A much sought-after topic, this article is all about sustainable t-shirt brands.
Let me be honest, before you say it out loud – finding sustainable clothing brands with a positive environmental impact is not impossible, but it’s still pretty hard. It’s like watching just one episode of that Netflix thing before you go to sleep.
I have good news though. If you are on the hunt for some organic basics and sustainable shirts, you’ve come to the right place.
All of these top brands below stand against plastic bottle usage, toxic chemicals and strive towards using less water, leaving a negative carbon footprint, sending plastic-free packaging, and implementing slower production schedules.
Since we don’t own renewable energy (not before eight hours of sleep and two coffees), let’s go find you the most sustainable t-shirt, that is also eco-friendly. I.e., the perfect t-shirt.
Scroll below to see for yourself!
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE T-SHIRT BRANDS:
1. Amour Vert
When trying to find the best way to describe Amour Vert’s T-shirts, I just checked out their website. No matter if you are looking for the so-hot-right-now V-necks or long-sleeve sustainable t-shirts to elevate your layering game, they have it all. Showing what a beautiful marriage between sustainability and style looks like, they use signature recycled and raw materials, which make the final result look (and feel) luxurious, comfortable, and able to stand the test of time. Look at it like a Taylor Swift album.
2. Universal Standard
When a product has thousands of loving reviews, it’s safe to say it might be worth checking out. 9 times out of 10, it’s most certainly worth it. This goes without saying to Universal Standard and their ethical T-shirts. Made of premium Peruvian cotton (so much better than conventional cotton) and other sustainable fabrics, consider them an essential piece whether you like the basic choices or you opt for the striped POV. The brand is all about inclusivity, so you can order all of their organic cotton T-shirts from size 00 to size 40.
3. GREEN SHIRTS
Since day one, Green Shirts has been focused on exclusively organic cotton and other fairly produced textiles. Their organic T-shirts are sustainable, eco-friendly, and vegan. In other words, as I like to say most of the time, good for you and good for the Planet. Green Shirts has started with the realization that many of our clothes are produced under polluting and inhumane conditions. That’s why the team decided to only buy second-hand and organic-fair clothes before creating them on their own. Phoebe Buffay would approve!
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4. THE GOOD TEE
The Good Tee dates back to 2020 following the owner’s trip to India and the surprising reveal of extremely high suicide rates. Devoted to slower production processes, ethical working conditions, better environmental performance, and fair deals, the brand’s team crafts essential pieces for any capsule wardrobe. This is why every single piece is not made from a machine but by a human being. I feel like using the word ‘incredible’ would be a super serious understatement.
Made from organic bamboo, BOODY‘s t-shirts are soft, simple, and elegant. It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s true. In addition to using a range of sustainable materials, the Australian brand strives towards eco-production, fair wages, and being animal-friendly, all the while leveling up our ethical fashion haul. There are a lot of things to check out and admire, but their Boyfriend T-Shirt is a must. In fact, I recommend four. One in each color.
I bet you haven’t forgotten how much we fell in love with Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘driver’s license’ and everything else she did. Good for you (pun intended), me too. As strange as it sounds, this comparison best describes my everlasting love for Everlane. How could I describe their basic T-shirts, you ask? How about with a checklist? Crafted from refined materials? Yes. Simple but good-looking? Sure. Affordable? Absolutely. Going hand in hand with everything? Hell, yeah! Don’t give it a second thought.
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7. All Birds
Conscious consumers do their extensive research, but I’ve done this one for you. In case you, like Sheldon Cooper himself, prefer everything quite traditional and neatly in order – look no further than All Birds. Made of 100% organic materials that have grown without harsh chemicals, you’ll fall in love with every single product suggestion you’ll find online. Offered in a wide range of colors and sizes, and at a very reasonable price, that’s not Bazinga. It’s sustainable apparel.
Let’s make a pact, okay? I’ll tell you why PACT is a brand name you must remember, and you will trust me because you know I always notice great sustainable practices when I see them (or wear them). First of all, the color scheme is wild – there are a lot of different options to choose from. Second, there are the lovely 3-pack suggestions. Lastly, they offer super soft maternity tees too! Now add the constant ambition for something bigger and better (read: fair trade, organic materials, and fewer negative impacts in the production processes), and you will have it all.
9. THREADS 4 THOUGHT
Founded in 2006, Threads 4 Thought is an apparel brand with a positive impact on people and our planet. Everything from production to packaging and delivery is well… thought out (a lot of puns, but had to). Although I can go on with my story about the brand all day long, let me focus on the T-shirt for this. I believe the Invincible Crew Neck Tee will best describe what I have in mind. Soft. Sweat-proof. Literally taking the everyday classics to the next level.
10. THE CLASSIC T-SHIRT COMPANY
Yes, it’s safe to say that The Classic T-Shirt Company makes classic T-shirts. All pieces bring together high quality and integrity, and picking a winner would be a hard task even for the most pretentious personas. I love the women’s Short Sleeve V Neck in copper brown. In case your soul has had enough minimalism for this season, try one of the other 10+ colorful shades. Not going to lie, the Unisex French Terry Box Tee is my go-to choice. You’ll never wonder what to wear. Ever again.
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PrAna inspires fashion enthusiasts to stay active and always look good doing it. It’s one of the best sustainable brands and ethical brands at the same time. As for myself, I’m always looking for creative yet timeless pieces. Their T-shirts are exactly what you expect them to be – colorful, carefree, and a little bit oversized. I feel like it’s important to note that down as well – they have a lot of discounts (up to 50% off on a good day) so keep your eyes on the tab. I know I would.
12. Made Trade
Made Trade is a new name on my horizon, but one I love just from scrolling through all the brand suggestions. Holding themselves to a higher ethical standard, the creators behind it understand that sustainability has to stay above mass production, so their ‘About’ page looks like the kind of guidebook that a lot of fast fashion brands need to follow. The Scoop Neck Pointelle Tee is strong and at the same time feminine. Sweet yet a bit formal. I don’t know if you will bedazzle Zendaya on the Oscars’ red carpet with it, but you’ll definitely feel extra comfortable.
13. MATE The Label
When I say MATE The Label understands slow fashion, I mean it. Its mission is to provide customers with essentials that are clean from seed to skin. Therefore, expect non-toxic, natural, and organic materials with nothing in between. Everybody talks about sustainable fashion, it’s a thing we need to do if we are to keep this industry going. Feel free to correct me if you think I’m wrong, but the Organic Cotton Crop Tee is the IT piece for every season moving forward.
It’s true. We can make the world a better place without compromising style and quality. Believing everything is connected, WVN’s team focuses on sustainability, timelessness, and social consciousness to keep up with their own highest standards. Their factories are fair trade certified, while their Baby Tee epitomes the whole joie de vivre philosophy. Here we find a perfect blend of organic cotton and linen. Also, dozens of different styles to try.
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15. Organic Basics
A 100% organic cotton crew neck tee is a classic staple, and this is not subject to discussion. Yes, you might pay more than you usually do for a T-shirt, but you already know that investing in high-quality pieces is essential once you start walking the longevity way. While ordering your next style favorite from Organic Basics’ website, don’t forget to look up their A-Z guide to the fashion industry. It includes 26 reasons why we all need to change the way it works.
Popping up when you open Encircled’s web page, you’ll see a quiz determining what your capsule wardrobe needs to look like. If you ask me, one of their T-shirts is an excellent starting point. Made of buttery soft, drapey Bamboo-blend friendly fabrics and featuring a flattering, relaxed fit, those classic t-shirts elevate any outfit and show us that sometimes we don’t need a lot to look fashionable. Did you hear that, Lizzo?
There you have it. A fantastic selection of sustainable t-shirt brands for you to choose from and get into your wardrobe. Which ones did you fall in love with? Who will you be showing off at the first opportunity you get? I’d love to see! Tag me on socials @SavinaOfficial on IG. After all, sharing is caring.
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