Hey guys, do you wear a collared shirt to work? Whether it’s the classic corporate look, something more casual, or a uniform chosen by your employer, finding an ethical business shirt that’s adaptable and clean cut isn’t the easiest task.
There’s more variety around than ever when it comes to shopping for an ethical wardrobe, and this extends to our work wear too. A quality, ethical work shirt can be adapted to wear with multiple outfits throughout the week, will last you through trends, and maybe even through multiple jobs.
But more variety doesn’t necessarily make your choices easier! Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our selection of six ethical business shirts to help you look good and feel good at work. Wear a uniform? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too!
1. Forager Woven Shirt by No Nasties
No Nasties is leader when it comes to ethical fashion. All of their pieces are designed and made in India from Fairtrade organic cotton. The Forager Shirt is classy and unique. Its tapered cut allows it to be worn stylishly tucked with a tie, or more casually with sleeves loosely rolled.
2. Slim Three Checked Shirt by Country Road
Country Road is a big name renowned for their high quality, classically stylish fashion. But did you know they also have strong environmental codes and fair policies in place to support their workers? This slim-fit checked shirt was designed and made in Italy. Its warm tones pair mean it will pair well with a quality navy suit jacket.
3. Boss White Tailored Shirt by Stanley & Stella
Could this be the perfect white collared shirt? This flattering fair trade business shirt is made in Bangladesh from 100% organic cotton certified under the Global Textile Standard. Stanley & Stella also use sustainable materials such as recycled polyester and modal. This shirt is available through ethical fashion retailer Fairtees who offset their carbon emissions through Carbon Neutral.
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4. City Stripe Long Sleeve Shirt by Eternal Creation
All Eternal Creation’s clothing is made in their Fairtrade factory in Dharamsala, India, where they are committed to slow fashion and fair treatment of their workers. To combat waste, this brand donates their excess materials to a company that repurposes them into beautiful rugs. The City Stripe cotton shirt is perfect for the casual office.
5. White Armor Shirt by Brave Gentleman
Crafted in New York’s historic garment district from organic cotton milled in India, this white button up is a classic given a masculine twist through its chest design. Brave Gentleman is a vegan brand, dedicated to disrupting the fast-fashion industry and emphasising quality and care in their clothing.
6. Palermo Tencel Shirt by Komodo
Komodo has been a part of the ethical fashion movement since they were founded in the UK in 1988. They create quality, environmentally friendly clothing like this elegant shirt which is made out of breathable Tencel fabric, a material that uses less energy than cotton equivalents during production.
Options for Uniforms
Ethical Clothing Australia has a list of accredited workwear and uniform brands available on their website. Why not suggest your employer looks at these options next time new uniforms are required?
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Editor’s note: This is an updated article based on the original, by Alysha Byrne
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