29 Sustainable Clothing Brands For Wedding Guests (Including Inclusive Plus Sizing)

This July I have a wedding to attend. I made the decision to purchase only sustainable, ethical, fair trade, or second hand clothing this year and to say finding a dress made by a sustainable brand or second hand has been a challenge, would be a huge understatement! The research alone, to make sure the brand I am considering cares about our planet, has been exhausting.

In case you haven’t read the statistics on what fast fashion is doing to our planet here are a few

In one year the fast fashion industry (think Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Gap, Zaful, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Mango, Uniqlo, Fashion Nova, Missguided, Romwe, Nike, Adidas, Topshop) will produce 150 billion garments, that’s 20 items per person.

30% of that will never be sold.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. The oil industry being the first.

50% of the fast fashion produced will be thrown away in under a year.

The average life span of a piece of clothing is 3 years.

12.8 million tones of clothing is sent to landfills every year. Or sent to countries like Haiti, where they have a hard time distributing it and it then turns into waste there. With very few resources to manage the influx of waste it causes.

The fashion industry creates 92 million tons of textile waste, I can’t even personally understand what that number would look like if it were piled in one pile.

It takes 2700 liters of water to make ONE, just ONE t-shirt. To put that into perspective it would take one person 2.5 years to drink that much water. That’s messed up!

22,000 liters of toxic water is dumped into the rivers by the tanneries in Bangladesh every year. Causing horrific health issues for the locals who need this water to eat, drink, and bathe with.

Textile production produces 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year. Airplanes produce 859 million, while cars produce 230 million.

So below are 29 brands that offer wedding guest appropriate attire, some even offering inclusive plus sizes.


1. Sezane

Price Range $$$

Product Range beautiful dresses-shoes

Size Range XS–L - up to US 12

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free shipping on orders over $200 and returns from the U.S.

Good to know all packaging when shipped is 100% recycled

Their ethos: "Since day one, I’ve been conscious that our actions today will determine the future of our children, and indeed the planet, tomorrow. It is this awareness that defines our choices - the choice to do things well, the choice to place the human first, and the choice to act. Each decision taken at Sézane is made according to these choices, with respect for the human above all, and a sensitivity to our planet whose fragility can no longer be ignored. The path to ‘perfection’ (if it exists), may be long, but nonetheless, it is this ideal that guides our actions. To constantly raise our standards and continue by your side - writing an endless and meaningful story. To ensure that tomorrow will be better than today. And of course, to report to you constantly on our engagements, even if they are still insufficient”

SHOP SEZANE


2. Reformation

Price Range $$$

Product Range wedding appropriate dresses for guests

Size Range XS–L and up to US size 24

Inclusive plus size options yes click here

Shipping free U.S. shipping on all ground orders

Good to know you’re given the option to offset your carbon emissions at check out

Their ethos: “We put sustainability at the core of everything we do. We invest in green building infrastructure to minimize our waste, water, and energy footprints. By providing on-the-job training and opportunities for growth, we also invest in the people who make this revolution possible. There are people behind the clothes we wear, and too often they work under terrible conditions. That’s why we built our own sustainable factory in Los Angeles, where we work with awesome people from all over the world”

SHOP REFORMATION


3. VETTA

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range womens capsule wardrobes

Size Range womens x-small-x-large

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free U.S. shipping and exchanges

Good to know all of their pieces can be worn multiple ways

Their ethos: “We're committed to sustainable fabrics and responsible factories. Our woven clothing is made in a family run factory in NYC, where many of the employees have worked there together for over 30 years - and we visit often. Our sweaters are knitted by our partner factory in Los Angeles that is audited annually for social and environmental compliance - and gets 70% of its energy from solar power”
SHOP VETTA


4. Everlane

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range modern basics and shoes for women and men

Size Range womens pants size 23-33, 0-16, tops x-small-xx-large, shoes 5-11. Mens pants size 28-40, tops x-small-xx-large, shoes 7-13

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping and exchanges

Good to know your first order ships free. Refer a friend and get $25 when they make their first purchase

Their ethos: “At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical factories around the world. Source only the finest materials. And share those stories with you—down to the true cost of every product we make. It’s a new way of doing things. We call it Radical Transparency”

SHOP EVERLANE


5. Dazey LA

Price Range $-$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 4X

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping on orders over $70

Good to know all products are handmade to order with love in L.A. created within 2-3 weeks then shipped. They also have a podcast collaboration Dazey x She’s All Fat and all proceeds from it will go towards fundraising for more inclusive sizing

Their ethos: “We embrace “SLOW FASHION” to provide the highest quality goods while eliminating all waste.”

SHOP DAZEY LA


6. Elizabeth Suzann

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s capsule wardrobe pieces

Size Range up to 4XL

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping $6-12.00. Free returns within 14 days of delivery

Good to know options for made-to-order garments

Their ethos: “We believe in mindful, careful consumption. In reducing waste, in creating long-lasting garments that serve many needs so you can buy fewer of them. We care deeply about making things the right way, but we also want to run our business the right way, and our business is more than just our product. Respect for the people we work with, relationships, our company culture, the environment, humanity, the natural materials we build our products from - it’s just as important to us as the things we make. It drives us forward and motivates us to do better - and we can always do better.”

SHOP ELIZABETH SUZANN


7. Alice Alexander

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s wardrobe staple pieces

Size Range up to 4XL

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping. International shipping $15.20-51.33 . Free U.S. returns within 14 days of delivery

Good to know options for made-to-order garments. They host workshops and events in the Philadelphia area

Their ethos: “We are a vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer company, where we design, pattern, cut and sew each item in our collection on a made-to-order basis. In other words, we make the clothes right here in the US and sell them directly to our customers. Working in this manner allows us to create clothing for women of every size and shape, using incredible materials, and working as sustainably as possible.”

SHOP ALICE ALEXANDER


8. Hackwith Design House

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s long-lasting, versatile clothing

Size Range up to 4XL

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping. Returns within 21 days of purchase minus cost of shipping

Good to know you can send your Hackwith Design worn and loved pieces back to be re-spun and re-made into new pieces for which you will receive “HDH Bucks” that you can apply to your next Hackwith Design House purchase

Their ethos: “Everything is made in-house in our Minnesota studio by our talented team of seamstresses. To reduce waste, many of our items are not made until ordered by you. HDH's simple and clean aesthetic, quality fabrics, and impeccable attention to detail have made it a favorite of style-conscious women around the world.”

SHOP HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE


9. Kirrin Finch

Price Range $$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to size 20

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping on orders over $100

Good to know Kirrin Finch, gives back to the LGBTQ community. Empowering women is central to who they are as people, and to the core of their company

Their ethos: “The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. That's why we believe it is essential for our brand to have environmentally sustainable practices.”

SHOP KIRRIN FINCH


10. Eileen Fisher

Price Range $$$-$$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 3X

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping and returns

Good to know they have a whole section on their website on repair and care for your clothing

Their ethos: “Our vision is for an industry where human rights and sustainability are not the effect of a particular initiative, but the cause of a business well run. Where social and environmental injustices are not unfortunate outcomes, but reasons to do things differently.”

SHOP EILEEN FISHER


11. Mara Hoffman

Price Range $$$-$$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 2X and size 20

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping on orders over $300

Good to know they partner with organizations, each one pushing them closer towards achieving their sustainability goals

Their ethos: “There are options and alternatives in this industry to manufacture responsibly. In 2015, we began learning and uncovering these possibilities and chose to address, change and relay the shifts we were making. We know that as we make improvements we will always encounter new challenges, and though this road is unending it will forever offer us room to change and grow.”

SHOP MARA HOFFMAN


12. ace&jig

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 2X

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping flat rate domestic shipping of $7.00. International rates by location

Good to know they are constantly working to better their community

Their ethos: “We strive to design pieces that are anything but disposable, timeless and effortless garments that can be worn in many ways, for many years.”

SHOP ACE&JIG


13. And Comfort

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s inclusive plus size capsule wardrobe clothing

Size Range up to 4X and size 28

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping and returns

Good to know instead of just using one fit model, they fit test every design they release on at least 25 different women across the entire size set

Their ethos: “We believe in better clothing. For too long, the fashion industry told us that above a certain size, these are not the clothes you deserve. What we're left with are cheap, tacky prints, ruffles, and synthetic polyester fabrics. We knew this needed to change - and that's why we started And Comfort.

SHOP AND COMFORT


14. IGIGI

Price Range $$-$$$

Product Range beautiful custom made dresses and gowns

Size Range up to any custom size

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping U.S. $8.00 -$50.00. VIP members get free shipping and returns

Good to know all garments are custom made to order

Their ethos: "We are committed to practicing sustainable and ethical manufacturing, that is why all of our garments are custom made to order. Informed and educated consumers are the most powerful force to cause positive change in the world.”

SHOP IGIGI


15. thredUP

Price Range $-$$$$

Product Range second hand clothes

Size Range up to 5X and size 32

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free shipping over $79.00

Good to know use this link to get $10.00 off your first order

Their ethos: "Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world behind oil. That’s a lot of dirt on our backs. If fashion helps us express who we are and what we stand for, then our clothing choices matter. It matters that we throw 26 billion pounds of clothing into global landfill every year. It matters that fashion will drain a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050. It matters that a single T-shirt takes 700 gallons of water to produce. The choices we make matter. To our planet. To our kids.”

SHOP THREDUP


16. Poshmark

Price Range $-$$$$

Product Range second hand clothes

Size Range up to 5X and size 32

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping dependent on country, sites for both U.S. and Canada

Good to know use this link to get $10.00 off your first order

Their ethos: "Poshmark is the largest social commerce marketplace for fashion where anyone can buy, sell and share their personal style. With over two million Seller Stylists and millions of shoppers, Poshmark brings together a vibrant community everyday to express themselves and share their love of fashion.

SHOP POSHMARK


17. Monsoon London

Price Range $-$$$$

Product Range women’s, children’s, and wedding attire

Size Range up to XXL - size 20

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping over $100. $15.00 shipping to Canada

Good to know their charitable Trust (founded in 1994) now helps over 10,000 disadvantaged women and children in Asia, each year, through a range of education, healthcare and income-generation projects.

Their ethos: "From the moment the first Monsoon boutique opened back in 1973, we’ve always championed creativity and craft, informed by a passion for exploration and tempered by genuine concern for the world around us. We make the exotic accessible. And we prove that ethical trading makes good business sense too.”

SHOP MONSOON LONDON


18. Cuyana

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free ground shipping for the contiguous U.S.

Good to know Cuyana is partnered with thredUP to expand their Lean Closet program. Complimentary Cuyana x thredUP shipping labels are included with every domestic online order from cuyana.com, and available in stores. Use your label to pare down your closet to fewer, better pieces and help benefit women through H.E.A.R.T.

Their ethos: "Fewer, better is the philosophy behind everything we do. We create timeless collections for the modern woman through carefully selected fabrics, precise silhouettes and attention to detail.”

SHOP CUYANA


19. DÔEN

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s and children’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping dependent on location about $20-50.00

Good to know to extend their commitment to closing the gender gap to the communities where they produce, they have partnered with Room to Read. Each season, they design a unique children’s style and donate 100% of those profits to benefit Room to Read’s mission to promote literacy and gender equality. You are also given the option to donate $1.00 or $5.00 to Room to Read at check out

Their ethos: "We use domestic production wherever possible, and carefully selected overseas manufactures for our intricate hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and knit pieces. Whether in California, India, Spain, or Peru, our production partners share our commitment to support women in the workplace and understand our mission to decrease the gender gap at every point in the supply chain.”

SHOP DÔEN


20. People Tree

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to L

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping dependent on location £20.00 to ship to the U.S.

Good to know they have an independent charity, called The People Tree Foundation that works alongside People Tree Fair Trade Company that promotes environmental justice and Fair Trade

Their ethos: "To support producer partners' efforts towards economic independence and control over their environment and to challenge the power structures that undermine their rights to a livelihood. To protect the environment and use natural resources suitably throughout our trading and to promote environmentally responsible initiatives to create new models to promote sustainability. To supply customers with good quality products, with friendly and efficient service and build awareness to empower customers and producers to participate in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable solutions. To provide a supportive environment to all stakeholders and promote dialogue and understanding between them. To set an example to business and government of a Fair Trade model of business based on partnership, people-centered values and sustainability.”

SHOP PEOPLE TREE


21. Thought

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s and men’s clothing

Size Range up to XL to size 18

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping £12.00 shipping to the U.S.

Good to know their mantra “Wear Me, Love Me, Pass Me On” could just as easily be Traid’s. The charity stops over 3,000 tonnes of clothing going to landfill every year, often hand-selecting donations to suit the unique personality of each of their 11 stores

Their ethos: "Creating Thoughtful Clothing alone isn’t enough. We value doing the right thing and want to feel good about everything we touch. That means we work ethically. From the fabrics we use, to how we design and make and deliver our garments. We think about every impact our business has. And it’s with the greater aim of minimizing our environmental footprint.”

SHOP THOUGHT


22. Jamie and The Jones

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 3XL

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free worldwide shipping on all orders

Good to know their goal at J+J is to reduce waste, to become more efficient and sustainable as a brand. This includes using their scraps for a variety of projects including their swatch kits, scrap bundles, a collaboration with Vacilando Quilting, and their Scrap Collection

Their ethos: "The J+J Philosophy is simple: We are committed to creating clothing the right way... No shortcuts. Our goal is to make timeless garments that walk with you through life. Ones that bend, but don’t break. Clothing that you look + feel great in. Clothing you wear with ease. We specialize in Raw Silk, Hand-Worked Textiles, and garments grown, Handwoven, + sewn in the U.S.”

SHOP JAMIE AND THE JONES


23. Amour Vert

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s, men’s, and baby clothing

Size Range up to L

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free U.S. shipping

Good to know with every purchase of an Amour Vert tee, they plant a tree in North America with their trusted partner American Forest®. To date, they’ve planted over 220,000 trees.

Their ethos: “Our name means 'Green Love' in French, and we work every day to create a healthier planet for future generations. We are committed to making sustainable, versatile, and thoughtfully designed clothing that’s good for both you and the planet.”

SHOP AMOUR VERT


24. Made Trade

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing, home goods, lighting, shoes and accessories

Size Range up to 3XL

Inclusive plus size options yes

Shipping free U.S. shipping

Good to know join their mailing list to receive $20.00 off your first order

Their ethos: “At Made Trade, we curate the most exceptionally designed, ethically-sourced goods from artisans and makers around the world. We hand select only the best fair trade, sustainable, USA made, vegan and heritage products. From ethical fashion to Eco-friendly cookware, we're here to make it easy for you live a conscious, sustainable, beautiful life.”

SHOP MADE TRADE


25. Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to 2XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free U.S. shipping on all orders over $150.00

Good to know they give back to local community organizations like Future Dreams and BraveHearts

Their ethos: “It is our vision to become one of the most inspiring and conscious fashion brands in the world (this is an ambitious statement we know!). But we figured when it comes to our planet, we need to aim for the stars.”

SHOP SPELL & THE GYPSY COLLECTIVE


26. Faithfull The Brand

Price Range $-$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free U.S. shipping on all orders over $150.00

Good to know they give back and support local communities in Indonesia

Their ethos: “ Utilizing local resources and talent is embedded in the moral compass of our brand, As Faithfull continues to scale, the hope is that we can continue to help local factories grow and support community and Bali’s economy from within. In many was the beautiful magic of Bali runs through each Faithfull piece, making each garment truly special and unique.”

SHOP FAITHFULL THE BRAND


27. KITX

Price Range $$-$$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping $50.00 AUS for shipping to the U.S.

Good to know domestic orders in Australia over $300 receive complimentary shipping

Their ethos:KITX promises to be at the forefront of sustainable designer fashion globally, by consciously sourcing every material and component. This ethos goes into every design we create to minimize the impact on our planet’s natural precious resources. We are committed to being an example of true style for the modern global era, we simply don’t believe in quality without honesty and integrity.”

SHOP KITX


28. Kowtow

Price Range $$-$$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free shipping on orders over $200.00 to the U.S.

Good to know send your Kowtow garment back to them and they will continue its useful life. Email info@kowtowclothing.com for take back advice

Their ethos: “ Founded in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, Kowtow is a label committed to creating positive change. We make a conscious decision to only use renewable and sustainable fibers and ethical manufacturing to deliver collections that are utilitarian, minimal and carry an understated sense of femininity.”

SHOP KOWTOW


29. Tigerlily

Price Range $$-$$$$

Product Range women’s clothing

Size Range up to XL

Inclusive plus size options no

Shipping free shipping on orders over $150.00

Good to know sign up for their newsletter to receive $20.00 off your first order

Their ethos: “Sustainability in fashion is complex. The word itself can be confusing, are we talking about people or the planet? At Tigerlily, we mean both. We also recognize its limitations because no fashion brand can claim to be 100% sustainable.”

SHOP TIGERLILY


 

So I hope this helps you in your search for sustainable clothing!

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