Button Ups and Button Downs - All With Sustainable Materials

Summer is here. And with it comes those hot, sunny days. If you need to beat the heat while still looking sharp, we’ve not only got the perfect short sleeve button up shirts for you to look your best – we’ve found the most sustainable, ethical, and overall best produced hot-weather professional-ish shirts you’ll find anywhere.

Read on to discover 9 sustainable short sleeve button up shirts that should be an essential part of summer 2021.

Sustainable Button Ups For Summer 2021

1. Outerknown - Backyard Shirt

Price:

$110

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Polyester, Recycled Plastic Water Bottles, Tagua Palm

Super smooth with incredible drape, Outerknown’s Backyard Shirt is perfect for backyard hangs, with or without your favorite summer brew. Made with natural corozo buttons and tagua palm nuts gathered from the forest floor, this button up features some solid alternatives to plastic.

2.United By Blue - Organic Camp Shirt

2 Organic Camp Shirt - United By Blue - 9 Sustainable Short Sleeve Button Ups

Price:

$68

Sustainable Materials:

100% Organic Cotton

United By Blue is committed to creating products that have only positive impacts – and their Organic Camp Shirt is no exception. Relaxed, yet refined, and crafted from breeze-friendly organic cotton, the Organic Camp Shirt keeps you cool while looking sharp.

3. Taylor Stitch - Short Sleeve Hawthorne

Price:

$93

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Linen

A long-term fixture of the Taylor Stitch summer roster, the Hawthorne comes equipped with a classic camp collar (meant to be worn open, of course), a tidy front placket, and personality to spare. This bold Mirage Palm print has vintage-inspired character that’ll elevate even the simplest seasonal fits.

This product is part of a small batch manufacturing run that may use exclusive materials like dead stock fabrics. It is limited in quantity and may never be in stock again – so if you want it for this summer, act quick.

4. Patagonia - Pataloha Pullover Shirt

Price:

$99

Sustainable Materials:

Hemp, Recycled Polyester, TENCEL, Lyocell

With prints that honor the Hawaiian tradition of ka loa‘a pono, or “an appropriate harvest,” this airy Pataloha pullover is lightweight blend made for cool-wearing comfort in hot and humid weather. Patagonia makes some great shirts – and this one is right up there with the best of them.

5. Toad & Co - Boundless Short Sleeve Shirt

Price:

$71

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Elastane

With an active blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester, your adventures are sure to be nothing short of boundless with Toad & Co.’s Boundless Short Sleeve Shirt. It not only offers next to skin softness, but also moisture-wicking comfort stretch fabric that is perfect for summer.

6. Bridge & Burn - Malcom Fil-Coupé Pyramid Shirt

Price:

$108

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Recycled Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Hemp

A summer wardrobe staple, the Malcom is a standard fit short sleeve button-up with a single chest pocket. It is made with a sustainable blend of organic cotton, recycled cotton, recycled polyester, and hemp – and it features a pyramid pattern woven with a traditional French Fil Coupé or jacquard technique.

7. Vustra - Sage

Price:

$98

Sustainable Materials:

Certified Organic Linen, Certified Organic Cotton

Island Breeze. Summer Feels. Drink in hand. Parked at the pool. Whatever you do this summer, Vustra’s 100% organic linen Sage shirt brings good vibes and feels to the next level. Featuring a relaxed fit and great for all-day wear, it’ll be your go-to everyday shirt right up until fall.

8. Tact And Stone - Lightweight Organic Short Sleeve Shirt

Price:

$170

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton

This lightweight tailored shirt is designed for comfort and breathability. It’s as versatile as they come: dress it up or down and wear it all summer long, no matter what you’re doing.

Tact & Stone’s classic Lightweight Organic Short Sleeve Shirt is the perfect blend of organic and upcycled cotton, with zero dyes used in production. And it is milled at a factory run on over 50% solar energy!

9. Folk - Seoul Shirt

Price:

$183

Sustainable Materials:

Linen, Cotton

The Folk Seoul Shirt has a spread collar shape with a corozo nut button closure and a square patch pocket on the chest. The linen cotton blend fabric has a subtle surface texture that is ideal for both summer days and nights.  The shirts are also cold dyed and dipped to create a uniquely uneven spread of color.

There you have it: 9 of the top button up shirts for summer that are great for environment – without having to compromise quality. One clothing choice at a time, we can make the world a greener place.

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About Author

Jordan Flagel

I specialize in environmental policy, tropical forest ecology, and sustainable development.

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