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12 Vegan Clothing Brands You Should Know

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Not all vegan clothing brands are cruelty-free. We've compiled a list of the most eco-friendly, ethical, and stylish brands available in the US today.

Many brands sell vegan clothing, but where and what you buy still makes a big difference. Synthetic fibers, for example, are more likel to be cruelty-free, but are generally bad for the environment. They are often made from petroleum and may produce microplastics that end up in rivers and oceans. Vegan clothing made from natural fibers like cotton or recycled materials is usually the better option. Truly sustainable vegan brands will also have ethical working conditions on their entire production chain. Don’t know where to start looking? Here are 12 vegan clothing brands to check out.

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1. Alabama Chanin

Best for everyday vegan clothing

Alabama Chanin is an everyday vegan clothing brand with sustainability and ethical production at the heart of their clothes. The brand uses reclaimed and repurposed materials, as well as sustainably-sourced and 100 percent organic cotton that is grown locally, in the US. Transparency is a top priority for this eco-fashion brand, which makes it their mission to know the source of each piece of material and whose hands it goes through to reach the final product.

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $$$
  • Size range: XS-XXL

2. Boody

Best for vegan lingerie and underwear

Boody specializes in lingerie and loungewear, with an eco-twist. They believe in producing clothes that don’t just feel good, but do good. Their pieces are vegan, WRAP certified, Peta approved, reach Oeko-Tex standards, and are manufactured using state-of-the-art computer knitting which reduces fabric waste significantly. The clothes are made from bamboo viscose, without any added pesticides, and grown using rainwater that they then reuse and recycle. 

  • Made in: California, USA
  • Price: $-$$
  • Size range: XS – XL

3. Boyish

Best for vegan denim

Boyish is an LA-based vegan, sustainable denim clothing brand focused on comfort and style. All jeans are made using sustainably-sourced products and are manufactured through a process that minimizes the use of harmful chemicals during dyeing. All materials are recycled, and the brand has made real efforts to cut their water usage by one-third, as well as recycling all water they do use. As an added bonus, all clothes ordered from Boyish will arrive in compostable packaging. However, if you do not have a way to compost in your apartment, you’ll have to throw the wrapping away just the same.

  • Made in: California, USA
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: XXS-XL

4. Brave Gentleman

Best for vegan menswear

Brave Gentleman is a vegan men’s clothing brand that does things differently. Focused on everyday comfort, Brave Gentleman uses organic and recycled materials. Not all of their fibers are natural — their “future leather”, for example, is an EU Ecolabel-certified PU-based microfiber. But they do try to use better materials: their recycled-cotton/recycled-polyester blends are obtained from a fair labor mill in Brazil (also certified with the EU Ecolabel).

  • Made in: New York, USA
  • Price: $$-$$$$
  • Size range: S-XXL

5. Chnge

Best for cool tie-dye

Chnge are best-known for their stylish and vegan tie-dye tops. Production has been developed to be 100 percent carbon neutral, the cotton used is GOTS-certified organic, and all of this has to be manufactured within a Fairtrade Factory. Packaging of the clothing is also made from recycled paper and is itself recyclable.    

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $-$$
  • Size range: XXS-4XL

6. Conscious Step

Best for sustainable vegan socks

Conscious Step is a vegan sock brand focused on comfort, as well as sustainability. They source all their organic cotton from India, are GOTS certified, and fair-trade across the board. They also value themselves on transparency, and empowering their workers.

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $-$$
  • Size range: XS-XL

7. Lé Buns

Best for slow-fashion womanswear

Le Buns is a slow-fashion, women-founded brand with a strong focus on making environmentally conscious decisions across the entire manufacturing process of their clothes. They are vegan, cruelty-free, and use only 100 percent certified organic cotton. They also source materials from regenerated nylon and bamboo, and never use any chemicals in their dyes, which are all-natural. 

  • Made in: Indonesia
  • Price: $$
  • Size range: 6-16

8. Girlfriend Collective

Best for women’s leisure and sportswear

Girlfriend Collective is a women’s leisure and sportswear brand with a difference. All their products are manufactured from recycled fabrics which are made from plastic bottles. Even their pieces made using nylon and polyester come from these same recycled materials and are BPA-free. They also use OEKO-certified safe dyes, where the water used is treated afterwards to ensure it is safe and clean enough to be released back into the waterways.

  • Made in: Vietnam, based in the USA
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: XXXS-6XL

9. Harvest & Mill

Best for organic cotton clothing

At the heart of Harvest & Mill is a dedication to American-sourced and organically grown cotton which is used in this male and female vegan clothing brand. No bleach or synthetic dyes are used in production and water usage is kept to a minimum. They also keep it really local, as all pieces are grown, milled and sewn in the USA.

  • Made in: USA 
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: S-XL

10. Happy Earth

Best for vegan and organic clothing

Happy Earth is an eco-fashion brand that works to live up to its name, and make the earth happier, one piece of eco-fashion clothing at a time. This vegan, organic and B Corporation certified clothing brand works hard with the Happy Earth ambassadors by cleaning up trash, planting trees and partnering with non-profits to make the planet a greener place. 

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: XS – 2XL

11. MATE the Label

Best for clean dyes

MATE the Label is GOTS certified, uses 100 percent organic materials and guarantees that low-impact, clean dyes are at the heart of their vegan clothing. This woman-operated and founded business also likes to keep production local (within a  17-mile radius of their headquarters) and ethical to reduce their carbon footprint and to ensure the best working conditions and pay for their workers. 

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: XS-3XL

12. Fair Indigo

Best for Fair Trade clothing

This vegan clothing brand produces essentials for women, men, and children from a cotton blend, that’s supposed to be softer, stronger, and longer-lasting than other cotton. Fair Indigo uses GOTS-certified Peruvian Pima organic cotton that they source from just two family farms, where the growing and harvesting processes are done with care and by hand. The shirts, leggings, and other products are produced in small workshops around Lima under Fair Trade conditions.

  • Made in: USA
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Size range: XS-2XL

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