT also offers a Perfect Fit Exchange guarantee on bras, underwear, tights, and leggings, which allows exchanges and refunds on all items within 60 days — even if they’ve been worn or washed.

7. Patagonia

California-based Patagonia is best known for its rugged outdoor gear. Many of its clothes for men, women, and children are designed for specific sports, such as skiing, surfing, or mountain biking. It sells underwear, outerwear, and swimwear, as well as outdoor gear such as backpacks and sleeping bags. However, Patagonia’s clothes aren’t just for hardcore outdoor activity. It also offers everyday wear such as jeans, tees, flannel pants, and sweats.

Prices aren’t exactly low, at around $100 for a pair of men’s jeans and $60 to $160 for a fleece jacket. However, the company’s sturdy garments should last for years, so they provide good value in the long run.

What Makes It Sustainable

Patagonia was one of the earliest pioneers of textile recycling, offering fleeces made from recycled plastic bottles back in the 1990s. It has since branched out into other recycled fabrics, including cotton, nylon, down, and wool. Currently, 69% of all its clothes are made from recycled materials.

The company has also used organic cotton exclusively since 1996. Eventually, it aims to make 100% of its clothes from either renewable or recycled materials. Its “Worn Wear” program encourages customers to mail in their old Patagonia clothes when they’re done with them in exchange for store credit. Still-usable clothes are sold at a discount on Patagonia’s website; the worn-out ones are recycled.

In addition, Patagonia rigorously tracks its suppliers to make sure all factories provide safe and humane conditions. Since 2014, it has worked with Fair Trade USA to provide a living wage to workers. The company claims to offer more Fair Trade-certified garments than any other clothing brand in the world.

Where to Buy It

Patagonia has retail stores in 19 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Its goods are also sold at other stores, which you can find with its store locator tool. If you prefer to shop online, you can get free shipping on orders over $75.

All purchases from Patagonia, made in stores or online, are backed by the company’s Ironclad Guarantee. If your clothes or gear are damaged, you can return them to Patagonia for a repair, replacement, or refund. You can even have worn-out clothes and gear repaired for a fee. Repairing your clothing extends its life, making it even more sustainable.

8. prAna

California-based prAna started out selling yoga gear. From there, it expanded its offerings to a broad range of casual daywear for women and men. It has jeans, slacks, shirts, sweaters, and outerwear for both sexes, as well as some casual dresses and skirts for women. And it still offers the activewear it made its name from, as well as accessories like yoga mats.

Most of its tops, pants, and dresses are priced below $100, and outerwear ranges from $90 to $150.

What Makes It Sustainable

The prAna line includes clothing made from organic cotton, recycled wool, and down that meets the Responsible Down Standard, which comes only from humanely raised birds. The company works with bluesign to avoid harmful chemicals in its dyes and processes. It was also the first clothing company in North American to produce Fair Trade Certified garments.

Where to Buy It

PrAna has only six retail stores in the U.S., but its clothes are also available at various sporting goods stores, such as Eastern Mountain Sports and REI. You can find a store near you through the prAna store locator or buy directly online from the prAna site.

9. Urban Renewal

The Urban Renewal line from Urban Outfitters collects vintage garments and surplus fabric from around the world and remakes them into edgy, modern pieces. Because all the work is done by hand in the United States, each re-crafted piece is unique. Examples include a $60 tie-dyed crewneck sweatshirt and an $80 pair of pants artistically splattered with paint.

The line targets young, urban women with pieces that have a funky, vintage feel. Examples include a tie-dyed silk button-down shirt and flared leopard-print pants. There are also a few vintage pieces for men, but these tend to sell out quickly.

What Makes It Sustainable

All clothes in the Urban Renewal line are salvaged in some way. Some of them are one-of-a-kind or vintage pieces that have simply been cleaned up and fixed up for resale. Others are new designs made from “deadstock” fabric (remnants left over from other garments), while others are upcycled from old garments to create new looks.

Where to Buy It

Urban Outfitters has stores throughout the country, but you may not find Urban Renewal pieces at all of them. To buy them online, visit the Urban Outfitters site and select “Vintage.”

Higher-End Brands

Eileen Fisher Retail Store Sign

There’s no way around it: Many sustainable clothing brands are pricey. That includes not just true designer fashion lines like Stella McCartney, but also brands that sell more basic, everyday garb. When you’re on a budget, you can’t afford to dress in these pieces all the time.

However, there’s a case to be made for including a few of these splurge-worthy items in your wardrobe. When you spend more upfront on high-quality clothing, you can save in the long run because these well-made pieces will last you for years. Buying one good tee or pair of jeans is a better deal than going through a whole bunch every year because they either wear out or go out of fashion.

One way to afford quality clothing on a budget is to build a capsule wardrobe — a small collection of high-quality pieces you can wear over and over. By carefully selecting pieces that work well together, you can create a variety of different looks from just a few garments. Then, you can style each look with less expensive items, such as jewelry and shoes, that all work with your capsule pieces, stretching your wardrobe still more.

Another important strategy is to take good care of your clothes so you’ll get more use out of them. If you always launder them properly, store them carefully, and make minor repairs as needed, they can provide many years of service.

10. Cuyana

The California-based brand Cuyana is a good place to start when assembling a capsule wardrobe for women. It offers luxe garments with a sleek, minimalist look, such as silk blouses, wrap dresses, and cashmere cardigans. Its particular specialty is leather goods, including versatile totes, shoulder bags, clutches, and wallets.

Prices start at around $100 for dresses, $150 for pants, and $125 for bags.

What Makes It Sustainable

Cuyana’s motto is “fewer, better things.” Its clothes are the opposite of fast fashion: timeless pieces that are built to last, so they’ll justify their high price tags with years of use. It eschews mass-produced materials in favor of traditional fabrics and leathers made by artisans whose families have been making them for generations.

If you end up not loving your Cuyana purchase, you can return it through the company’s Lean Closet program. In partnership with the consignment website ThredUp, it collects unwanted garments to donate to women in need and gives you credit for them to spend on your next Cuyana purchase.

Where to Buy It

Cuyana has a handful of retail locations in California, Miami, and New York City. Everywhere else, the easiest way to buy Cuyana clothes is through the company website.


Of all the brands on this list, New-York based EILEEN FISHER is probably the most upscale. Its luxury clothing line for women features elegant, classic pieces like boyfriend jeans, long cashmere cardigans, straight shift dresses, and simple silk tops. A lot of these garments come only in black or white, with just a few muted colors to brighten up the collection.

Unlike many high-end clothing lines, EILEEN FISHER caters to all body types, offering sizes from 0 to 24 and petite sizes.

Featured styles include a $400 silk shirtdress, $200 Tencel pants, and a $200 linen knit cardigan.

What Makes It Sustainable

EILEEN FISHER is a B Corporation that’s committed to making its clothes sustainable at every stage of their lifecycle. This starts with responsible fibers like sustainably farmed wool, recycled polyester, re-spun cashmere, organic cotton, and Tencel, processed with nontoxic dyes and reduced water use. It continues through manufacturing, with Fair Trade practices, investment in workers’ communities, and working with artisans to create unique, handcrafted pieces.

Finally, EILEEN FISHER closes the loop at the end of a product’s life. Through its EILEEN FISHER RENEW program, the company takes back used clothes from customers, offering them a $5 store credit for each garment, and gives them a new life. Gently used clothes are resold as is, while worn-out ones are turned into raw material for artists.

Where to Buy It

EILEEN FISHER clothes are available online, in its own stores, at other retail stores, and at special sales events. You can find retailers near you with the company’s store locator. Or, to find these high-end clothes at much more budget-friendly prices, shop the EILEEN FISHER RENEW line at selected stores or online.

12. Insecta

Insecta is a small but choice line of eco-friendly shoes for women and men. It sells only five basic styles of shoe: an Oxford, a cutout Oxford, two types of sandals, and a mule. However, each of these comes in a range of colors and patterns, including wild, vivid prints.

In addition to being stylish, Insecta’s shoes are comfy. It uses a honeycomb insole that feels pliant underfoot and adds extra foam padding to prevent chafing.

These well-constructed shoes are pricier than fast-fashion footwear, at $130 to $150 a pair, but they’re a bargain compared to designer brands.

What Makes It Sustainable

All Insecta shoes are vegan. Instead of leather, the company constructs its shoe upper from recycled plastic, recycled cotton, and upcycled vintage fabrics. With the cloth from a single dress, the company can construct five pairs of shoes. That’s why the shoes come in so many bold patterns and why selection changes rapidly — once a particular pattern is gone, it’s gone.

The rest of each shoe is made from sustainable materials too. Insecta uses recycled rubber for its shoe soles and its own scrap fabric in its insoles.

Where to Buy It

Insecta shoes are available at a handful of retail stores in South America, North America, and Europe. You can also buy them online. Unworn shoes can be exchanged within 30 days, but there’s a $5 charge for shipping.

13. People Tree

The London-based company People Tree deals in stylish women’s wear. Its offerings cover the whole range of your daily activities, with workout wear, pants and blazers suitable for the office, jeans and tees for a casual weekend, and fancier dresses you could wear on a dinner date. People Tree also sells underwear, accessories, and handmade jewelry.

The People Tree site offers dresses priced from $75 to $235, trousers from $70 to $210, and hand-made jewelry between $15 and $100.

What Makes It Sustainable

Over 90% of the cotton People Tree uses is GOTS-certified. It also uses other eco-friendly fabrics, such as Tencel made from sustainably grown wood. All its fabrics are biodegradable, and it uses non-toxic dyes.

People Tree also aims to promote traditional crafts and support the people who make them. All its products meet Fair Trade standards. The company is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, a global community of companies that practice Fair Trade.

Where to Buy It

You can buy People Tree clothes online, but shipping to North America is fairly costly. There are a few boutiques in the U.S. and Canada that stock People Tree clothes. You can find one through the People Tree website.

14. Reformation

The California-based brand Reformation focuses on high-fashion clothing for women. That doesn’t mean trendy. Rather, its styles are designed to look up-to-date now without ever becoming passé. The overall look is sexy, fresh, and young but still sophisticated.

Reformation’s collection includes casual wear like jeans and bodysuits, fun and flirty day dresses and jumpsuits, and slinky cocktail dresses. It also offers footwear, swimwear, underwear, and even a wedding wear collection.

Prices range from $80 to $180 for dresses, $30 to $60 for tops, and $100 to $180 for jeans. Its size range is especially broad, from 00 to 31.

What Makes It Sustainable

Reformation focuses on sustainability throughout its entire operation — right down to the pens used in its offices and the snacks in the kitchen. It sources fabric locally as much as possible, uses bluesign-certified dyes, ships products in recycled and compostable packaging, uses renewable energy in its operations, and recycles about 75% of its waste.

It also invests in offsets to make up for the emissions it produces and the water it uses. When you shop on Reformation’s website, you can see a detailed “RefScale” that calculates the environmental footprint for every garment.

Where to Buy It

Reformation’s clothes are available online and at a handful of stores in the U.S. and Canada. Most of its retail locations are in California or New York. When you buy online, shipping is free for both purchases and returns.

15. Rothy’s

Rothy’s sells comfy, flat-soled shoes for women. It has only four styles — rounded toe, pointed toe, loafer, and pull-on sneaker — but each of these comes in a wide array of colors and patterns, from plaid to leopard print to camo. The sneaker and loafer styles also come in kids’ sizes, with bright colors and kid-friendly patterns like octopus, zebra stripe, and rainbow.

Prices range from $125 to $165, depending on the color and style.

What Makes It Sustainable

What enables Rothy’s to offer such a wide range of colors and patterns is its material: fabric knitted from recycled plastic. It’s fitted to outsoles made of carbon-free rubber and insoles made from recycled materials and castor oil, all stuck together with nontoxic adhesives. This construction is not only vegan and eco-friendly, but it’s also very durable and easy to care for, so your Rothy’s shoes will serve you for years to come.

Rothy’s reduces its ecological footprint even more by knitting its shoes to shape, so very little material goes to waste. Its shipping boxes are made from 85% post-consumer recycled material and are 100% recyclable. And the company purchases carbon offsets to make up for the fossil fuel used in shipping its products to customers.

Where to Buy It

You can buy Rothy’s online or at the company’s one retail store in San Francisco. Shipping is free for all orders and returns.

16. teeki

The California-based brand teeki specializes in activewear for women: yoga pants, leggings, capris, shorts, and tank tops. But these are not your everyday black leggings. They come in a wide range of unusual prints, from stripes to snakeskin to leaping dolphins. On teeki’s website, you can shop not just by item but also by print to see all the garments available in a particular print that tickles your fancy.

Prices range from around $30 for a simple tank to $90 for bell-bottomed pants.

What Makes It Sustainable

All the clothing teeki sells is made from recycled plastic bottles. This fabric is cut, printed, and hand-sewn using eco-friendly practices. And it’s all made in the USA, which reduces the carbon footprint of the clothes as well as providing jobs for Americans.

Where to Buy It

Teeki has no retail stores and no listing of stores that sell its products. The only way to shop the brand is through its online store. The site advertises free shipping on orders over $100, as well as free returns.

17. vuori

Another place to look for eco-friendly activewear is vuori. Unlike teeki, vuori offers clothes for both men and women, including tops, bras, leggings, shorts, sweats, and even workout-friendly dresses. The company’s fashion-forward styles aim to blur the lines between activewear and everyday apparel. Its motto is “built to move in, styled for life.”

Typical prices are in the range of  $50 for a tank top and $90 for a pair of leggings.

What Makes It Sustainable

Three of vuori’s garments for men — the Banks Short, Cruise Boardshort, and Sonic Seamless Boardshort — are made from recycled plastic bottles. The lightweight material is stretchy and fast-drying, good for use either in or out of the water. The company also aims to work with “fair, ethical manufacturing facilities” in the U.S. and overseas, but it isn’t Fair Trade Certified.

Where to Buy It

Vuori has three stores in California, and its products are also available at sporting goods stores such as REI. Its store locator can help you find a store near you that carries vuori clothes. If you prefer to shop online, you can get free shipping on orders over $75. The company’s “Investment in Happiness” guarantee provides free, no-questions-asked returns.

18. Wolven

Wolven sells a wide range of activewear for women and men. Its tops, leggings, shorts, joggers, and swimsuits all come in a range of funky, psychedelic prints, with just a few solids thrown into the mix. Like teeki, Wolven has a “shop by print” feature on its website to help you find garments in different designs, from the black-and-white “Raina” to the vividly colored “Fractal.” Most garments come in sizes XS through XL.

Expect to pay around $90 for a pair of leggings and $70 for men’s boardshorts.

What Makes It Sustainable

Wolven’s slogan is “make sustainability sexy.” To accomplish this goal, it makes its garments from sustainable materials like OEKO-Tex, a synthetic fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, and modal, a cellulose-based fabric made from sustainably harvested beechwood. The company also uses minimal packaging — recycled plastic mailers or paper boxes — and purchases carbon offsets through the Web Neutral Project.

Wolven’s tees, dresses, and bell-bottoms are made in a well-lit, air-conditioned office in Los Angeles. Its activewear and swimwear is made in China at a facility certified by the Workplace Conditions Assessment program, which evaluates factories based on their wages, work hours, health, safety, and labor and environmental practices. Wolven’s facility earns a score of 87 out of a possible 100.

Where to Buy It

Wolven’s products are currently unavailable in stores. When you buy from its online store, you can choose to finance your purchase through Klarna, splitting your payment into four interest-free installments. Or you can select the “pay later in 30 days” option, allowing you to try out your garments before you pay for them.

Final Word

These sustainable clothing brands are at the forefront of a revolution in textile manufacturing. There are even more exciting technologies on the horizon that have the potential to transform the fashion industry.

For instance, startup Modern Meadow has developed a lab-grown, vegan leather alternative made from collagen, while companies such as MycoWorks are developing their own vegan leathers made from fungi. A Dutch company called Indispere is producing cellulose-based fabrics from animal manure, and the German company Qmilk is making a soft, antibacterial fabric from milk. The new AirDye process from Japan’s Debs Textile in Japan makes it possible to dye fabrics with far less water. And designers like Iris Van Herpen are using 3D printing to produce garments without using patterns, greatly reducing fabric waste.

As these new technologies hit the market, shopping for sustainable clothes should grow even easier and cheaper. In the meantime, the eco-friendly brands listed here can keep you looking great and feeling good about your impact on the planet.

Do you have any favorite sustainable clothing brands we didn’t cover? Share them in the comments.


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Amy Livingston is a freelance writer who can actually answer yes to the question, "And from that you make a living?" She has written about personal finance and shopping strategies for a variety of publications, including,, and the Dollar Stretcher newsletter. She also maintains a personal blog, Ecofrugal Living, on ways to save money and live green at the same time.