Sustainable and Trendy 2021 Fall Fashion Trends
The beginning of fall means it’s time to find warm and cozy pieces to add to your seasonal wardrobe. For the trend-conscious buyer, however, purchasing seasonal pieces that adhere to current fashion trends usually comes with the harmful practices of overconsumption and fast fashion.
But don’t stress! We’ve compiled 10 fall and winter pieces that not only follow Pantone’s New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter guide, but are also environmentally friendly and sustainably made. Whether you’re wearing an elegant Mykonos Blue, a rich Adobe, or a delicate Pale Rosette, here’s everything you need to rock the colder seasons in style.
1. Mien Villa Flutter Sleeve Jumpsuit in Espresso — $148
This flowy flutter sleeve jumpsuit is a wonderful cold-weather staple to layer underneath jackets and coats and is easily elevated with dainty jewelry and scarves. It’s made with GOTS-certified organic cotton and spandex, creating a comfortable, relaxed fit. It also features hidden side pockets.
Mien creates sustainable and ethical clothing lines by only using premium and eco friendly fabrics — like linen, modal, bamboo, and 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. They make all their garments in small batches and pay their employees and makers living wages.
2. The Standard Stitch College Sweatshirt in Pale Pink — $88
Part organic, part recycled, this relaxed-fit cotton sweatshirt is the perfect minimalist staple to add to your wardrobe. It’s colored with non-toxic and low-impact dyes and created in Los Angeles from an ethical, localized supply chain.
The Standard Stitch is dedicated to taking a slow fashion approach to their manufacturing process by refraining from wasteful, harmful, and polluting practices and using biodegradable, compostable, recycled, and recyclable materials.
3. Soluna Collective Beech Utility Jacket — $165
This timeless, handwoven utility jacket is a functional, everyday piece that will refine any top worn underneath it. It’s made with 100% organic cotton and colored with GOTS- and OEKO-TEX certified dyes, ensuring that it’s free of harmful chemicals.
Soluna Collective is a woman-owned company based in Portland, Oregon that creates all their pieces in small batches according to ethical and fair trade standards. Each garment is hand-woven and sewn by women in India who earn living wages.
4. Mien Sol Mock Neck Long Sleeve Top in Tea Rose — $68
Made with GOTS-certified organic cotton, this long sleeve top is a versatile layering piece. Whether it’s under a coat or a blazer, this ultra-soft shirt is made to complement and elevate any outfit.
Mien, a woman-owned and women-founded company, creates size-inclusive, sustainable, and ethical clothes for the modern woman. All their garments are made in small batches, and they pay all their employees and makers living wages.
5. Anchal Project Chore Jacket in Navy — $275
This navy chore jacket is hand-embroidered and made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton canvas. Featuring modern pattern blocking and a delicate cross-stitch design, this jacket is a wonderfully unique piece to add to your wardrobe.
Anchal Project is a nonprofit that is fair trade certified by the Fair Trade Federation. All their garments are handmade in India using natural fibers, organic cotton, and eco friendly dyes.
6. Mary Young Owen Bamboo Sweater in Fern — $65
This ultra-soft, classic sweater with full-length, loose-fitting sleeves helps you stay warm all autumn and winter long. It’s made with 67% rayon from bamboo, 28% cotton, and 5% elastane — a blend geared toward cozy comfort.
MARY YOUNG is a woman-owned company that pays all its makers living wages and provides safe working conditions. The company creates ethically made underwear, loungewear, bodysuits, and lingerie made with GOTS- and OEKO-TEX certified bamboo rayon yarn.
7. California Cloth Foundry Henley Tee — $85
Made with organic cotton and featuring mother of pearl buttons, this elegant staple is a layering piece that can be worn underneath any outerwear garment.
California Cloth Foundry creates farm-to-fashion apparel made from natural fibers and all-natural, plant-based dyes made from eggshells, natural enzymes, weld, chestnuts, and madder root. They’re a women-owned business and actively reduce manufacturing waste to achieve their goal of being zero waste.
8. Mien Painters Button Jacket in Saddle Brown — $164
This button-down jacket is a beautifully crafted, versatile piece that you’re sure to reach for every day. It’s made with GOTS-certified cotton twill and dyed with non-toxic, AZO-free dyes. On top of that, each button is sourced from overstock, making this piece good for you and the environment.
Mien creates size-inclusive, sustainable, and ethical clothing for the modern woman. They use premium, eco friendly fabrics like 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, bamboo, modal, and linen, and they only use AZO-free dyes. Mien pays fair and living wages to all their employees and makers.
9. The Standard Stitch Long Sleeve Tee in Golden — $58
Made with certified recycled and organic cotton, and colored with non-toxic and low-impact dyes, this relaxed-fit long sleeve tee is extremely breathable and soft.
The Standard Stitch creates size-inclusive, sustainable garments with the goal of implementing a slow fashion approach by making their production process as eco friendly as possible. The Standard Stitch keeps their production partners close — all within 11 miles — which reduces their carbon footprint substantially.
10. Anchal Project Array Cocoon Jacket in Navy — $375
Perfect for chilly weather, this Cocoon Jacket is hand-embroidered on 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton canvas in Ajmer, India, and tailored in Louisville, Kentucky.
Anchal Project is fair trade certified by the Fair Trade Federation, and all of their products are handmade in India using natural fibers, eco friendly dyes, and organic cotton. They also run DyeScape, a training program in Louisville, Kentucky that offers natural dye education.