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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.