Affordable Eco-Fashion Brands

5 years ago
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Tired of searching the Internet for the most affordable, stylish, and truly eco-conscious fashion brands, I decided to create an updated list of my favorites. I wrote a while back about some of my favorite green clothing brands and how to save on them, but there are new great resources popping up all the time! Here is a great place to bookmark as I will be updating it as I learn of anything new!

Affordable Sustainable Fashion Brands

A comprehensive database of affordable, sustainable fashion brands for the modern eco-chic shopper. Compiled with help from assistant and fashion enthusiast Mackenzie Day. Accessories and beauty brands not included as they are much more abundant and easy to find!

Amour Vert
One of my absolute favorite brands. Affordable, comfy, and stylish dresses, tunics, and other everyday basics
Materials: Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, and Recycled Polyester
Made in the USA

Blue Canoe
Blue Canoe offers basic designs at reasonable prices – everything from active wear to lingerie. I love my perfect fitted tee.
Materials: 100% organic cotton, Bamboo, Recycled Polyester.
Made in the USA

All signature series items are under $50, and there’s something to fit every woman’s style. Materials: Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Recycled Polyester.
Made in the USA

Beautiful, high fashion looks and somehow still affordable.
Materials: Organic cotton, Bamboo, Tencel, Linen, Hemp, Wool, Raw/Wild Silk, Pineapple.
Made in the Canada.

Flora & Fauna
Vancouver based Flora & Fauna has classic staple pieces perfect for wear in any season. If you hurry now, all items are on sale for under $50!
Materials: Bamboo, Organic Cotton, Soy, Linen, Rayon, Spandex
Made in Canada

Offering both men and women’s clothing, a great brand for comfortable, versatile pieces.
Materials: Recycled plastic bottles, Organic Bamboo, Organic and Recycled cotton.
Made in the USA

Green Apple Active
Great active wear line that some of my fitness enthusiast friends swear by
Materials: Organic Cotton, Bamboo.
Made in the USA

Certified B Corporation! A bit higher priced due to the artisan quality. Makers of the chicest hoodie I own (bought on sale at
Materials: Alpaca, Organic Cotton, Merino Wool, Silk
Made Overseas through Fair Trade Partnerships

Lav & Kush
Extremely affordable “eco-luxurious” pieces. I’m in love with this grey Bamboo tank dress for $40!.
Materials: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Silk, Linen blends, Merino Wool, Tencel and Modal Jersey.
Made in Canada

I picked up a few of these pieces at a trade show a few years back and they are still wardrobe staples.
Materials: Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, Recycled fibers.
Made in Canada

Every piece in the 321 Fall 2012 collection is reversible – most garments can be worn up to 5 different ways! Don’t miss the sale section for dressed under id="mce_marker"00.
Materials: Organic Cotton, Tencel
Made in the USA

Everyday basics, tights, socks and scarves.
Materials: Organic Cotton and Organic Wool.
Made in the USA

Mountains of the Moon
The brand name sounds hippie-dippie but the clothes are anything but. Affordable skirts, pants, tops, skirts and dresses for the eco-friendly fashionista.
Materials: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Tencel
Made in the USA

I have this wrap V-neck in three colors – but only because I shop off season! Most 2009 styles are sold out but keep an eye on 2010 for deep discounts on timeless styles.
Materials: Organic cotton, Organic Wool, Soy, Bamboo, Modal, Tencel.
Made in Canada

Nomads Hemp Wear
A little bit Stevie Nicks but without the paper flowers. Comfy, casual basics in an array of neutral colors for fall! A cool earthy vibe but not too overboard.
Materials: Hemp, Soy, Organic Cotton, Jersey, Lycra Canvas
Made in Canada

OOM Ethikwear
Canadian based OOM has a huge selection of graphic tees as well as tunics, dresses, and gear for men and kids.
Materials: Organic Cotton, Merino Wool
Made in Canada

A certified B Corporation! Affordable, extremely durable and weather resistant clothing and gear.
Materials: Recycled polyester, Organic Cotton.
Made in the USA

Prancing Leopard
A great collection of casual and active wear. Made from the highest quality advanced organic cotton, these clothes are a great investment for long-term frequent wear.
Materials: Organic Turkish cotton blend (Zeguma® cotton)
Made in the USA

Repair the World
Sustainable dresses, tunics, and tees all under $50! The majority of the “Reparel” (Recycle+Apparel= Reparel) tee-shirts and hoodies are unisex, so you can get something for everyone!
Materials: Recycled Cotton, Recycled Polyester,
Made in the USA

Restore Clothing
Comfortable, affordable, and fashionable NY-based wardrobe essentials.
Materials: Organic Cotton, Recycled Nylon, Polyester, and Lycra.
Made in the USA

Sarah Van Aken designs and manufactures all of her clothing right here in the city of Philadelphia! Her effortless designs are super chic and classic. Pretty much half my wardrobe!
Materials: Silk, Jersey Cotton, Polyester, Rayon
Made in the USA

Classic, feminine pieces. I’m a big fan of the draped pencil skirts; cute styles that easily transition from day to night.
Materials: Organic Cotton
Made in the USA

Stewart + Brown
Beautiful, unique, sustainable clothing including comfy, chic dresses, skirts, and sweaters
Materials: Organic Cotton, Mongolian Cashmere, Yak Down, Merino Wool, and Hemp
Made in the USA

Another Philadelphia based designer! Some of my favorite t-shirts and tunics.
Materials: Organic cotton, modal, bamboo and recycled polyester.
Made in the USA

Threads for Thought
Simply the best id="mce_marker"0 organic cotton tanks and tees. A brand with great sustainability and charitable missions
Materials: Organic Cotton and polyester derived from recycled water bottles
Made Overseas

Lots of reversible and two-in-one styles for getting the most out of these flattering bamboo pieces.
Materials: Organic Bamboo, Rayon
Made in the USA


Arcadia Boutique
The online portal for my favorite local green fashion boutique

Kaight NYC
The online portal for the trailblazing NYC eco fashion boutique
This online shop stocks many of the brands listed above with $5 shipping.
The reincarnation of one of my favorite eco-flash sale sites, Pure Citizen is now a rotating marketplace for deep discounts on sustainable brands
Similar to Pure Citizen but with an even wider brand selection
Mostly pricier fare, but the sale pages have some worthwhile finds
This fair-trade boutique offers a line of women-made, fair-trade products including stylish apparel to help women worldwide gain economic security

This mom-centric deal site has frequent flash sales for eco-conscious fashion brands for mom and kids


Author of "Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt"

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