Sustainable shopping essentials

PUT THE PLANET FIRST WITH THESE 14 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

PUT THE PLANET FIRST WITH THESE 14 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

by Juliette Eleuterio
7 min
Sustainable shopping essentials

While it’s no secret fashion is killing our planet, sustainable garments have yet to become a staple in our wardrobes. So let’s change that. Let’s get rid of the myth that ethical clothing either has no variety or is way overpriced, because it’s simply not true. There are so many talented designers coming up with new, creative ways which challenge the toxic methods of traditional garment making – think natural dyes, organic materials, local sourcing… We love to see it. And we’d love to see you sporting it. So, we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of 14 sustainably-made wardrobe essentials.

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF DENIM

NON STRAIGHT JEAN WASH DENIM, US$225 (APPROX.) / £160
Self-described as “conscious by design”, non creates jeans made to last and these are no exception.

non denim sustainable
non ©

JEANIRICA JEANS & CO. AUTOBAHN TIE-DYE STRAIGHT-LEG JEANS, US$225 (APPROX.) / £160
Made from organic cotton, these Jeanirica bleached jeans are far from generic. Grab yourself a pair and watch the compliments roll in.

Jeanirica Jean & Co. denim sustainable
Jeanirica Jean & Co. ©

THE SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS

ON RUNNING CYCLON, US$35 (APPROX.) / £25 PER MONTH
Operating on a subscription plan, these Cyclon sneakers are made from beans. Yes, you read that right, beans. It’s simple you get your shoes, you run in them, you return them and you get a new pair.

Cyclon sneakers sustainable
Cyclon ©

VENTURI VEJA X RICK OWENS BLACK SNEAKER, US$255 / £200
Made out of recycled plastics and organic materials, the Lord of Darkness joins Veja in its journey to create a vegan hiking-style shoe. And this all-black model can climb any mountain.

Venturi Veja Rick Owens sneakers sustainable
Venturi Veja © Rick Owens ©

YOUR EVERYDAY-LOUNGEWEAR HOODIES 

PANGAIA 365 HEAVYWEIGHT HOODIE, US$165 (approx.) / £117
Arguable the brand to follow when it comes to sustainable fashion, Pangaia never disappoints. Keep yourself warm (and not the planet) with this heavyweight hoodie.

Pangaia hoodie loungewear sustainable
Pangaia ©

STORY MFG BLUE MILK METAL HOODIE, US$183 (APPROX.) / £130
Get in touch with Mother Nature with any Story MFG piece. All pieces are handmade, including this hoodie, meaning each piece is unique. Who wouldn’t want that?

Story MFG hoodie sustainable
Story MFG ©

AND THE BOTTOMS

IVAN CLOTHING PATCH-POCKET RECYCLED-NYLON AND ORGANIC-COTTON SHORTS, US$188 / £160
I mean, it says it in the name. Recycled nylon and organic cotton. We love a conscious choice of fabrics.

ivan clothing patch pocket shorts sustainable
Ivan Clothing ©

NOAH HEATHER SWEATPANTS, US$170 (APPROX.) / £120
If you’re going to lounge around in sweatpants, may as well have them be sustainable sweatpants, right? Yes, that’s right.

Noah clothing sweatpants sustainable
Noah ©

ECO-FRIENDLY TEES

ROYAL MAIL AT SELFRIDGES FRAGILE BRAND-PRINT ORGANIC COTTON-JERSEY T-SHIRT, US$47 / £40
Oh look, a t-shirt which describes the state of our planet.

Royal mail selfridges tshirt sustainable
Selfridges ©

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LOGO-EMBROIDERED ORGANIC COTTON-JERSEY T-SHIRT, US$141 / £120
When the Queen of Punk advocates for eco-friendly fashion, you listen.

Vivienne Westwood tshirt sustainable
Vivienne Westwood ©

THE RESPONSIBLE BAGS

FREITAG F52 MIAMI VICE, US$139 (APPROX.) / £98
Made out of truck traps, these Freitag bags are pushing boundaries, proving no material is off-limits when it comes to fashion.

FREITAG F52 MIAMI VICE
Freitag ©

STUDIO ALCH UPCYCLED LETTER LARGE CANVAS TOTE, US$71 / £60.00
Who doesn’t love a go-to tote bag? Whether running your everyday errands or packing for a day at the park, STUDIO ALCH has you – and the Earth – covered.

studio alch bag sustainable
Studio Alch ©

CAN’T FORGET THE CAPS

ROYAL MAIL AT SELFRIDGES FIRST CLASS BRAND-EMBROIDERED ORGANIC-COTTON CAP, US$29.95 / £25
Another piece made fully from organic cotton, this Royal Mail cap truly is first class in its eco-friendly efforts.

royal mail selfridges cap sustainable
Selfridges ©

NOAH RECYCLED CANVAS CORE LOGO 6-PANEL CAP, US$ 65 (APPROX.) / £46
Using printing instead of dyes, this Noah cap offers a truly unique look only achievable through conscious methods. And we are here for it.

Noah cap sustainable
Noah ©

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