woman of colour wearing mustard organic hemp jacket from L'Envers
09 Aug
woman of colour wearing mustard organic hemp jacket from L'Envers

The Best Organic Clothing Brands for Comfortable Sustainable Style

Choosing organic is no longer just about your fruit and vegetables. The fashion industry has a significant impact on the environment, and this includes the pesticides and chemicals so often used to create our textiles. One way to reduce your fashion footprint is to choose certified organic clothing brands.

What is organic clothing?

Organic clothing is clothes and accessories made from materials that have been produced with specific organic agricultural standards. These standards mean that no harmful chemicals were used in production. If we take the example of the increasingly popular organic cotton, this can include everything from manual weed removal over herbicides to not using GMO seeds.

By purchasing pieces that have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), you’re guaranteeing that your clothing is free from toxic chemicals and pollutants, from harvest to the factory to you. When it comes to the specific GOTS labels, keep in mind “a textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres.” A product with the label grade ‘made with organic’, on the other hand, “must contain a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres”. There are many organic material options out there to consider, from cotton to linen and even up-and-coming hemp.

The great news is that you don’t have to spend hours on Google or trudging from shop to shop checking every label you see. We’re here to help by showing you some of our favourite ethical fashion labels making stylish, quality organic clothing. These brands are all rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ in the Good On You Directory and app, meaning they are leading the way on the issues you care about.

Kowtow

Rated: Great
organic cotton dark denim jeans ethically made by Kowtow

Barrel Jeans – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Kowtow uses organic, fair trade, and non-toxic dyes for its timeless and elegant designs. It uses only organic cotton, such as in these trendy jeans, as well as GOTS approved dyes, which are free of hazardous chemicals. Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Shop Kowtow @ Veneka.

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
organic basic bra by sustainable brand Organic Basics

Organic Cotton Triangle Bra – Ships internationally from Denmark

Organic Basics offers high-quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials, like this comfy triangle bra. It also recently launched its first sustainable denim collection! The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything—it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment, and only ever partners with factories that care about their impact. Organic Basics clothes are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Organic Basics @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Organic Basics @ thegreenlabels.

Shop Organic Basics.

Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman wearibg black organic cotton dress from beaumont organic

Madelyn Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Beaumont Organic creates luxury organic clothing, designed in Manchester in the UK. This maxi dress is perfect for the autumn winter season. Made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, it is an elegant addition to any wardrobe! Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Shop Beaumont Organic.

 

The Good Tee

Rated: Great
Person wearing white batwing organic t-shirt by The Good Tee.

The Relaxed Fit Eco-Batwing Tee – Ships internationally from Canada

Canadian brand The Good Tee is on a mission to be a positive example of responsibly made basics for the whole family, and strives to humanise the fashion industry. This cute white batwing tee is made Fair Trade in organic cotton and uses only eco-dyes. Find its range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop The Good Tee.

Triarchy

Rated: Great
asian woman wearing a-line organic denim shorts by Triarchy

A-Line Short – Ships internationally from the US

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. How cool are these organic cotton A-line shorts? Find most of the jeans in US sizes 24-32.

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Harvest & Mill

Rated: Great
people outdoors wearing organic cotton shorts in black and white by Harvest & Mill

Men’s Organic Natural Pack: Shorts + Men’s Crew Tee – Ships internationally from the US

Harvest & Mill pieces are grown, milled, and sewn exclusively in the US, supporting American organic cotton farmers and local sewing communities. The brand makes basics for everyone, 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. Shop the range in sizes S-XL.

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Shop Harvest & Mill.

Shop Harvest & Mill @ Rêve en Vert.

337 BRAND

Rated: Good

Mika Dress – Ships internationally from the US

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, like this organic cotton and bamboo t-shirt dress. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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MUD Jeans

Rated: Great
sustainable denim jeans by brand MUD Jeans

Skinny Hazen – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Rating ‘Great’, Dutch brand MUD Jeans is one of the team’s favourites! These vintage inspired organic skinny jeans are made from 23% post-consumer recycled cotton and GOTS certified 75% organic cotton! MUD Jeans are available in a range of sizes, usually from W25 L30-W33 L32 for women and W28 L34-W36 L34 for men.

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Shop MUD Jeans @ Labell-D.

Unrecorded

Rated: Good

Pique Polo Navy – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style, and produces apparel using eco-friendly materials. Its range includes items that are all year round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, available in sizes XS-2XL.

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PACT

Rated: Great
man wearing light green organic hoodie by PACT

Essential Vintage Pullover Hoodie – Ships internationally from the US

PACT designs a range of organic cotton basics for men, women, and babies. Almost 100% of its collection is made from GOTS or Fairtrade certified organic cotton, like this classic hoodie, which also helped save 45.7 gallons of water! Find PACT in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop PACT.

Know The Origin

Rated: Great
organic cotton white tee by ethical brand Know The Origin

Poppy Organic Cotton T-Shirt White – Ships internationally from the UK

Style, with nothing to hide: that’s Know The Origin’s promise. Committed to a 100% transparent production process, the brand uses 100% certified organic cotton in its high-quality and long lasting designs, like in this cute white cropped tee! Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Shop Know The Origin.

People Tree

Rated: Great
ethical denim jeans by People Tree

Cecile Straight Leg Jeans – Ships internationally from the UK

Founded by Safia Minney, People Tree is now seen as a pioneer in the sustainable and ethical fashion sphere! These were their first 100% GOTS certified organic cotton denim jeans, featuring a classic, straight cut, “à la Jane Birkin”, as they say! Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 18.

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Shop People Tree @ thegreenlabels.

Shop People Tree.

Veja

Rated: Good
white sustainable sneakers by Veja at Farfetch

Campo Low-Top Sneakers – Ships internationally from France

Veja is a French brand designing ecological and fair trade footwear, and is also a sustainable fashion pioneer. The brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton and vegetable-tanned leather! Veja pays its co-operative cotton growers and rubber tappers between 30% and 100% above the world market price. By not advertising, Veja is able to invest more money into strengthening its ethical practices. These classic white low-top sneakers offer a timeless and casual look. You can find Veja shoes in women’s EU sizes 35-46, and men’s 35-47.

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Shop Veja.

Shop Veja @ LVR Sustainable.

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Shop Veja @ Threads 4 Thought.

Shop Veja @ Labell-D.

Shop Veja Kids second hand @ Retykle.

Knickey

Rated: Great
knickey sustainable underwear set

Starter Set – Ships to Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, and Europe from the US

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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Näz

Rated: Good
woman wearing brown organic cotton trousers by Naz

Sines Trousers – Ships internationally from Portugal

Näz is a Portuguese fashion brand that aims to make fashion look good, not only on you, but on the planet too. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified organic cotton like in these gorgeous Sines trousers, and traces most of its supply chain. Most garments available in sizes S-L.

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Shop Näz.

KENT

Rated: Great
kent full week of black organic cotton underwear

The Full Week ~ 7 Organic Pima Cotton Briefs – Ships to the US, Canada, and the UK from the US

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). We love the black full week set! Find most pants in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
woman wearing sustainable cream dress by Mila.Vert

Knitted Boat Neck Dress – Ships internationally from Slovenia

Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents. We love the Mila.Vert’s range of knitwear, including this elegant boat neck dress made from 100% organic cotton. Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge!

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Shop Mila.Vert.

Komodo

Rated: Good
woman of colour wearing green striped organic cotton jumper by Komodo via Staiy

ANNABELLE GOTS Organic Cotton Top Lime – Ships internationally from the UK

UK brand Komodo puts people and the planet first with its ethically-sourced and eco-friendly range of menswear and womenswear. The label uses some eco-friendly materials including GOTS-certified cotton and hemp, and ensures that most of its suppliers pay a living wage to their workers. How gorg is this striped green organic jumper?! Find most of the range in UK sizes 8-16.

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Shop Komodo @ Staiy.

Shop Komodo @ Immaculate Vegan.

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Etiko

Rated: Great
basic black trunks organic cotton by Etiko

Trunks, Black, Organic & Fairtrade – Ships internationally from Australia

Etiko is an Australian designer of organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing and shoes. The brand constantly sets the bar for upholding and campaigning the human rights of people working in traditionally exploitative industry supply chains. For some basic and comfy organic cotton underwear, Etiko is your best bet! Find the clothes in AU sizes 8-20, and the shoes in UK sizes 3-13.

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ASKET

Rated: Good
black man wearing lightwash classic denim jacket by Asket

The Washed Denim Jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. The washed denim jacket is a fave. Made from 100% organic cotton, of course. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop ASKET.

The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great
man wearing white classic t-shirt t-shirt

Mens Short Sleeve Crew Neck – Ships internationally from the US

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, like in this classic white organic crewneck tee for men. The Classic T-Shirt Company’s range is available in US sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop The Classic T-Shirt Company.

Shop The Classic T-Shirt Company @ Urbankissed

Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
black man wearing organic cotton tshirt by Threads 4 Thought

Cancel Plastic Unisex Graphic Tee – 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. This ‘Cancel Plastic’ unisex tee is made from 100% organic cotton. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Threads 4 Thought.

Shop Threads 4 Thought @ Veneka.

Editor's note

Feature image via L'Envers. 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 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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