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Best Sustainable Brands for Basics 2021

This blog post is basically my starter pack to building an ethical and sustainable wardrobe in 2020. The following companies are my go-to brands for pretty much anything that I can’t thrift. Remember, no brand is completely sustainable. But the 9 brands on this list are doing a dang good job at lowering their environmental impact. I always use Good On You (subscribe to their newsletter!) to learn more about how brands are rated on various ethical/sustainable vectors. I hope you enjoy exploring these coolio companies, happy shopping!

Related: Best Size Inclusive Sustainable & Ethical Brands 2021



Super soft hemp tees, sweatshirts, shorts and jumpsuits. Most of their pieces are also genderless! See their Button Front Jumper on my Instagram here. Shop here.

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Founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, with a radical commitment to sustainability. They carry full collections for both men and women. See the Canyon Dress on my Instagram here. Shop here.

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A certified B-Corp. Edgy basics with a utilitarian twist. They’re kinda the new Everlane imo! Minus all the…shenanigans. My picks: the Utility Pant and Cropped Twill Jacket. Shop here.

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Mate The Label

Clean essentials made with organic materials. Their entire line is centered on comfort — loungewear and sleepwear aka “soft clothes” only. My picks: the David Sweatshirt and Ali Pant. Shop here.

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Ethereal dresses, smart trousers, breezy tops. LACAUSA is kind of a one stop shop. My picks: the Keyla Dress and Lola Trousers. Shop here.

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Back Beat Co

Hemp and organic cotton clothing, made ethically in Los Angeles. The brand that can take you from the gym, to work, to cocktails, and literally everything in between. See the Voyager jumpsuit on my Instagram here. Shop here.

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Eye to Eye

Timeless pieces with a 90s flair. In the most unique color palettes. The pieces you’ll grab again next week, next year, next decade. My picks: the Melanie Top and Janis Short. See them on my Instagram feed here. Or shop ’em here.

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Clothes to live in now, and love forever. Look polished for work, and effortlessly pulled together for the weekend. I personally recommend their classic white oxford. Shop here.

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Big Bud Press

Genderless, size inclusive and BOLD af. What more could you want? I personally recommend the Work Pant (I own them in cornflower blue). Shop here.

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What sustainable/ethical brands are on your radar lately? Please share them with me in the comments!


  • Carol Anne
    July 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Love this list! Also can’t recommend Tuesday of California enough- they’re fantastic!

  • Brittney Mary
    August 2, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I love tradlands! I will check them out. I got turned on to this blog by Sylven New York! My first pair just arrived!

  • James Brian
    August 6, 2020 at 5:20 am

    I also will try these brands next time. Thanks for sharing this beautiful blog with us.

  • shireen
    April 17, 2021 at 3:33 am

    I think these brands are not only suitable for 2021, but also will be popular in the future


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