15 Stylish Sustainable Skirts for Every Occasion [2023]

Are you struggling to find the perfect sustainable skirt that’s stylish and ethically made?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We’ve researched the best brands creating genuinely sustainable skirts from eco-friendly materials and ethical production practices.

The growing fashion industry currently produces more emissions than international plane travel and shipping combined. By choosing brands which use sustainable production practices, and eco-friendly materials, we can reduce our impact on the environment.

Let’s jump in.

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1. Thought

Thought Clothing London

Sustainability: Ethical skirts, from sustainable fabrics

Skirt types: Organic cotton denim skirt, Maxi skirt, pleated skirt, mini skirt

Sizes: US 2-14 / UK 6-18

Thought’s sustainable skirt collection consists of gorgeous prints and organic denim skirts, each the perfect addition to your eco-friendly wardrobe.

Thought’s sustainable journey started back in 1995 when the brand began designing sustainable shirts and beachwear.

Fast-forward over two decades, and Thought is now a globally sustainable clothing brand, creating eco-conscious collections from sustainable fabrics.

Thought Denim skirt made from organic cotton

2. Reformation

Reformation black mini skirt

Sustainability: Carbon-neutral company, ethical production, fair wages, low-impact materials

Skirt types: Miniskirt, midi skirt, and long skirt styles, flared skirts

Sizes: US 0-12 / Petite and Extended styles available

Reformation creates gorgeous on-trend sustainable skirts, from lower-impact materials, including rayon from sustainably managed forests and deadstock fabrics destined for landfill.

Refs stylish designs and flattering cuts are guaranteed to make you look and feel amazing.

Reformation ensures the ethical production of its collections and constantly audits its partner factories to meet high ethical and environmental production standards. In addition, reformation is transparent about their suppliers. You can read more about their factories here.

Reformation blue and white long maxi skirt with side slit

3. Amour Vert

Amour Vert ethical midi  skirt

Sustainability: Skirts made in small batches in California using eco-friendly materials

Skirt types: Summer skirts, mini skirts, midi skirts

Sizes: XS-XL

If you’re looking for a flowy summer skirt perfect for garden parties and dinner with friends, check out Amour Vert – a sustainable clothing brand creating sustainable and ethical skirts in small batches in California.

The brand has a fully transparent supply chain, and each product is traceable from raw material.

Amour Vert also has a resale platform, where you can shop high-quality pre-loved pieces for a great price, which keeps clothing out of landfills. It’s great to see a brand offering a resale platform like this, as currently, less than 1% of products are recycled into new garments, with many worn clothes ending up in landfills.

Amour Vert sustainable summer skirt

4. Able

Able sustainable skirt on model

Sustainability: Ethical brand creating dreamy skirts from sustainable materials

Skirt types: Midi skirts, maxi skirts

Sizes: XXS-3XL

If you’re looking for midi and maxi skirts that will take you effortlessly from spring to summer, check out Able, a sustainable brand that creates dreamy collections ethically.

The size-inclusive brand creates its clothing ethically and publishes a transparent list of wages within its supply chain – something we wish more brands would do!

Able sustainable midi skirt

5. Baukjen

Baukjen midi skirt

Sustainability: Certified B corporation, ethical and sustainable clothing brand using eco-friendly materials and production practices

Skirt types: Organic mini, midi, and maxi skirts

Sizes: US 4-16 / UK 6-18

Baukjen is a British sustainable fashion brand, creating stylish skirts from low-impact, environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and upcycled fabrics. Low-impact materials mean eco-friendly fabrics with a smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional fabrics.

As a Certified B Corporation, Baukjen meets high ethical and environmental production standards; this includes living wages, safe conditions and working hours, and strictly no child labor.

Baukjen denim midi skirt

6. Toad and Co

Toad and Co knee length blue and white skirt

Sustainability: Sustainable materials including organic cotton, hemp, Tencel, and more.

Skirt types: Miniskirt and skorts, knee-length skirts

Sizes: XS-XL

Toad and Co create versatile and practical skirts for work and play from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, hemp, and Tencel.

Toad and Co partnered with Search, Inc. and co-founded the Planet Access Company, a warehouse that trains and employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Toad and Co skirt

7. Girlfriend Collective

Model wears blue sustainable skort

Sustainability: Sustainable skorts created from recycled plastic bottles

Skirt types: Workout skorts

Sizes: XXS-6XL

We love Girlfriend Collective for all things activewear, so we couldn’t help but include them in our round-up of sustainable skirts. Ok, so while they don’t technically do skirts, the brand creates a fantastic range of skorts (skirts with built-in shorts) that are perfect for working out or even wearing around the city.

Not only practical, Girlfriend Collectives sustainable skorts are created from recycled plastic bottles, which helps to reduce plastic pollution!

Model wears workout skirt

8. Vetta

Vetta reversible midi skirt

Sustainability: Capsule wardrobe collections made from eco-friendly fabrics

Skirt types: Reversible skirts, wrap skirts, mini skirts, and skorts

Sizes: US 0-18

Vetta creates stylish but super practical pieces which form part of the ultimate capsule wardrobe. For example, Vettas skirt styles include skirts that you can easily transform into dresses, and reversible skirts, so you can have a two-in-one combo, perfect if you want to reduce your fashion consumption and buy less.

Vetta uses eco-friendly fabrics to craft its sustainable capsule collections, with sustainable skirts from linen, Tencel, and other organic textiles. Each piece is ethically made between their USA or Fair Trade certified factory in India.

Vetta tie wrap skirt

9. Made Trade

an example of the selection of sustainable skirts at Made Trade, this image features a Passion Lille skirt in black and white

Sustainability: Eco-friendly and sustainable skirts from ethical suppliers

Skirt types: Maxi skirts, Denim skirts, summer skirts, patterned skirts

Sizes: XS-XL

Made Trade is an online marketplace selling the best sustainable clothes on the market. It is a women-led, family-run business that only showcases sustainable and ethical clothing brands driving change for people and the planet.

Check out brands like Passion Lilie and Valani, who create fair trade skirts from organic cotton, and banana viscose.

Made Trade Valani white skirt pictured in field

10. Pact

Pact ethical mini skirt

Sustainability: Fair Trade skirts created from organic cotton

Skirt types: Organic cotton mini skirts

Sizes: XS-XL

If you’ve never heard of Pact before, it’s a brand I recommend you should have on your radar.

The brand creates its Fair Trade clothing essentials from organic cotton and eco-friendly materials.

Pact’s skirts are perfect for workwear or casual wear and are made to last season after season.

Pact ethical mini skirt

11. prAna

prAna floral midi skirt

Sustainability: Natural and sustainable fabrics including organic cotton, hemp recycled wool and Tencel, and recycled materials, prAna also partners with Fair Trade factories

Skirt types: Midi skirt and mini skirt styles

Sizes: XS-XL

Ethical fashion brand prAna design practical clothes that inspire you to chase adventure. Created with organic and recycled materials, prAna’s dress and skirt collection features cozy midi skirts, padded mini skirts, and flowing floral maxi skirts.

prAna works with over 11 Fair Trade certified factories to make their clothing and plans for 100% of its products to be made in a Fair Trade Certified™ Factory by 2028.

prAna midi skirt

12. Valani

Valani eco friendly skirts

Sustainability:  Only non-toxic, low impact dyes and plant based fabrics are used.

Skirt types:  A-line, Midi, Pencil, Tiered

Sizes: 0-12

VALANI is a sustainable, ethical, vegan clothing line based in California by founder Vanni Leung.   Created for women who want a dreamy, flirty and beautiful wardrobe without harming the planet.  

VALANI features hemp, Tencel and banana fabrics to create comfy, breathable timeless pieces to make you feel and look gorgeous.  One tree is planted for every garment sold.

Valani sustainable skirts

13. Whimsy + Row

Whimsy and Row sustainable skirt with side slit

Sustainability: Ethically made skirts from eco-friendly materials

Skirt types: Midi skirts, vegan skirts, tie-wrap skirt styles

Sizes: XS-XL

Whimsy + Row is a sustainable fashion brand based in Los Angeles, creating gorgeous skirt styles using locally sourced, low-impact, and up-cycled materials.

Their sustainable skirts are perfect for everyday and special occasions, as you can effortlessly dress Whimsy + Row’s skirts up or down.

Using fabrics such as Certified Organic Cotton, Linen, Cupro, Silk, and Deadstock/Upcycled Fabric, Whimsy + Row save energy and water, compared to synthetic plastic based fabrics.

Whimsy and row gold cupro satin midi skirt

14. Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn sustainable skort

Sustainability: Responsibly sourced organic and regenerative cotton

Skirt types: Maxi skirt and skort

Sizes: XS-XL

Christy Dawn is well known for creating gorgeous hand-crafted dresses, but did you know they also have a small but stylish selection of skirts and skorts designed from deadstock fabrics and organic cotton.

Christy Dawn prioritizes people and the planet when creating its clothes. So it is turning to regenerative farming, replenishing 24 acres of depleted land in India into a regenerative cotton farm, which empowers the local community and gives back to the soil. You can read more about it here.

Christ Dawn orange flowing maxi skirt

15. Omnes

Omnes recycled skirt

Sustainability: Skirts created from sustainable fibers

Skirt types: Satin midi skirts

Sizes: UK 6-20

If you’re on the hunt for an affordable, sustainable skirt you can wear to a wedding or event, check out Omnes. The UK-based sustainable clothing brand Omnes creates on-trend clothing that you can dress up or down.

The brand creates its clothes from materials like BCI cotton and recycled polyester and has a transparent list of its suppliers.

Model wears Omnes cotton skirt
15 Stylish and sustainable Skirts

We hope you enjoyed our guide on the best sustainable skirts. Please let us know if you have any feedback in the comments below.

To complete your look, make sure you check out the ultimate guide on linen clothing, sustainable sweaters, jumpsuits, and sustainable boots.


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Complete your look. In colder weather pair your sustainable skirt with the perfect ethical sweater.

We love this recycled merino wool sweater from Colorful Standard, with 24 colors to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Colorful Standard recycled merino wool sweater
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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