7 Colorful Sustainable Clothing Brands for a Fun and Bold Wardrobe

We love sustainable fashion for many reasons, including its timelessness and versatility. You really can never go wrong with basics and neutrals. But in a sea of ​​browns, beiges and maybe sometimes forest greens, are we wrong to want something more? Pop, spice and punch?

Ethical fashion is no longer the simple, basic industry it was once considered. Today it’s colorful, it’s bold and it’s better than ever. For all the enduring fashionistas looking for more than just a white t-shirt or a pair of jeans, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of colorful sustainable clothing brands that aren’t afraid to have a little fun.

7 fun and colorful sustainable clothing brands

1. Dazey LA

Dazey LA is a 100% female-owned company that makes art clothing that empowers women through conversation and community. Their whimsical clothes are made in Los Angeles by garment workers who earn decent wages in clean, safe facilities. The brand works to ensure sustainability by printing t-shirts to order, creating in small batches and using organic and unsold fabrics.

2. Wolf

Who said basics had to be…basic? Check Wolf whether you are looking for colorful basics, sportswear, swimwear or leisurewear. The brand “makes sustainability sexy” by being Climate Neutral certified, 1% for the Planet member and supporter of environmental initiatives. Wolven also uses recycled PET and carbon neutral modal fabrics, which generate less carbon emissions, are carbon neutral and require significantly less water than cotton.

3. Back Beat Co.

AAPI-owned label Back Beat Co. infuses cool modern Cali basics with nods to old school surf ‘n’ skate culture. The company prides itself on prioritizing ethical and social responsibility in every aspect of creating, producing and selling apparel before profit margins.

4. Mayamiko

Look no further than Mayamiko if you want the colorful durable clothing of your dreams. This responsible womenswear and lifestyle brand hails from Malawi and is committed to putting people and the planet at the heart of its process. Mayamiko’s beautiful collections are designed for the global woman and inspired by the indigenous artisans located where their items are made.

5. Lucy & Yak

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PHOTO: LUCY AND YAK

No one makes colorful sustainable clothing quite like Lucy & Yak. This UK-based size-inclusive store is committed to supply chain transparency and works closely with a factory in India to ensure fair wages and a safe working environment. Besides that gorgeous bright pink fleece, Lucy & Yak is known for their quirky color dungarees (aka dungarees).

6. girlfriend collective

If you’re familiar with the sustainable fashion space, you’re probably familiar with this ethically made sportswear brand. girlfriend collective is known for its sports bras and size-inclusive leggings made from recycled plastic bottles. The factories are SA8000 certified and the recycled fabrics are Standard 100 certified by Oeko-Tex.

seven. Big Bud Press

There aren’t many durable, colorful clothing brands that are as fabulously fun as Big Bud Press. It has an in-house “Eyes-On” production policy to ensure manufacturers work to high ethical standards, and the majority of its fabrics are knitted or woven locally in the Los Angeles area. Big Bud Press is best known for its combinations, and for good reason: this striking daisy jumpsuit is just too cool.


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Michael O. Stutler