It’s hard enough being a guy who has little time for shopping and even less time to consider what they really want. As a result a lot of men end up having a uniform that last about 10 seasons too long because it’s just easier that way.
Sustainable can often mean a bigger price tag, but that is the price you pay to leave this world a better place for future generations and at the end of the day they are your principles and your principles say more about you than what colour shoes you’re wearing.
If you add to this nightmare a green planet friendly focus on sustainability then you you probably would like a list of brands that zero out their carbon footprint and source sustainable materials to make this world a better place. Good news is we’ve done the hard work for you.
These brands get the MenzShopper seal of sustainability thumbs-up and are listed in no particular order.
Pategonia is a major recognisable brand with a heavy focus on the outdoors and their philosophy of keeping the outdoors in their best condition for their customers to enjoy for decades to come.
Their most sustainable materials are made from 100% organic non-GMO natural fibers like cotton (like their Responsibili-Tee), hemp, and linen. Next are Patagonia’s recycled synthetics, necessary for more technical garments. They use 100% recycled poly for the extensive Capilene line of activewear basics and the solid colors in their base layers.
They also use ethically sourced and certified wool and down for some of their insulation layers
Supply chain & labor practices: Patagonia scored 70% in Fashion Revolution’s most recent Fashion Transparency Index. This is the highest percentage obtained by only a few companies.
Men’s Fitz Roy Scope Organic Cotton T-Shirt – $24.95
Surf inspired or adventure-ready? Outerknown makes fair trade mens clothing including sweatshirts, jeans, tees, henleys, polos, swim trunks, and outerwear that are rustic in appearance, rugged in build and soft to the touch.
Outerknown uses primarily natural fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, alpaca wool, and RDS-certified down. Their Selvedge jeans are one of our favorite natural garments, made of 100% organic cotton.
Outerknown Mens Constellation Camp-Collar Print Organic Cotton Shirt Small Navy – $75
THREADS 4 THOUGHT
T4T decided to create a product that leaves an innately smaller impact on our environment, supports in-need communities, and assists in changing the narrative and understanding of ethical standards within the fashion industry.
Sustainable: T4T Sources the world’s most sustainable materials, including Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, and Lenzing Modal.
Ethical: Our Factories around the world hold the highest certifications in the industry, ensuring the best working conditions, and the highest level of sustainable production processes.
Impactful: Our partnership with the International Rescue Committee allows our profits to benefit in-need communities around the world.
Geoff Slub Henley T-SHIRT – $32.67
Always striving to do more to lessen our impact. ALTERNATIVE APPAREL refocused their forward-thinking Alternative Eco® collection to include even more eco fabrics as they continue their efforts to #DoGoodFeelGood.
Heavy Cotton: Signature-soft and natural like classic cotton – but extra feel-good. That’s because it’s made from upcycled cotton fibers. With a heavier body and touchably soft texture, you won’t want to live without it.
Hemp Blend: Soft and strong, this fabric has it all. Knit from hearty hemp fibers and cotton – some of the best materials that Mother Earth has to offer. It’s the feel-good jersey blend you’ll turn to again and again for all-day comfort.
Organic Cotton: There are cotton fabrics – and then there’s ours. Crafted from GOTS-certified cotton, it’s 100% organic – the perfect blend of lightweight, airy, and soft. A better choice for your skin and our environment.
Alternative Men’s Eco Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt – $31.73
prAna – Clothing for positive change
A subsidiary of Columbia Clothing. prAna. Clothing for Positive Change (C4PC)From the farm to the factory to our closets, we all have an opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment. Start asking questions about your clothes in the same way you ask about the food you eat, and you can help fundamentally change the way clothing is made.
prAna uses organic cotton and hemp are grown, to the beaches where plastic bottles are harvested, to the chemicals that need to be managed upstream, to the safety and well-being of the people assembling our clothing, there is a rich and inspiring story built into each and every piece. Ultimately, sustainable clothing respects the planet and its people. When you choose to invest in a piece of our clothing, you are propelling the sustainable clothing movement forward. You are casting a vote for social and environmental responsibility, for transparency, for a fundamental change in the way clothing is made.