Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Support a Good Cause
21 Aug

Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Support a Good Cause

It can be overwhelming to think about what action you can take to support the causes you care most about. Sometimes it can feel like as an individual we have no power to make any significant change. But there are a whole host of sustainable fashion brands that support a good cause, and we have rounded up our top 10 for you below.

Consumer purchasing power

Remember, consumer purchasing power is strong. It is one of the most impactful ways we can support businesses that are doing good by people and the planet (and at the same time, feeling good about the products we buy!). For context, in June 2020 total online spending equated to $73 billion—a 76.2% increase year-on-year. Imagine what we could accomplish if even a fraction of that money went to help solve some of the world’s challenges?

Spend and support

So instead of letting the world’s issues overwhelm us, why not start small with using power in your purchases and support the causes you’re passionate about?

There are amazing brands out there today partnering with not-for-profit and community organisations, selling products whilst at the same time making a positive impact.

We’ve made it easy for you by listing some of our favourite pieces that are using your dollar to make a positive change in some of the world’s challenges.

ARTICLE22

Rated: Good
article 22 sustainable cufflinks made from unexploded bombs in Laos

Story Bomb Cufflinks – Ships internationally from the US

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woman wearing ethically made peacebomb bracelets by sustainable brand ARTICLE22

ARTICLE22 – Bracelets

Transform negative into positive by wearing Article 22 Peacebomb jewellery. 22% off ARTICLE22 bracelets with code GOY22. (Ends: 7 OCT)

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woman wearing ethical necklaces by brand ARTICLE22

ARTICLE22 – Necklaces

The more ARTICLE22 necklaces you wear, the more land you make safe and clear from bombs. 22% off ARTICLE22 necklaces with code GOY22. (Ends: 7 OCT)

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sustainably made earrings from ARTICLE22

ARTICLE22 – Earrings

Shop meaningful earrings and celebrate the work of traditional Laotian artisans. 22% off ARTICLE22 earrings with code GOY22. (Ends: 7 OCT)

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ARTICLE22 creates ethical handmade jewellery made by local artisans in Laos, using leftover war debris from the Vietnam War. With each piece purchased, a proportion of the profits go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group), who are working to clear the land of 80 million unexploded bombs. These bombs have contaminated the land for over 40 years, and MAG aims to make the land safe and usable again.

The brand is named after Article 22 in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that is about coming together through national effort and international cooperation to ensure everyone’s right to social, economic, and cultural security. With each purchase you’re not only supporting ethical fashion and traditional artisans but also a world of peace, justice, and prosperity.

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Etiko

Rated: Great
black ethical flip flops by etiko

Women’s flip-flops  – Ships internationally from Australia

Need a new pair of flip-flops (fondly referred to as thongs in Australia) this summer?  Then look no further than Australian family-owned business Etiko! The label has collaborated with five different organisations to bring you five different pairs of flip-flops with a portion of the proceeds going directly to not-for-profit organisations. These include Sea Shepherd, Animals Australia, Free The Bears, Save The Children and Injalak Arts. All items are fairtrade and vegan friendly and are designed to not only feel good but do good!

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great
woman wearing more trees t-shirt by tamga

Trees Please – Women’s Tee Crew – Ships internationally from Canada

Time for a new T-shirt? TAMGA Designs has brought out a limited edition crew neck t-shirt made from 100% Lenzing Modal, an eco-friendly fabric sustainably sourced from grown beechwood forests in Europe. For each t-shirt purchased, $10 will be donated directly to the Sumatran Orangutan Society (S.O.S) to help re-plant trees in the Sumatran rainforest.

Indonesia’s rainforests provide amongst the highest biodiversity in the world but sadly they’re experiencing an astounding rate of deforestation, partly contributed to the mass-production of viscose-rayon fabric. So show your support and help crucial re-forestation projects in Indonesia by purchasing a Trees Please tee!

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No Nasties

Rated: Great
women holding grey doug cloud by no nasties

Doug (pack of 10) – Ships internationally from India

Looking for a cute present to give to that special someone? Bring Doug into their life, a recycled cotton fashion accessory that can be worn as a headband, necklace, be tied to your bag or bike—the possibilities are endless!

100% of the proceeds go to No Nasties’ social enterprise initiative, Once Upon A Doug, which provides a secondary source of income for the women in the cotton farming communities in India. These are the very women who create Doug which is a symbol of their struggles and hope, and represents their silver lining on a cloudy day!

No Nasties are actively working to support the cotton farming industry in India. Over the last 20 years over 300,000 cotton farmers in India have committed suicide due to the unreliability of income provided by the modern cotton industry. No Nasties is addressing this issue by growing the ethical consumer market in India by working with a farmers’ co-operative and a fair trade factory to make 100% certified organic cotton, fair trade, and vegan products.

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Armedangels

Rated: Great
women wearing white open borders tshirt by armedangels

JAAMES OPEN BORDERS – Ships internationally from Germany

Stand for human rights? Armedangels has released a limited edition, 100% organic cotton t-shirt with all proceeds going to Sea-Watch, an organisation helping rescue refugees in the Medeterannian sea. Make a statement with this tee and stand for human rights, freedom, and peace.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good
woman wearing black and red sustainable t-shirt by lanius

Charity shirt IN LOVE – Ships internationally from Germany

This beautiful, delicately created 100% organic t-shirt printed with a kiss will surely make you stand out from the crowd—and for good reason! When you purchase this tee, 3 euros will be donated to the independent non-profit foundation, bioRe, that promotes organic farming as a sustainable livelihood for farming families. The donated money will directly go towards funding projects in schools for the children of farmers in India.

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Dorsu

Rated: Great
women wearing green and white ethical t-shirts by dorsu

Actual Feminist Tees – Ships internationally from Australia

Make a statement and show your support for women with this simplistic but strong statement range of t-shirts, a collaboration designed by Dorsu and SHE Investments.  For every item purchased, 100% of profits go to directly supporting businesses run by women in Cambodia. Globally, women make up 80% of garment workers, with a majority located in South East Asia. Cambodia is one of the largest clothing producers and accounts for 70% of the country’s total export revenue. By purchasing a tee your money will support skills development, mentorship, and business development opportunities for Cambodian women.

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Conscious Step

Rated: Great
ethical socks by conscious step

Men’s and Women’s socks – ships internationally from USA

Has the washing machine stolen every other one of your socks again and you’re in need of a new pair or two? Check out Conscious Step’s range of socks, for every pair purchased a donation goes to different not-for-profit organisations. Causes that the socks stand for include fighting hunger, giving water, giving books, and fighting poverty, just to name a few! So take your next step with pride and make your next simple purchase an impactful one!

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Tentree

Rated: Good
woman wearing dusty pink sweatshirt by tentree

W TreeFleece Golden Spruce Crew – Ships internationally from Canada

Everytime you purchase something from tentree you’ll be planting ten trees! With every item you purchase you’ll receive a unique tree code specific to the ten trees your purchase will plant. Once your code is registered you can even track the trees to see where they’re planted and how they’re growing, how sweet is that? This lifestyle apparel label offers sustainably produced products for men, women, and children. The foundations of this label stands upon our responsibility to protect the natural world we live in.

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great
black ethical t-shirt by the classic t-shirt company

Mens Short Sleeve V Neck – Ships internationally from the US

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man wearing sustainable basic white tshirt from ethical brand The Classic TShirt Company

The Classic T-Shirt Company – Men’s

Premium, super soft t-shirts for men in short and long sleeves, v-necks and crew necks. 15% off The Classic T-Shirt Company for men with the code GOOD15. (Ends: 1 OCT)

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woman wearing sustainable basic white tshirt from ethical brand The Classic TShirt Company

The Classic T-Shirt Company – Women’s

Enjoy simple pleasures with these luxury t-shirts - made fairtrade from 100% organic cotton. 15% off The Classic T-Shirt Company for women with the code GOOD15. (Ends: 1 OCT)

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The Classic T-Shirt Company creates premium tees and ethical t-shirts with luxury and integrity. All of its products are GOTS certified organic cotton and it does not use any animal products. It also donates 1% of equity, time, and profits to a charity of your choosing with every purchase, including good causes like safe water, tree planting, and ocean cleanup!

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Editor's note

Feature image via Dorsu, 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 more than 2,500 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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