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65 (& Counting) Ethical Fashion Brands that Won’t Cramp Your Style

Karin Rambo shares 65 Ethical Fashion Brands That Won't Compromise Your Style

It’s been quite a while (over a year!) since I posted a list of ethical brands here on Truncation. When I wrote that list, I had just started my ethical fashion journey and, well, I was kind of a newby.

So I did some research via google search and created a list.

Well I’ve learned a bit since then so I wanted to do an updated list for you guys.

So today I’m sharing 65 ethical fashion brands that I’ve come to know and love!

Now just as a disclaimer: I’m still new to this whole thing so there are many, many more brands than the ones I have listed below. One thing I have learned is that Instagram is a great way to find and connect with ethical brands so have some fun searching under #ethicalfashion or #fairfashion if you’re looking for new brands.

But with that said, here’s my updated list (listed alphabetically):


  • 31 Bits100% recycled bead products made by Ugandan women
  • Ace & Jigcool textiles with lots of color and patterns
  • Adored Vintagelots of lace and dreamy fabrics. Very French provincial meets Anne of Green Gables
  • AG Jeansmade in LA. All the latest trends in denim styles.
  • Agolde Jeans: Madewell esque denim styles, but more ethically produced.
  • Albion Fithigh quality swimwear and athletic wear in luxurious fabrics
  • Alternative ApparelBasics in soft, high quality fabrics.
  • Amour VertA great place for basics, with a bit of a trendy spin
  • Angela Roivegan designer quality bags in sleek, minimal designs
  • Bead and Reela one stop shop for ethical fashion
  • Brassa great place to get smart basics for working women.
  • Bryr ClogsEvery style of wooden clog you could want (not Vegan).
  • Christy Dawnfeminine fabrics with vintage inspiration. Lots of florals and pastels!
  • Claus Jewelry: fine jewelry in simple, minimal designs.
  • Corinne Collectionstructured, minimalist pieces with high quality materials
  • Cuyanatimeless classics in neutral shades. Think elevated business casual.
  • DoenSo much dreaminess! Intricate details in vintage inspired pieces.
  • Dwell and SlumberThey only do one thing, but they do it well: buttery soft house dresses you can live in.
  • Eileen Fisheran ethical fashion powerhouse. Lots of linen and modern cuts.
  • Elizabeth Suzannetimeless classics in modern cuts and beautifully drapey fabrics.
  • Embers CindersFor all you vintage lovers. She curates the most dreamy, vintage dresses.
  • Esby ApparelHigh quality, timeless pieces meant to last for ages. Lots of structure, but easy to wear.
  • Everlane:  Ethical fashion made affordable and accessible.
  • FashionABLEsustainably made leather goods and jewelry. Think designer quality bags and shoes.
  • Fibre Athleticsorganic and recycled fair trade active wear. What’s not to love?
  • FinisterreThink: ethical version of Billabong or Quicksilver.
  • Fortress of Incamens and womens leather shoes in trendy, yet classic styles.
  • Garmentorya curated market chock full of boutiques and designers you’ll swoon over.
  • Grammar CompanyAnother one for you vintage lovers. Here you’ll find lots of 90’s cool pieces.
  • Hackwith Design HouseLots of small batch pieces that will ensure a unique addition to your closet.
  • Helpsy: Best summed up as the ethical version of Urban Outfitters.
  • Igigi: plus size dresses in curve flattering silhouettes.
  • IMBYa curated collection of Brooklyn cool pieces.
  • Jesse KammModern, California cool styles.
  • Little MooneyHand made play clothes for the little ones in your life.
  • Little TiendaInspired by Mexican artisanship. Lots of bright colors and embroidery.
  • Lotta from StockholmA more affordable version of the Swedish clog (with a few vegan options!)
  • Lykke Wullfreally unique pieces with a bit of an Anthropologie vibe.
  • Mini MocksBaby shoes and gear in ethical, non toxic materials.
  • Miranda Bennett StudioPlant Dyed Apparel in soft, drapey styles.
  • Monkee Jeanseco and ethical denim in a variety of on trend styles.
  • Naja: ethical lingerie. Enough said.
  • NicoraAmerican, handmade vegan shoes.
  • Nisolo:  Handmade, leather shoes and bags.
  • Noonday Collectionfair trade, artisan jewelry and accessories.
  • Nudieethical and organic cotton denim (plus other goodies)
  • Odd Bird Co.Homemade Turkish textiles in modern silhouettes.
  • Off Onthe place to go to find unique, quality linen and cotton hand sewn pieces.
  • Oliberteoutdoor inspired shoes and gear made in Africa in an effort to support workers’ rights.
  • Only Childdesigned to be wardrobe workhouses. Clean lines in effortless fabrics and colors.
  • OvateInspired by nature. Natural materials and basic color schemes.
  • OzmaClassic silhouettes with a slightly boho vibe.
  • PactYour go to for simple basics and undergarments.
  • PatagoniaA mainstream brand for outdoorsy and active lifestyle apparel.
  • People TreeOne of the original and more well known ethical companies. Best described as trendy yet basic.
  • Power of my PeopleSimple linen shirts that are anything but simple.
  • pRanaAnother mainstream brand for active lifestyles. Great swimwear and yoga apparel as well.
  • Pyne & SmithLinen dresses handmade in California
  • Purse & ClutchPretty simple: artisan made handbags.
  • Raven + Lilly: eco friendly clothing, bags, and accesories in a variety of style aesthetics
  • Re/donerepurposed vintage Levi denim. You can’t get much cooler than that.
  • Reformationyour place to shop for trendy fashion while still staying sustainable.
  • Rukeall things knitwear, including slippers and baby clothing!
  • Sotelaelevated basics in easy silhouettes.
  • Ssekothe place to go for ethical sandals (plus other accessories).
  • St. Agnihandmade shoes, accessories, and clothes. If you’re looking for mules, look no further.
  • Sydney Brown ShoesHigh End Luxury shoes in modern silhouettes.
  • Synergy Organicsa wide range of organic clothing for both every day and active wear.
  • Thought(formerly Brain Tree Clothing) organic fabrics (including vegan options) in work for you styles.
  • Thread Co.known for their customizable styles, they also have great basics in soft fabrics.
  • Tradlandsmenswear inspired staples.
  • Tribe Alivefair trade artisan clothes, accessories/jewelry, and bags made by impoverished women.
  • Two Fold Clothingsmall batch clothing in modern silhouettes
  • Vettaseasonal five piece capsules that are meant to be versatile and worn together.
  • Wakened Apparel10% of your purchase is donated to charity. Clothing for men, women and children.
  • Wind CharmerVintage inspired children’s clothing.

So let me know! What are your favorite ethical brands? Are they on this list, or did I miss something? I plan to update this list as we go, so let me know and I’ll add it!

Until next time,

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12 Comments

  • Reply Manon

    Thank you Karin for this list. I especially love the bags of Angela Roi.

    May 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Karin

      You’re welcome! Angela Roi is one of my all time favorites!

      May 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Pyne and Smith is another great one to add. Beautiful linen dresses handmade in California.

    May 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    • Reply Karin

      That’s right! I had forgotten about them! I’ll add them to the list! Thank you!

      May 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    Thank you for this list. I’ve been trying to buy ethical clothing whenever I need to buy clothing. Do you have any suggestions for ethical jean shorts?

    http://goldclutter.com

    May 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm
    • Reply Karin

      For jeans, I typically go with made in America jeans. AG is my go to for denim… they are pricier, but the quality is so good!

      May 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Andrea

    I love Finisterre (it’s a cold-water surf company based in the UK selling sweaters, trousers etc, and surf gear.) They have an awesome backstory on their wool sourcing: they saved a variety of sheep from going extinct and now have a growing herd that provide the wool for their clothes. They have also just introduced a new swimwear line made from recycled plastic fishing nets -ECONYL- helping to clean up the oceans. Pretty awesome to me!

    I also like Nudie Jeans, ethically and environmentally responsible.

    May 6, 2017 at 2:35 am
    • Reply Karin

      So cool! I’ll add them to the list thanks!!

      May 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Sadie

    Thanks for the mention!

    May 11, 2017 at 11:12 am
    • Reply Karin

      You’re welcome!

      May 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Josie

    Great List! LOVE Raven + Lilly!

    May 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm
    • Reply Karin

      OOOH! I hadn’t heard of them, but now I love them too! Thanks!

      May 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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