24 Jun

Power Dressing: Our Favourite Ethical Blazers

The power suit is back – but this time around it’s not just about sky-high shoulder pads and tiny waists. Dressing for success in 2019 means bold colours, androgenous shapes, and deconstructed garments that are as appropriate on the street as in the boardroom. Think Rihanna’s recent luxury fashion line launch Fenty, and oversized blazer styles that double as dresses.

Luckily, for those of us that love our fashion to be ethical and sustainable, there are a heap of brands delivering the goods too. Here are five of our favourites:

Katharine Hamnett

Rated: Good

Sophie Red Organic Cotton Blazer – Ships internationally

The original and best, Katharine Hamnett has been leading the charge for ethical fashion since the 1980s  – the first time power dressing was a thing. We love her activist t-shirts as well as her activism (check out her recent interview on the Wardrobe Crisis podcast). This beautiful blazer is made with bright and bold red organic cotton.

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Bianca Spender

Rated: Good

Pink Suiting Diplomat Jacket – Ships internationally

Australian fashion icon Bianca Spender has long been a go-to designer for elegant, beautifully made clothes. Bianca Spender’s garments are made ethically in Australia, and the label uses some eco-materials, including recycled textiles. Dress to impress in this marshmallow pink androgenous blazer.

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Noumenon

Rated: Good

Agnes Jacket – Ships internationally

Amsterdam-based Noumenon makes beautiful clothes with the most sustainable fabrics. The brand’s collection is vegan, uses GOTS certified organic textiles, and manufactures in Europe to reduce CO2. This oversized double-breasted white number is perfect for day and night. It’s made in Lithuania from 100% organic cotton.

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VETTA

Rated: Good

Blazer Dress – Ships internationally

VETTA is the master of the capsule wardrobe. On its website you can shop by item, or by pre-curated capsule, ensuring you have an adaptable, stylish wardrobe to wear at any time. VETTA’s collection is designed and made in the USA, using ethical factories and materials. This blazer dress is the definition of versatile, with removable sleeves that can turn it into a vest as well!

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ARIELLE

Rated: Good

Power Jacket – Ships internationally

 

Arielle is a small label from NYC that creates collections of sustainable womenswear that are both thoughtful and luxurious. Made from delightful Irish linen and Tencel, this garment is called the Power Jacket, for obvious reasons. Arielle gets all the details right, too, with upcycled mollusc shell buttons.

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Editor's note: feature image via Arielle, 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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