10 Fair Trade & Sustainable Women's Clothing Brands To Keep You Cozy This Fall

Listen up ladies, cozy sweater season is just around the corner, and we've got just the brands you are are searching for to shop good quality, ethically-made, planet-positive looks for fall.

Don't forget to check out our ethical denimboots and accessories options, too, to complete your look!

For ideas on how to style your sweaters (hint: blazers and belts are key!), check out this article from Re/make, a global advocacy organization fighting for fair pay and climate justice in the fashion world: How to Wear an Ethical Sweater Like a Boss by Laura Madden.

Editor's Note | A brand for women of all ages and styles - Karen Kane walks the line of classic vs. trendy like no other brand can. Truly something for everyone here. 

Sizes | XS to XL and extended sizes available in select styles

Shipping | Global shipping to select countries

About Karen Kane | Karen Kane is a Los Angeles-based women’s brand that is all about doing right by people and the planet. It was started by husband and wife team Karen and Lonnie out of their garage. They source from sustainable and ethical suppliers. They pay fair and living wages. And charitable giving is part of their core mission. Karen Kane is a certified B Corporation.

Shipping | Global shipping to select countries

Editor's Note: PACT is where style meets comfort! They're well known for their high-quality basics and really set the standard for ethical apparel. Truly an investment, they make pieces you will wear for years.

Sizes | XS to XXL

Shipping | Global Shipping Available

About PACT | Pact is a Boulder, Colorado-based sustainable, organic clothing brand that offers essential basics for the whole family. Their quippy motto and mission is to build Earth’s Favorite Clothing Company. And it's true that we love Pact's style, and the Earth loves it too for being so planet positive! Everything at Pact is made from GOTS certified organic cotton. This means 91% water savings and no toxic chemicals. Pact partners with Fair Trade Certified factories that provide safe working conditions, protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods, and enable people to earn additional money to invest in their families and communities. Even Pact's packaging is designed to minimize their environmental footprint. Don't forget to check out their carbon-offset shipping and their give back boxes!

Editor's Note | Icebreaker is the brand to know for nature lovers. Durable and comfortable activewear and outerwear, they only use the best quality wool. Look and feel good for all your outdoor activities.

Values | Fair Trade & Sustainable

Sizes | XS to XL

Shipping | US: Free ground shipping; International: Select countries

About Icebreaker | Icebreaker is a New Zealand based company founded by an outdoor enthusiast who decided it was crazy to go out into nature wearing synthetic (aka plastic) "technical" fibers. At the age of 24, he was introduced to merino wool and it changed his life. He and Icebreaker were one of the first brands to disrupt the outdoor gear industry that was totally dependent on petrochemicals by introducing a sustainable solution. Today, Icebreaker works with sustainable farmers and audits their entire supply chain and factories to ensure they are planet and people positive.

Editor's Note | Paneros is for the ultra fashionable. Even if you don't live on the west coast, you can be LA cool in these clothes.

Sizes | XS to XL

Shipping | For the US, free shipping on orders $100+.

About Paneros | Paneros is a Los Angeles-based slow fashion brand. Their name comes from the Greek words "pan" meaning "all" and "eros" meaning "love". Their mission is to live up to the ideals embodied in their brand name, i.e. to love people (of all sizes) and our planet. Their values are inclusivity, compassion, honesty, responsibility and uncompromising quality. They make one-of-a-kind, limited edition, ready-to-wear pieces from eco-friendly deadstock fabrics. Production takes place in Indonesia in fair trade factories, small workshops or in the artisans' homes.

Editor's Note | VETTA specializes in capsule wardrobes and, dare we say, they nailed it. These are versatile clothes you'll wear on repeat and style in so many ways.

Values | Fair TradeSustainable

Sizes | XS to XL

Shipping | U.S. and Canada

About VETTA | VETTA is a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned business that's all about the mini capsule wardrobe. With just five versatile pieces, you can mix and match your VETTA items to create a month's worth of outfits. VETTA only uses sustainable fabrics (primarily tencel, organic cotton and deadstock) and makes their clothing in responsible factories.

Editor's Note | Kina and Tam is one of the most playful ethical brands on the market. If you just want to have fun, this brand is for you.

Values | Fair Trade

Sizes | XS to 2XL

Shipping | Global Shipping Available

About Kina and Tam | Kina and Tam is a size-inclusive ethical fashion brand that makes colorful and playful clothing for "big kids" all over the world. Theirs isn't a shopping platform; it's a shopping playground! Kina and Tam have a passion for creating unique products in a sustainable manner by using a well thought our process that respects garment workers and employees, as well as Mother Nature! They work with factories and businesses that share similar values of protecting people’s rights and minimizing their environmental impact. Three out of the four factories it partners with are BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) certified and the fourth is due to be certified shortly in 2022. They aim to better their relationship with their suppliers as well as incorporate more sustainable materials into its products where possible.

Editor's Note | Looking for a fresh take on basics? Look no further then KOTN. They have a flare for making every day essentials a little more interesting and a lot more inclusive. 

Values | Fair Trade

Sizes | XS to XXL

Shipping | Shipping is free on orders over $75 items in Canada and the US. Global shipping to select countries.

About KOTN | KOTN is a Canadian based, ethical clothing brand that makes high quality essentials from authentic Egyptian cotton grown in the Nile Delta. Even though Egypt’s white gold is finer, softer, and more breathable than any other cotton, big corporations are going with cheaper options leaving millions of farmers, weavers and craftspeople struggling. That's why KOTN makes their our own fabrics from raw cotton bought direct from farmers in Egypt at guaranteed prices. KOTN manufactures in a cut-and-sew factory outside Alexandria that ensures a fair wage. Also to stop the cycle of child labour, KOTN partners with pro-literacy organizations in the Nile Delta.

Editor's Note: Tradlands is a favorite amongst conscious consumers. They are a brand by women, for women, and it's obvious in the way their clothes fit and function for women of all sizes. 

Values | Fair Trade

Sizes | XXS to 5X

Shipping | Free shipping in the US and globally on orders over $200.

About Tradlands | Tradlands is a slow fashion brand based in California that makes womenswear inspired by menswear. Most fast fashion items are worn only five times and then discarded. Yuck! When you wear an item 50 times (or more if it's a Tradland piece), you reduce carbon emissions by more than 400% per item per year. That's what Tradlands is about. And that's why they make clothes that built to last with quality features like French seams, side gussets, and extra thick buttons. Durable, longlasting, versatile pieces that form the foundation of your wardrobe. Their mainstays are button-ups, t-shirts, chinos and jackets. All of their products are made in small batches in fair trade factories.

Editor's Note: Thierra Nuestra does knitwear like no other brand. Handmade, high style. Every pieces is a work of art. This is accessible luxury at its best.

Values | Fair Trade and Sustainable

Sizes | S to L

Shipping |  Global Shipping Available

About Thierra Nuestra | Thierra Nuestra is a Peruvian sustainable fashion brand. Thierra Nuestra's pieces are handmade by artisans in Peru from all natural fibres like alpaca and Pima cotton. Thierra Nuestra represents the work and traditions of Peru, but there is nothing traditional about its look. If you are looking for a fresh take on the highest quality knitwear, this brand is for you.

Editor's Note | Luxury that stands the test of time. Eleven Six is not about passing fancies. They make gorgeous pieces that are worth every penny.

Values | Fair Trade and Sustainable

Sizes | XS to XL

Shipping | Free US shipping over $300 (except Hawaii and Alaska). Free global shipping over $450

About Eleven Six | Eleven Six is an ethically produced knitwear brand that makes versatile clothing which suits a varied lifestyle. It was founded by British couple Catherine and Nick and is influenced by their love of travel with an eye for handcrafted, unique products. Their products are one-of-a-kind and handmade by artisan groups near Lima, Peru using traditional textile techniques of hand and machine knitting, macrame and crochet. Eleven Six primarily uses alpaca wool that is indigenous to South America. The Alpaca have evolved to develop fleece that allows the fibre to withstand the cold as well as the heat of the equatorial region, which means Eleven Six’s clothing can be used across the seasons, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the warmer seasons. They prioritise the use of natural, eco-friendly and ethically sourced fibres and work with two prestigious Peruvian alpaca mills that comply with the highest sustainability standards. The company also runs a ‘Give Back’ initiative where it donates a portion of its profits back to its artisans to help support their businesses, educational and welfare needs.

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