Check out the best men's organic fashion brands for 2021
2020 is behind us and better times are on the horizon. With so much to look forward to as we eagerly return to “normal” it is comforting to know there is no shortage of clothing brands out there that are leading the way to a sustainable fashion industry.
Sustainable fashion has gone from a niche industry to an increasingly dominant force – and many of these brands actually made it through the pandemic in part because of their sustainable operations rather than in spite of them. The value of the ethical clothing market increased by more than 20% from 2018 to 2020 – and this should continue to increase more and more in the coming years.
For 2021 ,we have compiled an in-depth list of sustainable and ethical fashion companies to check out during the remainder of this year and beyond.
Read on to see our ultimate guide to men’s organic clothing in 2021.
Tact & Stone’s mission is to change more than your wardrobe. The brand strives to be the best option for thoughtfully designed garments with style and purpose. They want to make it easy for every person to express their individuality through style while having a positive impact.
This company accepts that it’s their duty to support innovation and human collaboration for positive change, going beyond sustainability to set goals to achieve circular and regenerative practices. Tact & Stone only sources the lowest impact materials with the highest performance qualities and uses suppliers who uphold the highest level of social and environmental standards.
Pact is deeply committed to making organic clothing – their clothing will always be sweatshop-free and child-labor-free.
Pact uses only organic cotton for all their comfy, cozy, and ethically-made clothing. For items that need a little bit of stretch, they blend organic cotton with small amounts of elastane. You can see the exact amount they use in the fabric content display that comes with every item they make.
Rambler way is helping to rejuvenate the American clothing industry using time-tested fibers, modern innovation, and entrepreneurial boldness. Their goal is simple, yet transformative: work with nature to make responsibly sourced, skillfully crafted, American-made sustainable clothing.
Organic Basics puts sustainable thinking at the center of everything they do, much like their brand name implies. They only choose fabrics that care for our environment and they only ever partner with factories that care about their impact, too. This is a brand that truly cares about sustainability. It is a part of their core mission and is apparent in all areas of their sourcing, production, and delivery. Organic Basics should definitely be on your radar for 2021.
Outerknown, a clothing brand co-founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, makes effortless and casual beach styles rooted in sustainability and transparency. Over 90% of Outerknown’s products are made from organic, recycled, or regenerated materials. This is a truly sustainable lifestyle brand made for people and the planet.
Patagonia is a designer of sustainable outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running. The brand has expanded its product line to include apparel targeted towards other sports, such as surfing. In addition to clothing, they offer other products such as athletic equipment, backpacks, sleeping bags, and camping food – all of which are made with the health of the planet iin mind.
Coalatree designs eco-minded gear and apparel for the adventurer in everyone, from athletes and photographers to your average city folks and weekend warriors. The brand aims to bring elements of the outdoors and the city life together by designing functional, stylish apparel and accessories that you can take anywhere.
Ably Apparel is about functional, flexible, and fashionable clothing that can be worn all day every day without needing to be washed. Filium is at the core of this: a technology that makes natural fabrics repel liquids, stains, and odors without affecting how soft and breathable they are. In addition to comfort and style, Ably’s line of clothing drastically reduces carbon emissions and pollution compared to traditional production methods.
Recover Brands is a sustainable apparel company based in North Carolina. They specialize in making apparel out of 100% recycled plastic and recycled cotton. Eight plastic bottles are recycled to make each Recover Brands shirt!
Back Country is an online specialty retailer that sells clothing and outdoor recreation gear for hiking, camping, road biking, mountain biking, rock climbing, winter sports, and more. All of their garments and gear are made sustainably and ethically, with a particular emphasis on limiting their impact on the environment – which makes sense, given the types of outdoor activities their products are used for.
Free Fly is a new kind of family business that celebrates life on the water. Their aim is to create natural Bamboo apparel to use on adventures outside with family and friend – certified organic bamboo offers unparalleled comfort and performance when blended with quick-dry material. It also feels ridiculously soft against your skin while delivering natural UV protection with no added chemicals.
Spun Bamboo brings to market the finest fibers from rich, organic bamboo groves. With a drape and feel similar to silk and a natural sheen, bamboo is a sumptuous fabric to have against your skin. Bamboo is actually a grass (not a tree, as many people believe) and grows like one, making it highly sustainable.
Cariloha joins the Style of the Caribbean with the Spirit of Aloha to provide the best in natural luxury.
Since 2007, Cariloha has specialized in sustainably-made bedding, clothing and bath goods produced from comfortable, sustainable bamboo. By turning self-replenishing bamboo fields into luxuriously soft, earth-friendly bamboo fabrics, Cariloha offers an exclusive collection of bedding, apparel, activewear, bath goods, and more made from soft, cool, clean and green bamboo.
Efforts Industries has supplied eco-friendly fabrics to wholesalers, designers, and other environmentally conscious businesses across North America since 1994, offering more than 20 different hemp & bamboo fabrics. Over the years, this company has evolved into designing and producing a quality line-up of clothing and accessories for men for retail customers online.
Efforts Eco Essentials uses their own ethically-sourced, quality materials for all their products, ensuring the same care is taken with the tailoring of clothes and accessories as it is with sourcing the materials.
Onno makes t-shirts from bamboo, hemp, Pima and organic cotton. Their t-shirts are made overseas in small, family-owned production environments from 70% viscose (from organic bamboo) and 30% organic cotton.
The brand was started in 2006 and the brand has been focused on making quality, sustainable t-shirts since day one.
Asket has been making meaningful clothing essentials since 2015. The brand believes in timeless styles, fair pricing, and ethical manufacturing. Their promise is to restore the value of garments by creating a collection of zero-compromise pieces. We can’t live without clothing – so Asket advocates for making the pieces we choose to invest in count.
Faherty makes sustainable swimwear and the softest casual shirts for men. The brand was started in recognition of the impact that the fashion industry has on the world, and they are dedicated to helping the planet through their clothing.
Faherty prioritizes sustainable fibers such as organic cotton, ethically-sourced cashmere, recycled polyester, linen, and hemp. They strive to use non-toxic dyes and water-efficient processes, and all their garments currently ship in recycled polyester bags – though they are currently making the shift to an environmentally-friendly tissue paper alternative.
Nau has made huge inroads into eco-fashion with a stylish line of men’s apparel. Their clothing includes ethical down jackets, warm wool tops, and casual styles made of recycled fabrics, each infused with technical details perfect for inclement weather of all sorts.
Nau is a quintessential modern, versatile men’s apparel that blends performance and style.
Jungmaven grew from roots of simplicity to make sustainably designed t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, pants, outerwear and bedding. The brand’s mission is to raise awareness about the many uses of hemp, and why its regenerative qualities make it a desirable alternative to finite, natural resources that are less healthy for the environment.
Choosing a hemp tee is a small, simple act– but it’s one that can change the world. Hemp’s potential to mitigate climate change is one of the greatest opportunities of our generation – and Jungmaven is helping reach that potential through the clothes that they make.
Afends is committed to creating stylish men’s clothing from the most sustainable fibers available, while staying true to the premium quality, buttery-soft fabrics they have become known for producing.
The selection of raw materials is vital when looking at sustainability in fashion. Every material has an impact on the environment, but the difference between them can be drastic. Ensuring that educated and conscious decisions are made when selecting the appropriate fabrics is imperative for Afends to become as sustainable as possible.
There you have it: the ultimate list of ethical brands that incorporate organic and sustainable materials into their products.
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