blonde woman wearing forest green sustainable fall staples turtleneck by Armedangels
03 Oct
blonde woman wearing forest green sustainable fall staples turtleneck by Armedangels

16 Versatile Sustainable Fall Staples Under $80

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It’s that time of the year again—leaves are turning yellow, the sun is setting earlier and earlier, the weather is cooling down, the wind is picking up, and pumpkin or cinnamon-spiced goodies are everywhere. Yep, autumn is here for the northern hemisphere—or fall, as our US-based friends like to call it.

It’s time to put away the shorts and bikinis and start digging out our jumpers, coats, and scarves!

As always, we recommend you start building your fall capsule with what you already have in your wardrobe or storage space. Take stock of what’s there, what you can donate, upcycle, mend, alter, or resell. Need to fill some gaps? Why not check in your local thrift shop or on one of these second hand marketplaces?

If you need to turn to new, we’ve put together this list of our favourite versatile and sustainable fall staples from some of the best-rated brands on Good On You. And the best part? All these essentials are under $80!



Rated: Good
woman wearing grey sustainable hoodie by tentree

Lorax Speak For The Trees Hoodie – Ships internationally from the US

Price: $68USD

tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on vast amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy materials, easy wardrobe staples and Lorax-themed pieces, like this cute hoodie that reminds everyone we need to do better by our planet. Find most items in sizes XS to XL.

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Rated: Great
blonde woman wearing forest green sustainable fall staples turtleneck by Armedangels

Alaani Organic Cotton Pullover – Ships internationally from Germany

Price: €59EUR

Turtleneck sweaters are just great autumn or fall staples: they’re versatile, they can be layered under a shirt or sweater, and they keep us warm! Plus, Armedangels’ cotton pullover is a lovely moss green shade, perfect to transition to colder weather. 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. Its products are available in sizes XS-XL.

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The Classic T-Shirt Company

Rated: Good
woman wearing black long sleeve sustainable fall staple by The Classic Tshirt Company

Long Sleeve Crew Neck – Ships internationally from the US

Price: $64USD


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The Classic T-shirt Company – Men’s French Terry

Classic French Terry essentials in super soft, more sustainably sourced 100% organic cotton. Finish your outfits with smart sweatshirts, or cozy bottoms. Buy 3, get 4th free, applies to all men's French terry products. (Ends: 18 JUN)

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Someone in green shirt by Classic T-Shirt Company.

The Classic T-Shirt Company – Men’s T-Shirts

In more sustainably sourced 100% organic cotton jersey, find short sleeves for those warmer days, or effortless long sleeve styles for those cooler nights. Buy 3, get 4th free, applies to all men's T-shirts. (Ends: 18 JUN)

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Tomboy chic or warm and snug? The choice is yours when you wear The Classic T-Shirt Company’s organic cotton long sleeve crew tee, featuring a timeless boyfriend fit that flatters. 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 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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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing black bodysuit ethically made by Organic Basics

Tencel LITE Turtleneck – Ships internationally from Denmark

Price: €59EUR

We couldn’t resist sneaking in this other turtleneck from Organic Basics for our sustainable fall staples! The brand offers high-quality, sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials. The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything—it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment and only partners with factories that care about their impact. Organic Basics clothes are available in sizes XS-XL.

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MUD Jeans

Rated: Great
black woman wearing black denim skirt sustainably made by MUD Jeans

Sophie Rocks – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Lease: €7.55EUR/month

OK, OK, hear us out: we know this skirt is just outside the set budget IF YOU BUY IT. But the good news is, you can lease it for only €7.55EUR a month! The Sophie Rocks is a classic denim skirt sustainably made from non-stretch denim, post-consumer recycled cotton, and organic cotton. Dutch denim brand MUD Jeans is all about sustainability. Not only does it offer a leasing service, but it also provides a repair service! MUD Jeans are available in a range of sizes, usually from W25 L30-W33 L32 for women and W28 L34-W36 L34 for men.

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Honest Basics

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable spring staples jeans made by Honest Basics

Straight 90’s Jeans Vintage Blue – Ships internationally from Germany

Price: €39EUR

Honest Basics is a GOTS-certified basics brand based in Germany. It’s on a mission to make sustainable fashion accessible to everyone by keeping prices low, making quality basics that everyone has in their wardrobe, and constantly improving the sustainability of its products and supply chain. These classy and modern 90’s style straight jeans are essential sustainable fall staples for your wardrobe (and for all seasons, really). The range is available in sizes XS-L.

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Rated: Good
black eco-friendly lounge pants by KOTN

Ribbed Lounge Pant – Ships internationally from Canada

Price: $65USD

These might be called ‘lounge pants’, but really, they deserve to be shown off. They are Ethically made in Egypt using certified OEKO-TEX® non-toxic dyes, ensuring the fabric is harmless to human health. Certified B Corp Kotn is based in Canada and works with local NGOs on the ground at the Nile Delta to provide every child in their farming communities with quality education and help close the gap of low literacy rates amongst communities. Find Kotn in sizes XS-2XL.

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Pre-owned coats from Vestiaire Collective

Shopping second hand is often the most affordable and sustainable way to shop, especially when it comes to coats! We spotted a few coats under $80 from Reformation, Stella McCartney, Jack Wolfskin, Burberry, and Manning Cartell on Vestiaire Collective. Vestiaire Collective is a peer-to-peer platform that allows you to buy and sell luxury items. Vestiaire’s items are independently authenticated and evaluated to ensure the described condition matches the actual item you receive.

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Harvest & Mill

Rated: Great
natural organic cotton sock packs by Harvest & Mill

3 Pack Organic Cotton Socks Natural-White Crew – Ships internationally from the US

Price: $30USD


Someone in top and shorts by Harvest & Mill.

Harvest & Mill – Tee Shirt, Shorts, Socks and Jogger Packs for Women

Organic cotton tees, shorts, socks and jogger packs in natural browns, tans, and black essentials for women. 10% off Tee Shirt, Shorts, Socks and Jogger Packs for Women. (Ends: 13 JUN)

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Someone in shirt and shorts by Harvest & Mill.

Harvest & Mill – Tee Shirt, Shorts, Socks and Jogger Packs for Men

Carbon neutral, vegan and non-toxic. Find organic cotton tees, shorts, socks and jogger packs for men, made in the USA from seed to stitch. 10% off off Tee Shirt, Shorts, Socks and Jogger Packs for Men. (Ends: 13 JUN)

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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, significantly 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. Keep your feet warm this autumn or fall with this 3 pack of organic cotton socks in sizes S-L.

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Swedish Stockings

Rated: Great

Svea Premium Tights – Ships internationally from Sweden

Price: €20EUR

Swedish Stockings creates the best quality eco-friendly black and patterned stockings, knee highs, tights, socks, and pantyhose. The brand also offers a recycling program to help clean up the hosiery industry. If you send in three or more pairs of synthetic stockings from any brand, you will receive a 10% discount code to use next time you purchase Swedish Stockings! These 100% emission free, semi-sheer, silky, smooth Svea tights are knitted in a zero waste factory in Italy and designed with a broader waistband for a more comfortable and optimal fit, a sustainable fall staple if ever we’ve seen one. Find the perfect pair in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Great
5 pack of neutral toned ethical underwear by Knickey

Starter Set – Ships internationally from the US

Price: $65USD

Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, Knickey’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the sustainable market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, eco-conscious sets. Find most items in sizes 2XS to 3XL.

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Rated: Great
woman wearing beige ribbed sustainable fall staples beanie and scarf by Mila.Vert

Knitted Ribbed Hat – Ships internationally from Slovenia

Price: €60EUR


Someone in slim fit, white woven dress with tie belt by Mila.Vert.

Mila.Vert – Site-wide

More sustainable everyday luxury. Responsibly made to deliver confidence and style. Exclusive 10% off with code MVGOODONYOU. (Ends: 18 JUN)

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Autumn is all nice and fun until the cold wind starts blowing and your ears start freezing off, which is why we wanted to include this knitted ribbed hat from Mila.Vert. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, has a folded edge, and a comfortable one-size fit. 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. Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge!

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Opera Campi

Rated: Good
man wearing green scarf and beanie ethically made by Opera Campi

Sciarpa Scarf – Ships internationally from Italy

Price: €48EUR

Founded in 2017, Italian brand Opera Campi creates premium quality garments from locally sourced raw materials. Using a balanced approach to sustainability, the brand makes conscious choices throughout its supply chain and donates 4% of its profits to social causes. The Sciarpa scarf is made from the brand’s freshest hemp knits and woven in Parma, Italy. The brand is inclusively sized from 3XS-3XL.

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Rated: Good
person in snow wearing red tree gloves by NIKIN

TreeGloves Basics – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Price: €9.90EUR

Last but not least: gloves. Yep, it’s that time of the year again when you risk freezing your fingers off when checking your phone outside. With the warm TreeGloves Basic from NIKIN, the days of cold fingers are over. These comfortable gloves defy all weather and keep your hands cosy and warm even on the chilliest of days. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, but you also get to show your true pride! Products are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Good

Shopping Tote – Ships internationally from the UK

UK-based GROUNDTRUTH grew from 3 sisters’ shared belief in the power of collaboration, and their drive to protect people and nurture the planet. Together, they saw the opportunity to design problem-solving travel goods that drive positive change: reducing plastic pollution and improving people’s lives. This tote bag removes 10 plastic bottles from our environment, is carbon neutral and packaged in a 100% biodegradable cassava bag.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Armedangels, 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 thousands of rated brands.

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