Affordable Sustainable Fashion That Will Rock Your Closet

Guide to sustainable fashion brands: High quality, fashion-forward, affordable clothing made with eco-friendly fabrics and sustainable practices.

Sustainable Fashion Brands

When it comes to fashion, I prefer to put my money where my mouth is and buy clothing that is sustainably and fairly produced, out of eco-friendly fabrics. Not that I always do that. I have to admit, I don’t. It can be tough to find clothes that fit those social and environmental requirements, plus be something that you really love and can afford. Sure, there are designer brands that do it – but at prices that are out of reach for most of us. And I’m not a fan of fast fashion either, even if it’s organic.

Over the years, I’ve seen the market for affordable, well-made, eco-friendly clothing grow considerably. Eco clothing used to come in basic, boring, drab-colored styles only. Now you can find super stylish designs, bright (but still non-toxic) colors, and fun fabric prints. It’s so refreshing!

Take a peek at some of the sustainable fashion brands I’ve been buying and following. I’ll be adding to this list as I discover new companies that I think you will like!*

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Satva

Satva makes yoga-inspired lifestyle apparel designed in California and inspired by India’s unique prints and bold colors.

Why they rock:

  • All styles are made with organic cotton (some are blended with other fabrics like Spandex for stretch)
  • Cotton is GOTS certified organic and non-GMO
  • A portion of every purchase goes to help organic farming communities in India, where the cotton is grown
  • Bright colors and fun prints

Favorite styles: I personally own the Nalina pullover , the Mantra leggings and the Sukha skirted leggings. They are super comfy and I love the lively colors!

BUY IT at satvaliving.com or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Synergy Organic Clothing

Synergy Organic sells fashion forward clothing and yoga apparel for women, designed by a husband and wife team in California, and hand-made in Nepal.

Why they rock:

  • Made with GOTS certified organic cotton, other eco-friendly fabrics and a bit of Spandex.
  • Dyed with low-impact dyes
  • All garments made in accordance with fair trade practices
  • Designs are inspired by nature
  • Read more about the brand here

Favorite styles: I own the Matilda dress and I’ve got my eye on the Convertible Cardigan for the colder months.

BUY IT at synergyclothing.com or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

prAna

prAna makes stylish clothing for healthy, active, free-spirited living. Over the years I’ve loved watching them grow their sustainable fabrics collections.

Why they rock:

  • Use of organic materials including organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp and recycled polyester
  • Dedication to sustainable processes and partnerships including Fair Trade Certified, bluesign for fabric safety, and Canopy for forest protection
  • Really great men’s collection
  • Read more about why I love prAna here and here

Favorite styles: I’ve been a prAna customer for a long time, and I own an embarrassing number of pieces. Recent favs include the Jada Jeans, Georgia Wrap and Sondra Sweater. I’ve also bought pants, shorts and tops for my husband and son!

BUY IT at prAna.com or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Threads 4 Thought

Threads 4 Thought makes wardrobe staples, with a focus on sustainable production and fabrics, with a goal to be the opposite of fast fashion.

Why they rock:

  • Garments made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, and modal from beech tree pulp
  • Member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which measures environmental, social and labor impacts of products
  • Some Fair Trade Certified products
  • Company is a certified B corporation, meaning they use their business as a force for good

Favorite styles: I just purchased the Tennessee V-Neck Tee and the Ciara Hoodie on sale from Rodales. Can’t wait to try them on! I notice they also have nice looking hoodies for guys.

BUY IT at threadsforthought.com or Rodales or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Indigenous Designs

Indigenous creates beautiful, handmade apparel and is committed to fair trade by creating partnerships with clothing cooperatives in South America.

Why they rock:

  • Use only all natural fibers including organic cotton, organic alpaca, marino wool and silk
  • Colorful, low-impact dyes that meet GOTS and Oeko-Tex 100 standards
  • Partner with artisans to grow the knitting and hand-looming communities
  • Offers a Fair Trace Tool™ to allow a transparent view of how and where clothes were made

Favorite styles: Sweaters are their strong suit. I own a fabulous garnet colored, alpaca cardigan that keeps me warm all winter long.

BUY IT at Indigenous.com or Rodales or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Blue Canoe

Blue Canoe specializes in stylish and versatile designs made from natural fibers that feel good next to your skin.

Why they rock:

  • Emphasis on organic cotton and bamboo
  • Allergy friendly fibers and trim
  • Low impact dyes
  • From fabric to finish, everything is designed and manufactured in the USA

Favorite styles: Blue Canoe is great for basics like tees and pullover tops. Plus they have a  nice looking collection of bras and underwear.

BUY IT at bluecanoe.com or Rodales or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Aventura

Aventura is a family owned company making comfortable clothing with an active focus, out of sustainable fabrics.

Why they rock:

  • Fabrics include organic cotton, rayon from bamboo, modal from beech trees, recycled polyester, hemp and ramie
  • Company has many green initiatives
  • Family owned since 1965

Favorite styles: I’ve got my eye on a few of their dresses. Plus they have a really nice looking men’s collection!

BUY IT at aventuraclothing.com or Rodales or on Amazon

 

Sustainable Fashion Brands

LNBF

Leave Nothing But Footprints (LNBF) is a small Toronto based company making fashionable yet practical clothing out of bamboo and other eco-friendly fibers.

Why they rock:

  • Primary fabric is organic viscose from bamboo
  • All fabrics come from Oeko-Tex 100 certified suppliers
  • Mills use a closed-loop process which prevents anything toxic being dumped into the environment.
  • Read more about LNBF here

Favorite styles: Their bamboo leggings and tops are super soft and comfy. Looks like they are expanding into dressier clothes too.

BUY IT at LNBF.ca

 

What are your favorite sustainable fashion brands?

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(*Note: There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission – at no extra charge to you. I have received some free samples, but have also purchased many of these brands on my own dime. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Mindful Momma!

About Micaela

Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.

Comments

  1. I love finding new eco-fashion brands. I too try to buy ethical and eco-friendly clothing, and failing that, go the thrifting route. So far, the only brand here that I’ve tried is Satva! Love it!

  2. Have you bought any clothes from the H&M “Conscious” line? I haven’t but their prices seem reasonable.

  3. Great post! I haven’t heard of a few of these and I consider myself a sustainable shopper! Have you checked out Soul Flower (soulflower.com) – they have fun, funky styles that are eco-friendly. I really like shopping there. Peace!

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