Looking for men’s ethical clothing companies and brands? Right this way!
I regularly get emails from male Moral Fibres readers asking about men’s ethical clothing brands and companies.
Men’s ethical clothing can be a little trickier to track down than their female counterparts. However, there are still lots of great shops and companies out there catering to the ethical man.
To make life as easy as possible for you, I’ve put together some of my favourite men’s ethical clothing brands. I’ve also highlighted other outlets where you can buy men’s ethical clothing.
This list will be ever-evolving as I find more shops. In fact, it’s been updated for 2021. So make sure that you bookmark this post or add it to Pinterest so you can revisit it on a semi-regular basis!
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Men’s Ethical Clothing Companies & Brands
I’ve broadly categorised the shops by price range to make life easy:
Budget – £
If you’re into vintage clothing and one-off vintage pieces then Beyond Retro says they have the biggest range of men’s vintage fashion in the UK. Their clothing spans from the 1950s to the 1990s, and they carry a wide range of styles. Sizes vary, being vintage, however Beyond Retro generally caters for sizes XS to XXL.
eBay has changed in recent years, but it is still possible to shop for secondhand clothes on a tight budget. My tops tip is to make sure you select the filter for secondhand clothing only. You can also set a maximum budget for each item. You can also find some other useful tips on my post on eBay shopping tips.
Oxfam has a super collection of secondhand clothes for sale on their website. This means you don’t have to spend hours wandering around charity shops. Instead, grab a drink and peruse their secondhand collection from the comfort of your sofa. Again, the sizes available vary, although they do have big, tall, and plus-size filters.
Budget – ££
Arthur and Henry sell smart, classic shirts, all of which are ethically made. What’s more, join their newsletter and receive 15% off your first order. Find them in sizes S to XL.
Bam: Bamboo sell sustainably sourced activewear made from bamboo. And new for Autumn 2020: low impact jeans. It takes around 7600l of water to make a conventional pair of jeans. Bam: Bamboo says their jeans require less water to make.
Bam: Bamboo is seeking to be impact positive. As such they are making great steps to minimise their impacts on climate, waste, water, chemicals, humans, and land use. They cater for sizes S to XXL.
Brothers We Stand sells design-led ethical menswear, in sizes S to XXL.
Cariki is a London based streetwear brand producing ethical clothing for the younger generation. Using a variety of materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester, they also ship their items plastic-free. Suitable for sizes small to large.
Cock and Bull Menswear produce classic designs. Think flat caps, bespoke tweed, and more, and you’re along the right lines. All their items are made in the UK, and they offer free UK shipping. Find their range in sizes S to XXL.
Ethical Superstore is a great one-stop-shop for a wide variety of ethical clothing companies.
Ethletic produce ethical Converse style trainers made from FSC certified natural rubber and FLO certified organic cotton.
Here on Etsy, you can find a wide selection of hand-made, hand-printed, and vintage menswear from sellers worldwide. If you don’t want to get stung by import duties search for shops in the UK only.
An ethically made and sustainable outdoor clothing brand, which even offers a repair service for your Finisterre jacket. They cater for sizes XS to XXL.
Frank and Faith stocks a wide variety of ethical menswear brands.
Greenfibres offers a small range of organic and natural fairtrade menswear which is 100% chemical-free.
Howies produce active clothing ethically made, with a focus on quality clothing that lasts. They cater for sizes S to XXL.
As one of the original pioneers of ethical clothing, they have a wide men’s selection, catering for sizes S to XL.
Lost Shapes sell organic cotton Earth Positive t-shirts hand-printed with water-based inks. The quality is second to none and from experience, I can personally attest that each item washes really well. Suitable for sizes XS to XXL.
Lyme Terrace makes ethically made shirts, t-shirts, and jumpers, all of which are made in the UK. These are made with organic, recycled and/or regenerated fabrics. They are transparent about their supply chains. Lyme Terrace caters for sizes S to L.
Looking for men’s sustainable swimwear? Good news then, Mangata London makes contemporary swim shorts made with the environment in mind. Their collection uses a super soft fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Their range of premium swim shorts are made in small production runs in Romania, and the Mangata team works closely with their manufacturer to use materials efficiently to keep waste to a minimum. Shop here for sizes S to XL.
Purveyors of organic bamboo jeans, made in England, that are beautifully soft. You can also find chinos, tops, and jackets is S to XL. My only gripe is that Monkee Genes only come in two leg lengths – regular and long. The regular leg length is 32″, so if you’re on the shorter side you may struggle with the fit.
Morcant is a gender-neutral essentials label founded in Sheffield. Their aim is to make functional everyday clothing using high quality & long-lasting premium fabrics. With sustainability at the core of the brand, each piece of their organic collection is crafted using certified eco-friendly materials and ethically manufactured in Bangladesh. Find their pieces in sizes S to XL.
Natural Collection offers a wide range of ethical clothing and accessories from a variety of brands, in a variety of sizes.
One of my favourite men’s ethical clothing companies, Danish-based Organic Basics sells men’s underwear, activewear, and everyday essentials in sizes S to XXL. These include t-shirts, tops, vests, etc, all of which are made from organic and recycled materials. Organic Basics say “The fashion industry is dirty – but it can be better. We constantly search for better innovation, we have a visionary use of sustainable materials – and a continued focus on ethical production” and I have to say I’m a big fan. Use discount code WENDYOBC for 10% off your order.
Origin Africa is the UK’s first 100% not-for-profit fashion brand, making contemporary ethical and sustainable unisex garments in sizes XS to XL. These are produced using 100% organic cotton and vegan-approved water-based dyes. What’s more, profits are used to fund social enterprises in Africa. These include projects around improving child health through proper sanitation, and female empowerment through skills training and education
Playa London has decided to make one thing, and make that one thing well: shirts. All of their vegan shirts are made from organic cotton and feature wooden buttons instead of plastic ones. Find them in sizes small to large.
This Isle of Wight outfit focus on eco-friendly made casual t-shirts, jumpers, and hoodies in sizes XS to XXL.
Rockit offers a huge selection of men’s vintage clothing online, catering for sizes XXS to XXXL. This is the most inclusive sizing for men’s ethical clothing that I’ve found.
If you’re looking for hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and polo shirts for active lifestyles, then Silverstick is the one to go to. Find them in sizes S to XL.
Easy to wear fairtrade clothing made from bamboo, hemp, and/or organic cotton. Find smart shirts here, as well as leisurewear. Keep your eye out for regular sales.
The White T-Shirt Co produces simple wardrobe basics in 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. As such, if you’re looking for the perfect ethical white t-shirt then step this way. And take 10% off your first order if you sign up for their newsletter. Suitable for sizes S to XL.
Yew Clothing make ethically made sports and casual wear, all of which are made from sustainable materials. Find them in sizes S to XL.
Budget – £££
Hiut ethically makes beautiful bespoke jeans, handmade in Cardigan. These are expensive jeans, but whilst the initial outlay might be high, expect a pair to last forever. Hiut stands by their jeans even when they fail you. As such they offer free repairs for the life of your jeans, with just one rule. You have to send them back washed.
They cater for waist sizes from 28″ to 40″, and offer a range of leg sizes.
Responsibly made outdoor clothing designed to last, and to be repairable. Their website also gives advice on how to repair all Patagonia items, which is seriously useful. And for any clothing that can’t be repaired then you can drop it off at a Patagonia store for recycling or repurposing. Suitable for sizes XS-XXL.
100% organic jeans made with sustainability in mind. And if your Nudie jeans need mending you can pop into their London shop for a free repair service. If you’re not London-based, they can send you a repair kit free of charge. Once your jeans are finally worn out, you can send them back to Nudie and they’ll recycle them into new jeans.
If you know of any other men’s ethical clothing companies/stockists that you think should be included here then do drop me a line!
ps: if you like this then you might also be interested in my post on ethical men’s underwear.