Colorful Standard Shorts Review: The Only Shorts You’ll Need For Summer

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Seriously, the Colorful Standard Twill Shorts are the only shorts, you’ll need for summer – here’s why.

Colorful Standard Twill Shorts Review

Colorful Standard Shorts Review

I love a pair of shorts during the summertime. Whether it’s paired over a swimsuit, linen shirt, or organic Tee, a classic pair of shorts is the perfect summer wardrobe staple. So when asked to try Colorful Standards GOTS-certified organic twill shorts, I jumped at the chance.

I was gifted the Desert Khaki Twill shorts in Medium. Let’s see what I thought.

Overall Rating

Overall, the Colorful Standard twill shorts get a 4.9/5 rating. I LOVED these shorts and have barely taken them off. The shorts are super comfortable and perfect for wearing outdoors and around the house.


  • The shorts are made well and easy to pull on and off thanks to the elastic waistband.
  • The shorts have a drawstring cord to tighten and loosen and can be worn as high-waisted or sitting on the waist if you prefer that style.
  • Pockets, pockets, pockets! I loved the deep pockets of these shorts; they were great for carrying my card holder and lip balm without needing a bag!
  • Easy to wash at 30degC.


The only drawbacks I had with the shorts would be that I could have liked the shorts a tiny bit shorter (by a tiny bit, I’m talking a cm here). However, I still thought the shorts looked good and were a good length overall.

The second drawback was that the shorts have the tendancy to crease around the legs whilst wearing, which I easily ironed out between wears, and overall it didn’t affect the look of the shorts.

What material are the shorts?

The new Colorful Standard Twill Shorts are made entirely from GOTS-certified organic cotton, an eco-friendly alternative to conventional cotton as it’s grown with less water and no harmful chemicals.

In addition to being made from a sustainable material, the shorts are created ethically in Portugal in the Colorful Standards partner factory.

Wearing the Colorful Standard Twill Shorts whilst thrift shopping in Lisbon (Also featuring Colorful Standard biodegradable sunglasses and The Phoenix Brand scarf)

Are the shorts machine washable?

Yep, the shorts are machine washable. Mine didn’t shrink or lose color after washing. However, the brand recommends you wash them below 40degC.

Fit and feel of the shorts

The shorts are comfortable and easy to wear. The fabric feels durable whilst being lightweight; thanks to the 200g weight.

One thing I liked about the twill shorts was the fact they were not see-through, thin, or flimsy.

I ordered the size M and can easily tighten the drawstring cord to adjust the elasticated waistband size.

Colorful Standard shorts

Do the shorts come in any other colors?

Yes! The twill shorts come in 18 colors, from neutral to bold vibrant tones.

I went for the Desert Khaki, and the shorts were true to the color shown on the website.

Colorful Standard uses Oeko-Tex® certified eco-friendly dyes to achieve their colour collections, meaning no harmful dyes are used.

Colorful Standard Twill shorts review

Wrapping Up: Colorful Standard Shorts Review

If you’re looking for other sustainable shorts, check out our favorites here. Alternatively, browse similar posts including sustainable swimwear, sneakers, and dresses.


Bethany Worthington BSc (Hons) (she/her) is the Sustainable Fashion Editor and Co-founder of Ecothes. She has a passion for the environment, and a long love of all things clothing, and combines those two interests with Ecothes. In her free time she loves dancing, hiking in the countryside, and laughing with friends.

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