63 Sustainable Workwear Brands
Below, both everyday and statement work attire for a variety of workplaces. My perfect day would definitely start with a Royal Jelly Harlem shorts suit!
If you are starting a new job: Try not to rush out and buy work attire before you get the feel for what you’ll actually want to wear. If you can, make do with your own clothes for at least 1-2 weeks while you soak in the vibe of the office. Consider using a rental service like Rent the Runway unlimited for a month or two, if you want to test drive some different blazers, dresses and silk tops. When you are starting a new role, it’s so easy to pre-emptively overshop, thinking you’ll be wearing suits every day, only to find out that everyone is actually bending the dress code and wearing jeans 3x a week. Save your money!
As always, the brands I recommend utilize natural, recycled, deadstock, or upcycled fibers (making them sustainable), and pay their workers a fair wage or produce in a low risk region like the USA or EU (ethical). For more info on what I look for, check out Sustainability 101.
** Indicates a company that produces ethically, but may use regular cotton or polyester (I will asterisk even if the polyester or nylon is recycled) in some of their garments. Check the tag for fabric content & decide for yourself!