The 41 Most Sustainable Clothing Brands from the USA and Canada
06 May

The 41 Most Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands from the USA and Canada

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important and more and more people are trying to reduce their impact on the planet. As a result, a growing number of ethical and sustainable fashion brands are starting to emerge to both meet the demand and help change the fashion industry for the better. So if you live in the USA or Canada, you might be wondering which clothing brands are ethical.

We know how you feel, which is why we compiled this list of eco-friendly and sustainable clothing brands from the USA and Canada. These 41 conscious brands have all been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ using our first-class methodology and are amongst our favourites. American-made, Canadian-made, organic, vegan, female-founded, Fair Trade. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered!

Not from the USA or Canada? Check out our favourite brands from Europe, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Australia and New Zealand.

What makes an ethical brand?

Long story short, an ethical brand makes sure it positively impacts on people, the planet, and animals.

An ethical brand ensures its workers are treated fairly across the supply chain. This includes policies and practices on child labour, forced labour, worker safety, the right to join a union, and payment of a living wage.

An ethical brand also cares about its use of resources and energy, reducing its carbon emissions, impact on our waterways, as well as using and disposing of chemicals safely.

Finally, an ethical brand uses no or very few animal products, like wool, leather, fur, angora, down feather, shearling, karakul, and exotic animal skin and hair. Ideally, the brand is 100% vegan!

You now know what to look for to determine whether a brand is ethical or not. And you also might decide to shop from brands located in your country or region. Whether it is to support your local communities or reduce your carbon footprint when shopping online, shopping locally has many great benefits.

Keep reading to discover some of the most ethical clothing brands from the US and Canada.

Our favourite sustainable clothing brands from the US and Canada

tentree

Rated: Good
woman wearing tentree clothes

tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are typically available from XS to XL.

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Svala

Rated: Good

Svala creates luxury designer vegan handbags, purses, bags and totes. Each bag is handcrafted sustainably and ethically in LA with high-quality, premium vegan leather PU, cork and Piñatex.

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Shop Svala @ Immaculate Vegan.

337 BRAND

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable 337 brand outfit

337 BRAND's leisurewear is designed to make you feel at ease, always. Inspired by nature, comfort, and kindness, the brand introduces effortless style clothing made from earth-friendly materials. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Shop 337 BRAND @ ourCommonPlace.

Harvest & Mill

Rated: Good
Harvest & Mill sustainable socks pack in ivory

Harvest & Mill pieces are grown, milled, and sewn exclusively in the US, supporting American organic cotton farmers and local sewing communities. The brand makes socks for men and women, always ensuring they are not dyed or bleached, greatly reducing the use of water, energy, and dye materials. Even better, by cultivating different varieties of cotton, the brand is able to bolster biodiversity, which is essential for ensuring healthy ecosystems and keeping our planet resilient in the face of climate change. Neat!

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Shop Harvest & Mill @ Rêve en Vert.

Miakoda

Rated: Great
two women wearing Miakoda sustainable yoga clothes

If you’re all about that organic plant-based lifestyle, then you’ll most certainly vibe with Miakoda and its organic, ultra-cosy active and loungewear. Supportive of different shapes and sizes from XS-4XL, these ethical and sustainable pieces include stripped-back colours and designs that are all about comfort. Everything is manufactured in an ethical factory in NYC, and all packing materials are eco-friendly. Neat!

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Yes And

Rated: Good
two women wearing yes and sustainable clothing

YES AND aims to banish the stigma that sustainable fashion has to sacrifice style, quality, fit, color, comfort or price. With this US-based brand you can actually have it all, and more: it is certified organic, low-impact dyed, and ethically made! You can find most items in sizes XS to XL.

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KENT

Rated: Great

KENT is a US-based brand that creates timeless organic underwear for women, ensuring a quality fit and feel no matter what. It produces the first verified compostable underwear, made from organic cotton and designed to return to nature in 90 days when composted or planted, feeding the soil and growing new plants (or future pants). Find most pants in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Raven + Lily

Rated: Good

Offers

Sustainable throws and pillows made by Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily – Home Textiles

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leather handbag by Raven +Lily

Raven + Lily – Bags

Sustainable and versatile handbags, totes, and backpacks that effortlessly flit between smart and casual. Exclusive 25% off bags with code GOOD25. (Ends: 22 SEP)

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Raven + Lily – Jewellery

Eye-catching earrings, bangles, and rings made from ethically crafted materials for a striking and confident look. Exclusive 25% off jewellery with code GOOD25. (Ends: 22 SEP)

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Raven + Lily supports local female artisans to create handmade jewellery, clothing, and accessories. This US brand's products are eco-friendly and empower communities through fair wages, healthcare, and education.

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MATE the Label

Rated: Great

MATE the Label creates clean essentials made with GOTS certified organic fabrics and low-impact dyes. Its goal is to offer women everywhere a clean product that is just as beautiful as it is sustainable. It is proudly female-founded and is predominately operated by women. This US brand also manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great

Offers

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The Classic T-Shirt Co – Men’s Long Sleeves

By shopping these luxury t-shirts, you're investing in minimalistic, sustainable staples that will last you for years to come. 15% off men's long sleeve t-shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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black man wearing short sleeve moss green t-shirt made by The Classic T-Shirt Company

The Classic T-Shirt Co – Men’s Short Sleeves

Discover these sustainable t-shirts, ethically made in the USA and crafted from certified organic cotton. Designed for comfort and built to last. 15% off men's short sleeve t-shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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older woman wearing long sleeve navy t-shirt ethically made by The Classic T-Shirt Company

The Classic T-Shirt Co – Women’s Long Sleeves

Enjoy simple pleasures, like these silky soft organic cotton t-shirts that are perfect for layering all year round. 15% off women's long sleeve t-shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing white short sleeve organic t-shirt by The Classic T-Shirt Company

The Classic T-Shirt Co – Women’s Short Sleeves

Slip into the best Classic T-Shirts, made in California and ethically crafted from high quality, 100% organic cotton. 15% off women's short sleeve t-shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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The Classic T-Shirt Company is a US brand that 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. The Classic T-Shirt Company’s range is available in US sizes XS-3XL.

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milo+nicki

Rated: Great

milo+nicki makes cruelty-free, ethically-designed, eco-conscious womenswear with Indian & Zambian roots. The US brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials like GOTS certified cotton, and is a leading advocate for better labour rights! Find most of the range in XS-XL.

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Shop milo+nicki @ Made Trade.

Knickey

Rated: Great
knickey sustainable underwear set

Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, Knickey’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the sustainable market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, eco-conscious sets. Find most items in sizes 2XS to 3XL.

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HYER GOODS

Rated: Good
3 bucket bags by hyer goods

HYER GOODS is an NY-based, leather goods label that curates hand-made products including handbags, wallets, and accessories. By upcycling "trash" it eliminates the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops and fertilizers, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Less energy and less pollution mean fewer greenhouse gases.

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Nube

Rated: Good

Nube turns recycled plastic into responsible and fashionable activewear, designed and made in the US. The brand partners with artists and designers around the world to create prints motivated by the environmental crisis that inspire connection and action. This fully woman-owned business uses a closed-loop manufacturing process by recycling all off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. Find Nube products in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Nube @ Curate.

ARIELLE

Rated: Good

ARIELLE is a US-based sustainable apparel label committed to organic, recycled and zero-waste fabrics, local manufacturing, fair-trade supply chain and plastic-free packaging and production. It makes covetable clothes with no compromise to people or planet and carries a size range of XS-L.

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Franc

Rated: Good

Franc is a Canadian brand that makes basics so you can enjoy a complete wardrobe built on timeless essentials. The brand ranks 'Good' on all fronts: it uses eco-friendly materials, pays a living wage and uses no animal products. Find most products in sizes XS to 3XL.

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Altar

Rated: Good

Altar is a US-based boutique that specializes in alternative and custom fashion, apothecary, and gifts. The brand celebrates independent manufacturers and artists from across North America, with a focus on the stories that are woven into their work. Its clothing brand, Altar Houseline, is proudly made in America using deadstock materials and serves size gradations from size S to 6XL.

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The R Collective

Rated: Great
women wearing blue the r collective trenches

The R Collective's womenswear collections are made by reusing rescued excess materials from leading luxury brands and reputable manufacturers. The brand uses a high-proportion of eco-friendly materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. It also ensures the payment of a living wage in its supply chain, which is why we rated it 'Great'! The garments are offered in two sizes: XS-S and M-L.

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Shop The R Collective @ ourCommonplace.

Malaika New York

Rated: Good

Offers

triangle recycled tyre purse by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Accessories

Cool one-of-a-kind bags handmade in New York from upcycled materials. 30% off accessories with code goodonyou21. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing black and silver zero waste leggings by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Bottoms

Unique vegan leggings and skirts with a sustainable mission: zero waste fashion. 30% off bottoms with code goodonyou21. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing grey one size dress ethically made by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Dresses

Seasonless one-size-fits-all pieces with a minimalistic design that makes them such easy-to-wear staples. 30% off dresses with code goodonyou21. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing black sustainable top made by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Tops

Unisex tops, ethically produced in New York using zero waste design principles. 30% off tops with code goodonyou21. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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Malaika New York is a minimalistic sustainable clothing brand with a focus on zero waste clothing and accessories. The US-based brand aims to eliminate fashion’s harmful environmental effects by utilizing minimal or zero waste patterns, while maximizing wearability by producing luxe-quality, contemporary garments that make a statement now and into the future. Find most garments in S-XL with some items going up to 2XL.

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Happy Earth

Rated: Good

Happy Earth Apparel is a US organic clothing brand that works to give back, inspired by nature and dedicated to preserving it. This B Corporation certified brand makes the planet a better place with every purchase. Through its partnerships with non-profits and Happy Earth ambassadors, it's planting trees, fighting climate change, and cleaning up trash. Find most items in sizes XS to XXL.

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unspun

Rated: Good

unspun is an American brand, creating a denim world that reduces global carbon emissions by 1% through a zero-inventory and low waste process. Its product sizing is totally customisable to ensure you always find the perfect fit.

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Fair Indigo

Rated: Good

Fair Indigo is a US-based ethical brand that creates sustainable clothing not only for the planet, but for the human beings involved in your clothing's journey from the cotton farms to your closet. Instead of racing to the bottom, it is aspiring to the top. Its premium-quality organic clothing collections are available in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good

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. Find the range in sizes XS-XL, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL!

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Outerknown

Rated: Good

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Outerknown @ Curate.

tonlé

Rated: Good
woman wearing tonle white sustainable jumper

tonlé provides environmentally-friendly women's clothing with a zero-waste design process. To do so, the brand uses remnant fabrics from large manufacturers as well as recycled threads and reclaimed wood from local suppliers for its trim and accessories. Its range is inclusively sized from XS-3XL.

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Conscious Step

Rated: Great
conscious step ethical and sustainable socks

Conscious Step creates premium fair trade, organic, vegan socks and clothes which support great charities. The US brand is committed to lasting social and environmental change and every step it takes in its production process supports farms and factories with fair wages, safe facilities, and sustainable materials. The socks come in S-M sizes, and the clothes in XS-XL.

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WAMA

Rated: Good
black woman wearing black hemp triangle bralette by WAMA

WAMA is pioneering the hemp clothing industry with premium hemp underwear. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and hemp, and is a PETA approved vegan company! Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great

Offers

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TAMGA Designs – Basics

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TAMGA Designs – Tops

Silky soft and versatile tops to take you from work to the weekend in sustainable style. 10% off tops with code GOODFOR10. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing floral ethical top and skirt by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Bottoms

Statement bottoms made with 100% eco fibres and dyes to elevate your OOTD. 10% off bottoms with code GOODFOR10. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing matching blue floral sustainable loungewear set by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Loungewear

Sustainable pieces for sleep, lounging, and everything in between. 10% off loungewear with code GOODFOR10. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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woman wearing long floral eco-friendly dress by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Dresses

Make a statement with easy, breezy, sustainable dresses that turn heads. 10% off dresses with code GOODFOR10. (Ends: 30 SEP)

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TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting sustainable fashion can be, serving up gorgeous, flowy designs that will glide you into warmer weather with poise and grace. TAMGA offers a range of tops, skirts, dresses, and accessories made from 100% Micro TENCEL® and LENZING™ ECOVERO™. You can find the full range of this Canadian brand in sizes XS-2XL.

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ARTICLE22

Rated: Good

Every piece of ARTICLE22 jewellery is locally handcrafted in Laos using recycled materials from Vietnam War bombs, plane parts, military hardware, and other aluminium scraps. The brand embodies the innovation that the fashion industry needs more of—using recycled materials to produce beautiful globally-marketable products, while equipping local artisans with new skill sets and providing them with a sustainable source of income. ARTICLE22 gives back to clear more unexploded bombs in Laos, supports traditional artisans, and donates a proportion of profit to community development for workers. The range is available in sizes S-XL.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources. Find most products in XS-XL.

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Alice + Whittles

Rated: Great
A single black gum boot with a white sole on a piece of wood

Alice + Whittles favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable materials as a means of creating long-lasting, positive change. Find the boots in EU sizes 36-42.

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Vitamin A

Rated: Great
woman smiling on sand wearing sustainable swimwear by Vitamin A

Made locally in California, Vitamin A’s collections of swimwear and loungewear use a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including recycled nylon. The brand also uses a waterless process to print its designs with, reducing its chemical and water usage! Find the pieces in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Vitamin A @ OASEAS.

Shop Vitamin A @ Curate.

Seek Collective

Rated: Good

Seek Collective is a US brand of thoughtfully made items with a dedication to transparency, authenticity, craft, and sustainability. Seek is focused on establishing connections between art, product, consumers, process, and makers. Its items are made in India through partnerships with like-minded communities and people. Find most products in XS-L, with an extended sizing range up to 4XL!

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Great
Two women wearing sports leggings and crop tops in burgundy and green

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury clothes made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Inclusively sized Girlfriend Collective offers products from 2XS-6XL.

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Shop Girlfriend Collective @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Girlfriend Collective @ thegreenlabels.

Shop Girlfriend Collective @ OASEAS.

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Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

With a focus on mindful and conscious practices, Mara Hoffman uses eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified cotton, recycled nylon, and recycled polyester, and even has a range of Oeko-Tex STeP certified products. Items come in sizes XS to 3XL, and the brand also has a gorgeous extended sizes collection, so you can be sure to find a new wardrobe addition no matter the bod you rock!

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Triarchy

Rated: Good

Triarchy creates eco-friendly 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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éclipse

Rated: Good

éclipse creates climate control UPF 50+ clothing essentials and accessories to help keep the whole family sunsafe. It manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint, and its entire product range is vegan-friendly! Products are stocked in sizes S-XL.

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Sotela

Rated: Good

Sotela is a body inclusive, sustainable clothing company offering adaptable pieces with the flexibility of 1-2 sizes in each.

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Eileen Fisher

Rated: Good

Eileen Fisher creates ethical, timeless, well-made clothes designed to work together, wear effortlessly, and be part of a responsible life cycle. The brand has also made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and uses eco-friendly materials. The standard range is available in 2XS-XL, with petite and plus ranges also available.

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Boyish

Rated: Good
Woman in dark wash ethical fringe trousers

Love the & Other Stories vibe, but hate their fast fashion business model? Boyish has all the quality, fit, and authentic washes that you could want without the harmful practices. Find sizes 2XS-XL.

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Shop Boyish @ Reve en Vert.

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GRAMMAR

Rated: Great

This brand started off selling just white shirts, but has recently expanded into a full range with clever tailoring, creative cuts, and details that mean there’s a shape and style to suit everyone. All GRAMMAR’s clothes are made from ethically sourced 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and produced in small batches in New York city. The range is available in US sizes 0-16.

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Shop GRAMMAR @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop GRAMMAR @ Made Trade.

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