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13 Sustainable & Ethical Basics Brands

brands with sustainable basics

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sustainable basics brands


Sweater and headband :  Beaumont Organic

ADAY: —-$$—

ADAY focuses on the technical design and seasonal versatility of their clothing, so you don’t need to buy different clothes for different seasons. Their sleek and adaptable designs are designed for  capsule wardrobes, inspiring you to “own less.”


Selling comfortable and outdoors-y basics, Alternative Apparel focuses on strong ethics and has partnered with the Fashion Revolution. Their super comfortable t-shirts and hoodies are their best sellers.


At Baserange you can find innovative basics with clean and easy silhouettes. More than t-shirts and tank tops, they design comfortable moderns styles in neutral color palettes for any occasion.


Focused on producing ethically and keeping consumption low, their mission is “Contemporary Conscious Clothing.” Their transitional garments offering a clean-cut look that can be worn from day-to-night.

They sell easy basics, yoga wear, as well as gorgeous oversized sweaters and cute wrap headbands that I absolutely love.

BIBICO: —-$—

UK based Fair Trade Certified company offering organic basics created with a variety of sustainable materials. Their WFTO fair-trade collection combines modern style with traditional artisan techniques.
Good brand for modest basics and capsule wardrobe pieces

Organic Basics - organic cotton underwear for men and women

BRASS: —-$$—

Their cozy body-inclusive and timeless basics are meant to build the foundation of your closet. This ethical brand is fully embracing slow fashion and creating quality capsule wardrobe pieces meant to make your morning choices easier.

Creating everyday workwear for the daytime and comfortable loungewear for the nighttime, Encircled focuses on body flattering fabrics ans silhouettes. Leftover fabric from their collections is upcycled into smaller accessories. When ordering online you can choose to use minimal packaging on your order.

FRANC: —-$—
Franc creates comfy, soft, and timeless basics without the traditional price mark-up. Their clothes are made from plant-based fabrics and are domestically produced in Toronto – their packaging is also 100% recyclable and reusable.

GRANA: —-$—

These simple and modern clothes will act as the basis of your wardrobe. Their ethical brand delivers stylish essentials while keeping the mark-up low. The Eco Edit collection contains beautiful sustainable daywear produced in sustainable fabrics like tencel and linen.


Groceries Apparel is all about the full life cycle of their garments. They only use 100% GMO free, Pesticide & Herbicide-free, Recycled & Fair-Trade ingredients. They design all manners of casual daywear, loungewear, and athletic wear.


Known Supply produces a series of androgynous loungewear as well as casual clothing for everyday. Each garment by Known Supply includes the signature of the person who made it. Most of their products are made with organic cotton and are 100% vegan.

KOTN: —-$—

KOTN works with 690 small holder cotton farms primarily in Egypt where their workers receive fair treatment and fair wages.  Their direct trade practices reduce the price mark-up by 2/3. They design great options for work and home. Classic button up tops and shirt dresses, boot cut trousers, and classic tees and dresses.

ORGANIC BASICS: —-$— ( Use discount code DESPOBC for 10% off)

Organic Basics has long been one of my favorites, half for their unbeatable transparency standard and half for their utter edgy frankness as a brand – “The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. So we put sustainable thinking at the center of everything…”

They have made great strides in green production practices while creating versatile, stylish, and comfy basics and underwear – all in high quality textiles that are smoother than silk and at an affordable price point to boot. Not to mention they recently partnered with Chooose and have declared themselves officially carbon neutral.


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  1. Great post about ethical brands. And i also like your idea with the price range.

    For the sake of our future it is bery important that we know what we buy. Thank you for giving these alternatives and a little more background information.

  2. Thank you for this post! I actually didn’t know until now about any sustainable fashion brands. I will check them out!

  3. Honestly, I have a less knowledge when it comes to sustainable fashion and I am glad that I am able to understand this things into this article. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. This is a really helpful list! I’ve been wanting to purchase more sustainable clothing- thank you!!

  5. Ive been hearing a lot about sustainable fashion and i think its very important that the fashion industry makes clothese that can help our planet.

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