18 Mar

7 Ethical Shirts for Every Man

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!

Armedangels

Rated: Great

Nathaan Shirt – Ships internationally

Fairness is never out of fashion with Armedangels, which designs beautiful and organic clothing. The brand uses some eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified organic cotton, and limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

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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.

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Outerknown

Rated: Good

S.E.A. shirt – Ships internationally

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!

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Thought

Rated: Good

Fitzroy Stripe Cotton Shirt – Ships internationally

Thoughtfully-designed and easy to wear, Thought’s clothes are made from sustainable materials, like organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. This shirt is a contemporary twist to your classic wardrobe. Paired it trousers for work or jeans during the weekend, and your good to go!

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Finisterre

Rated: Good

Sandway Shirt – 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.

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No Nasties

Rated: Great

Arafura Shirt – Ships internationally

No Nasties is a leader when it comes to ethical fashion. Providing simple and stylish shirts, all their products are manufactured and designed in India from Fairtrade organic cotton. The shirt features a relaxed, comfy silhouette with minimalistic design details and coconut shell buttons, perfect for Casual Friday at work!

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Carpasus

Rated: Good

Classic Rose Shirt – International Shipping

There are plenty of casual ethical brands out there but finding sustainably made clothing that’s fit for the boardroom is a bit trickier.  Carpasus make truly tailored mens business wear, but from 100% organic fairtrade cotton. This beautiful shirt is made with white warp and rose weft yarn and natural corozo buttons – an ivory-like material derived from the nuts of certain plants.

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Editor's note: Feature image by Armed Angels, all other images by brands mentioned. This is an updated article based on the original, by Alysha Byrne. 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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