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04 May

Sustainable Tops to Rock During Video Calls

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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


Rated: Great
woman wearing grey dorsu turtleneck

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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Rated: Good
man wearing blue polo by ethical fashion men's brand outerknown

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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Shop Outerknown @ Wearwell.

Shop Outerknown @ Good.

For your social hangouts


Rated: Good
woman wearing purple reversible top by sustainable brand ohsevendays

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. The brand’s garments are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop OhSevenDays @ SlowCo.

TAMGA Designs

Rated: Good
woman wearing colourful flower blouse by ethical fashion brand tamga designs

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. You can find the full range in sizes XS-2XL.

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For your Zoom work meeting

Nudie Jeans

Rated: Great

Hampus Leopard Multi – 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.

Shop Nudie Jeans Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Seek Collective

Rated: Good
older woman wearing spotted purple top by sustainable fashion brand seek collective

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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Shop Seek Collective.

For that one-on-one with your boss

Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman wearing white button up shirt by ethical brand beaumont organic

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
sustainable blue button down by knowledgecotton apparel

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

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
woman wearing whimsy and row black sustainable top

Valentina Top in Black Linen – Ships internationally

Whimsy + Row is a US-based lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and responsible practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources.

Find most products in XS-XL, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.


Rated: Good
man wearing striped organic linen shirt by sustainable brand CARPASUS

Linen Shirt – Ships internationally

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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COS (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Second-Hand Tops – Ships internationally

COS is a Swedish brand that creates timeless and innovative wardrobe-essentials. It uses some eco-friendly materials and received a score of 71-80% in the Fashion Transparency Index.

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Shop COS Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Unsplash, 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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