Are you a guy who cares about people, animals and our planet? Do you also wear clothes? Then this is for you. We’ve explored some of our highest rated ethical men’s clothing and carefully selected 11 items that are big on quality and versatility, but cost less than sixty dollars!
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Make An Impact Clothing
Round Neck Modal/Organic Cotton Blend Tee | Price: $27.50 AUD (approx. $29 NZD)
This tee is made from a blend of organic cotton and Modal, which has been sustainably harvested from beech trees. It’s available in sizes ranging from small to XX large and it comes in five other colours. Make An Impact is certified by the Fair Wear Foundation and is committed to eradicating exploitation in the fashion industry.
Socks That Give Books | Price: Approx. $20 AUD + $21 NZD
Each pair of these dapper socks donates two books to schoolchildren in Asia through Conscious Step’s impact partner, Room to Read. They’re made from certified organic cotton and are crafted under fair trade conditions. Other causes to support include planting trees, ending poverty, providing water, treating HIV and fighting hunger. We’re currently offering a Conscious Step Collection pack of three as a perk in our crowdfunding campaign!
Mazari Palm Shirt | Price: Approx. $44 AUD + $46 NZD
The Palm Shirt has an athletic fit with wide shoulders and a slim waist. Made with 100% certified organic and fair trade cotton. No Nasties lives up to its name and never uses plastics. All their packaging is either made from organic cotton or recycled cardboard.
Munich Burgundy Print Shirt | Price: $55 AUD (approx. $58 NZD)
Eternal Creation’s Munich Shirt is an 100% cotton limited edition print. It was crafted at the Fair Trade Himalaya Tailoring Centre located in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. All 60 workers there receive sick pay, holiday pay, parental leave and daily meals.
Innertubed Thongs | Price: Approx. $48 AUD + $50 NZD
These on point thongs from Indosole are made from 100% repurposed tyre inner tube soles and organic cotton canvas uppers. They’re light yet sturdy, and easy to pack for holiday adventures. Your feet will feel great and so will your conscience know that your footwear has been responsibly crafted – no animals harmed and no fuel-powered machinery used.
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Herringbone Socks | Price: Approx. $18 AUD + $18.80 NZD
These classic socks are made from 84% certified organic cotton. Komodo is a certified CarbonNeutral® company and insists that all suppliers pay their staff a decent living wage. Komodo will donate 10% of the price from these socks to the Clean Up Nepal project.
Freeset T-Shirt in Black | $25 AUD (approx. $26 NZD)
The Freeset T-shirt is made from 100% Fair Trade and organic cotton. It’s also available in white, navy, grey, red and pink in sizes X small through XXX large. Liminal Apparel pay their workers above the national minimum requirements and staff receive training, healthcare, childcare and savings plans.
Indigo Print Shirt | Price: $44.95 AUD (approx. $47 NZD)
This Indigo Print Shirt is made from 100% cotton to keep you cool in summer. Country Road has strong policies that support workers’ rights and they prohibit the use of hazardous dyes.
Bicycle Chain Cufflinks | Price: $29.95 AUD (approx. $31 NZD)
These stylish cufflinks are made from repurposed bike chain links and recycled metals. Oxfam Shop is registered as a Fair Trade Organisation by the World Fair Trade Organisation. They’re also a leader when it comes to sustainability practices.
Men’s Raw Long Tee in Rust | Price: $39 AUD (approx. $41 NZD)
Bandsome’s Raw Tee is made from 100% certified organic cotton. The cotton is knitted, dyed, and treated in Melbourne. Each garment is then cut and sewn in Sydney using local ethical clothing manufacturing companies.
Elvis & Kresse
The Slider Belt | Price: Approx. $44 AUD + $46 NZD
Elvis & Kresse have made this edgy yet versatile belt from genuine repurposed British fire-hose. It comes with a nickel free buckle, available in either silver or antique brass finish. Elvis & Kresse pay a living wage to their workers.
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Kendall has over a decade’s worth of experience working in the field of environmental conservation and communication. She’s the creator of Kindness by Design and a member of the Australia/New Zealand Working Group for Fashion Revolution.
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