22 Incredible Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands UK 2022

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The UK is a hub for sustainable and ethical clothing brands – you just need to know where to look.

They’re not just limited to London either.

You can find eco-concious and ethical clothing brands all over the UK, and this list was created to help you find and buy from the best ones.

Let’s get into the list.

Sustainable Clothing Brands UK

1. Aligne

Aligne sustainable UK brand

Sustainability: Sustainable dresses, jeans, jackets, and shirts created with eco-friendly and low-impact materials.

Specialising in: Outerwear, dresses, suits, co-ords, and denim

Location: London – online store only

Sustainable UK-based clothing brand Aligne creates stylish women’s clothing from sustainable materials, including organic cotton, recycled polyester, and EcoVero™. In addition, the brand partners with Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit certified factories, which ensure that working conditions are audited regularly.

The UK brand creates on-trend dresses and versatile jackets and coats for wearing all year round.

Aligne offers free UK shipping on all orders, and every product is protected by a biodegradable poly bag and shipped in a box made from sustainably sourced, recycled cardboard.

2. Birdsong

Birdsong patchwork print skirts handmade in the UK

Sustainability: Ethically made in London with sustainable materials by women who are trained and empowered by Birdsong.

Specialising in: Gorgeous womenswear, including organic cotton T-shirts, slip dresses, outerwear, and jewellery

Location: All clothes handmade ethically in London

The clothes Birdsong creates are unique and stylish, the perfect addition to your friendly wardrobe.

Birdsong is an incredible sustainable UK brand, who is supporting marginalised women who face barriers to employment.

Birdsong works with these remarkable women who bring their incredible designs to life.

Dressmakers are paid a London living wage and are supported with training and empowerment through Birdsongs’ community.

3. Thought Clothing

Thought clothing

Sustainability: Organic and eco-friendly materials, Ethically produced

Specialising in: Ethical womenswear and mesnswear.

Location: London

Thought Clothing is the first ethical clothing brand from the UK we’re going to look at. They create organic, eco-friendly and sustainable clothes for both men and women.

The company is based in London, however, they currently don’t have their own brick and mortar store, so you’ll need to shop online.

Their clothes are reasonably priced, and we definitely recommend checking out their range of patterned socks made from materials including hemp and bamboo.

4. Boden

Sustainability: Fairtrade apparel, sustainable cotton, eco-friendly practices including zero-to-landfill, ethical supply chain, give back

Specialising in: Sustainable clothing, accessories, shoes, and bags for women, men and children

Location: London

Boden is a well established sustainable brand from the UK and have been going since 1991 when they were started out of the founder’s kitchen.

They make menswear, womenswear, as well as kids clothing – so whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it at Boden.

They have 3 brick and mortar stores, all located in London – but you can also shop online, and their clothes are stocked by John Lewis all around the UK too.

5. Baukjen

Baukjen sustainable and ethical clothing made brand UK

Sustainability: Certified B corporation, ethically produced sustainable clothing for women

Specialising in: On-trend sustainable womenswear, clothes rental, preloved marketplace

Location: London

Baukjen is a UK-based sustainable clothing brand producing quality womenswear focusing on ethical production and sustainable, low-impact materials.

It was the first British clothing brand to be B corporation certified, meaning they meet the highest environmental and ethical production standards.

Baukjen offers a clothing rental platform – a great concept to explore if you’re looking for a way to reduce your clothing consumption, as well as a preloved marketplace.

6. Bearmade

Sustainability: Eco-friendly and locally sourced materials, handmade bags

Specialising in: Durable, eco-friendly bags and backpacks handmade locally in Yorkshire

Location: Yorkshire

Bearmade creates high-performance waterproof bags from plastic-free, natural fabrics, including organic cotton that uses 88% less water, 62% less energy, and no toxic chemicals than conventional cotton.

Handmade in Yorkshire, this brand chooses to charge honest, transparent prices, giving more people access to purchase sustainable products and better understand the environment.

We’ve tested the Gouthwaite backpack and love its design, durability, and cool AustriAlpin Cobra buckle closure – one of the most robust buckles in the world. The Gouthwaite backpack will keep your belongings safe on countryside hikes and city commutes.

7. People Tree

Sustainability: Fair Trade Certified collections, organic cotton collections, biodegradable materials

Specialising in: Ethical and vegan clothing and accessories for women

Location: London

Like Boden above, People Tree has been supplying the UK & beyond with sustainable clothing since 1991.

They don’t have a brick and mortar location, however, People Tree are stocked in stores all over the UK, and they have an online store too where you can find their latest collections.

8. Bar Jewellery

Bar Jewelry Sustainable Brand UK

Sustainability: Gorgeous jewellery from recycled and responsibly sourced materials

Specializing in: Bespoke, recycled jewellery

Location: London

London-based Bar Jewellery hand craft all of their sustainable jewellery – ranging from necklaces to earrings to bracelets, in London. Everything is made in local factories and by skilled artisans.

Their pieces are timeless, elegant, and simple and they hope you’ll wear them for years to come.

Unfortunately, they don’t have a physical store but you can buy from them directly online, or from one of their stockists.

9. Cafe Mountain

Cafe Mountain made in the UK from organic cotton

Sustainability: Handcrafting men’s garments ethically in the UK, using natural materials including organic cotton

Specializing in: High-quality menswear and accessories, designed and crafted in the UK

Location: Newcastle

Cafe Mountain creates luxury, long-lasting menswear designed to bring together great outdoor adventures and city living.

Designed in the North of England, Cafe Mountains’ first collection features high-quality organic cotton t-shirts, hand-printed in the UK, and handmade fleeces and wax pullovers, featuring locally sourced material and fabrics from across the UK.

10. P.i.C Style

P.I.C Style

Sustainability: Locally sourced, sustainable, organic fabrics

Specializing in: Small, sustainable capsule collections for women

Location: London

P.i.C Style, based in London, source all of their materials as locally as possible, and create small, stylish collections for women.

They create capsule collections, so you can create multiple looks with only 8 pieces of clothing, helping reduce waste (and make choosing outfits in the morning far more simple).

They don’t have a physical store, but you can purchase from them online.

11. RAEBURN

Raeburn UK eco friendly brand

Sustainability: Recycled materials, responsible manufacturing partners, handcrafted goods, carbon footprint reduction, and waste reduction practices

Specializing in: Luxury menswear and accessories from sustainable materials

Location: London

Christopher Raeburn is one of the most well known sustainable fashion designers from the UK. The brand – now known simply as RAEBURN – makes high end, high fashion garments, and accessories.

All of their materials come from recycled and sustainable materials, and they’re investing heavily into reducing their carbon footprint and any waste related to their production process.

You can visit Raeburn’s creative studio in Hackney, London, and you can also find their clothes stocked by established retailers all over the world.

12. Bourgeois Boheme

Bourgeois Boheme UK

Sustainability: Vegan, cruelty-free, artisan-made

Specialising in: Vegan footwear

Location: London

Bourgeois Boheme is a sustainable brand creating artisan-made, vegan footwear. They’re championing slow fashion, and the quality of their shoes (for both men and women) seems to be top-notch.

Their styles are timeless, and it would be hard to go wrong with any shoe from this London-based sustainable brand.

Their stockists are located all over the world, so even if you aren’t based in the UK you can easily pick up a few items online, or in person.

13. Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney uk sustainable brand

Sustainability: Vegan clothing, trainers and bags created from low impact, sustainable materials

Specialising in: Luxury women’s clothing, vegan bags and shoes

Location: London

Even though you’ll likely know who Stella McCartney is wherever you are in the world, this vegan designer brand is headquartered in the UK and deserves inclusion in this list.

You can shop from Stella McCartney online, from a wide range of stockists online, or in two of her flagship stores in London.

14. Komodo

Sustainability: Ethical production, staff in their factories receive a living wage, and health and safety training. Organic materials. GOTS certified.

Specialising in: Sustainable mens and womenswear

Location: London

Komodo have been perfecting their range of affordable, on-trend, eco and sustainable clothing for men and women since 1988 ( that’s over 30 years!).

They use a large range of interesting eco-friendly materials including hemp, Tencel, bamboo, rayon, and soya fiber.

Like many of the other UK based sustainable brands, they don’t have a physical location, but you can buy directly from their website or from a range of stockists around the world.

15. STORY mfg.

Story MFG uk eco friendly clothing brand

Sustainability: Natural, organic ingredients and dyes, artisan practices, vegan materials, cruelty-free, no waste

Specialising in: Unique menswear designs from sustainable materials

Location: Brighton

Featured as one of our favorite luxury sustainable menswear brands, STORY mfg. are a UK-based ethical brand you should definitely check out.

They have a ‘positive product manifesto’, around the central idea that their products are designed to benefit the earth, their customers and the people they work with.

It’s hard not to love the clothes they make – they’re highly unique, carefully designed, and made ethically using artisan practices and no waste.

Based in Brighton, however, with no physical store, you can purchase from STORY mfg. on their website or through a range of high-end stockists around the world.

16. The White T-Shirt Co

White T Shirt Company

Sustainability: Global Organic Textile Standard certified cotton, fully traceable supply chain

Specialising in: Sustainable T-shirts

Location: North Shields

As the name suggests, The White T-Shirt Co. specialize in one thing – T-Shirts.

They’ve expanded their range to include black tees and striped tees, as well as sleepwear, but the premise remains the same – create high-quality sustainable t-shirts that last.

They’ve partnered with pioneering Danish Company Novotex, the company behind the award-winning Green Cotton.

The White T-Shirt Co is based in the north of England and don’t have a physical store, however, you can purchase from them via their official website.

17. Beaumont Organic

Beaumont Organic uk sustainable brand

Sustainability: Organic fabrics, artisan-made

Specialising in: Organic womenswear, dresses and skirts

Location: Manchester

Beaumont Organic make stylish, artisan-made, ethical womenswear. Based in Manchester’s Northern Store, you can visit their brick and mortar store to shop in person.

They also host a range of workshops, including Macrame Wall Hanging workshops, how to build a brand with purpose, and even a natural wine tasting session.

Their priced in line with many regular higher end, but not completely luxury brands, and I definitely recommend checking them out.

18. Antiform

antiform sustainable accessories and clothing

Sustainability: Reclaimed materials, heritage practices

Specialising in: Quirky sustainable clothing and accessories for women

Location: Bristol

Bristol-based sustainable brand source, Antiform, make all of their clothes in the UK.

They use reclaimed materials and put them back together into women’s clothes and accessories using artisan, heritage practices.

They don’t yet have a physical store, but you can shop Antiform on their own website, or from a range of UK & European stockists.

19. Finisterre

finisterre sustainable outdoor brand

Sustainability: Certified B Corporation, ethical supply chain, organic materials

Specialising in: Sustainable Outdoor clothing

Location: St Agnes

Finisterre was established out of the desire to create ethically made, sustainable clothes for surfers. It’s, therefore, no surprise that they’re based in St Agnes, Cornwall.

They make sustainable clothing that is going to hold up in the great outdoors, and you can buy a range of clothes including outerwear and shoes for both men and women, as well as accessories such as water bottles, bags, and surf gear.

You can shop from Finisterre online, or, visit one of their stores located all over the UK. They have locations in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, St Agnes, Falmouth, Hawksfield, and Bath.

20. Nomads

Nomads Clothing

Sustainability: Organic and sustainable materials, sustainable supply chain

Specialising in: Eco-friendly, organic clothing for men and women

Location: Launceston

First of all, Nomads Clothing are a member of the British Association of Fairtrade Shops and Suppliers.

Secondly, they use a wide range of organic and sustainable materials such as Tencel, organic cotton, and viscose.

They use artisan methods such as hand-looming, the traditional art of wood printing, and tie-dye.

They make a wide range of womenswear, and you can also buy printed men’s shirts at Nomads.

They don’t have a physical store at the moment, but you can buy their clothes online or from a range of stockists.

21. Beyond Skin

Beyond Skin

Sustainability: Vegan, ethical supply chain, recycled materials

Specialising in: Vegan trainers, sandals and boots

Location: Hove

Beyond Skin is a fully vegan shoe brand (check out our complete list of vegan shoe brands here), creating their shoes from sustainable and recycled materials.

Their mission at the moment is to use 100% recycled, or fully sustainable materials within by 2025.

You can buy a range of women’s shoes, including flats, heels, boots, and sneakers.

You can shop from Beyond Skin directly on their website, and they deliver all over the world.

22. Monkee Genes

Monkee Genes Glasgow

Sustainability: GOTS Certified factories, all organic cotton

Specialising in: Sustainable jeans

Location: Glasgow

Monkee Genes are a well established ethical clothing brand from the UK. As you may have guessed from the name, they make jeans (as well as other trousers, and some tops).

All of their factories are GOTS certified, meaning they can follow the route their jeans took from the field all the way to your wardrobe.

Monkee Genes are from Glasgow, Scotland and you can buy from them online, or in a wide range of stockists around the UK and Europe.

Recap – Best Sustainable Brands UK

As you can see, the UK isn’t short of sustainable and ethical brands creating great clothes, shoes, and accessories.

We’re always on the lookout for more, so if you know a UK based brand that should be in the list, I’d love to know!

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