04 Nov

The 20 Most Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands From Spain and Portugal

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If you live in Spain or Portugal, you might be wondering how to find eco-friendly and conscious brands that meet your style, budget, size, needs, and values. It might mean only buying organic clothing or investing in vegan fashion brands that protect animals. For more and more people, it means supporting their local communities by buying from brands closer to home.

But how can you know if brands are really as sustainable as they claim? Are brands genuine, or are they greenwashing? What goes on behind the price tag?

We know how you feel, which is why we strive to help you find the very best sustainable fashion brands from around the world.

In this article, we’re shining a light on 20 of the most ethical and sustainable clothing brands from Spain and Portugal we could find. These brands are doing their part to ensure people, the planet, and animals don’t suffer in their production. But what does that mean, exactly?

What makes a brand ethical?

Long story short, an ethical brand makes sure it positively impacts our three key pillars of People, the Planet, and Animals.

On the People front, an ethical brand ensures its workers are treated fairly across the supply chain. This includes policies and practices on child labour, forced labour, worker safety, the right to join a union, and payment of a living wage.

When it comes to its impact on the Planet, a sustainable brand considers its use of resources and energy, reducing its carbon emissions, impact on our waterways, and using and disposing of chemicals safely.

Ideally, an ethical brand is 100% vegan. But we know it’s not always possible, so ethical brands should aim to use zero or very few animal products, like wool, leather, fur, angora, down feather, shearling, karakul, and exotic animal skin and hair. If they use these materials, ethical brands might go for recycled or deadstock options and ensure their wool is mulesing-free.

Now that you know how to determine whether a brand is ethical or not, you might choose to shop from companies located in your country or region. Whether you want to support your local communities or reduce your carbon footprint when shopping online, shopping locally has many great benefits.

So, vamos! Here are 21 Spanish and Portuguese brands that have all been rated “Good” or “Great” on the Directory and app using our first-class methodology. For our vegans out there, we highly recommend checking out NAE for some great cruelty-free shoes, as well as affordable luxury brand ISTO, which doesn’t use any animal products. We also love Spanish brand Ecoalf’s activewear and The Nude Label’s sustainable underwear.

Not from Spain or Portugal? Check out our favourite brands from:

Ethical Portuguese brands

NAE

Rated: Good

NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its sustainable materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre. Find most of the shoes in sizes 36-46.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Staiy.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.

Näz

Rated: Good
sustainable navy jumpsuit by Naz

Näz is a Portuguese fashion brand that aims to make fashion look good, not only on you, but on the planet too. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified organic cotton, and traces most of its supply chain. Most garments available in sizes S-L.

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Shop Näz.

Organique

Rated: Good
Three people sitting against a brown backdrop wearing ethically made clothing by Organique.

Organique is a Portuguese athleisure brand made for the contemporary woman. It is entirely produced in a high-end local atelier and promotes slow fashion by designing with longevity in mind. It uses high-quality, organic materials and low-impact fabrics such as Organic Cotton and Lyocell and is completely vegan. With only 1% of cotton worldwide being organic, its seeking to make a difference. Find the range in sizes S-L.

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Shop Organique.

ISTO.

Rated: Good
Three people linking arms and wearing a cream, olive, and navy sustainable sweaters from ISTO.

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A white organic cotton t-shirt by ISTO.

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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 and natural 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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Shop ISTO..

ColieCo

Rated: Good
women wearing colourful sustainable lingerie from ColieCo Lingerie
Women wearing colourful sustainable lingerie from ColieCo Lingerie

ColieCo is a Portuguese lingerie, underwear and swimwear brand that uses a handmade to order process for creating the most premium pieces. Every single garment is manufactured exclusively using sustainable and sustainably-sourced fabrics. Find the range in sizes XS to 2XL with international shipping available.

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Shop ColieCo.

Conscious Swimwear

Rated: Good
white spotted sustainable bikini by Conscious Swimwear brand

All the trends and no nasties. Every Conscious Swimwear piece is cut and sewn by hand in the brand’s Lisbon atelier. As such, all of its models are limited due to fabric availability. Shipped in sustainable packaging and made of 78% recycled plastic from ocean waste, Conscious Swimwear is raising the bar in sustainable swimwear.

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Shop Conscious Swimwear.

Sustainable Spanish brands

L’ENVERS

Rated: Good

L'Envers' mission is to design fewer pieces made in a better way. Specialising in knitwear, this Spanish brand believes in mindful, careful, and slow consumption, offering timeless editions guided by conscious, sustainable materials. You can find the knitted collection in sizes XS to XL, or even customise your own piece.

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Shop L'Envers.

The Nude Label

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable underwear by The Nude Label ethical brand

Offers

Two people wearing colourful triangle cut-out bralettes by The Nude Label.

The Nude Label – Site-wide

Comfy, colourful, and sustainable underwear and swimwear. Ethically made in Spain and Portugal. Up to 20% off site-wide. (Ends: 23 OCT)

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The Nude Label curates comfy vegan underwear, swimwear, and sandals that feel as good as they look. All the pieces are made in a family-run factory in Valencia, Spain. The closeness to the studio allows The Nude Label to have greater control over the process and ensure good working practices. Most products are available in XS-XL.

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Shop The Nude Label.

TWOTHIRDS

Rated: Good

TWOTHIRDS sees itself as a brand for people who are awake and aware of the immense value of our oceans, but also have a thirst for style and substance. It manufactures all its products locally to reduce its carbon footprint, as well as audits all of its final stage of production. The clothes can be found in sizes XS-L.

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Shop TWOTHIRDS.

Ecoalf

Rated: Good
A man with a tan-coloured hooded coat looks at the camera.

Thanks to recycled materials like rescued ocean plastic, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Ecoalf @ Farfetch.

Shop Ecoalf.

SKFK

Rated: Great

Spanish brand SKFK creates women’s clothing collections with a timeless, comfortable and functional style. The brand uses GOTS and Fairtrade certified cotton. It also has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles and ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain.

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Shop SKFK.

Shop SKFK @ Veneka.

Saye

Rated: Good

Saye is a Spanish footwear label that creates ecological sneakers using organic and recycled materials, restoring forests and empowering local communities. Shoes are available in sizes 36 to 46, and you can find the unisex clothing collection sizes XS to XL.

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Shop Saye.

Shop Saye @ SlowCo.

Ecoology

Rated: Good

Ecoology is a sustainable fashion label, born in Barcelona, that creates fashion for conscious people using certified organic fabrics, natural fibres and recycled materials. Find the collection in sizes XS to L.

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Shop Ecoology.

Thinking MU

Rated: Good

Thinking MU is a Barcelona-based fashion brand for non-conformists and passionate people who believe that life deserves to be enjoyed and, above all, respected. The garments are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Thinking MU.

Shop Thinking MU @ thegreenlabels.

allSisters

Rated: Good

Barcelona based allSisters is a sexy, sustainable swimwear brand that cares about the earth. The brand uses the highest quality recycled fabrics to create high-end swimsuits and raises money for biodiversity protection non-profit Surfers Against Sewage, tackling plastic pollution. Rock these thoughtful, innovative ethical beachwear designs with pride and prepare to ride the wave of compliments headed your way!

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Shop allSisters.

Lefrik

Rated: Good

Spanish brand Lefrik designs urban bags, backpacks and travel essentials using the highest quality eco-friendly fabrics made out of recycled plastic PET bottles. Founded in 2012, the brand aims to solve travel and city commuting problems by providing the most fashionable and functional bags for the modern digital nomad.

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Shop Lefrik.

Vesica Piscis

Rated: Good
person walking on beach in sustainable shoes by Vesica Piscis

Vesica Piscis is a vegan footwear brand based in Spain. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials, and uses renewable energy in its manufacturing to reduce its climate impact.

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Shop Vesica Piscis.

Flamingos’ Life

Rated: Good

Flamingos' Life creates sneakers for men and women 100% animal-free. The brand uses eco-friendly and PETA vegan approved materials, including upcycled materials. Find the range in sizes 36-46.

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Shop Flamingos' Life.

Cus

Rated: Good

Cus is a Barcelona-based clothing brand founded by Adriana Zalacain that works to create high quality clothes, using eco-friendly materials, like organic cotton and Tencel. Find most items in sizes 38 to 42 (S to L).

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Shop Cus.

amt.

Rated: Good

amt. studio is a Spanish clothing brand that produces locally and with recycled materials. Find most items in sizes XS-L.

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Shop amt.

Editor's note

Feature image via ISTO., all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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