Women’s Ethical Clothing: 50 Best UK Brands For 2024

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Looking for the best women’s ethical clothing brands? Here are over 50 of the very best sustainable brands available right now.

The ethical fashion market is growing. In fact, it’s never been bigger thanks to increasing demands from customers wanting more ethical and fair clothing in response to increasing knowledge on the impact of fast fashion on the environment and on fast fashion garment workers. Especially with increasing knowledge that poorly regulated sweatshops aren’t just found abroad, but in the UK too.

I always say that the most sustainable clothing is the clothing you already have. Therefore, wearing our clothes for as long as possible, and repairing them when need be is key to building an ethical wardrobe.

The next most sustainable option is to shop secondhand. If you need any help with that, then here’s my guide on where to buy secondhand clothes online.

Change Happens

However, sometimes our clothes do wear out, our size changes, or our lifestyle changes. You might not always find what you need secondhand. It can be daunting knowing where to start looking for new ethically conscious clothing. To help you out, I’ve listed the UK ethical clothing brands I’ve come across that cater to women. 

I’ve also included sizing information for each brand. This is because the ethical fashion world is notorious for not being particularly size-inclusive. While many brands aren’t, some brands are making steps to provide plus-size ethical fashion. I, therefore, want this guide to be helpful for those looking for specific sizes.

First off, to help make navigation easy for you, here are the quick links for women’s ethical clothing brands, or you can keep scrolling down to see all the brands.

To help you out further, I’ve included a rough price range for each brand. The key to this guide is:

 £ = Under £50 | ££ = £50 – 100 | £££ = £100+

The Best Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands for 2023

Clothes on a rack with a blue text box that says 40 plus stylish women's ethical clothing brands

On to the brands!

Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands A – D

Allbirds

Person wearing a navy sustainable hoodie from Allbirds.

Budget – £ – ££

Caters for sizes UK 4 – 26

Available directly from Allbirds

Allbirds, the ethical shoe retailer, has a small but perfectly formed range of super-size-inclusive casual clothing for women made responsibly from sustainable materials. From leggings to vests and long and short-sleeved t-shirts to sweatshirts, hoodies and tracksuit bottoms. You’ll even find cosy wool jumpers and cardigans.

Allbirds says that offering a carefully curated product range fit for all seasons means that it can maintain a small, tight-knit supply chain.


Aspiga

Person wearing a blue ethical dress from Aspiga.

Budget – £ – £££

Caters for sizes 8 – 18

Available directly from Aspiga

Looking for floaty dresses or clothing for sunny climes? Look no further than Aspiga, a fair trade, ethical, and sustainable fashion brand based in London.

This B-Corp specialises in dresses and resort wear, made using natural, organic and sustainable materials. These include organic cotton, linen, Ecovero, Tencel and Econyl.

Aspiga partners with small suppliers and skilled craftspeople in India and Kenya who share its ethos to create its beautiful fair trade pieces.

Use the exclusive code FREEDELMF23 to get free delivery on all orders at Aspiga until 31/12/2023 (can only be used once per customer).


Asquith

Person wearing sustainable fashion from Asquith.

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes: 8 – 16

Available from Ethical Superstore

Asquith produces stylish and ethically made yoga wear and loungewear in the finest quality organic cotton and bamboo fabrics.  

Asquith believes that at the heart of sustainability is getting the most wear from fewer, better-quality pieces. As such, it designs its collections so they are functional, versatile and timeless.

As its ethos is sportswear without the “sporty” look, this means Asquith’s pieces also make for great, comfortable working-from-home or weekend wear.


BAM

Person wearing BAM bamboo leggings in the woods.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes: 8 – 16

Available directly from BAM

As the name suggests, BAM sells sustainably sourced activewear made ethically from bamboo. 

BAM has also recently started selling low-impact jeans. It takes around 7600 litres of water to make a conventional pair of jeans. BAM instead says its jeans require considerably less water to make.

Rather than just stopping there, BAM is also seeking to be impact-positive. As such, the brand is making great steps to minimise its impacts on climate, waste, water, chemicals, humans, and land use.

You can find out more about BAM’s work here.

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Beaumont Organic

Person wearing an undyed wool jumper from ethical women's clothing brand Beaumont Organic

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for: sizes 8 – 20

Available from Beaumont Organic

Beaumont Organic – a Manchester-based women’s ethical clothing retailer – makes beautiful casual clothing from sustainable fabrics. These include GOTS-certified organic cotton, linen and lyocell – a more sustainable fabric made from wood pulp.

Working only with factories that are within the EU, pay fair wages, and provide good working conditions, you can be sure your clothing is made as ethically as possible.

In a great sustainability move, Beaumont Organic also now offers free repairs to all UK customers on all Beaumont Organic garments to extend their lifespan and reduce textile waste.

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for the Beaumont Organic newsletter.


Bibico

Women wearing a yellow cardigan from sustainable fashion brand Bibico.

Budget: ££

Caters for: sizes 8 – 16

Available from Trouva

Bibico makes laidback fairtrade fashion that’s simple yet stylish, and very wearable. 

Every item is crafted from hand-picked natural and organic fabrics and produced in fair trade cooperatives that are certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Bibico believes in slow fashion. As such, it designs and manufactures two collections a year which are produced in small runs. Its beautiful designs are classic, timeless and made with quality raw materials that you will want to wear again and again.


Boody

Person wearing a grey vest from women's ethical clothing brand Boody

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 6 – 16

Available directly from Boody

Looking for ethical wardrobe essentials? Then try Boody – a certified B-Corp that specialises in sustainable basics.

This ethical brand produces high-quality basics, with a stringent focus on sustainable materials and ethical and planet-friendly practices. 

Using FSC-certified bamboo, all Boody garments are 100% vegan.

This makes Boody a great go-to for staples such as vests, leggings, t-shirts, hoodies, activewear, and loungewear. 

Sign up for the Boody newsletter for 10% off your first order.


Boyish Jeans

Person wearing a recycled denim jumpsuit from Boyish Jeans

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes: XS – XL

Available at Farfetch

Boyish Jeans works exclusively with recycled fabrics and materials to create stylish denim products. This means that its ethical clothing has a much smaller impact, particularly in terms of water usage.

As well as using recycled fabrics, Boyish Jeans also employs ethical and sustainable practices when developing and manufacturing its denim products.

Find jeans, jackets, boiler suits, shorts, skirts, dresses and more – all made from its signature recycled denim.

Check out my guide to ethical jeans, for more ethical denim recommendations.


Brora

Person wearing oatmeal Brora cardigan standing in front of a daisies.

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes: 6 – 18

Available directly from Brora

Committed to making long-lasting, quality clothing in natural fibres, independent slow fashion brand Brora has been leading the way in British-made clothing for 30 years now.

Brora takes great pride in its slow fashion ethos and British manufacturing, as well as its commitment to renewable fabrics. These include organic cotton, wool and linen.

Famed for its heritage-inspired knitwear, Brora isn’t just about cardigans and jumpers. You’ll also find pretty dresses, skirts, trousers, tops and blouses in timeless styles that you’ll want to turn to for years to come.


Celtic & Co.

Person wearing Celtic and Co natural fibre clothing

Budget: ££-£££

Caters for sizes 6 – 18

Available via Marks & Spencer

Based in Great Britain, Celtic & Co. specialises in shoes and clothing made exclusively from ethically sourced natural fibres. 

Its materials include non-mulesing wool, recycled cotton, organic cotton, recycled linen, and more.

And passionate supporters of British manufacturing, many of its products are made within Great Britain. 

Focusing on quality and design, rather than seasonal trends, Celtic & Co. pieces are also designed to last the distance.


Christy Dawn

Person wearing an ethical dress in navy from the Christy Dawn brand.

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes S – XL

Available at Content Beauty

When it comes to high-end women’s ethical clothing, look no further than Christy Dawn. The Christy Dawn team shun new fabrics. Instead, the team rummage through piles of leftover and discontinued fabric – what’s known as headstock.

When they find fabric they love, the team of artisans cut, sew, and finish each piece in Christy Dawn’s Los Angeles factory.

Making limited-edition runs from existing fabric means each version of a style is very limited. This means there’s little chance of being seen in the same dress as anyone else.

Find Christy Dawn in the UK via Content Beauty.


Colorful Standard

Person wearing a red top and pink scarf from women's ethical clothing brand Colorful Standard.

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes XS – XL

Available from Colorful Standard

Colorful Standard specialises in organic wardrobe staples in a myriad of colourways, all ethically made in Portugal.

From organic cotton t-shirts at a reasonable £27 to organic cotton hoodies, sweatshirts, jogging bottoms, and more.

The brand also specialises in recycled merino wool products – from cosy socks, hats, scarves, and jumpers, again, in a riot of different colours.

Colours include muted basics such as black, grey, navy and white. And if you are feeling bolder, then its bright shades offer fun options such as Kelly green, bright coral, flamingo pink, and much much more. Its t-shirt range, for example, offers sustainable t-shirts in 59 different colour options!

Worried about the impact of these dyes? Worry not. Colorful Standard garment dyes its clothing using certified environmentally friendly dyes. This means that the garments are first produced, and then dyed according to demand only. This way, Colorful Standard can produce its products without wasting large quantities of dye.

Colorful Standard also plants one tree for every order placed.


Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands E – J

Existential Thread

Women wearing a grey Kind Clothing ethical t-shirt.

Budget: £

Caters for: UK sizes 6 – 20

Available directly from Existential Thread

Existential Thread makes vegan-friendly leisure and casual wear for women.

All of Existential Thread’s apparel is ethically made in GOTS-certified and Fair Wear Foundation-approved facilities. This means that garment professionals are guaranteed safe and dignified working conditions, a fair living wage and a legally binding contract.

To help stop waste from the fashion industry, every Existential Thread item is printed to order. Existential Thread needs 3 to 5 days to freshly print your item, then it will arrive at your door in plastic-free packaging.

To give back, Existential Thread works with Thread Ahead, a charity that works to reduce waste in the fashion industry by redirecting good quality, new clothing to refugees in need. 


The Fever Few Clothing

Person wearing a handmade orange jacket from UK clothing brand Fever Few Clothing

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 8 – 16

Available via Etsy

The Fever Few Clothing make beautiful jacket-style tops to order. Each piece is designed, cut, and sewn in its Bristol studio for the smallest carbon footprint possible.

The Fever Few Clothing aims to create pieces that will become wardrobe favourites, that will be long lasting and well worn, encouraging a connection with your garment as it is worn through the seasons. It’s slow fashion at its finest.


Findra

Person wearing sustainable and ethical clothing from Findra

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for sizes 8 – 20

Available directly at Findra

Outdoor clothing specialist Findra is a Scottish-based ethical clothing company. Subscribing to the slow fashion ethos, Findra says its clothing is designed to outlast any fashion trends. Its clothing is stylish, timeless and can be mixed and matched, so you can build a sustainable wardrobe piece by piece.

All of Findra’s raw materials have been chosen and sourced for their sustainability credentials as well as their comfort, and the majority of its collection is made ethically in the UK. Findra also offers a reasonably priced repair service for your Findra clothing, should it get damaged.

Find staples such as tops and t-shirts, as well as leggings, trousers and baselayers at Findra. Essentially everything you need for your next outdoor adventure is here.


Frugi

Person wearing a sustainable dress from Frugi.

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes 8 – 18

Available directly from Frugi

Yup, Frugi, the cult ethical kidswear brand, now makes ethical clothing for women!

All of its colourful clothes are ethically made in Portugal, Turkey and India from 95% GOTS-certified and Soil Association-certified organic cotton jersey fabric.

Frugi’s focus is mainly on maternity and nursing wear. However, it does also offer a very small non-maternity range that is bright and fun and made just as ethically as its kid’s clothing.

The adult range includes leggings, dresses, casual tops, pyjamas, and even a small organic cotton knitwear collection. What’s more, some of its pieces match its kidswear for that matchy-matchy look.


Girlfriend Collective

Person wearing black activewear made from sustainable and recycled fabrics

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes XS – 6XL

Available at John Lewis

Girlfriend Collective – available in the UK at John Lewis – is an ethical clothing brand that makes inclusively-sized and ethically-made activewear from recycled materials. These are then dyed using eco-friendly dyes for the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Everything you need to get active or lounge sustainably is here. You’ll find sports dresses, leggings, shorts, vests, sports bras, skorts, long-sleeve tops, and more.

What’s more, in true circularity, Girlfriend Collective will take back your old Girlfriend pieces to turn them into brand-new Girlfriend pieces – helping to keep your unwanted clothing out of landfill.


Joha

Person wearing grey Joha ethical thermals

Budget: £

Caters for sizes XS – XXL

Available at Alpinetrek

If you are looking specifically for cosy ethical baselayers, then try Joha. This trusted Scandinavian brand – available in the UK at Alpinetrek – has been going for over 50 years.

All of its products are made from wool and/or organic cotton – there are no synthetic fibres here.

What’s more, all of its products have Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. This means that every component – right down to the thread – has been tested for harmful substances. For extra peace of mind, Joha also holds Scandinavian independent certification for the responsible sourcing of wool.

Get £5 off your first order when you sign up for the Alpinetrek mailing list.


Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands K – M

Kemi Telford

Person wearing floral dress from women's black ethical clothing brand Kemi Telford

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for: size S – XL

Available via John Lewis

Black-owned brand, Kemi Telford – available at John Lewis – designs and sells beautifully bold Nigerian-influenced clothing, with a Western twist. 

Sustainability lies at the heart of the brand. All of its clothes are made to last and made ethically. What’s more, remnants from clothing are made into colourful scrunchies or gift bags to ensure nothing is wasted.

Check out my full guide to Black-owned ethical fashion brands here.


Komodo

Person wearing Komodo - a women's ethical clothing brand.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 8 – 16

Available from Immaculate Vegan

Komodo sells ethically sourced, organic, and natural fibre fashion that’s every bit as stylish as ethical. As one of the first ethical clothing brands, running since 1988, the brand has taken sustainable fashion seriously long before other retailers did.

Komodo uses premium quality organic, natural, and eco-friendly fibres, and the brand is both GOTS-certified and a member of the Soil Association. What’s more, most of Komodo’s products are vegan and all are cruelty-free. Komodo also no longer have single-use plastic in its supply chain.

And as a member of 1% for the Planet, Komodo donates to the Sumatran Orangutan Society. This charity is restoring natural rainforests and ecosystems, through the purchase and repurposing of palm oil plantations.

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for the Immaculate Vegan newsletter.


Kowtow

Person wearing black trousers and a green top from ethical clothing brand Kowtow.

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes 8 – 14

Available at Content Beauty

Kowtow was an early starter in the sustainable and ethical fashion movement – founded in 2007.

This brand is committed to creating positive change by using only renewable and sustainable fibres, as well as ethical manufacturing. What’s more, Kowtow has also recently earned an A+ in the Tearfund / Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Survey.

This New Zealand women’s ethical clothing brand sells in the UK via Content Beauty.


Lost Shapes

Sustainable sweatshirt in navy from women's ethical clothing brand Lost Shapes

Budget: £

Caters for sizes S – XL

Available at Etsy

British brand Lost Shapes sells organic cotton Earth Positive t-shirts and sweatshirts hand-printed with water-based inks.

With bright colours and fun prints, these are casual pieces you’ll want to wear time after time.

The quality is second to none and from experience, I can personally attest that each item washes really well. My partner has a T-shirt from here and it’s still looking fresh after 10 years of repeated wearing and washing!


Lowie

Person wearing a Lowie yellow cardigan and bright printed skirt.

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for sizes S – L

Available at Trouva

Lowie, a South London-based brand, makes stylish heritage-inspired clothing for women, fairly made from sustainable fabrics.

Its fabrics include organic cotton, recycled cotton, linen, upcycled or recycled fabrics, and ethically sourced wool. Over 50% of its collection is also made using low-impact manufacturing techniques.

And in a huge commitment to sustainability and slow fashion, Lowie even offers a free repair service for life on all items from its current and past seasons. Plus Lowie will also take back used items for upcycling or resale – depending on the condition.


Mirla Beane

Person wearing a blue jumper from Mirla Beane, a British women's ethical clothing brand.

Budget: £ – £££

Caters for: sizes 8 – 18

Available from Mirla Beane

For British-designed and made sophisticated and contemporary ethical clothing, try Mirla Beane.

Mirla Beane is all about wallet-friendly, contemporary pieces that are both ethical and stylish. From sophisticated dresses perfect for weddings or parties to pretty tops, and stylish skirts, you can dress ethically in style.

Mirla Beane’s range features strong pops of colour, bold prints, balloon sleeves, and curving seams. These are made ethically in the UK using natural, organic or recycled materials. Even the buttons are plastic-free.

If you think ethical clothing can’t be glamorous, then you’re in for a surprise.


Morcant

Person wearing a black hoodie from gender-neutral ethical clothing brand Morcant.

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes S – XL

Available from Veo

Morcant is a gender-neutral essentials label founded in Sheffield. This ethical brand aims to make functional everyday clothing using high-quality and long-lasting premium fabrics.

With sustainability at the core of the brand, each piece of its organic collection is ethically crafted in Bangladesh using certified eco-friendly materials. 

Find GOTS-certified organic cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more in its collection.

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MUD Jeans

Person wearing indigo sustainable jeans from MUD.

Budget: £££

Caters for waist sizes 26″ – 36″

Available from Content

MUD Jeans – available in the UK at Content – make jeans from recycled denim, avoiding waste and cutting down on water and CO2 use. At the moment its jeans contain 40% recycled denim. However, keep an eye out as MUD aim to launch the first jeans made from 100% post-consumer recycled denim. 

Rather than washing the jeans to create the wash, MUD uses innovative ozone and laser processes. This cleverly reduces the amount of water used to manufacture a pair of jeans by up to 75%. This step also helps to reduce water pollution.

What’s also to love about MUD, is that jeans labels are printed without the use of leather. This means that MUD’s entire jeans range is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

What’s more, MUD takes back your old jeans once you are done. Here MUD will resell them if they are in good condition. If not, MUD will recycle them by blending them with organic cotton to create new jeans for a more circular approach to denim.


Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands N – P

Nancy Dee

Person wearing a check dress from women's ethical and sustainable clothing brand Nancy Dee.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 6 – 18

Available from Ethical Superstore

Nancy Dee offers British-made and designed fashionable ethical clothing for every occasion.

Its beautiful pieces are made ethically with sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics. These include bamboo, linen and cotton (organic where possible). Nancy Dee also uses deadstock fabrics that are sourced in the UK and upcycles these into its designs.

What’s more, all of Nancy Dee’s patterns are designed to minimise fabric wastage. Leftover fabric is used for the following season’s samples or re-dyed and used for a brand-new design.


The Nearly New Cashmere Co

Person wearing a blue jumper from The Nearly New Cashmere company, a women's preloved ethical clothing brand,

Budget: ££££

Caters for: sizes XS to XXL

Available directly from The Nearly New Cashmere Co

The Nearly New Cashmere Co offers a wide selection of preloved 100% pure cashmere knitwear.

Whether it’s jumpers, cardigans, dresses, polo necks or loungewear that you are looking for – there is a wide range of recycled and restored styles and sizes to suit your needs.

The Yorkshire-based team rescues thousands of discarded 100% cashmere items over the course of the year. The team then meticulously reconditions and repairs each piece, where needed, to make every piece nearly new again.

What’s to also love is that The Nearly New Cashmere Co also offers a reasonably priced repair service for cashmere jumpers that require some TLC. This helps to extend the life of your clothing so that you can go on wearing them for many years to come.


Noctu

Person wearing a green Noctu top made from GOTS certified organic cotton.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes S – L

Available from Etsy

Noctu is a made-in-the-UK brand, that makes ethically made sleepwear and loungewear. All pieces in its collection are both fairtrade and made using 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. 

What’s more, the cotton used is Oeko-Tex® Certified. This ensures that no harmful chemicals have been used in any process of the cotton cycle, from raw cotton though to the knitting and dyeing process.

Find long and short-sleeved tops and comfortable bottoms, all of which are perfect for casual days, lounging or working from home.

Specifically interested in loungewear and sleepwear? Do see my guide to ethical pyjamas for more brands. 


Ninety Percent

Person wearing a black dress from Ninety Percent, a women's ethical clothing brand.

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for sizes: XXS – XXL

Available directly from Ninety Percent

Ninety Percent is a London-based sustainable clothing label, that produces luxury ethical basics, such as organic cotton hoodies, and stylish tops crafted from sustainable materials such as Tencel.

Ninety Percent has also created a pioneering profit-sharing business model. This approach sees Ninety Percent sharing 90% of its profits between those who make the clothes and five charitable causes – including War Child UK, Wild Aid, and Big Life.

In terms of manufacturing, all of Ninety Percent’s clothing is made in Bangladesh. Whilst at first glance that might not sound so ethical, its factory is an industry-leading garment manufacturing facility that puts people and the planet first. From fair wages, health insurance and childcare, to a free hot lunch every day, it’s dedicated to setting the very best standard.


Nomads

Person wearing a yellow skirt and pink top from Nomads eco-friendly clothing collection.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 8 – 18

Available at Ethical Superstore

Since 1989, Nomads has stood for slow, responsible fashion that’s crafted around a commitment to Fair Trade and sustainability. 

It makes stylish bohemian-inspired ethical clothing for women, without the use of synthetic fibres. Instead, all of its pieces are fairly made in India using sustainable and natural fibres, such as GOTS-certified organic cotton.

Find stylish dresses, skirts, tops, jackets and more.


Nudie Jeans

Person wearing Fairtrade jeans from Nudie

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes 24″ to 38″

Available directly from Nudie Jeans

Nudie Jeans is a Swedish denim brand with a vision to become the world’s most sustainable denim brand.

Using certified organic or fairtrade cotton only, its jeans are made with sustainability in mind.

What’s to love is that if your Nudie jeans need mending you can pop into its London shop to take advantage of its free repair service. And don’t worry if you are not London-based: Nudie can send you a repair kit free of charge if you are not local. 

And once your jeans are finally worn out, you can send them back to Nudie and it will recycle them into new jeans. Circularity in action!


Origin Africa

Person wearing a white t-shirt and blue trousers from women's ethical clothing brand Origin Africa

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes XS – XL

Available at Not On The High Street

Origin Africa is the UK’s first 100% not-for-profit fashion brand, making contemporary ethical and sustainable unisex garments. 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.


Palava

Palava - one of the women's ethical and sustainable clothing brands

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for sizes 6 – 28

Available at Hope & Story

Palava’s uniquely printed dresses and skirts are ethically and sustainably made in the UK and Turkey.

Using only natural fibres, such as cotton, linen, wool and Tencel™, Palava makes its clothes in small batches. And to avoid waste, Palava carries through items into the next season if they don’t sell.

And for a zero-waste approach to fashion, after the season’s dresses are made, Palava uses up all of the offcuts possible to make tote bags and hair ties. 

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Pantee

Person wearing ethical black trousers and a white top from Pantee

Budget: £

Caters for sizes XS – 3XL

Available directly from Pantee

Looking for zero-waste women’s ethical clothing? Try Pantee. All of its underwear and basics (think leggings, tank tops and body suits) are made from deadstock cotton fabric.

Deadstock fabrics are those that for whatever reason do not get used for their original intended purpose, and may end up in landfill or be incinerated.

By using deadstock fabric already in existence, Pantee is able to reduce the demand for new made-to-order fabrics that can be incredibly water and waste-intensive to produce.

All Pantee clothing is also made ethically in small batches, and shipped to you in plastic-free packaging.


Patagonia

Person wearing a fleece from women's ethical clothing brand Patagonia.

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for sizes XS – XXL

Available at Ellis Brigham

Patagonia makes responsibly made outdoor clothing designed to last and to be repairable. The Patagonia website also advises 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. 

I’ve included Patagonia in my guide to ethical coats, in case you want to browse other coat retailers. 


Women’s Ethical Clothing Brands R – Z

Rapanui

Person wearing green jumpsuit from eco-friendly women's clothing brand Rapanui

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes: 8 – 18

Available directly from Rapanui

For laid-back leisurewear that is ethically made in the UK or in Portugal, then head to Rapanui.

Here you’ll find organic cotton and linen pieces perfect for leisurely weekends.

What we love about this brand is that every product is designed from the start to be sent back when it is worn out.

So once your Rapanui clothes reach the end of their life, send them back to Rapanui. Rapanui covers the postage, and it will recover and remanufacture the material into new products. Rapanui will also reward you with a coupon that you can use to save money on your next purchase.

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for the Rapanui mailing list.


RubyMoon

Person wearing RubyMoon ethical leggings and vest top.

Budget: ££

Caters for sizes 8 – 16

Available directly from Ruby Moon

Ruby Moon is a female-led social enterprise, which transforms ocean waste into vegan-friendly activewear and swimwear for women.

Ruby Moon also donates 100% of its profit to micro-loans for women entrepreneurs globally. So far, Ruby Moon has helped over 1,200 women and their families to find a route out of poverty.

This PETA-Approved vegan brand has a transparent supply chain, and all of its products are manufactured ethically and safely in Spain.

The vegan fabric used in all of Ruby Moon’s garments is made with ECONYL® yarn. This is a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from discarded nylon waste, such as fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic. Sounds scratchy? Don’t worry, ECONYL® is a high-quality, durable material that’s soft and comfortable to wear.


Seasalt Cornwall

Person wearing green dress from women's sustainable and ethical clothing brand Seasalt Cornwall

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes 6 – 28

Available directly from Seasalt

UK clothing brand Seasalt specialises in beautiful timeless clothing and stunning prints. 

Offering inclusive sizing and ethical style at reasonable High Street prices, many of Seasalt’s clothes are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton.

In fact, Seasalt was the very first fashion company to achieve Soil Association GOTS certification back in 2005. They’ve continued to do great things by bringing sustainability to the high street, whilst catering for a wide range of sizes.

As well as GOTS-certified organic cotton products, also look out for its innovative eco-friendly waterproof fabrics made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles.


The Spark Company

Person wearing a white ethical t-shirt from The Spark Company.

Budget: £

Caters for: sizes 6 – 24

Available directly from The Spark Company

The Spark Company sells ethically made and 100% vegan-friendly feminist and LGBTQ+ apparel. It guarantees it does not use sweatshops or child labour ever. 

The Spark Company also donate part of its profits to charities close to its heart. This includes Bloody Good Period, which fights for menstrual equality, akt, an LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity and other charities close to The Spark Company’s mission.

The Spark Company aim to work sustainably and to keep finding more ways to do so. It operates a zero-waste policy – printing its apparel to order – using vegan dyes, and opts for plastic-free packaging.


TenTree

Person wearing a black jumper and shorts from women's ethical clothing brand TenTree.

Budget: £ – £££

Caters for: sizes XXS – XXL

Available from Wildbounds

TenTree is a Canadian ethical clothing company, available in the UK via Wildbounds, that makes stylish ethically and sustainably produced outdoor and casual wear.

TenTree also plants 10 trees for every item you purchase – hence the name!

Trees are planted in different countries – mainly Madagascar and Indonesia. This is carried out in partnership with various reforestation charities, such as Trees for the Future, to ensure meaningful and sustainable replanting. 

Of course, it’s not just about the trees (although it’s a good place to start). As a certified B-Corp, every TenTree item is ethically made using only sustainable fabrics. This includes Tencel, recycled polyester, organic cotton, and hemp.


Thought

Person wearing ethical breton top

Budget: £ – ££

Caters for sizes 6 – 20

Available from John Lewis

Thought makes easy-to-wear fairtrade clothing – from basics through to casual, workwear and party wear – made from bamboo, hemp, and/or organic cotton, often in beautiful prints.

Thought is committed to achieving the best for its workers. High social standards are a priority. As such Thought’s garments are increasingly GOTS and Fairtrade Certified.

96% of its range is also vegan-friendly, for a cruelty-free take on fashion.


Toast

Person wearing a printed Toast dress.

Budget: £££

Caters for sizes 4 – 18

Available directly from Toast

Welsh brand Toast has championed slow fashion since its inception in 1997. Its range of women’s clothing is designed to be long-lasting – both in terms of durability and the way they’ve been timelessly designed.

Toast’s entire clothing and accessories range is produced in collaboration with artisans, weavers, and mills from across the globe. Toast also works together with its producers to support local communities, preserving craftsmanship and traditional techniques.

What we love most is that Toast is continuously exploring resourceful ways to keep its garments in use for longer. Its circular initiatives include Toast Repair, its free mending service, Toast Exchange, its events-based clothes swap and Toast Renewed, its collection of creatively repaired pieces available to buy online. And later this year, the brand will also be launching Toast Reworn – a way to purchase preloved Toast pieces.


Vegan Outfitters

Person wearing a black vegan-friendly t-shirt that says friends not food.

Budget: £

Caters for sizes 8 – 24

Available directly from Vegan Outfitters

Vegan Outfitters, is, as the name suggests, an entirely vegan clothing brand.

Describing itself as the next generation of vegan apparel, Vegan Outfitters set out to create a brand that was 100% vegan, ethical and sustainable without compromising on style.

And it has definitely achieved that goal. You’ll find casual clothes (think slogan print t-shirts, sweatshirts, jogging bottoms and hoodies) all made from vegan materials. These are made in ethical conditions and printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Your order is then shipped to you in plastic-free packaging.

What’s also to love is that your order gives back. Vegan Outfitters donates 10% of its profits to UK sanctuaries that are dedicated to rescuing farm animals from abuse and slaughter.

Use the exclusive code MORAL5 at the checkout for 5% off full-priced items at Vegan Outfitters (can be used once per customer, and is not valid on Mystery Products).


WAWWA

Person wearing sustainable clothing from WAWWA

Budget: ££ – £££

Caters for: UK sizes 4 – 14

Available directly from WAWWA

WAWWA is a sustainable clothing brand based in Manchester, making ethical and vegan-friendly clothing for men and women.

Designing everyday wardrobe staples that are built to last, these are made with cruelty-free, earth-friendly and durable fabrics.

The majority of WAWWA’s collection is now made in-house, in its independent factory in Manchester. Here, garment professionals are paid a real living wage.

Having its own factory also allows WAWWA to offer a unique customisation service. Here, you can have trousers and t-shirts tailor-made to your measurements, creating a bespoke perfect fit.

Sign up for the WAWWA newsletter and get 15% off your first order.

Looking For Specific Types of Clothing?

If you have a specific ethical item that you have in mind, then I’ve put together lots of separate guides, which are either new or have been updated for 2023:

I also have a handy guide on what to look for when shopping for ethical clothing. It covers topics such as what fabrics to look for and explains what all the different eco-labels mean if the ethical fashion jargon bamboozles you.

What Can I Do To Make Ethical Clothing More Accessible?

Whilst there are many ethical clothing brands, unfortunately, ethical clothing still isn’t accessible to everyone. To make the ethical fashion movement more inclusive to all, it’s therefore just as important to take action beyond your wallet.

To help make ethical fashion more affordable, you can help engender change by asking High St brands who make their clothes. Fashion Revolution has some great resources to help with this. This will help to press for transparency and sustainability on the High Street, and help to make ethical clothing much more accessible for all.

You can also support the Clean Clothes Campaign’s Pay Your Workers drive. Because of the pandemic, millions of workers in the global garment supply chain haven’t been paid the full wages they are legally entitled to. Many have also lost their jobs without adequate financial compensation during the pandemic. Supporting this campaign can help support garment workers in the Global South.

There is more you can do. Here are also some other ideas on how to support the ethical fashion movement from the bottom up.

Representation in Ethical Clothing

Sustainable fashion also lacks diverse representation. Particularly in terms of race, and the LGBTQ+ community. However, there is also a lack of a range of sizes which leaves a large swath of potential would-be customers behind.

Asking your favourite ethical clothing brands to make their clothes in a wider range of sizes is a great first step. This is because brands won’t consider making their clothes in wider size ranges until there is consumer demand. Asking brands to use more diverse models, beyond a size 8 able-bodied 20-something white woman) is another way to help broaden the appeal of ethical fashion.

Have I missed any brands? Do let me know! And have you found this guide to women’s ethical clothing brands useful? Then why not pin it for later?

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