woman wearing sustainably made white dress shirt by GRAMMAR NYC
05 Oct
woman wearing sustainably made white dress shirt by GRAMMAR NYC

Our 19 Favourite Sustainable White Dress Shirts

There’s nothing quite as satisfying in the business fashion world as slipping your arms into a pristine white button-down. How could you not feel sleek, stylish, and ready to tackle everything that important work meeting or big event has to throw at you?!

For the consciously minded, it’s not as simple as turning to high street labels. Most shirts are made with harmful materials like conventional cotton or polyester. So we rolled up our sleeves and found 19 sustainable white dress shirts for the next time you need to look and feel like you know exactly what you’re doing—because we all need that confidence boost sometimes.

Below you can find a classic organic cotton option from Swiss brand CARPASUS, size and gender-inclusive 100% TENCEL pieces from Hong Kong’s AndAll, and GRAMMAR’s shirts handmade in NYC. Let’s get down to business!

Armedangels

Rated: Great
woman wearing white button up ethically made essential by Armedangels

BLANCAA Blouse – Ships internationally from Germany

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a ‘Great’ rating overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids, including the BLANCAA Blouse. 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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ISTO.

Rated: Good
black woman wearing ISTO linen sustainable white dress shirt

Women’s Linen Shirt – Ships internationally from Portugal

ISTO.’s mandate is simple: create clothes to transcend the seasons and work as staple items in your wardrobe all year round, like this classic white linen shirt. 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 purchase a piece for your wardrobe. The range is available in XS-XL.

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Baukjen

Rated: Good
woman wearing white hemp sustainable shirt by Baukjen

Helena Hemp Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

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woman of colour wearing grey eco-friendly coat by Baukjen

Baukjen – Coats and Jackets

Layering season is just around the corner, but don't worry: these coats are guaranteed to work with everything in your wardrobe. Exclusive 15% off jackets and coats with code GFY15. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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woman wearing red sustainable knitted cardigan by Baukjen

Baukjen – Knitwear

Knitwear that looks good and does good? It’s right here and it's made to see you through all seasons in style. Exclusive 15% off knits and cardigans with code GFY15. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Baukjen – Sweatshirts and Joggers

A collection of colourful hoodies, zip-up sweatshirts, and super-soft organic cotton joggers that makes off-duty dressing a breeze. Exclusive 15% off sweatshirts and joggers with code GFY15. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Baukjen – Tops and Tees

From organic t-shirts to ethical tops, Baukjen's range ticks both the stylish and sustainable boxes. Exclusive 15% off tops and tees with code GFY15. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand, with a focus on environmental, ethical, and sustainable style. Its clothes are designed for you, designed for good. The brand uses some eco-friendly materials, which helps limit the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production. The flattering Helena is a sustainable white dress shirt made with 100% hemp. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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CARPASUS

Rated: Good
black man wearing sustainable white oxford dress shirt by CARPASUS

Dress Shirt White – Ships internationally from Switzerland

CARPASUS is a Swiss menswear brand that makes fine shirts like this Oxford in white, as well as ties, socks, and pocket squares. CARPASUS uses GOTS certified cotton and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. It also traces its supply chain and ensures workers are paid a living wage. Find most products in EU sizes 36 to 46.

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A.BCH

Rated: Great
person wearing white organic linen shirt by A.BCH

A.04 Long Sleeve Linen Shirt – Ships internationally from Australia

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials, as seen in this GOTS certified organic linen shirt that is delightfully soft to touch. Find the shirt in sizes XS-2XL, or customise to fit you!

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ASKET

Rated: Good
woman wearing white sustainable dress shirt by ASKET

The Shirt – Ships internationally from Sweden

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing, and it recently launched its women’s collection featuring The Shirt in 100% organic cotton! The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. Find the range in sizes 2XS-2XL.

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Seek Collective

Rated: Good
woman of colour with afro wearing white button up shirt from Seek Collective

Devon Shirt – Ships internationally from the US

Seek Collective is a US brand of thoughtfully made items with a dedication to transparency, authenticity, craft, and sustainability. Seek is focused on establishing connections between art, product, consumers, process, and makers. Its items are made in India through partnerships with like-minded communities and people, like this handmade sustainable white dress shirt. Find most products in XS-L, with an extended sizing range up to 4XL!

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GRAMMAR

Rated: Great
woman wearing sustainably made white dress shirt by GRAMMAR NYC

Verb Shirt – Ships internationally from the US

This brand started off selling just white shirts like the Verb but has recently expanded into a full range with clever tailoring, creative cuts, and details that mean there’s a shape and style to suit everyone. All GRAMMAR’s clothes are made from ethically sourced 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and produced in small batches in New York City. The range is available in US sizes 0-16.

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Kowtow

Rated: Great
woman wearing white everyday button down eco-friendly shirt by Kowtow

White Everyday Shirt – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Kowtow uses organic, fair trade cotton and non-toxic dyes to produce its clothes, including this everyday white shirt made from lightweight organic cotton canvas. It designs elegant, timeless womenswear and also has a range of ceramics. Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman of colour wearing white oversized dress shirt by Beaumont Organic

Terry Organic Cotton Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with ethical production practices. Founded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia, the brand also has its own charitable foundation which supports people in Fiji. The Terry shirt features a unique cut at the front and a sweet oversized fit. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
woman wearing oversized sustainable white dress shirt by Mother of Pearl

Delta White Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Mother of Pearl is a sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity, on show in this oversized, pleated sustainable white dress shirt with gold poppers! The brand 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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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
woman wearing white sustainable shirt by Mila.Vert

White Trench Shirt – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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Mila.Vert – Accessories

Scarves, beanies and headbands that not only keep you comfortably warm, but also look great as stylish accessories. Exclusive 10% off accessories with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert – Dresses

Mila.Vert’s beautiful dresses are easy to wear, versatile, and always make you look and feel your best. Exclusive 10% off dresses with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert – Coats and Jackets

Timeless, minimal, and chic jackets and coats with sophisticated details that give your outfits a modern feel. Exclusive 10% off coats and jackets with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert – Knitwear

No matter the occasion: these exquisite, elegant, finely knitted pullovers bring in versatility and a touch of snugness. Exclusive 10% off cardigans and pullovers with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel, like the trench detail on this white organic cotton shirt. 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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Unrecorded

Rated: Good
black man wearing white sustainable dress shirt by Unrecorded

Oxford Shirt White – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

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Unrecorded – Genderless T-shirts

Sustainably made genderless T-shirts that are durable and finished to perfection. Limited time Archive Sale: up to 50% off T-shirts. (Ends: 30 NOV)

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Unrecorded – Genderless Shirts

Timeless, unisex, ethical shirts designed for those who have the future in mind. Limited time Archive Sale: up to 50% off shirts. (Ends: 30 NOV)

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Unrecorded – Accessories

Caps, beanies, bags: all year round, unisex accessories with a Nordic touch. Limited time Archive Sale: up to 50% off hats and bags. (Ends: 30 NOV)

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Unrecorded – Genderless Sweaters

A range of sustainable sweaters and hoodies—everyday essentials suitable for any wardrobe. Limited time Archive Sale: up to 50% off sweaters and hoodies. (Ends: 30 NOV)

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Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style and produces apparel using eco-friendly materials. Its range includes items that are all year-round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, like the Oxford Shirt, available in white and 9 other versatile colours! Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Näz

Rated: Good
woman wearing vintage-style sustainable white dress shirt by Naz

Assis Shirt – Ships internationally from Portugal

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 Lyocell like in this vintage-style sustainable white dress shirt, and traces most of its supply chain. Most garments available in sizes S-L.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
woman of colour wearing white silky shirt by Whimsy + Row

Maya Top – Ships internationally from the US

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Person wearing dark blue sustainable oversized denim jacket by Whimsy + Row.

Whimsy + Row – Outerwear

Easy, flirty, and elegant jackets and coats ethically made for every modern and creative woman. Green Friday Sale! Up to 75% off selected jackets. (Ends: 29 NOV)

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Person wearing blood orange flared pants and bandana top by Whimsy + Row.

Whimsy + Row – Bottoms

From jeans to flowy loungewear-inspired trousers, skirts of all lengths to bike shorts: what more could you ask for? Green Friday Sale! Up to 75% off selected bottoms. (Ends: 29 NOV)

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Person wearing grey knitted dress ethically made by Whimsy + Row.

Whimsy + Row – Dresses

Hello, effortless chic! Made out of the best eco-friendly fabrics, these dresses will become your go-to. Green Friday Sale! Up to 75% off selected dresses. (Ends: 29 NOV)

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Person wearing brown and white printed sustainable blouse by Whimsy + Row.

Whimsy + Row – Tops

Like finding a vintage gem, Whimsy + Row tops use deadstock fabric to create unique looks you will treasure. Green Friday Sale! Up to 75% off selected tops. (Ends: 29 NOV)

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Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. If you love the silky look but would rather stick to vegan options, the Maya in shiny cream is just the thing! Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable 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.

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Dedicated

Rated: Good
man of colour wearing white basic white button up shirt ethically made by Dedicated

Shirt Varberg Off-White – Ships internationally from Sweden

If you love a great graphic tee, Swedish label Dedicated has you covered. But it also carries essentials like this classic straight fit off-white shirt. Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women, and children. All cotton used in its pieces are 100% organic, and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style. Find the clothes in XS-XL.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good
woman wearing 3/4 sleeve white button up sustainable shirt by LANIUS

¾ Sleeve Blouse – Ships within Europe from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like the GOTS certified cotton in this classy ¾ blouse.  All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified, and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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ROZENBROEK

Rated: Great
woman wearing light grey oversized sustainable dress shirt by ROZENBROEK

Organic Cotton Long-Sleeve Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

ROZENBROEK is a British brand that features well-made clothing made from the finest organic materials. While this stylish organic cotton oversized dress shirt is technically light grey, we couldn’t resist including it! Available in XS-XL.

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AndAll

Rated: Good
man wearing genderless oxford shirt ethically made by AndAll

The Digital Oxford Shirt – Ships internationally from Hong Kong

Finally, no list of sustainable white dress shirts would be complete without The Digital Oxford Shirt from AndAll! We know it technically has a print, but trust us, it’s a fantastic option for anyone. Based in Hong Kong, AndAll is a size and gender-inclusive shirt brand featuring modern prints made for all. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including TENCEL™ Lyocell, and reduces its climate impact by using renewable energy in its supply chain! It is inclusively sized from 1-7, with instructions on measuring yourself for the perfect fit.

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