14 May

Wardrobe Essentials with Ecoture

Introducing Ecoture, a one-stop shop for ethical, sustainable and cruelty-free fashion for the conscious consumer. The founders realised there was a gap in the market for a positive and easy online shopping experience that brought together ethical brands on one accessible platform – and they have created exactly that.
Ecoture makes it simple for you to purchase pieces that align with your beliefs, with their intuitive “values, meet beauty” system. If you want to make sure your latest wardrobe additions come from brands that prioritise fair labour, look for the “ethically made” Earth symbol. For vegan fashion, find the bunny symbol, and so on. All the stress is taken out of the equation, leaving the fun stuff for you – shopping for cute and comfortable clothes that make you feel good while you do good, too.  What’s more, a large number of Ecoture’s brands have been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ by us!

If you’re looking to build an ethical wardrobe and have no idea where to start, or just want to update your basics with eco-friendly options, you’ve come to the right place. We have put together our favourite essentials from Ecoture below to help you on your way.

Kowtow

Rated: Great

Kowtow creates elegant, timeless womenswear from organic, fair trade fabrics made with non-toxic dyes. For quality basics with stellar ratings across the board, Kowtow is your go-to.

Kowtow’s white classic tee is perfect for pairing with just about anything, and is made from premium GOTS-certified cotton, as are the label’s sophisticated work-essential pants in black, which will quickly become a favourite for any time you need a classic and classy look.

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Classic Tee White – Ships internationally

Edition Pant Black – Ships internationally

MUD Jeans

Rated: Great

Ethical powerhouse MUD Jeans is all about circular fashion – this means you can either keep the jeans as long as you want and make use of the free Repair Service, or lease them for at least a year then send ‘em back to be recycled and swapped for a new pair. It doesn’t get more eco-friendly than that.

These vintage inspired, regular-fit jeans are the perfect all-rounder, and can be dressed up or down – same goes for the denim jacket. You can even wear them together, we won’t judge.

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Regular Swan Strong Blue – Ships internationally

Tyler Jacket Strong Blue – Ships internationally

ReCreate

Rated: Great

ReCreate is true to its name, recreating what it means to be an ethical fashion label. ReCreate makes “boutique streetwear that transforms lives”, donating 100% of profits right back into the community of Dey Tmey in Cambodia where the label’s clothing is produced under excellent working conditions.

No wardrobe is complete without a Little Black Dress, and this unique bell-sleeved dress made from organic cotton jersey is sure to turn heads.

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Muse Dress Black – Ships internationally

Tasi Travels

Rated: Good

For travelwear designed for adventures, look no further than Australian brand Tasi Travels. Boasting a stunning collection of handmade garments in eco-friendly materials that are made-to-order, you can feel good out in the world knowing you are leaving a light footprint behind.

Their clothes are all hot weather and conservative culture appropriate, and these two pieces made from 100% Tencel will take you around the world feeling comfortable and carefree.

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Women’s Voyager Shirt White – Ships internationally

Wilder Wrap Skirt Moss – Ships internationally

Noumenon

Rated: Good

This 100% vegan, PETA-approved fashion brand from Amsterdam started three years ago with the idea to combine “ethics with aesthetics”, and they have certainly succeeded. Noumenon’s pieces are sophisticated and timeless, with elegant cuts, and all made from eco-friendly materials like Tencel (recycled wood pulp).

This stunning Tencel jumpsuit is ethically made in Lithuania and will carry you from lunch dates to date nights with ease and grace.

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Ashley Jumpsuit Midnight Blue – Ships internationally

Gunas

Rated: Good

Award-winning vegan handbag designer Gunas from New York is serving up powerful pieces that make a difference. This is cruelty-free fashion at its finest, with surplus inventory donated to animal welfare charity events and fundraisers.

The burgundy beauty below is dedicated to the legacy of animal welfare queen Dr Jane Goodall, and is made from supreme rubberized eco-polyurethane that is non-toxic and PVC-free.

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Jane Satchel Burgundy – Ships internationally

Etiko @ Ecoture

Rated: Great

Small family-owned brand Etiko is the star of Fairtrade footwear. Ethically produced, eco-friendly, and animal-free, Etiko truly tick all the boxes.

These ethical alternatives to the classic sneaker made from sustainable rubber and GOTS-cotton will take you wherever you need to go in comfort and style, and with a clear conscience – the perfect addition to any wardrobe.

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Low-cut Sneaker White – Ships internationally

Editor's note: Feature image via Kowtow, all other images via brands mentioned. This is a sponsored article. We collaborate with brands that are rated Good or Great to celebrate their work, and help us fund ours. Good On You has big plans for ethical fashion in 2019! To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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