Making the switch to ethical fashion when you’re used to shopping at places like H&M can be a bit of a stretch. It’s unfamiliar territory for most. I think ethical fashion has gotten a bad rep for being boring and “neutral” and this post is here to prove otherwise! These are the ethical fashion brands to try if you love H&M!
I’ve talked about H&M on the blog before. They’re notorious for greenwashing and presenting themselves as a sustainable brand when they are anything but. Read that full post here.
Not only do these brands come without the negative environmental and humane impact but they’re also stylish and let you keep expressing yourself the way you want. Your clothes don’t have to be “boring” to be ethical!
Ethical Fashion Brands to try if you love H&M:
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1. Kotn $8-$280
Kotn uses organic Egyptian cotton, creating a positive impact for both people and the planet. Their garments are ethically made and sustainably sourced and they carry adorable and seasonal pieces that are right on-trend.
2. Everlane $35-$230
Everlane brings you fashion-forward pieces that any H&M stan would be proud to wear using ethical and sustainable practices. They publish all of their factories and a breakdown of the costs to help us better understand why their prices are what they are.
3. La Relaxed $30 – $150
Ethically made in Los Angeles, LA Relaxed uses only sustainable, vegan, and cruelty-free materials. They also pride themselves on fair wages and safety for the employees. LA Relaxed makes some of my favourite staple pieces that will add so much life to your wardrobe.
4. Nobody’s child £5 – £135
This UK brand offers affordable and trendy pieces made from organic cotton, linen, and viscose, and recycled synthetic fabrics giving them new life and keeping them out of the landfills. Their factories are also ethical and fair wages and treatment of their workers is a must.
5. Pact $15-$100
Made from organic cotton and partnering with Fair Trade Certified factories, Pact offers all the staples your wardrobe could need and then some. Their pieces are light and breezy and everything you could ever want.
6. Encircled $16-$288
Encircled is not only a Canadian brand but they’re also certified B-corp! Their clothing is non-toxic, ethically made and sustainably sourced and better than anything you could find at H&M.
7. Wolven $50-$190
If you’re looking for athleisure and trendy swimwear then look no further than Wolven! Their pieces are produced ethically and made from recycled plastics!
8. Re/Done $19-$1000
Your one-stop shop for all your denim dreams! Re/Done upcycles old denim into new to give it new life and keep it out of the landfill. They also offer other upcycled pieces as well as vintage pieces.
Why is ethical fashion so expensive?
If you’re finding it hard to ditch fast fashion, I encourage you to check out these ethical brands! They’re fun and trendy without costing the planet.
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