Fair trade fashion brands

Fair trade fashion brands

Affordable ethical fashion brands can seem difficult to find at times, but I’m on a mission to prove that buying sustainable and fair fashion clothing doesn’t have to come at a high price point.

That’s why I created this guide breaking down where to find fashionable and affordable ethical clothing, accessories, and jewelry brands from around the world!

While responsible fashion brands will never hit the questionably low prices of fast fashion brands (there’s no way to sell a tee shirt for and still pay your workers living wages), these conscious brands listed all have a substantial amount of pieces—or even all pieces—under 0.

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32 Affordable and Ethical Fashion Brands

 

 

Affordable Ethical Clothing Brands in the US

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1. Alternative Apparel

From tees to sweatshirts, this eco-conscious brand has you covered for all things casual wear. And you can rest easy knowing that their products were made ethically—Alternative Apparel’s factories all abide by the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct.

Price range: $ – $$

 

2. Amour Vert

One of my favorite brands! This feminine, sustainable label has a beautiful selection of effortless clothing (I especially adore their dresses), chic shoes, and accessories

Price range: $$ – $$$

 

3. Ash & Rose

An ethical online marketplace for women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories. This site has a great selection of sustainable designers with a variety of aesthetics to choose from.

Price Range: $ – $$$

 

4. Everlane

Modern, minimal style for men and women. Everlane is transforming the fashion retail business with their model of “radical transparency”—the San Francisco label publishes the cost breakdown of every piece and includes information, as well as photos, of the factories they source from.

Price range: $ – $$

 

5. Groceries Apparel

Effortlessly cool women’s and men’s basics all manufactured in their own factory in Los Angeles. Groceries Apparel uses eco fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp, recycled plastic, and recycled cotton in their collections.

Price range: $ – $$

 

6. Krochet Kids

Just as the same suggests, Krochet Kids specializes in knitwear accessories, but the conscious company has also expanded into clothing and other accessories. I love my cozy winter hat from this brand!

Price range: $

 

7. Pact

A 100% organic brand with responsibly manufactured underwear and basics for women, men, and kids. You can find this brand in major stores such as Whole Foods and Target.

Price range: $

 

8. Siizu

This ethical clothing brand has silk blouses, feminine tops and dresses, knitwear, and elegant jewelry. Believing in transparency at all levels of the supply chain, Siizu posts images and information about their suppliers and production facilities.

Price range: $- $$

 

9. Sotela

Specializing in simple, comfortable pieces, Sotela is a perfect place to find long-lasting capsule wardrobe pieces. The brand sells tops, bottoms, and dresses in eco fabrics such as linen and tencel.

Price range: $ – $$

 

10. Threads 4 Thought

Eco-friendly casual clothing and activewear for men and women. The Threads 4 Thought pieces I own are always my go-tos because of how easy to wear and comfy they are!

Price range: $

 

11. Tonlé

Sustainable, ethical, fashionable, and affordable. It’s pretty difficult to meet all this criteria, but Tonlé manages to do it! The zero waste fashion brand has a lovely collection of handmade women’s dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories, and jewelry.

Price range: $

 

 

Affordable Ethical Clothing Brands in Europe

1. Armed Angels

Conscious fashion brand from Germany with a wide range of clothing for men and women. Armed Angels produces their garments in fair factories using eco materials such as organic cotton, organic linen, recycled polyester, and Tencel.

 

2. Beaumont Organic

This UK sustainable fashion brand has simple, effortless tops, jackets, knits, bottoms, and dresses. Beaumont Organic uses eco-friendly materials such as linen and organic cotton.

Price range: £ – £££

 

3. Bibico

Bibiko is a UK-based ethical fashion brand with simple tops, skirts, dresses, and knitwear made from natural materials. The conscious clothing company has a Fair Trade certified collection made in WFTO women’s cooperatives.

Price range: £

 

4. Jan ‘n June

This German brand has eco-conscious, fairly made women’s tops, sweaters, coats, and dresses. Each one of Jan ‘n June’s garments has an “Eco-Id” below it which tells the story of the piece, revealing every step of the supply chain. Talk about transparency!

Price range: € – €€

 

5. Komodo

A UK sustainable fashion brand with women’s and men’s casual clothing, workwear, denim, shoes, and accessories made from eco-friendly fabrics such as tencel, linen, hemp, and organic cotton.

Price range: € – €€

 

6. Les Sublimes

A Parisian brand with women’s skirts, dresses and tees… all très chic. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself!) Les Sublimes produces their clothin with eco fabrics in fair factories right in France.

Price range: € – €€

 

7. Noctu

Simple and sustainable sleepwear for women, men, and kids made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton in Fair Trade certified factories.

Price range: £

 

8. People Tree

This UK brand was a pioneer in the ethical fashion movement, bringing fair trade fashion to the marketplace over 26 years ago! The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and Fairtrade Foundation accredited company also has some serious style. I especially adore their flowy dresses and printed blouses.

Price range: £ – ££

 

9. Thought Clothing

Consciously designed women’s and men’s clothing, socks, and accessories made from natural, organic, and recycled fabrics.

Price range: £

 

 

Ethical Fashion Brands in Australia

1. Hatha Clothing

Ethical activewear brand based in Australia and made ethically in Brazil. Hatha Clothing has bright and bold printed yoga leggings, shorts, and tops.

 

2. Lé Buns

Feminine, eco-conscious basics and lingerie made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton.

 

3. The Great Beyond

Women’s essentials made from 100% biodegradable bamboo fabric. The Australian ethical brand has breathable, easy-to-wear tops, bottoms, and dresses.

Price range: $ – $$

 

4. The Road

Women’s and men’s basics made from Fair Trade, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton in ethical factories.

Price range: $

 

5. Theo the Label

Sustainably-made, simple clothing for men and women. Theo the Label includes an “Meet the Maker” with each product to connect ever customer with the person behind the piece they are wearing.

Price range: $ – $$

 

Affordable Ethical Accessory Brands

1. 31 Bits

Unique artisan-made jewelry, handbags, and home goods made in ethical workshops around the world.

Price range: $ – $$

 

2. Edge of Ember

Jewelry crafted by skilled artisans in Nepal, India, Thailand, and Indonesia in ethical production facilities. The socially responsible UK brand believes in showing that you don’t have to sacrifice ethics for high quality, beautiful jewelry.

Price range: $ – $$

 

3. Fashion and Compassion

Jewelry, handbags, and home decor handcrafted by artisan communities in Mexico, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ecuador and the United States.

Price range: $ – $$

 

4. Gunas

This NYC-based vegan brand produces handbags and shoes in ethical factories.

Price Range: $$

 

5. Matt & Nat

This vegan brand has a wide collection of animal-free faux leather accessories for men and women. I have a tote bag from this brand I’ve used almost every day for the past year and it’s still in nearly perfect condition!

Price range: $ – $$

 

6. Root Collective

Fashion forward heels, boots, and ballet flats handcrafted by shoemakers in Guatemala. (I also recommend checking out Root Collective’s video—it’s a truly beautiful story that demonstrates the transformative power of ethical fashion.)

Price range: $ – $$

 

7. Ten Thousand Villages

This Fair Trade marketplace has plenty of artisan-made jewelry, bags, scarves, and other accessories. There are quite a few locations around the US as well that are a lot of fun to visit!

Price range: $ – $$

 

If you’re looking for more ethical fashion and lifestyle brands, head on over to my Ethical Brand List!

 

 

 This post contains affiliate links (which are marked with an asterisk) but as always, I only include brands I believe in that meet my standards for both ethics and aesthetics. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

 

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