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14 Sustainable Clothing Brands for Summer 2021

Whether you’re lounging around the house, getting back to the office, or hitting the beach, these clothing brands have the summer look you need in eco-friendly, cruelty-free designs.

Boyish

Looking for your favorite pair of jeans? You don’t own them yet. Check out Boyish denim for that comfortable, relaxed feel with California vibes. Best part of shopping from this brand? Boyish partners with 1% for the Planet to create social change by giving to organizations that promote sustainability and equality.

Boyish

Mott & Bow

This vegan-friendly brand offers a wide selection of vegan denim for women (their men’s jeans contain leather back patches). We’re loving Mott & Bow for their classic styles and commitment to detail and quality. Whether you’re a mom jean, slim boyfriend, or high- or mid-rise skinny kind of shopper, Mott & Bow is for you.

Mott & Bow

Reformation

If it’s gorgeous sustainable designs you’re looking for, look no further than Reformation. Offering a selection from dress to casual, and providing options for a wide variety of shapes and sizes, Reformation makes “effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure.”

Reformation

Pact

What could be better than dressing in sustainable organic cotton that’s ethically made? Well, doing it from your skivvies to your leggings to your dresses and skirts, that’s what. Pact stocks everything from bras and undies to pants, tops, shorts, and hoodies. They’ve even got something for men, babies, and kids.

Pact

Grey State

Grey State’s James Jacket is perfect for those cool California summer evenings. Not in California? No worries. This brand has what you’re looking for. Check out their Dakota Dress, Juno Jumper, Imogene Tee, and more. This women-owned company is sustainable and participates in charitable giving.

Grey State

Groceries Apparel

With a “seed to skin” business model, this brand uses only non-GMO, pesticide-free, recycled, and fair trade ingredients. What are those ingredients? We’re glad you asked. When you shop Groceries Apparel, you’ll enjoy wearing designs that are made of organic cotton, hemp, eucalyptus, recycled plastic and cotton, and vegetable dye.

Groceries

For Days

For Days offers organic wardrobe basics with a zero waste twist. This closed loop system is as simple as one (shop), two (recycle), and three (repeat). When you choose to return your worn For Days clothing for recycling, you’ll receive a discount on your new purchase. Feel great about looking great—every day.

For Days

KOTN

Searching for that casual office look but still want to maintain your eco-conscious values? KOTN has what you need. You’ll find ethically made trousers, jackets, and basics to fit your everyday lifestyle. Using Egyptian cotton, this brand is “like farm-to-table, but for your clothes.”

KOTN

Pistol Lake

If minimalism were a clothing brand, Pistol Lake would be it. Streamlining your fashion needs, this company takes to heart the concept of stepping lightly on the planet. Support ethical manufacturing, recycled fabrics, and multi-functional clothing designs.

Pistol Lake

MATE the Label

A Los Angeles-based brand that uses natural, organic fabrics, MATE’s commitment is to “Spread Love, Not Chemicals.” Enjoy your shipment in eco-friendly, minimalist packaging. You’ll find clean basics in looks you love.

MATE the Label

Laude the Label

Sustainable, lived-in looks that are made to last are just a click away at Laude the Label. This company supports women in five countries by providing safe and meaningful work at fair wages. Doing its part to reduce global poverty, the woman-owned brand takes on the fast fashion industry one Tiered Maxi Skirt, Kendi Bandeau, and Icon Trouser at a time.

Tribe Alive

Back Beat Co.

Feeling those laid-back summer vibes? Back Beat Co. has your back with low-impact, ethically-made designs for everyday wear. Shop jumpsuits, rompers, bras, bike shorts, and more.

Back Beat Co.

Etica

With minimal water and energy usage, this LA-based brand offers everyday looks in eco-friendly designs. They recycle that water on local farmland, dedicate used wash stones as building materials for low-income housing, and collaborate with global organizations working to improve workers’ rights and promote environmental initiatives.

Etica

b new york

From wide leg shorts to jumpsuits and tunics, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at b new york, a brand that seeks to step a little more lightly on the planet. This company not only practices transparency, but utilizes as many organic materials as possible, incorporates recycled and recyclable materials, and crafts clothes that last.

b new york

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Tammie, a vegan of 17 years, is a former psychology professor and self-proclaimed super-woke wellness guru. Indie author, kindness ambassador, and big dreamer, she’s just a girl, standing in front of a broken US food system, asking it to be vegan.

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