04 Feb

The Best Organic Clothing 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 used to create our textiles. One way to reduce your fashion footprint is to choose certified organic clothing.

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 the harvest to the factory, to you.

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 app meaning they are leading the way on the issues you care about.

Kowtow

Rated: Great

Rally Pant Classic Denim – Ships internationally

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

PACT

Rated: Great

Pullover Sweater Hoodie – Ships internationally

Pact designs a renga of organic cotton basics for men, women and babies. Almost 100% of its collection is made from GOTS and/or Fairtrade certified organic cotton, like this relaxed fit hoodie, which also helped save 58.16 gallons of water!

Know The Origin

Rated: Great

White Sup Crop Pocket Tee – Ships internationally

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.

Thought

Rated: Good

Thought beautifully (and thoughtfully) creates easy to wear collections, minimal yet flattering! This GOTS organic cotton jumper is ideal for work or the weekend!

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Shop Thought @ Ecoture.

MUD Jeans

Rated: Great

Skinny Hazen – Ships internationally

Rating ‘Great’ on all fronts, Dutch brand MUD Jeans is one of the team’s favourites! This vintage inspired skinny jeans are made from 23% post-consumer recycled cotton and GOTS certified 75% organic cotton!

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Also find MUD Jeans @ Ecoture.

People Tree

Rated: Great

Cecile Straight Leg Jeans – Ships internationally

Founded by Safia Minney, People Tree is now seen as a pioneer in the sustainable and ethical fashion sphere! They have just their first 100% GOTS certified organic cotton denim jeans, featuring a classic, straight cut, “a la Jane Birkin”, as they say!

Veja

Rated: Good

Wata White Pierre – Ships internationally

Another favourite of ours (and of Meghan Markle’s) is Veja! The French brand manufactures in Brazil and is committed to transparency. These sneakers are made of GOTS organic cotton (Wata means cotton in Japanese) for a timeless and casual look!

Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good

FILIPA-JAY Organic Cotton Dress – Ships internationally

Beaumont Organic creates luxury ethical 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!

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Komodo

Rated: Good

Neila Organic Cotton Top – Ships internationally

Komodo ethically sources organic and natural fibres to create high-quality and long lasting designs. This top, made of GOTS certified organic cotton marl jersey, is a wardrobe must-have!

There you have it, fashion that is  kind to the planet and to your skin! Do you have a favourite organic fashion brand? Let us know in the comments below.

Editor's note: this article was updated in 2019, from our 2016 Organic Clothing article by Nandini Kaushik. Ratings correct at time of publication. Feature image via Unsplash. All other images via brands mentioned.

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