10 Stylish Summer Dresses for the Conscious Consumer

Summer dresses

Florals, bright colors, and flowy skirts — spring and summer are our favorite seasons to rock ethical fashion. Especially when each piece has a beautiful story you can share!

We’ve curated a collection of 10 stunning, sustainably, and consciously made dresses available for all your warm-weather activities (or just for hanging out around the house) this year and far beyond.

1. Valani Vanna Hemp Dress — $348

Delicate and breezy, the Vanna Hemp Dress is the sustainable dress your wardrobe has been missing. With a stretch ruffle neckline and straps, full draped skirt with a handkerchief hem, and soft gathering, the Vanna Dress adds a touch of romance that can be dressed up or down. This midi-length dress is made with a plant-based material that regulates temperature to keep you comfortable year-round.

Summer dresses hemp dress

2. LA Relaxed Effie Modal Dress — $118

Made with super soft TENCEL modal, this endlessly flattering corset-style dress can be worn for everyday errands or easily elevated for special occasions. Similar to cashmere, this dress consists of a locally-knit brushed jersey that’s made in a closed-loop system that reuses solvents and water, minimizing waste. LA Relaxed makes all their ethical women’s clothing in small batches using locally-sourced fabrics.

3. No Nasties Pocket Maxi Dress — $86

Sleeveless, modest, airy, and light, the Pocket Maxi Dress is the ultimate versatile wardrobe essential. Wear it alone for a casual fit, or layer on additional pieces to easily ethically elevate your look. It’s made with GOTS-certified, Fair Trade organic cotton and was crafted by artisans in Goa, India in a fair trade environment. Plus, it has pockets!  

4. Mata Traders Santo Dress — $132

The Santo Dress is an eco-friendly, insta-worthy dress that’s an essential travel companion. This 100% cotton dress features beautiful, bold colors with its block-printed pattern, and it has hidden pockets for extra storage. Each piece is hand-printed using traditional techniques in a fair trade women’s cooperative in India.

5. Mien Cruise Midi Dress — $138

Elegant, minimalistic, and featuring subtle textures, this organic cotton and spandex dress is the pinnacle of versatility and style. With its straight silhouette and ankle length, this sophisticated dress is extremely flattering for all sizes. All of Mien’s clothing is made in small batches in Los Angeles, minimizing waste and their carbon footprint.

6. Mata Traders Sasha Sedona Stripe Shift Dress — $104

With its swirling pattern and bold, warm-toned colors, this desert-inspired dress’s modern silhouette evokes chic vibes and summer fun. Made with a blend of 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex, it’s intentionally made to be airy, flowy, and comfortable to wear all day long. Mata Traders makes their dresses in a fair trade women’s cooperative in India.

Summer dresses Sasha Sedona Stripe Shift Dress

7. Valani Sokha Banana Midi Dress in Lilac Rose — $298

This elegant dress by Valani is sure to be a favorite this summer! With its relaxed A-line silhouette, asymmetrical neckline, double flounce ruffle detail, and optional tie at the waist, this dress is stylishly designed and gorgeous. Sustainable and vegan, the dress’s body is composed of 100% banana viscose and the lining is made of 100% Tencel eucalyptus.

Summer dresses Sokha Banana Midi Dress

8. Anchal Tie Back Tank Midi Dress — $290

The Tie Back Tank Midi Dress is the perfect sustainable fashion statement with a fresh, modern cut. Made with 100% GOTS Organic Cotton Canvas and embroidered by hand with the utmost care by artisans in Ajmer, India, this eco-friendly dress showcases timeless style. The pattern features a revolutionized approach to the traditional Kantha quilting techniques from North India, resulting in an incredible and unique blend of heritage techniques and modern style.

9. AmourLinen Hazel Sleeveless Linen Summer Dress — $125

Handle the summer heat without a hitch with this airy, flowy, and lightweight Sleeveless Linen Summer Dress. It’s made with 100% European linen and stone washed for maximum softness, making this dress easy to move around in during warm weather getaways. Amourlinen’s clothing is all made in-house by their small team of seamstresses in their Vilnius, Lithuania studio.

10. 337 Brand Mika T-Shirt Dress — $59

A t-shirt dress that’s as comfy as it is flattering. This heathered t-shirt dress is the ideal cut and length for running errands or meeting with friends outside in style. This timeless essential is made from organic cotton and mechanically processed bamboo. 337 Brand also plants one tree per order!

Summer dresses Mika T-Shirt Dress

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