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Let's Talk Sustainability!

We know one thing, the world is changing. With all the sustainability, ethical, and reducing waste talk, the sustainability world can be a scary place for the newest eco-conscious male. For all the men who do care, but don’t know where to begin, we created this list for YOU!

You may never have to search the web for sustainable menswear brands again. We’ve compiled the ULTIMATE list of sustainable menswear brands. Whether you’re looking for the outdoor brands, the denim brands, the sustainable shoe brands, lounge clothing, or beyond, you’ve come to the right place.

Ready to discover some of the best sustainable menswear brands on the market? Read on!

Most Sustainable Menswear Brands

Tact & STone - Palm Terry Crew

Price Range:

$55 – $250

Sustainable Materials:

Hemp, Organic Cotton, Alpaca wool, Upcycled Cotton, rPET

One of our favorite things about Tact & Stone is that they tell how many gallons of water you have saved by purchasing their t-shirt compared to their unsustainable competitors. They know water and waste is a massive problem in the fashion industry, so they’re here to combat it! Tact & Stone does basics, and they do them really well! Whether you’re looking for shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, or pants, look no further.

outerknown -groovy pocket tee

Price Range:

$40 – $225

Sustainable Materials:

ECONYL, Organic Cotton

Outerknown is doing BIG things. They want to ensure responsible manufacturing into every aspect of their supply chain. They’ve created a code of conduct that absolutely everyone in their supply chain follows. They are one of our go-to brands for any and all things sustainable. Pants, outerwear, shirts, swimwear, they truly do make it all! And they make it responsibly!

saola-shoes-sustainable

Price Range:

$40 – $100

Sustainable Materials:

PET, Organic Cotton, Cork, Algae Foam

Saola’s mission is sustainable manufacturing from start to finish. They use recycled water bottles (PET), organic cotton, cork, and algae foam to make their shoes. They focus on sustainable materials first, and the sustainable supply chain to get the shoes into the hands of the consumer next. Saola shoes are comfortable and casual, making them a staple in your shoe collection.

Organic Basics - organic boxers

Price Range:

$40 – $250

Sustainable Materials:

Hand Picked Cotton, Recycled Nylon, Recycled wool, Recycled Cashmere, TENCEL Lyocell 

Organic Basics main focus is on making sustainable products that LAST. They use fabrics such as handpicked recycled cotton, recycled nylon, Tencel Lyocell, and recycled wool, to name a few. They work with factories that are just as into sustainability as they are. They are so transparent; you can read about every factory and see pictures on their website.

Norden - anderson parka

Price Range:

$300 – $490

Sustainable Materials:

Repreve, from recycled plastic, packaged in biodegradable bags made of corn starch

Norden has just about mastered creating sustainable outwear. In comparison to other outerwear brands, Norden consumes 45% less energy, 20% less water, and gives off 30% less GHG emissions than virgin polyester. Their outerwear is on-trend, and most importantly, really freaking warm!

Proof Eyewear 45th Parallel Acetate

Price Range:

$100 – $200

Sustainable Materials:

sustainably-sourced wood, cotton-based acetate, recycled aluminum, and repurposed skateboard decks

Proof Eyewear was founded by three brothers in Idaho. They make all types of eyewear from sunnies to blue light glasses, to full-on eye frames for everyday glasses. Proof does so much good for the world too. They sponsor Health & Vision initiatives on all their Do Good projects to give back to the world.

ReDew - ravin zero cotton

Price Range:

$100 – $200

Sustainable Materials:

Wood Fiber, PET, Organic Cotton

reDEW is changing the denim game. They have proved to the world that amazing jeans, made sustainably, is possible. reDEW even gives 25% of its profits back to earth every year via the redew foundation. From jackets to jeans, reDEW is showing the world what’s possible for denim.

Sustainable Outdoors Menswear Brands

Nau - HYBERNATE FLEECE ZIP UP HOODIE

Price Range:

$78 – $545

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Polyester, Recycled Down, Alpaca Wool, Organic Cotton, PFC-free DWR, Merino Wool, Linen, Hemp, Tencel, Tencel Sun, Micromodal

Nau combines sustainable menswear with performance, so you don’t have to choose between eco-friendly and high-tech. Nau uses ten fabrics in all their clothing, and you can even see their sustainable certifications on their website to back them up. They use materials like linen and merino wool to create the best performance wear.

Askov Finlayson - the winter parka

Price Range:

$35-$495

Sustainable Materials:

3M™ Thinsulate™ 100% Recycled Featherless Insulation

“Climate Positive” outerwear is what Askov Finlayson is all about. They create parkas, hats, crewnecks, t-shirts, and more! Askov Finlayson gives 110% back too. They calculate the cost of their total social carbon cost and multiply it by 110. Then, they donate that amount back in grants to leading organizations fighting climate change!

Recover Brands - local layer

Price Range:

$20-$50

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled water bottles

Recover creates sustainable clothing by using upcycled cotton and 100% recycled PET (or water bottles). Since 2010, Recover has saved 7.8 million plastic bottles from the landfill. Their classic tee is our favorite. They are made of 50% upcycled cotton, and 50% post-consumer PET. Its butter-soft, with a vintage look and feel.

Toad & Co - iron throne

Price Range:

$50-$200

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Tencel, Lenzing Modal, Hemp, Recycled Cotton, Receycled Polyester

Toad&Co is good for all your stylish needs from a jacket, to flannel, to sweaters, and more! They not only use sustainable fabrics and materials to make their clothing, but they also educate their readers on what fabrics are not eco-friendly so they can make educated choices on their own too. They even have a reusable package option made from billboards.

Coalatree - evolution hoodie

Price Range:

$30-$200

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled coffee grounds, Recycled Nylon

If you are an adventurer, athlete, photographer, or anything similar, this sustainable menswear brand is for you. Coalatree is passionate about merging the outdoors with city life and delivering functional, stylish, and practical products all amidst keeping the environment in mind. Every year they use the excess fabric to make blankets for the homeless in Salt Lake City, Utah, too.

United By Blue - mens bison ultralight

Price Range:

$30-$300

Sustainable Materials:

Tencel, Wool, Micro Modal, Corzo, Recycled Polyester, Organic Cotton, Hemp

We are so excited about this sustainable menswear brand! They are killing the sustainability game. We love their clothes. They have basically everything from jackets, to shirts, to pants, to shoes. But we also love what they do for the ocean. For every product purchased, they remove one pound of trash from the oceans and waterways.

Tentree - m juniper hoodie

Price Range:

$20-$270

Sustainable Materials:

Tencel, Recycled Polyester, Organic Cotton, Hemp

A sustainable menswear brand for all our outdoorsmen. This brand is made to explore and create. They source eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, hemp, recycled polyester, and Tencel. And just like their name suggests for every product that is bought, ten trees are planted. You can even track your tree planted on their website!

Sustainable Denim for Men
Warp + Weft - AMS - SLIM

Price Range:

$78 – $545

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Polyester, Recycled Down, Alpaca Wool, Organic Cotton, PFC-free DWR, Merino Wool, Hemp, Tencel, Micromodal

High quality, eco-friendly denim is what Warp + Weft does best. While a traditional pair of jeans consumes 1500 gallons of water, Warp jeans require less than 10 gallons AND the water they do use is recycled. They have just about every kind of pant you want from straight, chino, corduroy, joggers, and beyond. Their premium denim is made from scratch. They buy premium textiles, and from there, they manufacture the denim themselves.

DL 1961 - nick 34 slim

Price Range:

$100-$200

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Modal, Tencel, Lenzing, Refibra

DL 1961 makes their botanic fibers in house for the very best quality and fit. The cotton they use is GOTS and GRS standard. That’s fancy wording for saying that all their cotton is held to the highest recycling standards. They have a plethora of fits from straight, tapered, skinny, and beyond. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

Mud Jeans - regular dunn

Price Range:

$100-$150

Sustainable Materials:

Organic Cotton, Modal, Tencel, Lenzing, Refibra

This sustainable menswear brand has mastered the art of denim. Mud focuses on three significant initiatives to make their sustainable jeans. Save water, save C02, and recycle. With these initiatives, they’ve saved over 300 million liters of water, avoided 700,000 kilos of C02, and salvaged 12,000 jeans from landfills! Mud is not only sustainable; it’s stylish too! Regardless if you prefer tapered, straight leg, or chino fit jeans, Mud’s got it!

Sustainable Shoe Brands
Veja ShoesESPLAR LEATHER EXTRA WHITE COLBAT

Price Range:

$100-150

Sustainable Materials:

organic cotton, wild rubber from the Amazon, vegetable-tanned leather and recycled plastic bottles.

Veja is a French footwear brand that is killing the sneaker game. These might be one of the most sustainable sneakers on the market. They believe in production with a positive impact. One in four pairs of Veja shoes is 100% vegan. They sustainably source all their materials and upcycle things like fish skin and water bottles to close as many loops as possible. If you are into casual sneakers, you need to check VEJA out.

Uniform Standard - SERIES 1 TRIPLE CARBON SUEDE

Price Range:

$100-$180

Sustainable Materials:

recycled natural materials such as rubber, cork and rice husk shells, 100% recycled high density polyurethane foam, 100% recycled cellulose fibres

Uniform standard is recognized as one of the best global brands for conscious and sustainable footwear. The impressive part is they are able to do this without sacrificing quality or aesthetics. Most of the shoes are almost all recycled. Uniform Standard makes a great casual sneaker. They pair well with jeans or pants and are stylish during any time of year!

vivobarefoot - primus bio

Price Range:

$100-$180

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Plastic Bottles, Algae, Susterra Propanediol

The founders of Vivobarefoot believe that barefoot shoemaking is sustainable shoemaking. They know that feet are happiest when they are able to do their natural thing. They are on a mission to create shoes that don’t hurt the movement of your feet or the planet. Vivobarefoot creates shoes using four criteria. All the materials are natural, recycled, durable, and local.

Cariuma

Price Range:

$80-$120

Sustainable Materials:

Canvas, Rubber, Leather

If you’re into the Converse or Vans, then Cariuma shoes are for you. The only difference is that Cariuma shoes are made with a conscious. They are made of fair-trade cotton, natural rubber, and gold rated leather. They do so much as to make the packaging and shipping carbon natural too! These sneaks are perfect for everyday life.

Sustainable Fitness Menswear
M's TT Rover Hoodie in Cobblestone

Price Range:

$30-150

Sustainable Materials:

Air Flat Out, Merino Poly Blend, Cotton

Runners do go through a lot of running clothes throughout the year. That’s why it’s so important to buy from eco-conscious brands. If you’re looking for eco-conscious running clothes, Janji is your answer. Janji takes its designs and clothes one step further. All their lines are based on trips they’ve taken to poverty-stricken areas. They even donate 10% of profits to clean-water projects in the areas that they visited.

Kozm- the kozm yoga short

Price Range:

$40-$115

Sustainable Materials:

Recover Textiles, Hemp, Organic Cotton

A yoga brand with the vision to heal instead of hurt the earth. KOZM believes you have a right to know where your things are coming from and know that they are made without harm to others. KOZM clothing is made right in LA to ensure excellent and safe working conditions. The majority of their clothes are made using Recover textiles or upcycled cotton spun with PET and no chemicals. If you’re a yogi looking for sustainable yoga clothes, you got to check out KOZM

Outdoor voices - nimbus hoodie

Price Range:

$40-$200

Sustainable Materials:

RecPoly, Merino, Megafleece

If you have yet to hear of Outdoor Voices, where have you been? Outdoor Voices is fashion-forward, high quality, and, most importantly, sustainable. They prioritize sustainable alternatives to regular fabrics. Fabrics like Recpoly, Merino, and Megafleece, to name a few. OV is also good for any and all your fitness needs. Whether its sneakers, shorts, or some joggers, OV has got ya covered!

Sustainable Swimwear Brands
Junk in your trunks - icy sunset

Price Range:

$50

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled water bottles

Swim trunks made from trash! Plastic water bottles to be specific. This just makes sense though, most swimwear is made from synthetics or plastic anyway, so why not close the loop and reuse these single-use very wasteful plastic water bottles instead of creating new plastic? Junk in your Trunks caters to the lowkey treehugger. Swimwear for the earth-loving man that doesn’t need to shout it from the treetops!

Fair Harbor - Red Beacon Anchor

Price Range:

$50-$75

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Plastic Bottles

Previously coined as “the most comfortable swimsuit you will ever wear.” We know, those are big shoes to fill, but we’re confident you’ll love Fair Harbor swimwear and clothing. Made mostly from PET or recycled water bottles. For people who love the ocean, and also want to save it from the millions of plastic water bottles that get dumped into it every year!

The tropics - roo trunk

Price Range:

$80-$100

Sustainable Materials:

Repreve

The Tropics swimwear is made from Repreve! Repreve is the world’s leading recycled fiber, aka doing a ton of good for the world! The Tropics is a Miami based company that sets up monthly beach cleanups to help protect the ocean! If you’re into being the solution rather than the problem, these trunks are for you!

Sustainable Basics Menswear
BN3TH - classic

Price Range:

$30-$60

Sustainable Materials:

Tencel Modal

If you’re looking to make even your underwear eco-friendly, look no further. BN3TH manufactures sustainable boxer briefs and trunks. They use mostly Tencel Modal, which is fibers made from beechwood to make your undergarments. They have a ton of options ranging from base layers to workout, to lounging boxers.

Arvin Goods -crew socks

Price Range:

$12-$20

Sustainable Materials:

Reclaimed cotton, Econyl, Polylana

Socks made from trash. Arvin Goods uses no chemicals, saves water, and uses recycled materials. What more can you ask for? They make it all form crew, to no show, to short socks.

Wama Hemp Boxer Briefs

Price Range:

$24

Sustainable Materials:

Hemp

WAMA makes hemp underwear! They are passionate about sustainable menswear,  innovation, and creating and recreating the best hemp undies on the market. If you’re looking for ethically made briefs, boxers, trunks, or boxer briefs, be sure to check out WAMA!

Sustainable Sunglasses
Sunski - treelines

Price Range:

$50-$100

Sustainable Materials:

scrap plastic that would otherwise end up in a USA landfill

Sunski is an innovative sunglass company that found a way to make plastic into recycled frames. These shades look and feel great! Sunski glasses are lightweight, creating a comfortable fit for all-day wear. They also make their OWN shades, which is pretty rare to find in the sunglass world.

tens -dakota

Price Range:

$100-$130

Sustainable Materials:

Renewable resources of wood pulp & natural cotton fibres

This UK sunglass brand came about from a desire to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Literally, that’s how it happened. A few photographers on a road trip thought it would be cool to put a filter on their eyes, and there you have it! Tens was born. If you’re looking for an awesome filter to put on the world, check out Tens!

Sustainable Minimal Brands
pistol-lake--

Price Range:

$30-$80

Sustainable Materials:

Recycled Water Bottles, Organic Cotton

Pistol Lake is a small eco-friendly company that wants to bring the simplistic feel of the outdoors. The outdoors reminds us you don’t need much to be happy, and their designs have that minimalistic look and feel too. They came out with their own performance fabric called Eudae. Eudae is made from recycled water bottles and eucalyptus!

Unique Finds
mantra - the palm

Price Range:

$30-$88

Sustainable Materials:

Repurposed polyester and spandex

From design to delivery, Mantra commits to sustainable practices throughout its supply chain. They use repurposed materials instead of creating new ones, and in the process, they save thousands of water bottles, glasses of water, energy, and emissions. Mantra makes awesome sustainable menswear. From performance to casual polos and more!

Softwear men's tshirt

Price Range:

$42-90

Sustainable Materials:

Siro Modal, Lenzing modal

Sustainable leisurewear? What could be better? Softwear uses non-toxic chemicals and eco-friendly materials to make clothing that makes you feel and look great. What’s leisurewear, you may ask? Hoodies, t-shirts, and joggers. It has weekend written all over it!

The most ethical and sustainable brands we could find! From basics to undergarments, to the outdoors, we seriously searched near and far to bring you the brands that are doing the most and deserve to be heard. We hope some of these brands bring you some sustainable happiness in the future!

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Brandon

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