02 Oct

Ethical and Sustainable Maternity Clothing for During and After Pregnancy

When you’re growing a little human being inside you, you want comfort, wiggle room, support, and clothes that don’t carry harmful chemicals. While ethical maternity clothing brands are hard to come by, we’ve found these 12 fantastic sustainable maternity brands that will keep you cool and comfortable, while looking great. They also go out of their way to make sure the planet along with its people and animals will be there in the future for your little one to enjoy.

Underprotection

Rated: Good

Gilda Maternity Bra – Ships internationally from Denmark

Underprotection is a Danish brand combining ethics and aesthetics, creating underwear, loungewear, and swimwear from sustainable materials like recycled polyester and organic cotton. All of its packaging, paper, and polybags are either recycled or biodegradable, and it only works with certified factories as it believes “fair working conditions and fair wages are human rights”. Underprotection exists to celebrate women of all kinds and sizes, and its goal is to make them feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible. Made in Greece and certified vegan by PETA, the Gilda Maternity Bra is a redesigned version of Underprotection’s classic lace bras. It features the signature scalloped lace made in recycled materials, perfect for new mothers. You can find the full range in XS-XL.

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Sorella Organics

Rated: Great

Noosa Day Pants – Ships internationally from Australia

Sorella’s certified organic sleepwear range includes tops, pants, wraps, nighties, as well as maternity wear. The label’s founder Anna McGregor has a background in international human rights work. This is obvious with her use of Fairtrade certified cotton, and in ensuring strict social standards are met in production and trading. Best of all, purchasing their clothing won’t make you cry over your bank balance! This pant will be whatever you want it to be – and will take you right through pregnancy and after bub arrives. Find the range in sizes S-XL.

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Great

Maternity Black Leggings – Ships internationally from the US

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury women’s activewear made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Girlfriend’s maternity legging is breathable and flexible, making it great for everyday wear, yoga, lounging, and growing a tiny human.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great

Theo Dress – Ships internationally from the US

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Christy Dawn – Women’s Clothing

Vintage-style, sustainably-made clothing that is effortlessly elevated and feminine. Gratitude sale: 30% off women's collection. (US only) (Ends: 2 DEC)

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Christy Dawn – Dresses

Timeless, versatile dresses you'll reach for day after day. Each piece is made using upcycled fabric and sewn in Los Angeles. Gratitude sale: 40% off Dawn Dresses. (US only) (Ends: 2 DEC)

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Christy Dawn is a minimalist showroom for vintage-inspired women’s clothing and footwear, locally made with surplus fabric. The brand rates ‘Great’, making it a fabulous boho option for your ethical maternity wardrobe. Comfortable and versatile, the Theo Dress is a beautiful dress you can wear before, during, and after your pregnancy. Find the clothes in standard sizes XS-XL, or shop the Extended and Petite collections.

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
pregnant woman wearing black eco maternity active shorts by Threads 4 Thought

Maternity Monica Active Short – Ships internationally from the US

Threads 4 Thought uses a range of sustainable materials including Lenzing Modal harvested from the limbs of beech trees. This process means that the trees are never cut down and 95% of the production materials to make the yarn are recovered and reused. The brand’s manufacturers are a combination of Fair Trade USA certified and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production certified. We love these maternity active shorts with plenty of extra stretch fabric to house that tummy! Find them in sizes XS-2XL.

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Boob

Rated: Good

Signe Sleeveless Dress – Ships internationally from Sweden

Recycled polyamide has never been softer! Boob is a Swedish maternity and nursing clothes brand that aims to support you throughout your entire motherhood journey. We fell in love with this rib-knitted maternity dress that softly and smoothly adjusts to your body, throughout pregnancy and nursing. And, it features Boob’s classic nursing access, which stays securely in place thanks to the invisible tape underneath.

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Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good

Tulsi Organic Cotton Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with ethical production practices. Founded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia, the brand also has its own charitable foundation which supports people in Fiji. Made in India from GOTS certified organic cotton, the Tulsi dress is a handy wrap front kaftan style from Beaumont Organic’s collaborative collection with Lisa Taylor Design.

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All the Wild Roses

Rated: Good

Bonet Golden Gingham Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

All the Wild Roses offers bohemian fashion for the dreamers and change-makers. This Australian brand uses up to 50% deadstock fabric to create high quality and long-lasting products. Find most items in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Circos

Rated: Good

T-Shirt Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Circos is a maternity and kids wear brand with an award-winning business model for a circular economy in the textile industry. This classic t-shirt dress is designed to fit throughout your pregnancy.

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dk active

Rated: Good

Jessica Maternity Crop – Ships internationally from Australia

dk active is an Australian high-performance brand supporting everybody seeking an authentic edge in life. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact, and reuses all of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. It is also a PETA approved 100% vegan brand! dk active’s bra is about to become your “breast friend” (see what they did there?). This bra gives you total support, added coverage, AND a customised fit!

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Amour Vert

Rated: Good

Amy Tencel Blouse – Ships internationally from the US

Amour Vert creates beautiful sustainable staples in San Francisco, California. Its final stage of production is done in the US and it works closely with suppliers in all of its supply chain. The brand also uses only eco-friendly materials and promotes a zero-waste strategy. The Amy blouse is made from breathable Tencel and will be great to add a pop of colour to your maternity wardrobe.

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Frugi

Rated: Good

Constantine Chambray Dungarees – Ships internationally from the UK

Frugi is a British label that specialises in bright, wearable organic clothing for women and children. There are plenty of playful designs as well as classics like these denim dungarees. Frugi has you covered for maternity wear and nursing clothes, as well as baby and children’s wear. We love the distinctive designs and commitment to putting the planet first. We’re 100% getting Meryl Streep as pregnant Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia vibes with these cool chambray dungarees!

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DL1961

Rated: It's A Start

Emma Maternity Jeans – Ships internationally from the US

DL1961 creates premium denim for women, men, and kids. All the products are designed in and inspired by NYC! The Emma jeans are low-rise, stretch skinny, with stretch-paneled pockets for ultimate comfort and support through every trimester.

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Esprit

Rated: It's A Start

Padded Outdoor Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Fueled by the vision of essential positivity, Esprit was founded in California by couple Susie and Doug Tompkins in 1968. Inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the 60s the brand developed a clear philosophy—always celebrating real people and togetherness. Esprit’s padded outdoor jacket with a hood will protect all the mamas and mamas-to-be from the rain and the wind.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Girlfriend Collective, 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 the Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links. This article lists brands rated ‘Good' and ‘Great’ by Good On You’s comprehensive sustainability ratings system—and because highly rated maternity brands are difficult to source, we may have also included ‘It’s A Start’ brands in case they better meet your needs.

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