20 Organic T-Shirts to Upgrade Your Essentials - Good On You
05 Feb

20 Organic T-Shirts to Upgrade Your Essentials

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!

Saint Basics

Rated: Good
man wearing white organic t-shirt by Saint Basics

St. Michael White – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Saint Basics creates the next generation of vegan eco-basics for people inspired by change. The Dutch brand is fully OEKO-TEX certified and has adopted the GOTS Code of Conduct to protect its workers’ labour rights. This might be the perfect slim fit V-neck organic cotton t-shirt, available as a single, 5-pack, or 10-pack for your convenience, in sizes S-2XL.

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Rated: Good
plus size black man wearing basic black organic pocket tee from NuIn

Pocket T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Portugal

nu-in is a Portuguese brand that features activewear, loungewear, and underwear collections, as well as trend-led men’s and women’s ranges. It prioritises the planet by using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, and reuses offcuts to minimise textile waste. Add a bit of interest to your basic tee with a pocket, made from organic cotton and with recycled PET plastic labelling. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!

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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, in sizes XS-XL.

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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, eco-friendly, 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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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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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Great
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 – Men’s

Premium, super soft t-shirts for men in short and long sleeves, crew and v-necks: now available in 5 more colours! 15% off men's shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 10 MAR)

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The Classic T-Shirt Company – Women’s

Enjoy simple pleasures with these luxury organic cotton t-shirts, in short and long sleeves, perfect for layering - all year around. 15% off women's shirts with code GOOD15. (Ends: 10 MAR)

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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, 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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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 eco-friendly 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 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


woman wearing sustainable cream knit top by Mila.Vert

Mila.Vert – Tops

Timeless, minimal, and chic tops with sophisticated details that give your outfits a modern feel. Buy now and get a €30 giftcard for your next purchase. (Ends: 8 MAR)

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woman wearing sustainably knit cream dress by Mila.Vert

Mila.Vert – Dresses

Mila.Vert’s beautiful dresses are easy to wear, versatile, and always make you look and feel your best. Buy now and get a €30 giftcard for your next purchase. (Ends: 8 MAR)

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women wearing beige and black turtlenecks by mila vert

Mila.Vert – Pullovers

No matter the occasion: these exquisite, elegant, finely knitted pullovers bring in versatility and a touch of snugness. Buy now and get a €30 giftcard for your next purchase. (Ends: 8 MAR)

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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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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 menswear brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast. 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.

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Rated: Great
elderly man and young white woman wearing white t-shirt with blue be you logo printed at the pocket by milo+nicki

The Be You Tee – Ships internationally from the US


milo+nicki – tops

milo+nicki's stylish tops are made from biodegradable and vegan materials. 15% off milo+nicki tops with code GOYMN15.   (Ends: 14 AUG)

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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! This cute slogan tee says “be you in a world of others” on the pocket. It is unisex, made from certified organic cotton, and 20% of proceeds go to a charity of your choosing. Find the tee in sizes XS-3XL.

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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, eco-friendly, 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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Brothers We Stand

Rated: Great
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, 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 sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly 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 sustainable style. Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 16.

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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 eco-friendly 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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Rated: Good
woman wearing white organic t-shirt by Birdsong that says

Unisex Exercise Empathy Organic Cotton Tee – Ships internationally from the UK

Birdsong is a boutique label producing gorgeous womenswear. Its clothes are handmade in London by knitters and seamstresses earning above the London living wage. The business is built on a philosophy of fairness and authenticity, promising customers “no sweatshop, no photoshop”. Birdsong’s products are inclusively sized up to 3XL, including this gorgeous embroidered “exercise empathy” organic t-shirt.

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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 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 eco-friendly 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. It’s available in sizes XS-L.

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MATE the Label

Rated: Great
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 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 sustainable fashion basics for men and women in—you guessed it—organic materials. 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. 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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