14 Cozy Sustainable Sweaters

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It’s sweater weather! Get warm and cozy with these sustainable sweaters and knitwear brands.

Wondering what the difference is between alpaca and cashmere, or if wool is even an ethical choice? Check out this companion post all about wool — its fibre properties, the ethical considerations, and what to look for to make more responsible and cruelty-free choices.

The brands we’ve collected have a variety of materials and different approaches and transparency around their ethics, so whether you’re looking for vegan cotton sweaters, recycled wool, or ethically sourced sweaters, you can find something that fits your style and values.

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this post which means we may get a small commission)

Image credit: Sheep Inc.

Sheep Inc.

Sheep Inc. offers classic cuts, great color options, and strong sustainabilty values. They provide information and transparency about their farming and manufacturing.

Their pieces are made in a solar-powered factory in Portugal where employees are paid a living wage. I also appreciate that they care about their products lasting as long as possible, and include good clothing care info as well as a little sweater comb to keep your knits looking their best!

Sheep Inc.’s knitwear is made from ZQ certified merino wool (the best animal welfare standard currently available) farmed with regenerative practices.

Size Range: XS – XXL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Factory Transparency, Regenerative Farming, Low-Waste Production, Mending & Repair Program, Carbon Neutral, Gives Back

Availability: Based in the UK, ships international

Image credit: Colorful Standard

Colorful Standard

Focusing on recycled merino wool Colorful Standard has a collection of women’s and men’s sweaters and accessories in a wide variety of colors. If you’re looking for specific colors to add to your wardrobe they are great to check out! Colorful Standard uses 100% recycled merino wool which is certified by Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

Size Range: XS – XL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Recycled Materials, Factory Transparency, Seasonless Collections, Low Waste Production

Availability: Based in Denmark, ships international with many international webshops

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Amour Vert

Amour Vert is great for both basics and more stylish pieces. Their sweater styles range from oversized fits to wrap cardigans, to cute puff-sleeved pieces in neutrals and colours.

Amour Vert has a good selection of organic cotton sweaters and cardigans. (They also sell a few merino wool pieces that they say are non-mulesed but unfortunately don’t provide any other information).

Size Range: XS – XL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Made in USA, Gives Back

Availability: Based in USA, also ships to Canada, Australia, France, Germany & UK

Image credit: Dedicated


Dedicated is a sustainable streetwear brand with a new collections of timeless sweaters and knit accessories made from from GRS certified post-consumer recycled wool. Dedicated has good factory transparency and many sustainability and responsible manufacturing certifications.

Size Range: XS – XL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Recycled Materials, Factory Transparency

Availability: Based in Sweden, ships international

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Poppy Barley

Canada’s beloved shoe brand has now expanded their collection to include knitwear. Poppy Barley’s new sweater line includes classic styles in organic cotton, wool, and recycled cashmere/RWS merino wool blend options.

Their sweaters are designed to be high quality, timeless staples that you can reach for in your closet year-after-year.

Size Range: XS – XXL

Values: Sustainable Materials, B Corp, Gives Back

Availability: Based in Canada, ships international

Izzy Lane

I love Izzy Lane‘s mission to rescue sheep from slaughter and revitalize local manufacturing. If you’re looking for a wool brand that deeply cares about animal welfare this is it!

Their staple items can be worn for decades or passed down. Both my husband and I have Izzy Lane Sweaters which we wear every fall and winter.

Izzy Lane’s wool sweaters are made from their own flock of rescued sheep who will live out their lives on their pasture.

Size Range: XS – XL

Values: Small-Scale Manufacturing, Made in Britain

Availability: Based in the UK, ships international

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher has a large collection of sustainable sweaters mainly in their classic, comfortable cuts and neutral colours.

Eileen Fisher’s knitwear is available in organic cotton, organic linen, regenerative merino wool certified to the Responsible Wool Standard, and cashmere. It’s important to note that they have a small collection of recycled cashmere but most of their cashmere does not have info on sourcing or ethical standards.

Size Range: XXS – 3X

Values: Sustainable Materials, Take-Back Program, Circularity Initiatives, B Corp

Availability: Based in USA, ships international

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Kowtow makes both classic and cool cotton knitwear in beautiful bright and neutral colours. Great option for vegan friendly sweaters and cardiagans!

Kowtow’s knitwear is made from fair trade certified organic cotton in SA8000 certified factories that prioritize workers’ rights.

Size Range: XS – XXL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Factory Transparency, Fair Trade Certified

Availability: Based in New Zealand, ships international

People Tree sustainable sweater
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People Tree

Sustainable and fair trade fashion pioneer People Tree always has a nice collection of both cotton and wool jumpers and cardigans.

People Tree has both PETA-certified vegan sweaters made from organic cotton and organic wool sweaters (merino wool sourced from New Zealand). They provide some information about their animal welfare standards on the product page.

Size Range: UK 8 – 16

Values: Sustainable Materials, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Certified, Factory Transparency, Take-Back Recycling Program

Availability: Based in UK, ships international

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Babaa‘s knitwear somehow strikes a perfect balance of contemporary but also classic styles that you’ll be able to wear for decades. Their knitwear is made in Spain, from fibre to finished product.

Babaa sources their wool and cotton locally. Their wool comes from generational herders who follow traditional practices and responsible land management.

Size Range: One Size

Values: Small-scale Manufacturing, Factory Transparency, Plastic Free, Made in Spain

Based In: Spain, ships international

Image credit: NAADAM


NAADAM goes beyond the traditional sweater, also offering unique and fashion forward cashmere knitwear that’s super cozy!

NAADAM focuses on cashmere which they source from native herders in the Gobi desert who use traditional hand-combing. Some of their cashmere is blended with wool, cotton, and modal but they unfortunately provide little information about the sustainability and sourcing of these other materials. However, NAADAM does have other sustainability goals they’re working to achieve by 2025.

Size Range: XXS – 3X

Values: Direct Trade, Carbon Neutral Shipping

Based In: USA, ships international

Organic Basics recycled wool sweater
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Organic Basics

While they only have a few sweaters, I really appreciate Organic Basics‘ sustainability and transparency. Plus, they make great basics!

Organic Basics sweaters are made with recycled wool, a great option for reducing waste, saving energy and resources, and avoiding ethical issues with new wool.

Size Range: XS – XL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Factory Transparency, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Carbon Neutral, Gives Back

Based In: Denmark, ships international

Image credit: Filippa K

Filippa K

Filippa K crafts stylish and classic sweaters that are meant to last, using many different materials including wool, cashmere, silk, organic cotton and recycled cotton. This Swedish brand creates fashion based in Scandinavian minimalism.

Filippa K is a member of the Fair Wear foundation, which helps the brand maintain good labor standards and comply with their code of conduct. You can read their full sustainability report here.

Size Range: XXS – XL

Values: Sustainable Materials, Recycled/Reclaimed Materials, Factory Transparency,

Based In: Sweden, ships international

Don’t Forget Secondhand!

Thrifting is wonderfully sustainable and also a good way to ensure you’re not supporting unethical practices.

Here are our favorite places to buy secondhand clothing.

Knit Your Own

Knitting is a fun and fulfilling project, and you can make exactly what you want!

One of the best things you can do is to source local wool from sustainable and responsible farms or local yarn stores. It’s a wonderful way to support small businesses and oftentimes you can even visit the farms. Check if there is a Fibershed near you where many farmers also use regenerative practices.

We also have a roundup of sustainable fabric and yarn stores!

Wool and the Gang

Wool and the Gang is great if you’re looking for cute and trendy styles, with everything you need to make your own sweater!

Some of their yarns are definitely better than others, and for sustainability and ethics we’d recommend sticking with their upcycled or organic cotton and hemp blend yarns.

The Hidden Carbon Footprint of your Online Habits

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Are your google searches hurting the environment?

Is checking your email and streaming a movie affecting the planet? Yes, but it’s not as bad as you think.  

If you’re one of the 4.1 billion people who use the internet worldwide, then you’ve probably checked your email, sent some texts and maybe even watched a YouTube video today after someone sent you a link. As the day goes on, you’ll do more activities online as we now count on the internet to do so many things for us from organizational tasks to entertainment. 

The hidden carbon footprint of your online habits

So how much energy do we actually use?

From the energy needed to run each of our devices to the energy it takes to run the vast servers and cloud services, it’s estimated to account for 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions and are predicted to double by 2025.

Many companies claim to power their data centres using renewable energy, but many are still largely powered from the burning of fossil fuels. Many of the major cloud providers have pledged to cut their carbon emissions.

Search engines

According to Google, an average user – someone who performs 25 searches each day, watches 60 minutes of YouTube, has a Gmail account and accesses some of its other services – produces less than 8g (0.28oz) CO2e a day. While that’s a good figure, I’ll bet you still didn’t realise that casual internet usage used even that much energy. 

Watching TV

Streaming your favourite movies and TV shows now counts for up to 60% of the world’s internet traffic and generates 300m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. But some experts insist that the energy needed to store and stream videos is less than more intensive computational activities performed by data centres.

According to Netflix, its total global energy consumption reached 451,000 megawatt hours per year in 2019, which is enough to power 37,000 homes, but insists it purchases renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets to compensate for any energy that comes from fossil fuel sources.

Listening to music

Streaming music? It’s been shown that if you want to listen to a song more than 27 times, it’s actually greener to buy a physical copy of it rather than streaming. 

What about lockdown?

The numbers above don’t even take into consideration that during the hard lockdown in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study from Yale estimates that internet usage increased by up to 40% worldwide. This spike in online activity triggered a demand for up to 42.6 million megawatt-hours of additional electricity to support data transmission and to power data centers.

How much energy does the internet and computers use?

So what can I do about it?

While there are bigger issues surrounding trying to curb greenhouse gas emissions, this shows that our online habits can still have a negative impact and it’s up to us and the companies that serve us to do a better job of cutting down emissions. 

How to Reduce your Online Energy Use

  • Switch to greener suppliers

    Switch to a renewable energy supplier and replace energy-consuming IT equipment with the lowest carbon product. Also make sure that you recycle any equipment effectively. 

  • Change the way you use email

    Unsubscribe from all those email lists you know you never check any way and use services like WeTransfer to send large images and attachments instead of attaching them to the mail directly. 

  • Switch off and save

    Simply making sure your devices are powered off when not in use or using energy saving settings makes a difference. 

  • Turn off your camera

    If they don’t need to see your face, then turn off the camera. This can save your internet connection as well as carbon emissions. 

I Tried Toothpaste Tablets for a Month – Here’s What I Learned

While on my personal journey to replace my everyday bath products with eco-friendly alternatives, I knew that my dental products were responsible for most of my plastic use. Having spent my whole life using toothpaste tubes, I was reluctant to try other formulas… until I heard about Bite

Bite’s website offers a wide range of eco-friendly dental products such as whitening gel and mouthwash, but they are most known for their toothpaste bits/tablets. 

At least 1.5 billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out globally each year. Most of these tubes are made of environmentally harmful materials such as an unrecyclable combination of plastic and aluminum. Bite’s toothpaste bits come in a pressed pellet form and are packaged in a glass bottle—totally eliminating the need for plastic.

These bits are also working to keep your teeth healthy. Bite’s formula is 100% gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. That means there are no sulfates, parabens, or preservatives used. The bits are also fluoride-free. 

Bite solid toothpaste bits

I decided to give Bite’s formula a try. Here’s what I learned:

I ordered the trial-size bottle of the original Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits. My package came secured in a brown cardboard envelope (again, no plastic) within about three days. The jar was surprisingly small for what I was expecting. Standing at only about two inches tall, the glass jar is able to fit 62 toothpaste bits which should last two months.

The tablets are an off-white color and a bit chalky to touch. You’re supposed to chew a tablet and then start brushing with a wet toothbrush. Now, there was definitely a bit of a learning curve. Having always used toothpaste, the transition to tablets was strange for me at first. Although, after a few days, I learned how to properly chew and brush in order to reap the best results and I quickly got used to it.

I wasn’t sure how much the tablet would dissolve versus how much I needed to chew it first. It took me a few times to get used to this method because you need to chew the tablet thoroughly to avoid having crumbs in your mouth as you brush. 

Once I started brushing, it began to foam like regular toothpaste. If you’re someone that usually puts a lot of toothpaste on your brush, I would recommend trying two tablets at a time if you find there isn’t enough foam to clean your whole mouth. 

As for the taste, I really have no complaints. It’s just as minty as your usual product. My mouth and teeth felt just as clean as they do when using tubed toothpaste. 

Overall, I would consider Bite toothpaste bits to be a great alternative option. The package was trustworthy, the application was fairly easy, and the aftermath felt similar to usual toothpaste. 

Try Bite for yourself by purchasing a mini bottle (62 toothpaste tablets, $12). You can also join the subscription service The Fresh Mint Club, which will send you a full-size bottle (248 toothpaste tablets, $30) every four months.

If you’re curious about other zero waste toothpaste alternatives, check out these options as well: 

Sustainable Clothing Brands for the Whole Family

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Looking for an easy, one-stop shop to pick up sustainable and ethically-made clothing for everyone in your family? Here’s a roundup of brands that make conscious clothes for women, men, and children so your whole family can have a lighter impact on the planet.

This round-up is in partnership with tentree, one of my family’s most-worn sustainable clothing brands.

Our family in tentree - Sustainable clothing for the whole family
Our family in tentree


If you counted the brands in our closet, between my husband and I tentree would be a clear favourite. We love their focus on functional, comfortable, and good quality, yet still stylish and easy-to-wear everyday clothing.

Regarding their sustainability, tentree’s efforts and impact goes well beyond planting trees with each purchase, they also:

  • Use lower impact materials such as Tencel, organic cotton, hemp, and recycled polyester made from plastic bottles.
  • Track the environmental footprint of their garments.
  • Pay living wages and their code of conduct for factories is publicly available.
  • Are working to completely eliminate virgin plastic from all packaging materials by 2023.
  • Are transparent about where their products are made.

tentree is our family’s go-to for comfy pieces and they have a great variety of styles. They’re a staple brand in my husband’s wardrobe and our toddler is the newest tentree fan, absolutely loving her cozy “sunny hoodie” as she calls it.

Based in: Canada, also have US webshop
Sizes: Women XS-XXL, Men S-XXL, Children 1T – 5
Price for a T-Shirt: $25 – $45

Our family in tentree - Sustainable clothing brands for the whole family
All wearing tentree hoodies and Ben and I wearing tentree pants


Looking for fun prints and graphics? This is the brand for you! Dedicated is a Swedish streetwear brand with strong values – they use sustainable materials like GOTS and Fair Trade certified cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel, are a PETA-Approved vegan brand, and manufacture with SA8000 and WRAP certified factories.

Based in: Sweden
Sizes: Women XS-XL, Men XS-XXL, Children 56-134
Price for a T-Shirt: €29 – €35


A marketplace for all your sustainable needs! US-based EarthHero carries a fantastic selection of not just women’s, men’s, baby and children’s clothing brands but also sustainable accessories, home, and low-waste lifestyle products.

Based in: USA
Sizes: Women XS-XXL, Men S-XXL, Children 0M-8
Price for a T-Shirt: $24 – $37


A good brand for basics and wardrobe staples. PACT has a variety of essentials, everyday clothes, activewear, and loungewear made from organic cotton in Fair Trade certified factories .

Based in: USA
Sizes: Women XS-XXL, Men S-XXL, Children NB-10/12
Price for a T-Shirt: $24 – $48

Sustainable clothing brands for men, women, & children
Images from Pact

Living Crafts

German brand Living Crafts carries a large variety of organic basics, loungewear, underwear, pajamas, and everyday clothes for the whole family. They are GOTS certified and members of the Fair Wear Foundation.

Based in: Germany
Sizes: Women XS-XL, Men S-XL, Children 62-158
Price for a T-Shirt: €13 – €45

Warp + Weft

Need some new denim for the family? Warp + Weft has jeans for everyone and their denim is spun, dyed, and sewn in their own US-based factory where they have implemented water-saving initiatives and low-impact finishing.

Based in: USA
Sizes: Women 00-24, Men 29-42, Children 2T-14
Price for Jeans: $26 – $98

Made Trade

Another great marketplace, Made Trade offers a variety of clothing and home goods with a focus on quality craftsmanship, artisan-made products, fair manufacturing, and sustainability.

Sustainable clothing brands for men, women, & children
Images from Made Trade

The Good Tee

The name says it all. Canadian-brand The Good Tee makes organic and fair trade tees and tops. If you’re looking for a fun family project also check out their natural tie-dye kit.

Based in: Canada
Sizes: Women XS-XXL, Men XS-XXL, Children 0M-14 years
Price for a T-Shirt: $25 – $40


A sustainable staple for outdoor, active and everyday casual-wear. Patagonia uses a variety of sustainable materials, has a great take-back/upcycling program, and the majority of their products are Fair Trade certified.

Based in: USA
Sizes: Women XXS-XXL, Men XS-XXXL, Children NB-14
Price for a T-Shirt: $29 – $55

Don’t forget Secondhand

Shopping secondhand is one of the most sustainable and affordable ways to get clothes, here are some great places to thrift clothing online.

Top Sustainable Gifts for Kids & Teens 2023

Gifts are always tricky when it comes with wanting to live more sustainably and plastic-free or trying to reduce your environmental impact. But whether you are the gift-giver or parent trying to request more sustainable kids gifts, here are our tried and tested eco friendly gift ideas kids will love.

Including plastic-free, minimalist and sustainable gifts for kids and teenagers.

Sustainable and Minimalist Gift Ideas for Kids
(please note: some affiliate links are used in this post which means we may get a small commission)

Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars

Minimalist gift ideas for kids - Bath Bombs and Bubble bars
Some of our picks for kids from Lush are Unicorn Horn and Rainbow bubble bars, and Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb

Swirling fizzy colours, fluffy bubbles, fruity or floral scents, and sustainably shimmery water – so much fun!

Lush makes colorful bath products that are fun for children and teens and one of our go-to “consumable” and waste-free gifts. They have tons of unique designs and scents and I appreciate their attention to sustainable packaging as well as cruelty-free and ethically-sourced ingredients (they’re one of the few brands that proudly uses child labour free mica).

Great for teens and kids of all ages.

Image credit: EarthHero

Wooden Lego

Once-Kids makes “Eco Bricks” – wooden and bamboo building blocks with are plastic-free and still compatible with Lego. They’re made from FSC certified wood and are customizeable with colored pencils so kids can make whatever colors and design they wish!

They also have fun wooden action figures.

Great for ages 3+


A great digital, zero waste gift that can offer adventure, discovery, education, and screen-free entertainment.

Libro.fm is our favourite place to get audiobooks from, they have a fantastic variety of books and a wonderful mission to support local bookstores. You can gift individual books or a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.

They have a huge YA fiction catalogue making this an excellent gift for teens, as well as a curated assortment of kids audiobooks for different interests.

Tickets or Memberships

This is an easy, exciting, and waste-free gift, that allows the celebration to extend beyond just the special day! There are tons of options for experience gifts depending what the child is interested in, but here are a few great ideas for places you can gift tickets or memberships:

  • movie theatre
  • waterpark
  • museum
  • indoor playground
  • science centre
  • sports event
  • amusement park
  • theatre
  • concert

Eco Friendly Art Supplies

For kids interested in drawing, painting, and crafting, new supplies make a thoughtful gift – look for options with plastic-free or no packing and eco-friendly ingredients.

Beam Paints makes consciously sourced and sustainably packaged watercolour paints and their Tisgeh’dah Children’s Palette is full of beautiful, high-quality paints which have been safety tested for little artists. Or for teens check out their other wooden palettes. (We have some of their regular palettes and well as the children’s one and the colours are gorgeous and very high quality!)

Earth Hero also has a great selection of sustainable art supplies for kids including beeswax crayons, natural playdough, plant based glue sticks, and more!

Eco art supplies from Earth Hero - Sustainable Gift Ideas for Kids

New Clothes or Anything Needed

Practical and useful gifts don’t have to be boring – does the child need new pjs, a backpack, winter coat, or shoes? Look for a fun option or something that fits their style and interests for a gift that will be sure to get a lot of use.

Check out our list of high-quality and sustainable children’s brands for some great consciously-made clothing and accessories!

Organic Dolls & Stuffed Animals

Unfortunately most of those cute cuddly plushies are made of plastic and shed microfibres. Here are some of our favorite organic and natural-fiber stuffed toys:

Apple Park – lovely animals and baby doll toys from 100% organic cotton and stuffed with a corn fiber stuffing. We love the Apple Park organic dolls as an alternative to plastic dolls

Tikiri Toys – makes animals and dolls from organic cotton and regular cotton.


This is a classic experience gift and can be a fun way to make memories. Give coupons they can redeem for things they’ll enjoy. Here’s some fun coupon ideas:

  • movie night
  • trip for ice cream
  • staying up late
  • choice of dinner
  • extra screen time
  • treat of choice

Green & Cruelty-free Makeup

A great gift for teens who love experimenting with makeup. Check out our favorite cruelty-free, sustainable, and ethically-sourced beauty brands here.

One “Big Ticket” Gift

This is what we do with my daughter and it’s been amazing! Instead of everyone giving individual gifts we ask friends and family who want to give a gift to instead contribute towards one “big ticket” gift which we know she’ll love and get a lot of use from! This has been a fantastic way for her to get something special with no waste, clutter, or stuff that won’t get used.

Trying to do this for a birthday party? Look into throwing a Fiver Party!

If you are the gift giver and want to go this route, ask the parent if there is something the child is saving up for and if you can get a gift card and contribute towards that, or if there is a special item you and some other people could buy together.

Looking for more sustainable gift ideas? Check out our green gift guide!

Best Places to Buy Used Clothing Online

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Thrifting in person is always an adventure, and with so many online thrift stores and apps now available, purchasing (or selling) used clothing has never been easier. An online thrift store makes second hand clothing shopping more accessible and considerably less frustrating if you are having trouble finding your size or are on the hunt for a particular garment. For the best success, choose listings that include measurements, type of material, and condition, as well as photos showing all sides of the garment.

Below is a guide to buying second hand clothes through apps and online to help find your next preloved treasure. Happy browsing! 


First off, I want to mention Disco, a Chrome browser extension that helps you find preloved alternatives while you browse popular clothing websites. This extension will pull options from thrift sites like Poshmark and Depop (described below), making it super simple to find secondhand and affordable versions of the garments you are browsing. Read My Green Closet’s in-depth review of Disco and how it works here.


Poshmark is a very popular and user-friendly website and app for secondhand items. Sellers and buyers have easy communication between them and it’s simple to find specific items through their search functions. You can sort item searches by item type, brand, price range, condition and shipping options.

Selling items is made easy with printable shipping labels and payment processing built into the app. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Kids, Accessories, Personal Care, Home, Pets, Electronics, Designer
Availability: United States, Canada, Australia, India
Size Range: XXS – 5X; petite, plus, maternity, junior 

Can you sell your clothes on Poshmark? Yes, you can sell clothes through the Poshmark app. While it is free to list items, Poshmark does take a fee from any sales.


Vinted is a European website and app focused on peer to peer sales. It has the feel of a social media app with the organization and details of retail websites. Buyers can message sellers to see more photos, ask questions and finalize a sale. The app features an icon to save favourites to your board for inspiration or to save for later. You can sort item searches by item type, condition, proximity to you, colour and price.

There is a comment section on each item page where buyers can ask questions publicly for the seller to answer about the product. Selling items is made easy with printable shipping labels and payment processing built into the app. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Kids & Baby, Accessories, Shoes, Beauty, Toys & Games
Availability: UK, Europe, United States, Canada
Size Range: XXXS – 3XL; No other size filters available.

Can you sell your clothes on Vinted? Yes, through their app. It is free to list items and Vinted does not take any fees on sales. 

Where to buy secondhand clothing online


Teleport is a fairly new and growing clothing resale app targeted toward Gen Z fashion lovers. Instead of posting photos of garments they’d like to sell, sellers share short outfit videos and other users can shop the tagged items from the outfit. It’s a community-driven, unique take on thrifting using social media elements from TikTok. Teleport is free to download in the Apple app store (so it’s only for iOS users right now) and new users get $10 toward their first purchase.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Accessories, Shoes
Availability: United States
Size Range: XS to XL+. One of the benefits of a video platform is that you can more easily see how the items actually fit and get inspiration for how to style them.

Can you sell your clothes on Teleport? Yes, through tagged items in your outfit videos. At this point, Teleport doesn’t have any selling fees. Sellers ship clothing and accessories directly to buyers using a pre-paid shipping label from Teleport, and they get paid once the buyer receives their order.


thredUP is a thrift and consignment shop website that focuses on designer clothing and recognizable brands. thredUP often has very affordable sales, with some items advertised as less than $5. You are purchasing from the website directly, and will not have contact with the original seller. 

If you’re looking to clean out your closet with some kickbacks, but aren’t as concerned about making money from your items, thredUP will send you a bag to fill up and they will sell the clothes on your behalf. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Shoes, Accessories, Kids, Designer
Availability: United States, Canada 
Size Range: XXS – 5XL; petite, plus, maternity, junior, tall

Can you sell your clothes on thredUP?  Sort of – thredUP functions like a consignment shop, where the company assigns the cost of items that sell and will pay you through cash or credit, or you can donate to charitable partners. Currently only available to residents of the United States.


Thrifted is a London-based clothing website that focuses on designer, vintage and retro pieces. They focus on styles from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s as well as sportswear. Items are priced higher than other thrift stores and are often based on brand recognition. You’ll find unique and trendy vintage pieces rather than primarily new fast fashion, as found on many other websites. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Mens and Women’s Vintage, Designer, Sportswear
Availability UK, Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and more
Size Range: XXS – 3XL; some categories only list up to an XL. No other size filters available. 

Can you sell your clothes on Thrifted? No, you can’t!

Where to shop secondhand fashion online


Depop is an app-based second hand clothing platform that has the look and functionality of social media apps like Instagram. Searching for specific items is more difficult than other apps, as each seller might list items differently and you may need to message them for more information. You can search by brands and item type, and you’ll see suggested or similar items pop up as well to customize your feed. 

They offer a payment system or allow you to use Paypal, and the seller is responsible for shipping. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Jewelry, Accessories, Art, Home, Beauty, Kids, and more
Availability: UK, United States, Canada, Europe, International
Size Range: XXS – 4XL; some categories only list up to certain sizes. No other size filters available. 

Can you sell your clothes on Depop? Yes. It is free to list items through their app. When it sells, Depop takes 10% of the sale. 


Swap is a US-based online consignment shop that focuses primarily on fast fashion with some designer clothing. Clothing can be filtered by material, colour, brand, condition, and price for easy searching. You are purchasing from the website directly, and will not have contact with the original seller.

Sellers are subject to the consignment fees, but are able to print prepaid labels for easy shipping within the United States.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Kids & Baby, Shoes
Availability: United States
Size Range: XXS – 4X; plus, short, long, petite, maternity, juniors

Can you sell your clothes on Swap? Sort of – Swap functions like a consignment shop, where the company assigns the cost of items that sell and will pay you through cash or credit, or you can donate to charitable partners. Fees depend on the price of the sale, cash or credit methods and processing charges. 

Where to shop secondhand online

Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro is a UK-based vintage clothing company that features used and upcycled garments. While shipping is available worldwide, there are also storefronts available in the UK, as well as options to shop online and pick up in store. You’ll find unique and trendy vintage pieces rather than primarily new fast fashion, as found on many other websites. 

The website lists garment measurements, condition and fabrics for each garment, and also provides sorting by era and brand. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Sportswear, Accessories, Shoes, Vintage, Designer
Availability: UK, United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, International
Size Range: XS – XL; many sizes are estimated due to the nature of vintage and specific garment measurements are available. 

Can you sell your clothes on Beyond Retro? No, you can’t!


Netflea functions like an online flea market for European customers and sellers. Sellers send items to a warehouse, and from there they are sent to the buyer. Buyers can order multiple items from multiple sellers and receive their items in one parcel. Items are listed with size, colour, brand and condition. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Children, Accessories, Shoes, Sport Equipment, Designer
Availability: Europe
Size Range: XXS – 5XL; No other size filters available. 

Can you sell your clothes on Netflea? Yes, you send items directly to the warehouse, which are then sent to the buyer. Once your items are sold, you receive a money transfer directly into your bank account.

Worn Wear (Patagonia)

Patagonia is well known for crafting products that are aimed to work for life, and their Worn Wear project continues this by reselling used items that no longer serve the purchaser. Although only based in the United States right now, they are looking to expand the resale program. Items found on the Worn Wear website tend to be durable, high quality pieces such as jackets, fleece sweaters and gear, and they choose not to resell t-shirts, swimwear, socks and underwear. 

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women, Men, Kids & Baby, Gear; all items are used Patagonia brand 
Availability: United States
Size Range: XXS – XXL

Can you sell your clothes on Worn Wear (Patagonia)? Sort of – Only Patagonia products are accepted for resale. The company will inspect each item and assign it a value if it fits their quality standards. You will be paid in credit once your items sell, which can be used on their websites or in their stores (US only). 

For more sustainable brands with secondhand online resale stores check out our guide to circular fashion brands.

Ideas for Kids to Help Others & Care for the Planet from a Young Age

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Want to inspire your little one to be a do-gooder? Here’s how. 

From doing something good for a neighbour to being part of a charitable cause – your kids are not too young to show and share good will. You can teach them to have an altruistic nature from when they’re old enough to walk. This will benefit you, them and the world around them. 

Teaching kids to do things for others just because helps them develop strong core values and create strong bonds and connections with other humans from a young age.

Here are some ideas for kids of different ages:

Ages 2 to 4

  • Encourage them to include other kids who may be playing alone. 
  • Let them help you choose canned goods and other non-perishables from your food cupboard to take to your local food bank.
  • Let them help you sort the recycling.
  • Print ‘thank you’ cards for them to color in and give to people who have helped them in any small way.
  • Teach them to donate to charity with a coin jar for donations and one for treats. Once they’re both full, the money gets donated to charity (or used to buy something for someone in need) and your child gets a treat too. 
  • Let them help you hang bird feeders in the garden.

Ages 5 to 7

  • Have them recognise toys that they no longer play with and ask them to donate it to a community centre or even organize a toy drive. 
  • If your child has long enough hair, consider donating it once they’ve decided they’d like a haircut. 
  • Teach them how to make pet toys for cats and dogs and donate them to animal shelters along with food and any other items they might need. 
  • If you’re having a birthday party or any kind of celebration, ask your child to head up a donation drive amongst your guests for a cause they care about. 
  • Have them set up a lemonade stand or sell homemade cookies (or any other cool thing they can make) to raise money for their charity. Have them create a sign telling people what they’re doing and why too. 
  • Have them help you clear out old books and donate to your local library, or even start a neighbourhood book swap right on your front lawn! Like these Little Libraries. 
  • Color and write ‘get well soon’ cards for older residents at hospitals.
  • Let them participate in fun runs and 5Ks with you for charity.

Ages 8 and Up

  • Organise a beach clean up or local park clean up near you with friends and family.
  • Look for volunteer opportunities on the US National Parks website
  • Teach your child about endangered species and find out which species are endangered in your state. Have your child choose an animal and then draw a card and write a letter together to your local leaders as well as congressional leaders to support conservation policies that protect this species.
  • Ask them to start a school supplies drive with their friends and family for kids in need at their own school and others in different areas. You can visit the Kids in Need Foundation to find out how you both can help. 
  • Get them to donate clothes they no longer wear along with personal care items for a Refugee Hope Box. They can also write a nice letter. Find a free label to ship donations at OperationRefugeeChild.org.
  • Let them offer to help a neighbour with housework or to rake their lawn for nothing in exchange. 
  • Collect and deliver supplies to neighbors who have just had a baby, undergone surgery, or are house bound with an illness.
  • Start a community garden.
  • Organise a neighbourhood garage sale and donate the proceeds to charity.

Do you have any other ideas on how to get kids to volunteer? Tell us!

What to Do with Old Clothes – Where to Recycle Underwear, Bras, Tights, & more

What do you do with worn out or unusable clothes?

Many of us already know about donating garments that are still in good condition, but what about clothes and accessories that are damaged, unwearable, and unsalable? Can you even recycle old underwear? Yes, in fact, you can – they don’t need to end up in the landfill!

Here are programs that actually recycle clothes and some of the seemingly “unusable” items we have in our wardrobes:

Where to recycled underwear, bras, clothing, shoes, tights and more!
Through Knickey’s recycling program you can send in old underwear and get a free pair of their comfy undies!
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How to Recycle Clothing

The best thing is first to look into local textile and clothing recycling options. Some cities will have textile collection streams or some thrift stores/charity shops do also partner with textile recyclers for worn out and unsalable pieces, but be sure to first check that this is the case so the items aren’t just ending up in the trash.

If you can’t find a local program then I:CO partners can also be an option. I:CO partners with brands to allow them to take back clothing and shoes in their stores (both brick-and-mortar and online).

Through the Brand (Take Back)

Some slow fashion brands also have take-back recycling programs for their own clothes and products. This is good to make note of when purchasing an item and also great to support brands with circularity initiatives!

You can find brands with these types of programs in my circular fashion brand roundup.

Where to Recycle Underwear

This is the most common one I get asked about: What to do with old underwear? It’s obviously not good to donate used underwear, so many people think it’s garbage. However old underwear can actually be recycled!

Knickey has a recycling program where they’ll take back their own undies, as well as underwear, bras, socks, and tights from any brands (including men’s & kid’s underwear). They get shredded up and turned into usable products like insulation and industrial textiles. Plus, as a thank-you for recycling, they’ll give you a free pair of organic cotton undies!

Unfortunately this service is currently only available in the U.S., but if you know of any programs in other countries please share them in the comments.

Where to recycle bras

Where to Recycle Bras

Want to know where to donate bras? If you have new or gently worn bras and lingerie you can send them to The Bra Recyclers, who collect and distribute them to those in need.

Wondering what to do with old bras? Worn-out bras can be sent to Knickey’s program explained above.

Where to Recycle Tights

These are unfortunately something that gets worn through quite fast and are rarely in good condition for secondhand use. For those of you living in the U.S., the Knickey recycling program is likely your best option.

For people from any country, Swedish Stockings has a recycling program that will accept synthetic pantyhose from any brand. The old tights get turned into industrial molded tanks, or they even have a limited collaboration where chic, marble-looking tables are made from old tights! As a thank you, you’ll also get 10% off your next order of sustainable hosiery. However, it can be expensive to ship pantyhose to Sweden and they don’t offer a pre-paid shipping label.

If you don’t want to go the recycling route, you can get creative and find uses for old pantyhose — check out this Apartment Therapy post for suggestions!

Where to recycle broken tights

Where to Recycle Shoes

First, don’t forget about cobblers and shoe repair! If a heel or sole is worn down, you can often easily get them repaired for longer wear.

If they’re beyond repair, then where can you recycle shoes? TerraCycle offers a shoe collection and recycling box, but it is quite expensive — maybe something to try getting your workplace to invest in? For a free option, many I:CO partners do accept shoes, but make sure you double check.

Any brand of athletic sneakers can be dropped off at Nike stores for recycling, after which they are turned into things like gym floors, carpet underlays, or used in the outsoles of new shoes.

Side note: Zkano recycles socks from any brand (no incentives, you just mail them in to their Alabama, U.S. address).

How to Recycle Purses & Bags

What should you do with old purses? Like with shoes, many parts of purses can be repaired, so look into that first.

For this one I unfortunately couldn’t find any programs that accept worn out purses and bags. But if they are made from fabric you can sometimes remove any hardware and recycle them through textile recycling channels. For leather/vegan leathers the best options I’ve found so far is upcycling.

Bonus: How to Recycle Contact Lenses

Not clothing, but I wanted to also share this one because it’s something most people don’t know about. In Canada and the U.S. you can recycle any brand of contact lenses at participating eye care professionals (Canada info; U.S. info) through a partnership with Bausch + Lomb and TerraCycle.

And whatever you do, don’t wash contact lenses down the drain or flush them in your toilet!

If you know of other recycling programs for old clothes and accessories, or ones specific to your country, please share them in the comments!

I’ll continue to update this post as I find more options and also as brands start more recycling programs (an exciting trend I think we’ll see more of!). 🙂

10 Zero Waste & Natural Products for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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My bathroom has been the most difficult room to transition to sustainable products. So many items that we use every day are either sold in plastic containers or made with harsh chemicals, but your bathroom is not a place to overlook when working to reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, there are some easy switches you can make today to minimize your amount of bathroom waste. Below are some products to help you get started!


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Consciously Curly

Consciously Curly has just about every haircare product you could ask for—from washing to styling. Their website is organized by hair type so you can easily find the best products for you whether you have straight, wavy or curly hair. They offer shampoo and conditioner bars as well as aluminum packaging to eliminate the use of plastic.

Price: Cleansing Shampoo Bar, 3.8 oz – $16

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Plaine Products

If you aren’t ready to make the jump to shampoo bars, Plaine Products may be a better option for you. They offer various hair products that come in metal bottles that can be returned and reused. They also have a subscription service that will send you refills automatically.

Price: Shampoo, 16 oz – $30

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Leaf Shave

Are you looking to replace your plastic razor? Leaf Shave offers a few different razor and shaving kit options depending on your specific needs. They also package and ship 100% plastic-free to aggressively offset the carbon footprint of the company. 

Price: The Leaf Razor – $84


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More than one billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out every year: Bite is trying to change that. These toothpaste “bits” will dissolve into foam while you brush. They also have a subscription service and will send your refill in 100% home compostable pouches. 

Price: Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits, 62 tablets – $12

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Humankind is another company offering 100% natural toothpaste in tablet form. The product also comes in a cute refillable glass container that is free if you sign up for a subscription.

Price: Toothpaste, 60 tablets – $15

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Nelson Naturals Toothpaste

If you’re not into tablets, Nelson Naturals offers a typical toothpaste formula that comes in a small glass bottle making it a zero-waste product. They also offer a wide range of flavors such as Spearmint, Citrus Spice, and Cinnamon to satisfy any taste buds.

Price: Original Toothpaste in Spearmint, 3 oz – $11.33

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Dr. H & Co. 

Many mouthwash brands use chemical and artificial colors which can be harmful if accidentally swallowed. This isn’t the case for Dr. H & Co. products! Their ingredients are sourced by a family-owned company specializing in botanicals, making the product vegan and gluten-free. The product also comes in a glass bottle to reduce the use of plastic. 

Price: Dentist-Formulated Refresh Mouthwash, 16 oz – $32.95


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Marley’s Monsters

You can replace almost anything in your bathroom with Marley’s Monsters sustainable products but my personal favorite has been their washable facial rounds. Each round has a 3-inch diameter and is made of 100% organic cotton flannel, making it perfect for removing makeup.

If you really want to get crazy, the company also offers reusable toilet paper (!) and cloth napkins for your kitchen. 

Price: 20 Facial Rounds – $20

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B.A.R.E soaps

This is a sustainability-first company with so many soap bar options you’re bound to find something that you love. Their soaps are made of all natural ingredients with its base blend being plant-based oils. All of their bars come packaged in plantable paper. The soap product I’ve listed is wrapped with paper  [tested and approved by the USDA] that grows into wildflowers!

Price: Great Thymes soap bar – $9.99

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Reel Paper

Reel is working to eliminate the threat of illness posed by a lack of access to toilets. How are they doing this? Toilet paper made out of bamboo. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and does not have to be repeatedly planted. Reel is also promoting the use of earth-friendly, sustainable paper products by using no plastic, inks or dyes in their packaging. 

Price: Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper, 24 rolls – $29.99

With a few simple changes to your bathroom routine, you can greatly reduce your amount of waste and be on your way to living a more sustainable lifestyle!

15 Sustainable Mens Clothing & Shoe Brands

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Looking for mens sustainable clothing? You’re in the right place!

I used to be someone who didn’t think much about the impact of my clothing choices, however the more I learned about sustainability and ethics in the apparel industry, the more I realized how important it was to start shifting my priorities.

It’s mostly women’s clothing covered when it comes to slow fashion, but there are also some fantastic, comfortable, functional, and stylish options in mens ethical clothing as well!

I have also always been a big supporter of secondhand clothing which is another very sustainable way to shop but it’s not always possible to find what I need, so here’s a review of some of my favorite brands and a roundup of ethical and sustainable men’s clothing and shoes:

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Sustainable mens clothing brand roundup
Tentree cotton sweater & Arturo Denim Co. jeans

If you’d not only like to get a product made in fair working conditions and with sustainable materials, but also to give back to the environment, Tentree is one to check out! It might sound a bit gimmicky, but they actually plant 10 trees for every piece they sell – though that’s only one part of their overall effort to become “the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet”.

I’m amazed at how often I see people, and especially men, wearing Tentree around the city, which is a great indicator that this is a sustainable clothing brand making it’s way into the mainstream.

They are one of my go-to brands, offering clothing in a variety of casual styles made from sustainable materials. I have a some staples from them, including tees, sweats, pants, shorts, and hoodies.

Size range: SM – XXL

Values: Sustainable materials, B Corp certified, strict code of conduct for manufacturing

Ordering: based in Canada, ships to North America, EU, UK, and some international

Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Knowledge Cotton Apparel puts sustainability first, and has a long list of certifications to back them up. They carry a large selection of organic and recycled casual wear.

This is by far my favourite jacket – it has a removeable insulated inner layer that doubles as it’s own light jacket, while the outer layer can be used as a standalone rain jacket with it’s water resistant waxed cotton exterior.

Size range: S – XXXL

Values: GOTS, GRS, OCS, KCA, Carbon Neutral certifications (as well as others)

Ordering: based in Denmark, ships worldwide

Sustainable menswear brands
Izzy Lane sweater, Knowledge Cotton Apparel coat, Mud jeans, & Myssyfarmi hat

Izzy Lane

I only own a handful of sweaters, but this one will always be my favourite (and likely will be with me for my lifetime). There’s nothing quite like wearing a thick, soft, and high quality wool sweater on a chilly day.

Not only is this a stylish and timeless sweater, but the wool comes from sheep that Isobel Davies (Izzy Lane’s founder) rescues from the meat industry, to live the remainder of their lives on her farm in peace. The pandemic has slowed production for their menswear, but they will still be producing some men’s pieces in the future.

Size range: SM – XL

Values: made in the UK, natural & some undyed materials

Ordering: based in the UK, ships worldwide


Kotn makes great basics while improving the lives and farms of their farmers in Egypt and Portugal through direct trading practices, guaranteed pricing, and a goal to help all their farms grow 100% organic cotton within the next 5 years. They also give back to the communities they work with by building schools, which help educate their children and narrow the poverty and gender gap.

Kotn is another great one for wardrobe staples and I like that they offer both classic and interesting colour options.

Size range: XS – XXL

Values: B Corp certified, responsible trade and manufacturing practices

Ordering: based in Canada, ships worldwide

MUD Jeans

Mud Jeans not only makes great organic jeans, but they take great effort to save water during their manufacturing process (via water recycling and innovative washing techniques at their factories, which saves over 90% of water vs. typical denim industry use) and are frontrunners in denim circularity – recycling used jeans into new ones.

The jeans I’ve had for around 5 years now have held up great to many miles of travel, and they’ve been wonderfully comfortable as well with the small amount of elastane in them!

Size range: 28×32 – 38×34

Values: GOTS Certified, zero waste, carbon neutral, circular

Ordering: based in the Netherlands, ships worldwide except UK

Sustainable mens clothing brand roundup
Tentree cotton sweater & Arturo Denim Co. jeans

Arturo Denim Co.

They manufacture high quality denim, sewn locally, and are a Canadian brand I love to support because they are located in my city. Although they don’t carry sustainability certifications, I’ve focused on purchasing a great quality staple which will last for years, as locally as possible, and a huge benefit is I can drop my jeans off for repairs and alterations at Arturo which is another great sustainable practice.

Size range: 28×32 – 42×36

Values: great quality and long lasting products, in-house sewing, tailoring, and repairs

Ordering: based in Canada, ships worldwide


Most of my days are spent wearing t-shirts and hoodies, and the ones I’ve owned from ARMEDANGELS have always pulled through as a comfortable and good-quality option. They produce a solid variety of casual wear all while using eco-friendly materials, actively working to reduce their climate impact, and maintaining fair manufacturing practices.

Size range: SM – XXL

Values: GOTS certified, sustainable/regenerative materials, Fairtrade/Fairwear

Ordering: based in Germany, ships worldwide


US store, Canadian store

I like wearing belts – In fact I usually need to wear belts, due to my complete lack of hips or butt. Nearly every belt I’ve worn in my lifetime have been generally OK, but I started noticing little holes in my t-shirts right in the area of the location of my belt buckle and realized that the holes were caused by carrying heavy things that push against the buckle. Unbelts are not only really comfortable and easy to adjust, but they are one of the only belt options I’ve found that prevent the holes forming on my shirt due to the extremely flat, non-bulky clasp!

They’re also a very conscious company who are striving to be leaders in sustainability and social responsibility. They’re a certified B corp, use recycled/diverted materials, focus on minimizing waste, and design for circularity. I also use their reuseable cloth masks which are great and very comfortable.

Size range: children’s, plus 24″-58″ hips (belts), S/M/L masks

Values: B corp certified, recycled materials, circular design, socially responsible

Ordering: based in Canada, ships worldwide

Sustainable menswear brands
Nudie Jeans tee & Tentree hemp shorts

Nudie Jeans

Nudie has a very long list of sustainable initiatives including using organic fairtrade & recycled materials, selling repaired/reused jeans, lifetime repairs to your jeans for free, and a long list of UN sustainable development goals. They use 100% organic cotton throughout their garments, and produce a wide variety of sizes and styles. The Nudie Jeans T-shirt I’ve owned for many years is one of my favourites, and I plan to try out their jeans when my current ones eventually wear out.

Size range: 24″-38″ waist, 28″-36″ length (depending on jeans), XS-XXL other garments

Values: sustainable materials, free denim repairs forever, strict code of conduct/ethics, leading members of Fair Wear Foundation

Ordering: based in Sweden, ships worldwide

Organic Basics

Organic Basics is a company with sustainability at it’s core – even their website is designed to be low-impact! They make really comfortable basics using carefully selected sustainable fabrics, use seamless knitting to increase durability and stretch of fabrics, and work with certified factories. They offer a wide variety of basics (hence the name), including some with non-nano silver polymer blends to help control odour.

Size range: S – XXL

Values: B Corp certified, and many of their factories also have certifications such as GOTS, Oeko-Tex, SA8000

Ordering: based in Denmark, ships worldwide


Even though I had never previously considered that I would have a favourite underwear brand, here we are. Since discovering Wama I’ve slowly been replacing my aging underwear stock with pairs of Wama’s hemp boxer briefs and I’ve got to say… they’re fantastic! I look forward to the part of the laundry cycle where I get to wear them, and am happy to report they are very sturdy while also remaining soft and extremely comfortable after many wears.

Hemp is also an anti-bacterial fabric and naturally organic which is a huge bonus, given that it’s, well, underwear. I plan to eventually replace all of my underwear with these hempen wonders.

Size range: S – 3XL

Values: sustainable materials, consciously made in China, vegan

Ordering: based in US, ships worldwide

WAMA hemp underwear
We both love our Wamas!

Conscious Step

Most people probably don’t think much of what kind of socks they wear. My condition for the majority of my socks is just that they’re colourful or have a fun pattern on them – why wear boring socks? Fortunately for me, Conscious Step makes a wide range of sock patterns and every unique design you choose gives back to a specific charity. They currently support 18+ causes ranging from mental health initiatives, to nature conservation, to children’s literacy and girl’s education in Asia and Africa.

Size range: S – L

Values: GOTS certified, fairtrade cotton, vegan, supports many causes

Ordering: based in Canada, ships worldwide


Sustainable mens clothing and shoes
Kamik boots, Izzy Lane sweater, Knowledge Cotton Apparel coat, Mud jeans, & Myssyfarmi hat


As Erin talked about in her winter post, sustainable and ethically made boots are tough to find! But we both went with Kamik because of their quality, vegan options, and environmental and social initiatives.

These insulated rubber boots can hold up during -40 winters or the lining can be removed to use as a warm-weather rainboot. They’re made in Canada and Kamik’s rubber boots can actually be sent back for recycling!

Size range: 7 – 15

Values: many recycling initiatives including recycled rubber/plastic in boots, recycled packaging, and recycled water used for cooling (during manufacturing)

Ordering: based in Canada (with US and EU stores), ships worldwide


Allbirds makes shoes from merino wool, Tencel, sugarcane, and other natural and responsibly sourced materials. They are also one of the only sustainable shoe brands out there that offer actual running shoes (called “Dashers”). Erin has a pair and is really happy with both their comfort and performance.

They have a bunch of sustainability initiatives, including measuring the carbon footprint of every pair of shoes they make and are working on regenerative practices.

Size range: 8 – 14 (shoes), XS – XXXL (clothing)

Values: B Corp certified, sustainable and responsibly sourced materials

Ordering: stores in many countries, ships worldwide

Sustainable mens clothing brand roundup
Skye Footwear sneakers, Nudie Jeans tee & Tentree hemp shorts

SKYE Footwear

Skye makes a collection of shoes with a primary focus on recycled materials and some biodegradability. I always prefer a slip-on style shoe, so their laceless tying system is right up my alley, and who even likes tying shoes anyways? They’re a relatively new company, but seem like a promising brand who is trying to focus on sustainability and recyclability while producing high quality footwear you’ll actually like wearing.

Size range: 4 – 13

Values: recyclable materials, transparent supply chain

Ordering: based in Canada, ships to US and some international locations

Looking for more sustainable menswear? Check out our top sustainable clothing brands for the whole family or for more shoe options, we have a huge list of sustainable footwear!

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