Plus Size Slow Fashion Guide

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This post is long overdue. Unfortunately sustainable/ethical brands offering extended sizing is still a niche within a niche, when really by now both should be mainstream, however there are some beautiful clothing brands offering conscious fashion for everyone!

Currently I’ve compiled over 60 brands who offer at least size 2X with some up to 6X and even custom sizes. This list will continue to be updated as well, so check back. ๐Ÿ™‚

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this list)

Casual, Work, & Formal Clothing

Ace & Jig (US) colourful clothing featuring artisan textiles – Sizes up to 4X

Alice Alexander (US) variety of styles made-to-order in-house from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 4X

Aliya Wanek (US) minimalist pieces made in the US from natural materials – Sizes up to 2X

Altar (US) dreamy styles made in Portland from organic and deadstock fabrics- Sizes up to 6X

Altar dresses

Arraei (CAN) romantic and minimalist styles, made in Canada from natural materials – Sizes up to 3X

Beaton (CAN) linen garments made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Birdsong (UK) cheeky graphics and fun colours ethically-made from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 3X/UK 24

Cherry Velvet (CAN) retro and vintage-style dresses made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Christy Dawn (US) dreamy dresses made from deadstock fabrics and organic cottons – Sizes up to 3X

Dazey LA (US) Colourful casualwear made-to-order in LA – Sizes up to 3X

Dressarte Paris (FR) custom, made-to-measure classic & formal pieces from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 2X + custom sizing

Eileen Fisher (US) huge variety of sustainable and ethically made, timeless garments – Sizes up to 3X

Encircled (CAN) comfy staples and versatile styles made in Canada from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 2X

Franc (CAN) casual basics and knits made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Free Label (CAN) sustainable basics and loungewear made in Canada – Sizes up to 4X

Free Label bra, pants, tee, & skirt

Hackwith Design House (US) breezy dresses and drapey linen pieces, made in the US – Sizes up to 4X

Hours (US) styles exclusively made for plus size women – Sizes 14-28

IGIGI (US) customizable work and formal dresses ethically made-to-order in Ukraine – Sizes up to 32 + custom sizing

Jamie + The Jones (US) drapey minimalist pieces made in the US from natural materials – Sizes up to 4X

Kaela Kay (CAN) colourful dresses and statement pieces made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X/22

Mara Hoffman (US) both classic & statement pieces made form natural and sustainable materials – Sizes up to 3X

MarketPlace: Handwork India (US) fair trade clothing made in India from block-printed, batik, hand-dyed and other artisan fabrics – Sizes up to 4X

Mata Traders (US) plus size collection of patterned fair trade dresses – Sizes up to 2X

Mettamade (CAN) comfy basics and knits made in Canada – Sizes up to 4X

Miakoda (US) comfy casual, lounge, and yoga clothes, made in the US from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 4X (currently in the process of expanding their styles to 4X)

Miakoda leggings

Mien (US) minimalist, classic and casual styles made in LA from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 3X

Nettleโ€™s Tale (CAN) classic wardrobe staples ethically made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Only Child (US) sustainable basics made in-house – Sizes up to 4X

Passion Lilie (US) sustainable and fair trade clothing featuring artisan fabrics – Sizes up to 2X

Poplinen (US) casual tees and basics ethically made in LA from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 3X

Sarah Sue Design (CAN) sustainable statement and staple pieces, made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Seasalt Cornwall (UK) large variety of classic and colourful styles – Sizes up to 28UK

Simoneโ€™s Rose (CAN) sustainable, small-batch womenswear, made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Sotela (US) sustainable line made in-house focusing on fit and body fluctuations – unique size system

State (US) colourful clothing made in the US – Sizes up to 3X

Symbology (US) artisan block-printed garments, great for unique and formal dresses and options – Sizes up to 3X

Symbology wrap dress & bomber jacket

Thief & Bandit (CAN) – whimsical, hand-printed fabrics made-to-order in their studio – Sizes up to 3X

Tonlรฉ (US) zero waste clothing ethically made from scraps and reclaimed materials – Sizes up to 2X

Tradlands (US) focus on quality, timelessness and natural materials – Sizes up to 3X

Two Fold Clothing (US) Linen and natural fiber clothing made-to-order in the US – Sizes up to 3X

Uniform (CAN) natural, minimalist pieces made-to-order in Canada – Sizes up to 3X


Denim

Coco Copper jeans (left) & Warp + Weft jeans (right)

Arturo Denim Co. (CAN) slim-fit jeans made in Canada – Sizes up to 42

Coco Copper (US) jeans made in LA from denim milled in sustainable European heritage mills. – Sizes up to 36

Nudie (intl.) variety of styles with stores internationally – Sizes up to 38

Pearls of Laja (DE) organic cotton jeans made for different body types – Sizes up to 37

Warp + Weft (US) vertically integrated, ethically made denim – Sizes up to 24 (dress size)


Activewear

Girlfriend bras, leggings, unitard & shorts

Alder (CAN) transparent and ethically made hiking/outdoor apparel – Sizes up to 4X

DAY/WON (US) activewear made in the US from mainly recycled materials – Sizes up to 5X/32

Girlfriend (US) colourful leggings and activewear made from recycled bottles – Sizes up to 6X

Miakoda (US) comfy casual, lounge, and yoga clothes, made in the US from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 4X (in the process of expanding all styles to 4X)

Prana (US) active and outdoor apparel made from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 3X


Underwear/Lingerie

Azura Bay lace bralette

Azura Bay (US/CAN) online store with a variety of sustainable and ethical brands – Sizes up to 3X

Hara (AUS) bamboo bralettes, undies, and loungewear made in Australia – Sizes up to 5X

Knickey (US) organic cotton undies made in fair trade certified factory. They also have a great recycled program for old underwear! – Sizes up to 3X

Lara Intimates (UK) comfy non-wired bras with a focus on fit, made in London from deadstock and reclaimed materials (these are seriously my favourite bras ever!) – Sizes up to 16UK & 36GG

Proclaim (US) inclusive nude undergarments – Sizes up to 3X

Thunderpants (US) underwear with cute prints and fun colours, made from organic cotton in the US – Sizes up to 3X

Uye Surana (US) beautiful and sexy lingerie, ethically made in the US and Colombia – Sizes up to 3X


Swimwear

Nettle’s Take (left) & Saltwater Collective (right)

Bold Swim (US) bright colours and sexy cuts made form a proprietary โ€œbiodegradableโ€ nylon – Sizes up to 2X

Dazey LA (US) colourful printed swimwear, made-to-order in LA – Sizes up to 3X

Hackwith Design House (US) one and two-piece styles with wrap and tie details – Sizes up to +4.5/28

Londre (CAN) variety of unique styles made in Canada from sustainable materials – Sizes up to 2X

Mara Hoffman (US) classic and colourful swimwear and coverups – Sizes up to 3X

Nettleโ€™s Tale (CAN) variety of cuts and styles from sporty to sexy, made in Canada – Sizes up to 3X

Saltwater Collective (CAN) cute cuts in a variety of colours made in Canada from recycled materials – Sizes up to 2X

Thief & Bandit (CAN) – whimsical, hand-printed swimwear made-to-order in their studio – Sizes up to 3X

Unika Swim (CAN) sexy swimwear for all sizes made in Canada from recycled materials – Sizes up to 4X + custom sizing


Secondhand & Vintage

Another Love (CAN)

Ballyhoo Vintage (US)

Berriez (US)


Are there any conscious brands missing? Please share them in the comments!

4 Responses

  1. Jennifer Strength
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    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this post. Thank you so much!

    Idea for the future: For all the fashion guides, would it be possible to include a rough idea for pricing? It could be as simple as the price of their cheapest garment to the most expensive garments rounded up i.e. $50-$100 or $100-$300. I completely understand that many companies seem “expensive” compared to fast fashion, and we need to adjust our ideas of what clothing should actually cost; however, I’d love to be able to look at a list like this and know which brands are closer to my budget instead of having to click through each one to see if they’re even attainable for me at this moment in time. I think little things like this make the lifestyle more accessible and less disheartening to those who are trying to transition from a fast fashion to slow fashion state of mind.

    Again, I’m extremely grateful for the work you do. Keep it up!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

    • Verena Erin
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      I totally understand that info would be helpful and I’ve tried to do this in the past but found it very difficult to come up with a way to accurately convey the price. For example a brand might carry clothing in the $50-$100 range but then also sells $500 coats or $15 socks, so cheapest and most expensive can be misleading. Doing a rough average instead I’ve had people get angry if says $100-$200 but then they have some pieces that are $400. I also ran into the issue that brand’s collections can fluctuate in price, so when the post is written it might be accurate but maybe the next collection is overall a bit cheaper or more expensive, and unfortunately I just don’t have the time to update posts each season.

      If you have any suggestions or ideas for these issues I would love to hear them though! It’s info I would like to be able to include, I just haven’t been able to find a way to make it work.

  2. Rebecca
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    THANK YOU for this list, it’s amazing! Some of my favourites and some new names to investigate. I’d add that Thunderpants is actually a NZ brand with an American arm. So if customers are shopping from the Southern Hemisphere they can also try https://www.thunderpants.co.nz/.

    I live in Melbourne, Australia and sadly there isn’t a huge market yet down under for sustainable plus-size ranges but it’s exciting watching the industry grow! x

  3. Ann
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    Thanks for this. Great post! I think TomBoyX would be a good additional mention for the underwear section.

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