25 Aug

The 18 Best and Worst Newly Rated Brands of August

Our expert ratings team read between the seams for us to uncover nine good—and nine not-so-good—brands for the month. Here are the recently rated brands for August worth supporting and those “We Avoid”.

The good and not so good

Brand ratings are the backbone of our mission at Good On You: to help you discover the very best sustainable fashion brands from around the world. Since 2015, we have been reading between the seams for you, uncovering brands doing harm, calling out greenwashing, and highlighting the sustainable brands doing good for people, the planet, and animals. Download our app or check out the directory to easily shop your values.

This month, we’re sharing nine brands doing “Good” and “Great” (including two South Korean brands and two conscious brands using traditional weaving techniques from Finland and Kenya), but also nine brands you’re better off avoiding.

9 newly rated ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ brands

KOHR

Rated: Great

KOHR is a UK-based slow fashion brand that designs and manufactures in house. The brand has three main focuses to ensure it’s sustainably innovative: longevity, versatility, and traceability.

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Continew

Rated: Good

Based in South Korea, Continew is a brand that designs and manufactures various products such as bags, shoes, and accessories by upcycling natural leather seats, seat belts, and airbags collected from automobile production and end-of-life vehicles.

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Lapuan Kankurit

Rated: Good

Lapuan Kankurit is a Finnish label that has deep roots in the art of weaving. The brand's history spans four generations (back to 1917, when the family established its first textile factory). The brand weaves responsibly, respecting the environment and taking a stand against nature-consuming, short-lived, cheap production practices.

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Shop Lapuan Kankurit.

Ternua

Rated: Good

Ternua is the brand that dresses those adventurers and outdoor spirits that look to connect with nature. The Spanish clothing label creates products for all outdoor activities, including hiking, running, and mountaineering.

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Pleatsmama

Rated: Good

Based in South Korea, Pleatsmama is a label that specialises in handbags made from plastic bottles.

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Divine

Rated: Good

Divine is an Australian brand making women's handcrafted clothing ethically and of high quality locally. The brand makes these designs for like-minded women who love unique one-off textile pieces and care about the environment.

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Shop Divine.

Tomo & Edie

Rated: Good

Tomo & Edie is a Japanese label that specialises in silk accessories, shining a light on textures and colours we don't get to see in mainstream industrial fabrics.

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Printfresh

Rated: Good

US-based Printfresh was founded in 2016 by textile designer and fashion entrepreneur Amy Voloshin and her husband (and business partner) Leo Voloshin. A majority woman-owned business, Printfresh is a collection of sleepwear and lifestyle items inspired by plants, animals, and home décor.

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Nina Nest

Rated: Good

Nina Nest is a home decor label based in the US. The brand works with a group of women artisans who use their traditional weaving skills and techniques using natural fibres to create beautiful gifts for your home.

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Shop Nina Nest.

Discover more sustainable fashion brands

9 newly rated brands ‘We Avoid’

These brands are not doing enough for people, the planet, or animals, either due to a lack of transparency or of concrete action across their supply chains. They all received our lowest possible score of “We Avoid”.

Editor's note

Feature image via KOHR, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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