Sustainable Tops to Rock During Video Calls - Good On You
04 May

Sustainable Tops to Rock During Video Calls

Whether you’re working from home during the pandemic or not, chances are you’ve had a video meeting of some kind. There are the practical Zoom work meetings, the at-home pub quizzes, the family dinners, even calls with your health practitioner! Whatever your video call experience, that food-stained hoodie has earned a break (and a wash). Besides, there is some evidence to suggest that getting dressed in the morning cements a sense of routine, and sets the tone for your day ahead.

With that in mind, let’s ease into stepping up our at-home style by changing up our tops. Don’t worry—sweatpants, leggings, and underwear pair well with any of these ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ sustainable tops below.

For Facetime with your family

Dorsu

Rated: Great

Long Sleeve Turtleneck – Ships internationally

Turtlenecks are an easy, effortless option to look chic and put together, without sacrificing comfort. Pair this Dorsu forest green turtleneck with a slick bun and hoops to give the illusion of someone who hasn’t been wearing the same PJs for 3 days straight. Dorsu helps reduce waste in Cambodia by creating clothing from fabric remnants discarded by local garment factories. Its staff are paid a living wage + benefits, and are employed under permanent contracts.

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Outerknown

Rated: Good

Dune Jersey Polo – Ships internationally

Polos make you look and feel put together, without the stuffiness of a classic button down shirt. This Outerknown polo has a relaxed fit and is made from Supima® cotton, a superior cotton grown in the USA that yields a super soft fabric. Outerknown is a sustainable clothing brand established from an understated approach to design and an overstated approach to quality, material, and consciousness.

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For your social hangouts

OhSevenDays

Rated: Good

Bloom Double-sided blouse – Ships internationally

Your friends will love this OhSevenDays tie-back blouse, especially after you tell them that it’s completely reversible. A dreamy orchid shade on one side, crisp white on the other! Make sure to stand up and do a twirl to show off the open back detailing. OhSevenDays is a slow fashion womenswear label creating sustainable staples from deadstock fabrics.

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great

Cleo Blouse – Ships internationally

This buttery-soft Tencel blouse by TAMGA Designs is a fun and eye-catching choice for a catchup with friends. Once lockdown is over, it’ll go well with jeans, but until then, wear with leggings! TAMGA Designs creates conscious, colourful clothing using sustainable fabrics and eco dyes.

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For your Zoom work meeting

Nudie Jeans

Rated: Good

Hampus Dots Blue – Ships internationally

Swedish brand Nudie Jeans has good policies to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers and uses eco-friendly materials. Stand out from the rest of your team in this bold and cosy knit, made with 100% organic cotton.

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Shop Nudie Jeans @ Farfetch.

Seek Collective

Rated: Good

Kerry Top – Ships internationally

Speaking of bold dots, this hand-block printed blouse by Seek Collective will certainly get you noticed in your team meeting. Seek Collective is a brand of thoughtfully made items with a dedication to transparency, authenticity, craft, and sustainability.

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For that one-on-one with your boss

Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good

Terry Organic Cotton Shirt – Ships internationally

Show your boss you mean business in this 100% organic cotton shirt by Beaumont Organic. Super soft and oversized, you’ll feel relaxed and confident. Bonus: the half-sleeves will show off your watch, implying that you’re keeping track of time. Beaumont Organic is a luxury ethical ladieswear brand, designed in Manchester, UK and made in EU factories which pay fair wages and provide good working conditions for their staff.

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KnowledgeCotton Apparel

Rated: Good

Organic Button Down Oxford Shirt – Ships internationally

Put your best foot forward—or in this case your head and shoulders—when you debrief with your boss in this KnowledgeCotton Apparel button-down. This sustainable menswear brand creates long-lasting and high-quality products, using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton.

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Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel @ Brothers We Stand.

For your virtual date-night

Bianca Spender

Rated: Good

Black Crepe Etoile Top – Ships internationally

Made in Australia for the conscious consumer, Bianca Spender focuses on sustainable practices, balancing masculine cuts with romantic femininity. Who needs a Little Black Dress with a little black top like this?!

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Shop Bianca Spender @ Farfetch.

CARPASUS

Rated: Good

Linen Shirt – Ships internationally

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CARPASUS – Dress Shirts

A wardrobe classic that combines style, quality and sustainability in an elegant way. 10% off first order dress shirts with code SPRING-2020. (Ends: 24 JUN)

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CARPASUS – Linen Shirts

Made from organic linen, these shirts are your best pick to stay cool in the warmer months. 10% off first order linen shirts with code SPRING-2020. (Ends: 24 JUN)

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This shirt by CARPASUS is sure to be a conversation starter. Tell your date about its corozo buttons and certified organic linen fabric! CARPASUS is a Swiss brand combining style, quality, and sustainability.

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