Are you ready for another five fabulous ethical clothing choices? This month, I got requests for clothing for the more zaftig woman as well as men’s clothing. I’ll be honest — finding fashionable plus-size ethical clothing was nearly impossible. Most companies tap out at size 14 or 16, but clearly there are women who need sizes larger than that — and they should be able to get them! If you know of other ethical shops with fashionable finds for plus size women, please let me know in the comments. And of course, none of the model photos are plus size, another thing that companies should consider.
Gaia Conceptions, handmade eco chic apparel for the global mind, has a huge range of sizes for woman looking for ethical clothing — they can work with measurements up to 51 inches. Their clothes tend toward the more crunchy end of the spectrum, but I really love this belted tunic ($135), as well as a lot of their block printed items.
I have always been a more modest dresser, so I am absolutely head over heels for the cute swimwear from Rey Swimwear — especially the Caroline in creamsicle ($100). While they don’t have the size range as Gaia Conceptions, they do go up to a 1XL (hip measurement at 47″), and have swimwear consultants who can suggest options for your body type.
Sandmaiden is a great little shop on Etsy that makes clothes to order, with sizes up to a XXL. They have a big selection of swimsuits right now, but I’m actually really loving these cute tie yoga pants ($60).
This is a UK-based company (so many ethical clothing companies are!) but they have a wide selection for men when it comes to ethical fashion. They bill themselves as a “unique independent fashion outfit with a simple philosophy—to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment.” I really like the cut of this Bracken Check Shirt ($73) and think it would look great on any guy.
One of the most affordable ethical brands I found was SustainU. From their website: “Many Americans are under the impression that sustainable clothing is expensive and therefore inaccessible for most. Leveraging local production, smart supply chains and inventory control and honest margins, SustainU breaks the mold by offering a line of clothing that is not only more environmentally and socially sustainable, but also truly affordable.” So many cool things for men and women (I’ll feature women’s fashion in a future post). This Hinton Hoodie ($50) is perfect for the cooler spring evenings before we move into summer.
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