A repurposed red Nike top and white pants by Frankie Collective.
23 Feb
A repurposed red Nike top and white pants by Frankie Collective.

6 More Sustainable Alternatives to Edikted

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We rate Edikted “We Avoid” for its lack of transparency. But if you’re into the Y2K style, what alternatives are there? Here are seven sustainable brands you’ll love more than Edikted.

Edikted is out of touch

Fast fashion brand Edikted is a Gen Z-oriented online fashion brand, heavily influenced by pop culture, technology, and style. While the brand seems to focus on the latest styles and trends and is hugely popular on TikTok, it has stayed far away from making any inroads when it comes to sustainability or ensuring worker’s rights. Its extensive range of cheap and trendy clothing and accessories geared towards young women are reminiscent of the Y2K style and may be popular amongst shoppers, but is the brand ethical or sustainable?

Unfortunately, along with other fast fashion brands we avoid, Edikted isn’t hitting the mark for people or the planet. Edikted receives our lowest possible rating of “We Avoid”, based on our analysts’ March 2022 review, because it doesn’t disclose sufficient information about its environmental and labour policies. You have a right to know how the products you buy affect the issues you care about.

And don’t be fooled by the brand’s sustainability page on its website. In a classic greenwashing case, Edikted describes how it’s committed to protecting the planet and empowering workers, but does not provide sufficient relevant information to achieve a higher score in our methodology.

If you like the trendy streetwear vibe of Edikted but would like to support better brands, then keep reading. We’ve rounded up some fun “Good” and “Great” rated alternatives to Edikted that might tick more of your boxes.

A note on affordability

Good On You wants to help you find sustainable options no matter your budget. But we recognise that many sustainable brands appear more expensive up front. That’s because more goes into a price tag than the cost of fabric. Fast fashion prices are often low because brands don’t pay workers living wages or follow many sustainable practices in production, as is likely the case with Edikted.

Fast fashion has also distorted our view of clothing prices. We now spend much less per garment and buy far more low-quality clothing than we did only a few decades ago. When taking into account cost per wear, it ends up costing less in the long run to invest in higher-quality items you’ll wear again and again.

We aim to highlight the range of more affordable sustainable brands, but we also encourage you to seek out the most sustainable options that work for you. Sometimes this means shopping second hand, other times rediscovering and restyling what you already own.

More sustainable alternatives to Edikted

Afends

Rated: Good
Someone on roof wearing clothes by Afends.

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Someone wearing denim jeans by Afends.

Afends – Men’s Denim

Laid back or loosened up. Reworking denim staples, with worn washes and utilitarian details. Made from organic cotton and hemp. Find your fit for denim that never dies. Buy 1 pair of jeans, get 1 free Men's Denim. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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Someone sitting on denim jeans wearing womens denim jeans by Afends.

Afends – Womens Denim

Pick your go-to player with our must-have high rise jeans, classic 90-inspired flared jeans or low rise baggy fits. Find your fit for denim that never dies. Buy 1 pair of jeans, get 1 free Women's Denim. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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Born in Byron Bay, Afends is a responsible brand leading the way in hemp fashion. Drawing inspiration from the environment, streetwear, and surf culture, Afends’ mission is to create more sustainable clothing through innovation, action, and positive change. As true hemp advocates, they purchased 100 acres of farmland called Sleepy Hollow to grow their own hemp crops and ignite the hemp revolution.

Find most of the range in sizes XS-XL.

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CHNGE

Rated: Good

CHNGE is a US-based more sustainable fashion brand using 100% organic material, built to last a lifetime while making a statement.

Find CHNGE's inclusive clothes in sizes 2XS-4XL.

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Shop CHNGE.

Frankie

Rated: Good

Canadian brand Frankie Collective is dedicated to innovating women’s streetwear while setting a standard for responsibility in the fashion industry. It takes inspiration from '90s staples and reworks vintage garments to push the boundaries of contemporary style.

Find most items in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Frankie.

Neu Nomads

Rated: Great
Someone wearing maroon long sleeved top and leggings by Neu Nomads.

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Someone in colourful matching set jacket and shorts by Neu Nomads,

Neu Nomads – Final Sale

Launching its End of Summer Sale. Enjoy the seasonal favourites like the Karlie jacket in 9 gorgeous colours in Tencel, boyfriend shirts in linen and more. Up to 80% off Final Sale. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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Neu Nomads is a Brooklyn-based more sustainable women’s fashion brand, offering loungewear and travel essentials. It is female owned and operated, and works every day to create beautiful, wearable clothing that leaves a lighter footprint on the environment.

Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Plant Faced Clothing

Rated: Good

Streetwear without the sweatshops, that's the motto of this British 100% vegan and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand that is all about promoting a new wave of consciousness that supports the non-harming or exploitation of any beings in fashion production.

Buy Plant Faced Clothing in sizes XS-2XL.

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Triarchy

Rated: Great
A blue denim crop top.

US-based Triarchy creates more sustainable jeans, skirts, shorts, jumpsuits, and jackets. The brand’s production system uses 85% recycled water by consistently reusing the "thick indigo laden sludge" that unmonitored factories dump into water systems.

Find most of the jeans in US sizes 24-32.

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Shop Triarchy.

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Editor's note

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