18 Jan

Ethical Menswear Brands You’ll Love

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 compiled the ultimate guide to ethical menswear!

Check the Good On You app for more details on what each brand is doing for people, the planet and animals to deserve its high ethical rating!

Finisterre

Rated: Good

Ketch Jumper – Ships internationally

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share their love of the sea! It creates high-quality and long-lasting products, using some eco-friendly materials, like organic cotton and uses wool from non-mulesed sheep. You can also check out Brothers We Stand and Know The Origin!

Outerknown

Rated: Good

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable Bluesign certified menswear brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. We love their entire collection, which is made from environmentally-friendly or recycled materials, like Econyl!

The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great

One of our newest brands on the app, The Classic T-Shirt Company creates premium tees and ethical t-shirts with luxury and integrity. All of its products are GOTS certified organic cotton and it does not use any animal products.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel

Rated: Good

Knitted Pique Blazer – Ships internationally

Knowledge Cotton Apparel believes in sustainable menswear that makes a difference. Its suppliers are certified SA8000 Code of Conduct and/or GOTS Code of Conduct. The brand is also a member of the BCSI, ensuring fair labour conditions.

PACT

Rated: Great

Boxer Brief – Ships internationally

PACT creates underwear and activewear almost 100% made from certified organic cotton, certified by either GOTS and/or Fairtrade. The brand also doesn’t use any animal products, making it a favourite of ours! You can also check out Mighty Good Undies for more underwear options.

Kuyichi

Rated: Great

Jamie Dry Selvedge – Ships internationally

Launched in 2001, Kuyichi is the first organic denim brand. Its wide range of denim jeans are made from eco-friendly materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production. We talked to them about how they’re taking transparency to the next level! MUD Jeans and Outland Denim are also ‘Great’ denim options.

Asket

Rated: Good

The Oxford Shirt – Ships internationally

Asket makes beautiful mens outfits from socks, chinos, t-shirts, belts through to sweatshirts and beanies. Each piece is compatible with the next, making it easy to create a capsule wardrobe, or as Asket would call it, a permanent wardrobe. The brand is on a mission to slow down fashion, encouraging consumers to reduce their impact and ensuring fair labour conditions. You can also check out No Nasties and Tuckerman & Co!

NAE

Rated: Good

Vegan Derby Shoes – Ships internationally

Nae designs vegetarian shoes made with sustainable and 100% vegan materials. The brand also manufactures all its products locally to reduce its carbon footprint! We also recommend Bourgeois Boheme, rated ‘Good’ on the Good On You app.

Veja

Rated: Good

V-12 B-Mesh White Pierre – Ships internationally

Paris-based Veja creates ecological and fairtrade footwear and accessories, manufactured in Brazil. It adopted a robust Code of Conduct to counter the risks of labour abuse and uses a high-proportion of eco-friendly materials, like organic cotton. Looking for more inspiration? Then check out Etiko and Adidas, both rated ‘Good’ by the Good On You team!

Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Great

The Silver Belt – Ships internationally

English brand Elvis & Kresse has been rescuing raw materials and transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories since it was founded in 2005. All items are ethically handmade using eco-friendly materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and 50% of the profits from their collections are donated to charity.

Patagonia

Rated: Good

Arbor Classic Pack – Ships internationally

Do we need to present sustainable and ethical fashion industry leader Patagonia? All of the brand’s cotton is certified organic by GOTS and it is Bluesign certified on more than half of its fabrics! This backpack is great to carry all your life with you wherever you go. We also recommend you have a look at Pinqponq, rated ‘Great’, for more great backpacks and bags.

Editor's note: this article was updated in 2018. Feature image by PACT. All other images via brands mentioned. Good On You has big plans for ethical fashion in 2019! To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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