We’ve compiled a short list of affordable ethical clothing brands to help you begin your journey to a more ethical wardrobe. Now when we say affordable we aren’t talking $2 t-shirts, $10 jeans and $20 coats. The fast fashion affordable zone is much different than the ethical fashion affordable zone, so be ready to pay a bit more for a quality piece of consciously made apparel. This list of brands (among many other great ones out there) is a good place to start and you can find within each of these stores some items that are under $100 and even at times under $50!
MEN’S + WOMEN’S FASHION
1 | EVERLANE
If you are looking for a brand to kickstart your ethical wardrobe then Everlane is a good place to start. Priced on the lower end of ethical fashion their basics are a great deal. With T-shirts starting at $16 and sweatshirts in the $50 range they are an affordable option to kickstart your new wardrobe. They also carry high end materials to accommodate a more luxe style such as their cashmere sweaters priced around $100.
2 | DSTLD
Minimal, street style luxury denim with an edgy rebel flair. DSTLD bypasses department stores and retail and by selling directly to you online you save on the price of the pieces. Simple clean design and a high-quality finish to add a core staple to your ethical wardrobe.
Comfortable, simple and innovative. Priced very affordably Alternative Apparel has a solid selection of Ts, hoodies sweats and all varieties of chill loungewear. They are a certified Green Business that operates with the environment in mind and is committed to a sustainable method of production.
4 | KROCKET KIDS
Quality comfortable products with a modern style. Featuring the World’s Greatest Beanie, luxurious knitwear, and other modern wear. Krochet Kids is a non-profit that is helping to empower people to overcome and rise above poverty. Every product is hand-signed by the person who made it.
5 | PEOPLE TREE
Featuring the best of organic fair trade garments, People Tree is a fashion forward ethical fashion brand who have been pioneering in the industry for over twenty years. Making clothing with people and the planet in mind, fashion made ethically and sustainably. “People Tree purchases Fair Trade products from marginalized producer groups in the developing world.”
Ethical & Sustainable wardrobe staples and activewear for men and women. Threads 4 Thought is a certified B corporation helping to bring change to the fashion industry. B Corps are business and brands that are using business as a way to do good. Threads 4 Thought products are all about modern comfort, affordability and supporting the improvement of the planet we all share.
7 | WEAR PACT
A sweatshop and child labor free brand that puts people first and produces super soft clothes. Comfy, amazing underwear and lounge wear that is helping transform the way apparel is made.
8 | PATAGONIA
Building great products and inspiring solutions to help shift the current state of the environment. They sell mainly sustainable outdoorsy pieces of apparel and also a large focus on activewear.
WOMEN’S FASHION ONLY
9 | ECOVIBE APPAREL
Providing apparel, accessories, and gifts that possess beauty and sustainability. Made of soft materials and ethically sourced products Ecovibe apparel’s items are luxurious, modern and chic. A small portion of sales goes towards 1% for the planet which is a global network of non-profits, businesses, and people working together towards a healthy planet.
10 | AMOUR VERT
Establishing a hip fashion forward style as well as a sustainable impact, Amour Vert is a women’s ethical clothing brand based in San Fransisco California. The brand uses sustainable fabrics, non-toxic dyes and operates from a zero-waste philosophy. Their t-shirts are incredibly soft and their wool sweaters are comfy, draped perfectly and nice and warm.
11 | ASH & ROSE
A storefront for females who enjoy whimsical, pretty apparel and have a mindful approach to our world. Owned by female entrepreneurs Ash & Rose work with female artisans and employs at-risk women in poverty stricken areas with limited economic outlook. They have beautifully chic dresses made with eco-friendly recycled fabrics.