The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Accessories - Good On You
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11 Jan
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The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Accessories

Some may say they don’t really matter; others will say that a good one can make or break an outfit. Regardless of which camp you fall in, accessories you love—especially sustainable ones—can be hard to find. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite sustainable accessories to help make that search just a bit easier, so you can do good while looking great. From the upcycled hoop earrings by ARTICLE22 (US), to the cactus leather wallet by A_C (Australia), to the recycled cashmere scarf by Riley Studio (UK), there are countless stylish ways to level up your outfit from brands that treat people, the planet, and animals right!

Hair accessories

OhSevenDays

Rated: Good
scrunchies from ohsevendays

Pack of Three Scrunchies – Ships worldwide from Turkey

OhSevenDays was started by Australian-Canadian Megan Mummery to promote slow fashion and the ‘power of circularity.’ Based in Istanbul, the brand reclaims end-of-roll fabrics from the city’s garment factories and creates sharp, everyday womenswear that’s as wearable as it is ethical. These adorable scrunchies were upcycled from workshop scrap fabrics to make the ultimate hair accessory!

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tentree

Rated: Good
grey cap by tentree

Lorax Speak For The Trees Peak Hat – Ships worldwide from Canada

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men and women by the ocean wearing black and white sustainable sweatshirts and hoodies by tentree brand

tentree – Hoodies and Sweatshirts

The second layer you'll never want to take off. Equal parts comfortable and sustainable. Free shipping on hoodies and sweatshirts. (USA and Canada only) (Ends: 31 JAN)

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woman wearing grey sustainable hemp face mask by ethical brand tentree

tentree – Masks

Protect the planet, your community, yourself. These washable face masks are made from recycled and re-purposed materials. Free shipping on 3-pack face masks. (USA and Canada only) (Ends: 31 JAN)

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woman reclining in stylish sustainable loungewear by tentree

tentree – Loungewear

Loungewear you'll actually want to wear out of the house. Comfy, minimal, and plays well with both sneakers and slippers! Free shipping on loungewear for men and women. (USA and Canada only)   (Ends: 31 JAN)

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Sometimes childhood characters have more to offer than children’s stories. Just like the Lorax taught us as kids and is reminding us with this cute hat, we need to do better by our planet. tentree is a lifestyle apparel company that is doing just that with a tree planted for every item purchased! The 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.

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Vyayama

Rated: Good
dark grey sustainable beanie by vyayama

Cozy Cashmere Beanie – Ships Worldwide from the US

Taken from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘to tame the inner breath,’Vyayama (pronounced ‘vai-ah-mah’) is a luxury addition to even the most minimal workout wardrobe. Super soft and cozy, this slouchy beanie is knitted using 100% hand spun Mongolian cashmere. Even better, it is colored using no artificial dyes in a soft flattering shade of frost grey or black.

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great
patterned head scarf by tamga designs

Ophelia Scarf – Ships Worldwide from Canada

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woman of colour wearing floral sustainable dress by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Dresses

Eco-friendly bohemian dresses that turn heads, as comfortable as they are kind to the Earth. 15% off dresses with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 7 FEB)

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woman of colour wearing floral sustainable kimono by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Kimonos

Easy breezy robes for effortless layering at home, on the beach, or for a night out. 15% off kimonos with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 7 FEB)

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woman of colour wearing floral sustainable top and skirt by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Bottoms

Get prepared to step into warmer days in ultra soft and sustainable bottoms. 15% off bottoms with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 7 FEB)

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woman of colour wearing floral sustainable top by TAMGA Designs

TAMGA Designs – Tops

Seek the sun or relax indoors in flowy and feminine tops, crafted with our planet in mind. 15% off tops with code GOODONYOU (Trees Please Tee excluded). (Ends: 7 FEB)

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TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting sustainable fashion can be, serving up gorgeous, flowy designs that will guide you into warmer weather with poise and grace. The playful Ophelia scarf adds a touch of romance and charm to any outfit. Wear it around the hair, tie it on your neck, or loop it on a bag for a pop of colour!

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Masks

Armedangels

Rated: Great
man wearing white face mask by armedangels

Mask Made of Organic Cotton Mix – Ships worldwide from Germany

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, including sustainable masks like this one. Armedangels’ quality and long-lasting masks are made from eco-friendly and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton, guaranteed not only to protect you, but others.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
woman wearing checked facemask by whimsy and row

Gingham Washable Mask – Ships worldwide from the US

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Whimsy + Row – Outerwear

Easy, flirty and elegant jackets and coats ethically made for every modern and creative woman. Winter Sample Sale! Up to 75% off outerwear. (Ends: 31 JAN)

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Whimsy + Row – Bottoms

Hello, effortless chic: made out of the best eco-friendly fabrics, these pants and skirts will become your go-to! Winter Sample Sale! Up to 75% off bottoms. (Ends: 31 JAN)

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Whimsy + Row – Tops

Like finding a vintage gem, Whimsy + Row tops use deadstock fabric to create unique looks you will treasure. Winter Sample Sale! Tops starting at $16. (Ends: 31 JAN)

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This LA-based brand makes ethical fashion that looks great—a rare find indeed. This three layer adjustable and washable mask has 2 layers of upcycled cotton and 1 layer of polypropylene filter, with the option to add in an additional filter (for extra protection). Complete with encapsulated wire nose crimp for a face fitting seal—and so your glasses won’t fog up.

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ARIELLE

Rated: Good
woman wearing white face mask by arielle

Organic Civilian Mask – Ships Worldwide from the US

ARIELLE is a US-based sustainable apparel label committed to organic, recycled and zero-waste fabrics, local manufacturing, fair-trade supply chain and plastic-free packaging and production. This classic unisex mask is soft and skin-friendly with stretch Tencel earloops for maximum ease and comfort.

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Check out the best ethical and sustainable face masks.

Scarves

tonlé

Rated: Good
different colourful scarves by sustainable brand tonle

Handwoven Preah Vihear Scarf – Ships worldwide from the US

tonlé provides environmentally-friendly women’s clothing with a zero-waste design process. The super soft and chic handwoven scarves are made by the brand’s weaving partners in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province. Crafted from a blend of scraps leftover from the production process and deadstock sewing thread, this gorgeous scarf is the epitome of sustainable coziness.

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L’ENVERS

Rated: Good
woman wearing dark blue scarf by lenvers

Camille Wool Scarf – Ships Worldwide 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. Made from wool, this long knitted scarf with a wide ribbed hem is sure to keep you nice and warm.

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Riley Studio

Rated: Good
two people wearing beige scarf by riley studio

Recycled Cashmere Stripe Scarf – Ships worldwide from the UK

Crafted in London, this recycled cashmere scarf sports a contrasting stripe knit and can be paired with the recycled cashmere sweater with complementing detail. Made from pre-consumer textile waste, this recycled yarn offers the same quality as virgin cashmere, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. Neat!

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Looking for more scarf inspo? Head over to our guide!

Sunglasses

Amour Vert

Rated: Good
light pink sunglasses by amour vert

Carla Colour Modan Sunglasses – Ships from the US

Amour Vert creates beautiful sustainable staples in San Francisco, California. Its final stage of production is done in the US and it works closely with suppliers in all of its supply chain. These gorgeous sunnies are no exception. Made from gloss black Italian acetate and lenses produced by Zeiss Optics, these Modans offer 100% UVA and UVB protection for all your winter and summer needs.

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LUNA & ROSE

Rated: Good
woman wearing rectangular cream sunglasses by lunarose

Lu Goldie– Ships Worldwide from New Zealand

LUNA & ROSE is an independent accessories label, consciously creating sustainable accessories for sun seekers across the globe. The Lu Goldie is a pair of sunglasses that can be worn low and with confidence. The brand only uses the best quality lenses and materials, including plant based dyes. Love!

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POLITE WORLDWIDE

Rated: Good
black rectangular sunglasses by polite worldwide

Terra – Ships Worldwide from the US

POLITE WORLDWIDE is a streetwear brand that helps you exude coolness sustainably. The brand features a wide variety of clothes, but specialises in sustainable eyewear. Made from a plant based acetate and stainless steel, the brand’s sunnies, like the Terra, are biodegradable and recyclable!

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Discover the best sustainable sunglasses.

Belts

E.L.V. Denim

Rated: Good
black belt by ELV denim

Black Denim Belt with Silver Buckle – Ships worldwide from the UK

E.L.V. Denim takes stocks of old discarded denim and transforms them into modern, sophisticated jeans. Similarly to the brand’s jeans, E.L.V. creates belts made from spare denim. In line with its zero-waste ethos, the brand finds new meaning in left-over material. E.L.V. works with Tura London for leftover leather and hardware to match with the denim to make belts.

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Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Great
red upcycled belt by elvis kresse

Upcycled West End Belt – Ships worldwide from the UK

The belt you will never take off your favourite pair of jeans! The West End is a great unisex belt, made with a classic West End buckle, and is 4cm wide. It is available with an antique brass buckle and eyelets or silver finish buckle and eyelets. Elvis & Kresse makes bags, belts, and wallets from upcycled fire hose and military parachute silk. All items are made from reclaimed materials.

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Jewellery

Birdsong

Rated: Good
gold necklace by birdson

Gold Birdsong Coin Pendant Necklace – Ships Worldwide from the UK

Birdsong is a boutique label producing gorgeous womenswear. A classic take on a wardrobe staple, the Birdsong coin necklace features a delicate chain with a subtly engraved Birdsong wing motif pendant. What’s even better is that the pendant is made at a living wage jewellery making co-operative in Jaipur, India from responsibly sourced 0.925 Sterling Silver base and 18k Gold Plating.

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ARTICLE22

Rated: Good
silver hoop earrings by article22

Virtuous Circle Mini Hoop Earrings – Ships worldwide from the US

Inspired by the brand’s favourite shape: the circle, these lightweight hoop earrings evolved from its virtuous circle shape and are sure to look good with any outfit. Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors, and further demining efforts.

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Read our ultimate guide to ethical and sustainable jewellery.

Wallets + Card holders

Sandqvist

Rated: Good
black card holder by sandqvist

Fred Card Holder – Ships worldwide from Sweden

Sweden’s Sandqvist makes a range of stylish, everyday bags from backpacks to handbags. It uses organic cotton and recycled fabrics and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. The exclusive Fred card holder is crafted from full grain aniline-dyed Scandinavian leather. It features five card slots, and is a perfect practical addition for the minimalists out there.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
beige flat purse by mila vert

Zipper Bag  – Ships worldwide from Slovenia

Offers

Mila.Vert – Pullover and Scarf Set

Local craftsmanship and organic, recycled materials is what makes Mila.Vert so exquisite. Limited-time offer! Pair up pullovers and scarves to save. (Ends: 31 JAN)

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Mila.Vert – Top and Bottom Set

European-based brand Mila.Vert makes the highest quality clothing, with timeless, minimal, and chic design. Limited-time offer! Pair up tops and bottoms to save. (Ends: 31 JAN)

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Mila.Vert is a European brand that prides itself in crafting sustainable contemporary classics. This faux suede beauty is multi-purpose and made from 100% recycled polyester. Use it to safely store your phone and keys or as a clutch for any function. It’s durable, lightweight, and vegan!

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A_C

Rated: Great
black purse by AC

Heidi Slimline Wallet – Ships worldwide from Australia

The name says it all: elegant, sophisticated, and made from 100% cactus leather, the Heidi Slimline Wallet is the perfect going-out wallet. Ahimsa Collective creates luxury accessories from vegan materials, including pineapple leaves which have been turned into the amazing eco-fabric Piñatex. Along with its eco-friendly materials, the brand also limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. Love!

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Editor's note

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