Budget-Friendly Eco-Clothing

Jenna Sims

Great news, fashionistas! Beautiful, organic clothing from brands focused on sustainable practices doesn’t have to be overly expensive. From tops to bottoms and everything in between, these four ethical clothing brands have affordable options for every eco-conscious shopper.

Pact


This Boulder, Colorado-based company’s mission is to build an earth-friendly clothing brand that is accessible for everyone and uses the world’s favorite fabric: organic cotton. Their other forward-thinking practices include using only recycled packaging and offering customers the ability to send back their shipment boxes with old clothes, which are then donated to nonprofits.

KIWI Pick: Softspun Crew Neck Tee ($30)

Everlane


Headquartered in San Francisco, Everlane prides itself on being radically transparent about their ethical approach. They source high-quality materials, conduct regular evaluations of their factories, provide fair wages to employees, and even offer cost breakdowns of their clothing and accessories on their website.

Alternative Apparel


Los Angeles-based Alternative Apparel is your go-to shop for eco-friendly basics and beyond, who uses soft, natural, long-lasting materials. Their products feature heavyweight cotton made with upcycled cotton fibers; hemp-blend jersey, a mix of durable hemp fibers and cotton; and modal interlock cotton, a lightweight material that is perfect for year-round layering.

Girlfriend Collective


This activewear brand uses recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets, and other waste to create eco-friendly workout clothes (sports bras, leggings, shorts, tanks) for women of all sizes. The company holds certifications so customers can be confident that they are using sustainable practices, paying fair wages, and using recycled materials free of harmful substances.

KIWI Pick: High-Rise Pocket Legging ($78)

Ethical fashion is not only good for the environment, it’s also built to last. As opposed to fast fashion—clothing that generally only lasts for a season or two—eco-friendly clothes are made to last year after year, which in the long run, makes them more affordable.