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05 Feb

25 Organic T-Shirts to Upgrade Your Essentials

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Organic t-shirts may be one of the first things that come to mind when you think of the eco-fashion movement. They’re one of the most basic basics out, and you can probably find a selection in the wardrobes of conscious consumers the world over. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection, or you’re just dipping your toes into ethical fashion and want to start somewhere simple, organic tees are that comfy and versatile essential you’ll wear so often it’s worth investing in higher-quality options.

And while the market is saturated with self-proclaimed eco-friendly t-shirts, fair trade t-shirts, sustainable-ethical-recycled t-shirts, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which ones to go with—and which brands are trustworthy! So, we’ve gathered a few of our all-time favourites to help make the search a bit easier. Choose from a fair trade and organic cotton t-shirt from Etiko (Australia), a super soft blush tee from The Classic T-Shirt Company (US), a stylish and organic ochre stripe shirt from Organic Basics (Denmark), or any of the other ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ brands that meet your needs.

The Good Tee

Rated: Great
people wearing organic black and white t-shirts by The Good Tee

The Fave & Fair Unisex 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. The brand’s unisex tee is a tried and true basic organic cotton piece for every wardrobe.

Find its range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Yes Friends

Rated: Great

Yes Friends Original T-Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Yes Friends is a UK-based fashion brand that creates more affordable clothing for everyone. Yes Friends' first product, classic cut t-shirts, cost less than £4 to make and the brand only charges £7.99. Using large scale production and direct to consumer margins means Yes Friends can charge you an affordable price for its more responsible clothing.

Find the range inclusively sized in 2XS-4XL.

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Rated: Good
white woman wearing lavender naturally dyed organic t-shirt with pile of dried flowers next to her

Crew Neck Tee Organic – Ships internationally from Australia

Established in 2012 by Lis Harvey, NICO celebrates minimalism and understated luxury. The brand brings high quality basics and underwear to the Australian fashion landscape, featuring clean lines, luxe fabrics, and the styles and colours needed for every day. NICO’s factories are signatories to The Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and are compliant with BSCI and certified with WRAP. Find this ethically-made organic cotton tee in a range of pastel hues, also available in a discounted 3-pack.

Available in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Good

Striped T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Portugal

Portuguese brand ISTO.’s mandate is simple: create clothes to transcend the seasons and work as staple items in your wardrobe all year round. It has one single collection and pursues quality over quantity to try and make its items permanently available. It uses organic materials and is incredibly transparent in showing you the true cost of your clothes when you go to purchase a piece for your wardrobe.

The range is available in XS-XL.

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Rated: Great

Natural Raw Box Tee – Ships internationally from the UK

KOHR is a UK-based slow fashion brand that designs and manufactures in house. The brand has three main focuses to ensure it’s responsibly innovative: longevity, versatility, and traceability.

Find the range in sizes S-XL or made to order.

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Rated: Great
plus size woman of colour rocking a charcoal grey stripe organic crop t-shirt by A.BCH

Fine Crop T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Australia

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials. Find the range in sizes XS-XL, or customise to fit you! How cute is this charcoal stripe GOTS organic cotton crop t-shirt? Like a good mullet, it’s longer in the back and features a raw, rolled hem. It’s beautiful fitted but for an oversized look, order two sizes up.

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Plant Faced Clothing

Rated: Good
white woman wearing black organic vegan t-shirt with a white Plant Based logo in English and Kanji by Plant Faced Clothing

Plant Based Kanji Tee – Ships internationally from the UK

Streetwear without sweatshops, that’s the motto of this British 100% plant-based, ethical, lower-impact, and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand. Speaking of plant-based, this organic cotton logo tee comes in black, white, and grey, and is pretty much the coolest way to tell the world you leave animals off your plate. Oh, and it’s unisex, like the brand’s entire range.

Find it in sizes XS-2XL.

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Fair Indigo

Rated: Great

Men’s Forever Organic V-neck T-shirt – Ships internationally from the US

Fair Indigo is a US-based brand that creates more 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-2XL.

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Malaika New York

Rated: Good

Hexagon Organic Cotton T-Shirt Dress Black – Ships internationally from the US

Malaika New York is a minimalistic more sustainable clothing brand with a focus on anti-waste clothing and accessories. The US-based brand aims to eliminate fashion’s harmful environmental effects by utilising lower-waste patterns, while maximising 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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Outland Denim

Rated: Great
woman of colour wearing white organic t-shirt by Outland Denim with black logo middle front

Jane 1996 Tee – Ships internationally from Australia

Outland Denim makes premium denim jeans and clothes, and offers ethical employment opportunities for women rescued from human trafficking in Cambodia. This Australian brand was founded as an avenue for the training and employment of women who have experienced sex trafficking.

Find this stylish and minimalist logo tee in 2XS-2XL.

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Harvest & Mill

Rated: Great

Organic Unisex Style 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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Citizen Wolf

Rated: Good

Relaxed Short Crew – Ships internationally from Australia

Citizen Wolf uses revolutionary technology to give you high quality custom-fit t-shirts that it guarantees will be the best you’ve ever worn. After capturing your customisations, the brand handmakes each tee in Sydney using certified lower-impact fabrics like cotton, hemp, and Merino wool milled in Melbourne.

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Good
man wearing blush pink crewneck organic t-shirt by The Classic T-Shirt Company

Men’s 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, like this super soft blush crewneck organic t-shirt for men, 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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Shop The Classic T-Shirt Company @ Urbankissed.


Rated: Good
little white boy wearing grey and black tree print tee by tentree

Kids Juniper T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a lifestyle apparel company that plants ten trees for every item purchased! The Canadian brand uses a high proportion of better materials including organic cotton. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact and has a range of t-shirts for men, women, and children. We love the kid’s ones, like this tree print t-shirt made from a combination of three more sustainable fabrics: recycled PET plastic, TENCEL Lyocell, and organic cotton!

Available in sizes 1-5.

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Rated: Great
white woman wearing mid sleeve sustainable black shirt by Mila.Vert

Short-Sleeved Top – Ships internationally from Slovenia


female presenting models in mila vert clothing

Mila.Vert – Site-wide

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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. This not-so-short-sleeved organic cotton jersey t-shirt comes in black and white.

Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge!

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Happy Earth

Rated: Good

Kind Words Wild Places Women’s Oversized Tee – Ships internationally from the US

Finally, a classic white tee that’s as Earth-loving as you are! 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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Rated: Good

T-Shirt 220 GSM – Ships internationally form 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 more responsible materials.

Its range includes items that are all year round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Rated: Great
white woman wearing ethically made long sleeve navy t-shirt by Etiko

Women’s Navy Long Sleeve T-Shirt Organic Fairtrade – Ships internationally from Australia

Etiko is a designer of organic, lower-impact, and fair trade clothing and shoes. The brand has a large range of blank and printed tees, including this basic long sleeve fairtrade t-shirt that is fantastic for layering.

Find the shirts in AU sizes 8-20.

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Shop Etiko.

Brothers We Stand

Rated: Good
white man wearing grey organic t-shirt with Brothers We Stand logo on the front

Grey Marl Organic Logo T-Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Ethical men’s clothing, selected with style – With the vision to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and sustainably made menswear that is 100% vegan. Take a stand in this regular fit organic cotton tee featuring the BWS logo.

Available in sizes S-XL.

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Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
white woman wearing roll sleeve black organic t-shirt by Mother of Pearl with shirt details on the front in white

Charlie Tee in Black – Ships internationally from the UK

Mother of Pearl is a more responsible and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton and ensures the payment of a living wage across some of its supply chain. This rolled-sleeve statement tee tells it like it is in more sustainable style.

Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 16.

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Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.


Rated: Good
white woman wearing unique cut white hemp and organic cotton t-shirt by LANIUS

Hemp and Organic Cotton Shirt – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses better materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. We’re vibing this elegant white cotton and hemp organic t-shirt with a unique cut.

LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
grey marle organic kid's t-shirt with a tiny taco emblem on the pocket by Threads 4 Thought

Cammi Pocket Graphic Tee – Ships internationally from the US

Threads 4 Thought uses a range of more 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.

The brand stocks a range of adorable tees for kids, like this organic cotton, recycled PET plastic, and rayon one with a tiny taco on the pocket! It’s available in US kid sizes 7-18.

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Rated: Great
basic white long sleeve t-shirt by Armedangels worn by white woman

Longsleeve Top Taami White – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a ‘Great’ rating overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids. Armedangels’ quality and long-lasting pieces are made from lower-impact and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand also adopted the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct to protect its workers abroad. This vegan, locally made white long sleeve organic t-shirt has a boxy cut and is gentle on the skin.

Available in sizes XS-L.

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MATE the Label

Rated: Good
plus size white woman and straight size white woman wearing charcoal grey organic t-shirt by MATE the Label

Organic Cotton Raw Neck Boxy Tee – Ships internationally from the US

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 more 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, like this cool charcoal grey tee. And if charcoal ain’t your thang, find the flattering shirt in 13 other hues, too!

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
black man wearing ochre stripe organic cotton tshirt by Danish brand Organic Basics

Organic Cotton Tee – Ships internationally from Denmark

What list of organic t-shirts would be complete without our friends over at Organic Basics? Organic Basics offers high-quality more sustainable fashion basics for men and women in—you guessed it—organic materials. It also recently launched its first more 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. We’re loving this ocher stripe number, also available in a discounted 3-pack!

This one is available in sizes S-2XL.

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