10 Best Eco Friendly Aprons for 2022

Whether cooking, painting, gardening, or working, we want to protect our clothes from tasks that can often get us messy; the best way to do this is with a handy apron.

Choosing a robust, eco-friendly apron is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. A good apron should last years and have a negligible effect on people and the planet during its production.

We’ve researched the market to find the best-rated eco-friendly aprons, which we think you’ll love.

Let’s jump in.

The Best Eco-Friendly Cotton Aprons

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1. Seasalt Cornwall

Seasalt eco friendly artist apron

Materials: 50% Cotton 50% Linen

Ships to: the UK & International

Seasalt Cornwall is a UK brand creating high-quality products from low-impact materials. For example, Seasalt’s Studio apron is made ethically in India from natural materials.

This eco-friendly cotton apron is soft to touch, with a cleverly designed simple backstrap instead of a tie waist.

I own this apron in the Toffee color and love the fit and feel! Plus, it comes with a front pocket handy for storing paintbrushes and other bits and bobs.

Seasalt eco friendly linen apron

2. Patagonia

Patagonia hemp eco friendly apron

Materials: Hemp, recycled polyester, and organic cotton apron

Ships to: Worldwide

Patagonia’s heavy-duty hemp apron is designed to last for years and handle everything you throw at it. Designed with reinforced stitching for extra durability, this eco-friendly apron has three handy pockets for storing tools.

Patagonia’s apron is sewn in Fair Trade Certified™ factories, where people are paid a fair wage and have safe working conditions.

Patagonia is 1% for the planet members, meaning they donate 1% of all its profits to support the preservation and restoration of the environment.

3. Made Trade

Made Trade cotton apron by Minna

Materials: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled materials, and cotton aprons

Ships to: the US (Carbon neutral shipping available)

For a large selection of potholders, eco-friendly aprons, and cotton aprons, check out Made Trade, an ethical and sustainable marketplace that sells eco-friendly fashion and homewares.

We love this peach 100% cotton apron handmade by Minna, a small women-owned ethical cooperative in Mexico.

Made Trade stocks other small, independently run shops, creating eco-friendly aprons from sustainable materials, including GOTS organic cotton, such as the Navy bib apron by Anchal featured below.

Made Trade Organic cotton apron by Anchal

4. Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods eco friendly apron

Materials: 100% cotton aprons

Ships to: the US

Uncommon goods have an eclectic selection of fun, handmade eco-friendly aprons from environmentally conscious, independent makers.

We’re obsessed with the All Shapes of Beauty cotton apron, designed by Liz Korsedal & Hannamari Virtanen. In addition, we love the African Ankara Print Apron (pictured below), made from 100% cotton and handmade in NYC.

Uncommon goods made in NYC apron

5. Etsy

Etsy eco friendly linen apron

Materials: Cotton aprons, linen aprons, recycled aprons

Ships to: Worldwide

Etsy is a great online website where you can find many unique and eco-friendly aprons made with natural materials, including cotton, linen, upcycled denim, etc.

Many products on Etsy are lovingly handmade by small independent craftspeople.

Etsy waiters apron

6. SAUTHS

SAUTHS eco friendly linen apron

Materials: 100% linen, OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified fabric.

Ships to: the US

Slow fashion brand SAUTHS creates beautifully soft and sustainable linen textiles for you and your home.

SAUTHS linen aprons come in a range of dreamy colors and breathable fabrics. In addition, its fabrics are OEKO-TEX 100 certified, making them free from any toxic and harmful chemicals.

Plus, you can add on matching tea towels to compliment your cute linen apron.

SAUTHS linen apron

7. Rawganique

Rawganique eco friendly short apron

Materials: Organic hemp apron, organic cotton apron, organic linen aprons

Ships to: Worldwide

Rawganique has been committed to creating affordable, robust, and eco-friendly products from organic materials for over two decades.

Its sustainable products are ethically made from natural materials in Europe and the USA and don’t contain any harmful chemicals or pesticides.

Rawganique has a great selection of both long and short apron styles.

Rawganique organic long apron

8. Lucy & Yak

Lucy and Yak organic cotton apron

Materials: 100% organic cotton apron sourced from waste fabric

Ships to: the UK & International

Lucy & Yak is a vibrant, sustainable slow fashion brand, creating ethical clothing and accessories in fun prints and patterns.

We love the colors of their Ada cotton apron, made with organic waste cotton! In addition, the Ada apron comes with four large pockets and adjustable straps to ensure the perfect fit.

Lucy and Yak organic cotton apron in red

9. Ten Thousand Villages

Recycled cotton sari apron

Materials: Recycled cotton sari

Ships to: the US

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly cotton apron bursting with color, check out the upcycled sari apron on the Fair Trade certified marketplace Ten Thousand Villages.

Handcrafted in Bangladesh from cotton sari fabric destined for landfills, this eco-friendly apron is excellent for cooking.

10. Matr Boomie

Materials: 100% cotton apron

Ships to: the US

Take your joy of cooking to the next level with this fun and vibrant handcrafted 100% cotton patchwork apron.

This eco-friendly apron features a patchwork design, finished with traditional Indian Kantha stitching.

Matr Boomie is an ethical online marketplace based in Texas, USA. The brand works with over 1500 artisans in India to help showcase their designs and create economic and sustainable living opportunities.

Wrapping Up: Best Eco Friendly Aprons

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the article, and now have some inspiration for your perfect eco friendly apron.

You might also like our articles on organic comforters and sustainable home goods.

Thanks for reading!

Bethany
Bethany

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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