5 Sustainable Clothing Brands to Know

Whether you’re well-versed in sustainable fashion or just dipping your toes into the topic—these five sustainable clothing brands on Made Trade are worth having on your radar.

This brief brand guide has zero waste, locally-made, fair trade, and made-to-order brands that will meet even the highest standards for style and sustainability.

And all five of these sustainably-minded brands are available right here on Made Trade—your destination for elevated, conscious shopping. And in this guide, we've even curated a few of our favorites from each brand we think you’ll love.

Symbology

      • About: Symbology works with women artisans in India who use traditional fabric techniques—including block printing, embroidery and tie-die—to create beautiful and wearable pieces in flattering silhouettes. The ethical fashion brand follows Fair Trade guidelines, paying artisans living wages, promoting gender equality, and using eco-conscious production practices. From dresses and kaftans, to tops and trousers, Symbology has a wide range of stunning printed pieces we know you’ll love.
      • Sustainable Qualities: Uses plant-based fabrics, AZO-free dyes. Artisans handprint and hand embroider each piece.
      • Some of our top picks from this brand: 

Symbology fair trade wrap dress

Symbology Peacock Feather Wrap Dress 

Symbology fair trade jumpsuit

Symbology Baby Cacti Jumpsuit

Symbology ethical maxi dress

Symbology Ginkgo Leaf Maxi Dress 

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No Nasties

      • About: No Nasties is a Fair Trade brand with sustainable clothing made with 100% organic cotton, sourced from small scale farmers across India. The ethical, eco-conscious brand partners with Fair Trade India and UnLtd India, a launchpad for social entrepreneurs in India, to extend their positive impact in the country.
      • Sustainable Qualities: Uses organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and screen printing.
      • Some of our top picks from this brand:

No Nasties organic cotton dress

No Nasties Noel Jumper Dress 

No Nasties organic cotton fair trade wide top

Shop No Nasties

Tonlé

      • About: tonlé is a zero waste fashion brand using remnant fabric scraps from garment factories in Cambodia to avoid creating new cloth. The San-Francisco-based label does not use pesticides, excessive water, or single-use plastic. tonlé also follows fair trade principles, paying garment factory workers fair wages and ensuring they work no more than 45 hours per week. This conscious fashion brand not only has impressive sustainability and ethical standards, but has high standards for design as well—their dresses, jackets, tops, bottoms, and accessories are striking and fashion-forward.
      • Sustainable Qualities: Zero waste company, uses recycled fabrics, natural dyes, and recycled packaging. Pieces are handmade and patterns are screen printed.
      • Some of our top picks from this brand:

Tonle zero waste dress

Tonlé Tomato Dara Dress 

Tonle zero waste ethically made dress

Tonlé Lillian Dress 

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Altar

      • About: Altar is a sustainable, handmade fashion brand that designs and crafts their pieces one by one in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, CA. The Made-in-USA label even sources from US-milled textiles as much as possible. As a conscious brand with a sustainable ethos, Altar uses natural dyes and eco-conscious fabrics, such as cupro, linen, and deadstock fabric.
      • Sustainable Qualities: Uses eco-friendly fabrics (linen, cupro, deadstock) and natural dyes. Pieces are handmade.
      • Some of our top picks from this brand:

Altar black pocket shift sustainable dress

Altar Black Pocket Shift Dress 

Altar floral culottes

Altar Floral Culottes 

Altar sustainably made lavender jumpsuit

 Shop Altar

Passion Lilie

      • About: Passion Lilie works with artisans across India, ensuring fair wages that enable artisans to support their families, safe working conditions, and long-term employment. The Fair Trade Federation member's garments have modern silhouettes but are crafted using ancient artisanal dyeing and weaving traditions.
      • Sustainable Qualities: Uses eco-friendly dyes and GOTS organic cotton as much as possible.
      • Our top picks from this brand:
Passion Lilie midi skirt

Passion Lilie fair trade shorts

 

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