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

27 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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nu-in

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

Pocket T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Sweden

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plus size woman wearing light brown eco-friendly cardigan by nu-in

nu-in – Plus Size

Ethical brand nu-in proves that affordable fashion, inclusive sizing, and sustainability can coexist. 15% off first order of plus size clothing with code GOODONYOU15. (Ends: 25 MAY)

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woman and man wearing beige crewneck sweater made ethically by nu-in

nu-in – Unisex Clothing

The gender binary is so last century. Discover nu-in's range of sustainable, gender-inclusive, unisex clothing for everybody. 15% off first order of unisex clothing with code GOODONYOU15. (Ends: 25 MAY)

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black woman wearing beige sustainable activewear by nu-in

nu-in – Activewear

Sustainable activewear made from eco-friendly materials and reused offcuts to minimise textile waste. 15% off first order of activewear with code GOODONYOU15. (Ends: 25 MAY)

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older woman wearing black flared pants by ethical brand nu-in

nu-in – Wide Leg Pants

Have you ever seen comfier looking bottoms?! nu-in's flattering wide leg pants suit anybody. 15% off first order of wide leg pants with code GOODONYOU15.   (Ends: 26 MAY)

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woman wearing light blue fitted knitted dress with puff sleeves by nu-in

nu-in – Dresses

Trendy, flattering, and sustainable dresses that are both fashion forward and affordable. 15% off first order of dresses with code GOODONYOU15. (Ends: 26 MAY)

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nu-in is a European 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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Yes Friends

Rated: Great

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

Yes Friends is a UK-based fashion brand that creates sustainable, ethical, and affordable clothing for everyone. Yes Friends' 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 a sustainable and ethical t-shirt. Find the tees in sizes 2XS to 2XL.

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NICO

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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A.BCH

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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Fair Indigo

Rated: Good

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

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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Malaika New York

Rated: Good

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

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woman carrying black #zerowaste branded upcycled bag by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Accessories

Cool one-of-a-kind bags handmade in New York from upcycled materials. 20% off accessories with code goodonyou20. (Ends: 16 MAY)

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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. 20% off bottoms with code goodonyou20. (Ends: 16 MAY)

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woman wearing red one size organic dress 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. 20% off dresses with code goodonyou20. (Ends: 16 MAY)

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woman wearing black one size sustainable top by Malaika New York

Malaika New York – Tops

Unisex tops, ethically produced in New York using zero waste design principles. 20% off tops with code goodonyou20. (Ends: 16 MAY)

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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 sizes S to L.

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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: Good

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 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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COMOVITA

Rated: Good

The Organic – Ships internationally from Spain

COMOVITA is the destination to pre-order sustainable fashion, partnering with the best brands to offer limited edition sustainable capsules and featuring its own line of made-to-measure jeans for everyone.

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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 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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tentree

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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Mila.Vert

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

Short-Sleeved Top – 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. 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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Unrecorded

Rated: Good

T-Shirt 220 GSM – Ships internationally form the Netherlands

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person wearing unisex sustainable denim jeans by Unrecorded

Unrecorded – Unisex Denim

Detailed, durable, sustainably made denim pants and jackets that are cut for a comfortable fit. €10 off first order of jeans with code 10EUROGOODONYOU. (Ends: 24 MAY)

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man wearing blue sustainable Oxford shirt by Unrecorded

Unrecorded – Unisex Shirts

Timeless, unisex, ethical shirts designed for those who have the future in mind. €10 off first order of unisex shirts with code 10EUROGOODONYOU. (Ends: 24 MAY)

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unisex sustainable bucket hats by Unrecorded

Unrecorded – Unisex Accessories

Caps, bucket hats, beanies, socks, scarves: all year round, unisex accessories with a Nordic touch. €10 off first order of accessories with code 10EUROGOODONYOU. (Ends: 24 MAY)

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man wearing neutral colour sustainable sweaters by Unrecorded

Unrecorded – Unisex Sweaters

A range of sustainable sweaters and hoodies—everyday essentials suitable for any wardrobe. €10 off first order of sweaters with code 10EUROGOODONYOU. (Ends: 24 MAY)

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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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milo+nicki

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

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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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Etiko

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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LANIUS

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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Birdsong

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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Armedangels

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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L’ENVERS

Rated: Good

LÉA Tee – Ships internationally from Spain

L’ENVERS’ mission is to design fewer pieces made in a better way. Specialised in knitwear, this Spanish brand believes in mindful, careful and slow consumption, offering timeless editions guided by conscious, sustainable materials. L’ENVERS’ GOTS certified organic cotton LEA tee gives you a slightly relaxed fit for a comfortable, everyday look. You can find it in sizes S to L.

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