A-Z of Sustainable Womenswear Brands



What fashion brands are sustainable? Here you will find a list of brands who are implementing more ethical/sustainable business practices across their value chains. It is important to remember that not all of these brands are perfect. Ethical fashion is still niche and finding sustainable options can, therefore, be a challenge. While we should keep pushing for improvements in the industry beyond shopping ethically, it is also important to support brands that are trying to disrupt the industry from within.


Luxury:


Agaati | Ethically made silk gowns

Allora | Coats and capes made ethically

Awaveawake | Romantic plant dyed silks

Bethany Williams | Tackling social change through fashion

Edun| Inspired by African cultures

Eileen Fisher | Timeless essentials

Hood Lamb | Luxury coats made from hemp

Kamperett | Casual and effortless styles

Katharine Hamnett | Activism tee's

Kepler | Mindful approach to womenswear

Laura Strambi | Futuristic metallic vegan leather

Nadaam | Ethically-sourced Mongolian cashmere

Mara Hoffman | Wardrobe essentials manufactured with care

Max Zara Sterck | Emerging designer harnessing textiles innovation

Raeburn | Innovative and sustainable fashion design

Sevali | Upcycled couture pieces

Stella McCartney | Modern vegan leather bags

Varana | Luxury Indian cotton and silks

Vaute Couture | Vegan coats and sweaters

Zilver | Contemporary pret-a-porter with a futuristic edge


Handmade:


Ace and Jig | Artisan woven fabrics made in India

Buna Studios | Handcrafted floaty dresses

Cangiari | Italian ethical fashion

Dress Folk | Hand-crafted Indian fashion

Lucy and Yak | Handmade dungarees

Matter Prints | Heritage prints reinterpreted

Monro and Turtle | Ethically made Vietnamese kimonos

Ora | Khadi forming loose silhouettes

Sukka Citta | Hand-crafted silk dresses and shawls

Zero-Waste Daniel | Crafting unisex apparel from waste


High End:


Amour Vert | Classic contemporary staples

Bead & Reel | Modern thoughtful fashion

Beaumont Organic | Contemporary garments designed in Manchester

Birdsong | Feminist fashion made by refugees

Bozena Jankowsa | London tailoring made from vintage fabrics

Cat Turner | Vintage-style dresses made in London

Deploy London | Functional and sustainable work wear

Esby Apparel | Everyday essentials

Flax London | Irish linen manufactured in London

Good Karma | Sustainable geometric shapes

Hackwith Design House | Classic pieces made in Minnesota

House of Khadi | Hand-woven cotton shirts

Kowtow | Certified organic essentials for the modern woman

Maggie Marilyn | Flamboyant feminine essentials

Noumenon | Cruelty-free timeless pieces

Oramai | Boho-chic made ethically

Poetique Paris | French cruelty-free fashion brand

Rakha | Organic button-down blouses and more

Reformation | Sustainable vintage inspired clothing

Seventy + Mochi | Sustainable heritage denim made in Pakistan

Shalia | Bloc-printed dresses made in India

Siizu | Vibrant pieces made from various sustainable fibres

Thinking MU | Sustainable brand for non-conformists

Valle & Vik | Scandinavian silk essentials

Yan Yan | Creative Chinese knitwear

Zady | Elegant + ethical essentials

Zy-lk | Romantic silk pieces recycled thread by thread


Mid-Level:


Ararose | Committed to empowering women

Holi Boli | Ethical women’s clothing from rural India

Jan N' June | Minimalistic and sustainable garms

Know The Origin | Transparently made clothing

Kimba | Illustrated fair-trade cotton pieces

Mayamiko | Ethically produced textiles from Malawi

People Tree | Fair-trade fashion pioneer

Ten Tree | Eco-friendly loungewear

Tonlé | Zero-waste fashion

TAMGA Designs | Vibrant and eco-friendly boho dresses

Vildnis | Eco-friendly fashion

We Are Thought | Bamboo and hemp clothing


Activewear:


Adrenna | Sustainable and customisable sportswear

Girlfriend Collective | Luxury activewear in vibrant + pastel shades

Naja | Activewear that helps educate and employ women

Patagonia | Pioneers in sustainable fabrics

Tala | Cute and sexy sustainable activewear

Threads 4 Thought | Lifestyle ethical fashion brand

United By Blue | Sustainable outdoor apparel


Basics:


Azura Bay | Eco-friendly loungewear

Base Range | Simple highly wearable garments

Beat Back Co. | Colourful tees and sweatshirts

Cloth and Co | Elegant staples made by artisans

Loskey | Organic fair-trade t-shirts

Organic Crew | Organic basics made in Melbourne

PANGAIA | Bio-based, recycled fibres made from plastic bottles

Vege Threads |Breton stripes and autumnal shades

Wildlife Works | Carbon neutral basics


Denim:


Boyish Jeans | Chic denim focused on vintage silhouettes

Hiut Denim | High-quality denim made in Wales

Mud Jeans | Sustainable and fair-trade certified denim

Nobody Denim | Hand customised ethically made denim

RE/DONE | Vintage denim 're-done'

Two Timer Denim | Pre-loved denim pieces


Shoes:


Beyond Skin | Fashionable vegan leather footwear

Birkenstock | Sustainable sandals made using cork

Bourgeois Boheme | Vegan leather footwear

By Blanch | Feminine vegan leather shoes

Coclico | Artisanal footwear

De Castro Moda | Indian embroidered mules

Etiko |Organic fair-trade sneakers

Minuit Sur Terre | Cruelty-free French footwear brand

Nae Vegan | Vegan footwear

Nemanti | Italian crafted cruelty-free footwear

Nisolo | Artisanal leather shoes made in Peru

Nomadic State of Mind | Sandals made from rope

NR Rapisardi | Velvet & jewelled cruelty-free shoes

Po-Zu | Organic cotton + chromium free leather shoes

Sydney Brown | Cruelty-free shoes made with innovative materials

Veja | Range of vegan and sustainable sneakers


Accessories:


Age of Reason | Elaborate printed fashion scarfs

Ahimsa Collective | Pinatex and recycled paper bags

Angela Roi | Cruelty-free luxury handbags

Artesano | Artisan hats made in Equador

Aubry Watches | Vegan watches with changeable straps

Baume Watches | Luxury watches incorporating sustainable materials

Bottle Top | Up-cycled bottle top bags

Brother Vellies | Hand-crated shoes and bags from Africa

Charlie Feist |Cruelty free backpacks

Cityzen by Azin | Scarves with a social purpose

Distyled | Collection of leather alternative bags

Elvis and Kresse | Luxury accessories made from reclaimed materials

Hemper | Hemp bag-packs made in Nepal

JW PEI | Luxury vegan handbags made from recycled plastic

Maniwala | Pineapple leather bags and accessories

Matt and Nat | Vegan leather bags with recycled linings

O My Bag | Eco conscious leather bags

Samara | Vegan bags in pastel shades

Sep Jordan | Accessories showcasing Middle-Eastern craftsmanship

Tea & Tequila | Vibrant Mexican embroidered bags

Time IV Change | Eco-suede and pinatex watches

Votch | Cotton microfibre and vegan leather watches

Yosuzi | Artisan hats and bags made in Venezuela


Jewellery:


Article 22 |  Jewellery handcrafted from Laotian war shrapnel

Boodi | Recycled gold and silver coin jewellery

Eden and Elie | Modern aesthetics with handcrafted techniques

Edge of Ember | Luxury timeless jewellery

Lark & Berry | Fine jewellery made using lab-grown diamonds

Little by Little | Jewellery made transparently

Nisolo | Elegant artisanal crafted jewellery

Purpose Jewellery | Handcrafted jewellery empowering women

Raw Copenhagen | Ethically sourced gem stones

Sacet | Recycled metals and lab-grown diamonds

Siizu | Classic sustainable pieces

Soko | Artisan jewellery made in Kenya

Sophie Lis | Starry jewellery designed to last a lifetime

SVNR | Found, re-used and up-cycled natural materials


Lingerie/Nightwear:


AmaElla | Organic cotton lingerie

Bam Bamboo | Range of bamboo underwear

Base Range | Sustainable essentials

Hara | Naturally dyed bamboo underwear

Isadore Intimates | Romantic lingerie handmade in London

Jollies | Stripy tinned socks supporting homeless shelters

Knickey | Organic cotton granny panties

Lara Intimates | Reclaimed eco-fabrics in pastel shades

Miss Crofton | Frillies handade in London

Naja | Ethically produced underwear

Nico | Underwear made transparently

Noctu | Organic cotton nightwear

The Nude Label | Organic bra's, briefs + bodysuits

Organic Basics | GOTS certified organic cotton made in Europe

Pansy | Made with organic U.S-grown cotton

Patagonia | Women's sustainable socks + briefs

Pico | Comfortable cotton basics

Skin. | Luxurious organic pima cotton in timeless shapes

Stand 4 Socks | Colourful bamboo socks with a purpose

Sweedish Stockings | Chic re-cycled nylon tights + socks

The Under Label | Light-weight jersey classics

Wear Pact | Organic socks + briefs

We Are Thought | Organic bamboo underwear

The White Briefs | Organic pima cotton briefs

YOU Underwear | Fair-trade organic cotton underwear

Woron | Ökotex certified dyed underwear


Swimwear:


Auria | Swimwear made from recycled fishing nets

Casa Raki | Sustainable luxury resort wear

Davy J | Athleisure swimwear made from regenerated nylon

Galamaar | Timeless swimwear made from ocean waste

Hunza G | Quality knit swimwear made in the U.K

Maari Porto Cervo | Eco luxury swimwear

Vege Threads | Classic shapes dyed naturally


Multi-Brand Retailers:


The Acey | Collection of conscious brands

Antibad | Contemporary ethical fashion brand

Aequem | 55+ organic, upcycled and recycled European labels

Belinka | Thoughtfully curated fashion

Ethica | Curation of ethical + sustainable labels

Gather and See | Online sustainable shopping

Kaight | Eco fashion boutique

Paro Store | Good design that's good for the world

Sanchos | Affordable ethical fashion

The Good Apparel | Curation of transparent brands

Unicorn Goods | Showcasing vegan brands

Well Made Clothes | Australian sustainable fashion platform


London Boutiques:


Lone Design Club | Curation of ethical, independent fashion + lifestyle brands

Not Just Another Store | Black-owned brand championing creative labels

Raeburn | Innovative and sustainable fashion design

The Keep | Curation of sustainable brands in Brixton

The Sustainable Dept. Store | Pop-up championing independent makers

The Sustainable Pop-Up | Colourful and bohemian sustainable pop-up

Twiin Store | Curation of conscious, hip pieces from L.A to LDN

Varana | Luxury Indian cotton and silks

69b Boutique | London's first ethical fashion boutique


London Vintage/Charity Shops:


Atika | Bold, colourful vintage items in abundance

Gigi's Dressing Room | Buy or rent vintage from the fabulous Gigi

House of Vintage | Consciously curated vintage clothing and accessories

Lama's Pyjamas | Charity shop for London's Buddhist Centre

Mary's Living + Giving | Charity shops in partnership with Save the Children

Nordic Poetry | Boutique based in Shoreditch selling vintage luxury

One of a Kind | Vintage luxury featuring the likes of Dior, McQueen and Galliano

Oxfam | Charity focusing on the alleviation of global poverty

Paper Dress Vintage | Vintage garments from 1900–1980s

Pop Boutique | Store for 1960s-1980s vintage fashions

Rokit | Renowned vintage shop in London since 1986

Serotonin Vintage | Eclectic collection of popin designer items

Shelter | Charity campaigning to end homelessness and bad housing

Traid | Charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away

William Vintage | Some of the most exclusive vintage pieces out there

And here you have it- an ever growing list of ethical and sustainable womenswear brands from across the globe. Next time you find yourself asking "what fashion brands are ethical?" you know where to head ;)


Let me know if I've missed any of your favourites out!


Love and solidarity,

The Fashion Common Room x

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