16 Cute and Conscious Sustainable Crop Tops - Good On You
22 Jul

16 Cute and Conscious Sustainable Crop Tops

Crop tops, as we once lovingly knew them, have all but come and gone. You know the ones—the traditional, t-shirt style top that could once be seen gingerly thrown about at your local Forever 21. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of a more ‘elevated crop’, whether it be a boxy blouse or silky linen cami. But with the resurgence of Y2K fashion, it seems as though our fast fashion habits have come back to haunt us with a hint of nostalgia. For some, this means leaning into brands like SHEIN for a cheap taste of the past. For others, they’ve come to look at this moment as an opportunity for creativity and innovation, looking to Depop or other second hand retailers for a more sustainable, upcycled look.

Regardless of where you fall, it looks like the style is here to stay, so we’ve compiled a list of 16 cute and conscious sustainable crop tops that will hopefully satisfy all of your cropped needs for this season and many to come. Below you can find ’70s resort-style crops by NICO (AU), absurdly cool upcycled Nike crops by Frankie (CA), or if you’re looking for something second hand, Reformation @ Vestiaire Collective (US) has you covered with all kinds of linen blouses. With that, please enjoy!

337 BRAND

Rated: Good
Woman in light sustainable crop top by 337 Brand

Lumi Crop Top – Ships internationally from Australia

The Lumi Crop Top is perfect for that effortless athleisure look. Made from 55% GOTS organic cotton and 45% bamboo rayon, this textured crop top features a slouchy silhouette and bateau neck. 337 BRAND’s leisurewear is inspired by nature, comfort, and kindness. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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nu-in

Rated: Good
Woman in puff sleeved sustainable crop top by nu-in

100% Recycled Puff Sleeve Cropped Top – Ships internationally from Sweden

Made from 100% recycled polyester, this sustainable puff sleeve crop is elevating the world of crop tops. Pair with a sleek pant or shorts for the full effect. 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. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!

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Natalie Rolt

Rated: Good
Conscious Kylie Crop by Natalie Rolt

Kylie Crop – Ships internationally from Australia

Just plain sexy. Established in 2012, Natalie Rolt is an independent fashion label designed, developed, and made in Australia. With a contemporary approach to design and style, Rolt emphasises an effortless sense of dressing. The Kylie Crop has all the Jenner style without the carbon footprint. Made from 100% linen, this top features a straight neckline with a lace up back. Find the range in sizes 0-3.

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autark

Rated: Good
Woman in conscious, twisted crop top by autark

Twist Crop – Ships internationally from Australia

The perfect summer crop. Created from GOTS certified organic cotton poplin, autark’s sustainable crop top can be layered over a relaxed shirt, or accompanied by the tier skirt. This piece features a subtle asymmetric side seam and hand-gathered seam detail. autark is an Australian clothing label that features a modern take on slow fashion. Garments are available in sizes XS-2XL.

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BONDI BORN

Rated: Good
Woman in BONDI BORN's rust coloured sustainable crop

Crete Cami Top in Rust – Ships internationally from Australia

Versatile and silky, BONDI BORN’s conscious crop is a flared mini cami top that ends just above the waist. It features delicate rouleau shoulder straps that accentuate your chest and can be nicely paired with the brand’s universal wrap skirt. This crop was sustainably made using a premium Bulgarian linen blend. Garments are available in sizes XS-L. Love!

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Noumenon

Rated: Good
Woman in conscious wrap crop top by noumenon

Bella Tube Top – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Ethically produced in Lithuania, this 3-in-one tube top pairs well with your favourite high waist trousers or skirt. This sustainable crop can be worn a number of ways and is crafted from 100% Tencel. Even better, the brand is 100% PETA-approved vegan and aims to combine “ethics with aesthetics.” Find the collection in sizes XS-L.

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NICO

Rated: Good
Stripped conscious crop top by NICO

Petra Ribbed Crop in Warm Sand Stripe – Ships internationally from Australia

Chic minimalism with a touch of ‘70s resort vibes, this ribbed cropped singlet is soft and boxy. Made in the brand’s plant dyed organic cotton derby rib, this sustainable crop top also features wide shoulder straps for extra comfort and mobility. Established in 2012 by Lis Harvey, NICO celebrates minimalism and understated luxury. NICO’s factories are signatories to The Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and are compliant with BSCI and certified with WRAP. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Nightswim

Rated: Good
Woman in Nightswim conscious wrap crop

Miramar Reversible Top – Ships internationally from the US

If you’re looking for more street-style resort wear, look no further. Nightswim’s Miramar Reversible Top is gorgeously crafted from reversible french terry cloth and is versatile, chic, and comfortable. Wear this conscious crop for a casual beach day or a special event! The terry fabric features a raw edge center seam at the front, but can also be worn reversed for a night out with the girls. Find the collection in sizes S-L.

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Frankie

Rated: Great
pink reworked vintage nike sweater as crop bustier by Frankie

Rework Nike Sweatshirt Bustier – Ships internationally from Canada

Such fresh finds. This vintage Nike crop bustier is sourced and reworked in Canada, giving you the perfect upcycled look. Canadian brand Frankie Collective is dedicated to innovating women’s streetwear while setting a standard for sustainability in the fashion industry. It takes inspiration from 90’s staples and reworks vintage garments to push the boundaries of contemporary style. Find most items in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Boyish

Rated: Good
Woman in Vertigo conscious crop by Boyish

The Robby in Vertigo – Ships internationally from the US

An absolute vintage winner. While Boyish is known for its outstanding denim pieces, the brand’s tops and shirts are doing everything but letting us down. The Robby conscious crop top is a flawless summer staple made from OCS-certified organic cotton and Tencel™ Lyocell, a natural raw material from responsibly produced eucalyptus trees. Find sizes 2XS-XL. Yes!

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Reformation (Pre-Owned)

Rated: Good
Woman in black sustainable pre-owned crop by Reformation

Reformation Crop Tops – Ship internationally from the US

As always, Reformation houses a plethora of tops, blouses, and camisoles that feature a lovely cropped style. Slightly cropped and slim fitting, they can be worn a variety of ways, including with any pre-owned Ref Jeans! LA-based Reformation creates killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. The brand also ensures that a large proportion of its suppliers pay a living wage. Go Reformation!

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Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
Mother of Pearl sustainable gray crop top

Monica Grey T-Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

A new era of cropped tees. Mother of Pearl’s Monica T-Shirt is a slightly oversized conscious crop cut from a grey melange interlock jersey. Pleated at the sleeves and finished with a pearl pin, wear the Monica over your favourite high waisted jeans. Mother of Pearl 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. Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 16.

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Gunda Hafner

Rated: Good
Gunda Hafner Conscious white ruffled crop top

White Cropped Short Sleeve Top – Ships within Europe from the UK

A more modern peplum, this cropped short sleeve top is fitted with shirring detailed sleeves and a ruffled hem. This lovely sustainable crop is made from Oeko-Tex Standard organic cotton and handcrafted locally in the UK. Find the range in UK sizes S-L.

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L’ENVERS

Rated: Good
Woman in hand-knitted sweater crop by L'Envers

Gaia Hand Knitted Top – Ships internationally from Spain

Hand-knitted and featured in an array of colours, the Gaia Top is a cropped knit that is light, soft, and timeless. Just a head’s up, this top is not vegan and is made from mohair wool. You can find other knitted options in their collection which includes sizes XS to XL, or even customise your own piece.

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Pure Pod

Rated: Good
Banksia sustainable crop by Pure Pod

Banksia Boxy Linen Top in Mint – Ships internationally from Australia

Simple and cute, Pure Pod’s Banksia Linen Top is a cropped dream. Featuring a digitally printed design, this conscious crop celebrates Australian wild flowers and summer florals. Better yet, it was handcrafted in Pure Pod’s studio in Australia. Find pieces in sizes one and two.

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Näz

Rated: Good
Sustainable peach wrap crop by Naz

Sagres Wrap Top – Ships internationally from Portugal

The Sagres Wrap Top is the perfect warm weather crop! Crafted in a gorgeous pale peach, the top also features a beautiful, natural olive wood buckle. 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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Well, that’s it! We hope this little guide provided some helpful hints on how to nail the new and improved ‘crop top’ without needing to sacrifice your ethics in the process.

Editor's note

Feature image via Natalie Rolt, 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. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’. We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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