What could be simpler than a t-shirt? Some fabric, a few stitches on the sewing machine, presto change-o, you’re ready …. Except we’ve all got that favorite t-shirt we wear time and time again – it’s soft, it fits just right and hits in all the right places. The details are sophisticated, but casual. It can be dressed up with smart jeans and a blazer/statement necklace or thrown on to quickly walk the dog in the morning. You’ve got a ton of t-shirts in your drawer, but this one keeps rising to the top. So why not fill your drawer with your these types of t-shirts? Donate the superfluous, turn them into eco-friendly rags, or use them to stuff a homemade pillow. We’ve got ten ethical t-shirts you need pronto.
Count on English brand Hero & Cape to make something that isn’t just totally ethical, but also totally delightful. Hand drawn flamingoes printed (with eco-friendly dye!) onto an organic, fairly made cotton jersey. Unisex and perfect for the beach or a fun night out, this t-shirt belongs in your top drawer.
Comfy, cozy and super flattering this long sleeve t-shirt from Econscious is sure to rise to the top of your drawer. Ethically made from organic, high quality cotton, and best of all 1% of profits are donated to non-profits working for the better of the environment. Snap up this classic look as a layering piece for winter or an all-season staple.
A relaxed, loose fit gives this woman’s t-shirt from German brand Lovjoi a sophisticated yet comfy vibe. Made from the ultra eco-friendly Lyocell it will feel breathable and luxurious against your skin. Made under ethical conditions by Syrian refugees, this vegan t-shirt would make an excellent addition to your wardrobe.
Classic stripes never felt so good. Made from 100% organic cotton from a family farm in Peru and ethically made in Lima under fair and transparent conditions, Fair Indigo has your values on lock down. With a soft and relaxed (but not boxy) fit, this women’s t-shirt has been made to last with pre-washed cotton resistant to shrinking, pilling and twisting.
The Perfect T-shirt? VIRTU just might have done it! 100% organic cotton, made under ethical conditions in the Dominican Republic with 50% of proceeds returning to the communities who made the t-shirt for development projects, eco-friendly packaging … we are convinced! A flattering fit with special details (flip the sleeves up for some stripes) make this a homerun for men and women.
Eco-friendly, super silky soft and affordable? That’s ONNO! Their men’s and women’s classic t-shirts are made from ultra-sustainable bamboo, which takes very little water to grow and is the fastest growing plant on earth. Plus, each purchase goes to support the CarbonFund a non-profit working to offset carbon dioxide emissions.
Made to strict international organic, environmental and social standards your White T-Shirt Co t-shirt is going to be an instant favorite. Not only super soft and luxurious, but also super flattering – hitting in all the right spots for a look that is elegant and smart. Never compromising on their ethics transparency is the name of the game: each detail of the production line is meticulously screened to ensure the highest ethical standards regarding labor and the environment.
No Nasties is changing the ethical fashion game! With their limited time “buy one give one” graphic t-shirt promotion they are trying to get as many people on board as possible with ethical fashion. Get one organic, fair trade t-shirt for yourself and then gift one to a friend! Show your pals just how fashionable ethical can be. Made from scrap fabrics reclaimed by No Nasties and then made under 100% ethical conditions. We’re on board!
A gorilla on a bicycle? That’s funny. A gorilla on a bicycle on an organic, fair-trade, ethically made t-shirt? Instant hit! Get the conversation going about ethical fashion with Etiko’s unisex t-shirt.
Other ethical fashion brands with t-shirts that are game changers? Tell us in the comments below! We want to know where to look good, feel good and DO GOOD!
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