17 B Corp clothing brands for the best ethical styles

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17 B Corp clothing brands for the best ethical styles

When looking for a brand’s certification to back up its environmental and ethical claims, you have likely come across the certified B corporations. The certification is one of the most trusted sustainable certifications out there. 

B Corp clothing brands have not only shown a willingness to adopt sustainable practices, but have made concrete and verifiable steps to creating a cleaner industry.

So what does B Corp stand for and why is it so highly regarded?

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What is B Corp Certification and Why is it so Good?

Originally derived from ‘Benefit corporation’ and now simply shortened to B Corp, this certifying body looks at the entirety of a company’s social and environmental impacts. The label is not exclusive to fashion brands, but operates across a variety of sectors. For each brand assessed, everything from supply chain practices, to materials used, to charitable giving is examined to determine its negative and positive impact.

To obtain this impressive label, a brand is assessed against an internal framework and must have met three key criteria:

  • Social impact and environmental performance: Shown a commitment to people with a high social and environmental performance. To pass the review a company must have achieved a minimum of 80 out of 200 points on the B Impact Assessment. 
  • Corporate governance: Review and change their corporate governance structure, making a legal commitment to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just financial ones.
  • Transparency: Allow their performance to be assessed against B Lab’s standards and available to consumers on the brand’s B Lab profile, demonstrating an attitude of public transparency.

A Holistic Approach 

B Corp measures environmental performance and social responsibility. B corp brands must have made a real commitment to act ethically, fairly and sustainably.

Unlike many other certifying bodies, this holistic approach ensures the entire company is acting in an ethical manner rather than just one area or aspect of a brand. Getting the certification is no mean feat, the current average score for brands trying to get certified is just 50.9 points, far below the 80 point minimum score for obtaining certification.

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B Corp offers a holistic approach covering both social and environmental responsibility. Photo by Courtney Cook on Unsplash

B Corp Clothing Brands

While B Corp certification may be difficult to achieve, there are sustainable clothing brands that have risen to the challenge. From outdoor clothing companies to luxury labels, these are some of the brands that have achieved the prestigious B corporation certification.

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1. Boody 

Based: Australia & UK         Ships to: International – UK stockists
Range: Underwear, basics, activewear and sleepwear
Price range: £
B Corp Impact Score: 101.6
Sustainability creds: Ecocert certification, works with charities, WRAP certified, PETA vegan approved

The masters of bamboo clothing, Boody styles are soft, silky and sustainable. Featuring nude colours and clever design features that champion an earthy, laid-back vibe these seriously comfortable styles are sure to become your new go-to underwear.

With an attitude of giving back, this innovative brand also works to support a range of charitable initiatives.

For more on Boody, we’ve also featured them in articles about ethical activewear and affordable ethical clothing.

2. BAM Bamboo 

Based: UK      Ships to: International
Made in: Asia
Range: Activewear, casual wear, and accessories
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 87.1
Sustainability creds: Responsibly sourced materials including bamboo, Impact Positive by 2030, Fair Wear approach

One of our readers’ favourites, B Corp certified outdoor brand BAM Bamboo offers gorgeous activewear and casual wear harnessing the natural benefits of bamboo and other eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton. This innovative brand puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does. It has a very clear focus on reducing carbon emissions through the full life of the product, from growing the bamboo right through to customer use, including how they wash it and dispose of it at the end. 

BAM is also committed to fair labour and utilises the Fair Wear approch ensuring fair wages and going beyond tier one garment factories (i.e. who grows the materials too). 

For more on this ethical and sustainable brand, check out our interview with their head of sustainability. And for an exclusive 15% off, use code GOODMAKERTALES15.

3. Stripe & Stare

Based: UK          Ships to: International
Made in: UK and Portugal
Range: Women’s lingerie, loungewear and accessories
Price range: £
B Corp Impact Score: 97
Sustainability creds: Lenzing Modal fabric, recyclable packaging, Forest Stewardship Council certified, carbon-neutral shipping

Stripe and Stare offers vibrant and comfortable women’s underwear, loungewear, and accessories that don’t compromise on ethics or aesthetics. Not only is their underwear sexy and comfy, but it’s biodegradable too!

At the heart of Stripe and Stare’s sustainability credentials is the use of Lenzing Modal, a sustainable viscose fabric with an environmentally friendly production process. Committed to reducing its carbon footprint, the brand ensures all its packaging is fully recyclable and partners with carbon-neutral shipping services.

Stripe and Stare also actively supports a number of charitable initiatives including women’s charity Trevi Women and bowel cancer charity Lorraine NoButts.

For more insights into Stripe and Stare’s approach to sustainable fashion, we’ve included them in our reviews on sustainable underwear and child labour free clothing.

Girls in underwear by B Corp clothing brands
Photo by Antonius Ferret from Pexels

4. Finisterre

Based: UK                     Ships to: International – UK stockists
Made in: Turkey, China, Portugal, UK, Thailand
Range: swimwear and casual wear
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 93.2
Sustainability creds: Plastic-free packaging, re-uses offcuts, eco-friendly materials

Built for adventure and inspired by a love of the sea, Finisterre has chic styles for a journey into nature or for just a relaxing afternoon. The brand keeps styles minimalistic and striking in their simple patterning and contrasting colour palettes.

Finisterre is built on a foundation of strong environmental standards and good ethics. It uses eco-friendly materials, child-free labour and offers product repairs to reduce fashion waste.

5. Cariuma

Based: Singapore                Ships to: Worldwide 
Range: Men’s and women’s sneakers 
Price range: £79 – £159
B Corp Impact Score: 94.2
Sustainability creds: Organic, recycled and natural materials, rainforest restoration programs, GRS, Leather Working Group, Oeko-Tex, some vegan options, Butterfly Mark Certified 

Cariuma sneakers are made to look good and feel good all day long. Crafted using organic materials, these sneakers are sleek and stylish without compromising on sustainability. The label has everything from slip-on styles to vibe with the summer seasons to cosy insulated hightops perfect for the cooler months. They also stock a range of t-shirts, hoodies and cool backpacks.

With an attitude of giving back, Cariuma supports ecological restoration programs, including reforesting initiatives. The label uses sustainable materials in its ranges, incorporating organic cotton, natural rubber, and bamboo fibres. For those looking out for our furry friends, Cariuma also has some select vegan styles.

6. Joanie

Based: UK      Ships to: International
Made in: China, India
Range: Women’s vintage-inspired clothing
Price range: £
B Corp Impact Score: 87.9
Sustainability creds: Sustainable materials, SEDEX audited factories

UK B Corp clothing brand Joanie brings a blend of nostalgia and sustainability to the fashion scene with its range of vintage-inspired women’s clothing. The brand is committed to ethical production practices and is a SEDEX member organisation meaning that its factories are audited for worker welfare. It is also working with its factories to improve their eco-friendly credentials.

With a constant desire to reduce its carbon footprint, Joanie uses sustainable or lower impact materials for 98% of its collection including organic cotton, recycled polyester and Lenzing ECOVERO.

Girl in white outfit walking
Photo by Dane Wetton on Unsplash

7. Omnes

Based: UK      Ships to: International
Made in: Turkey, India, Greece, UK
Range: Women’s fashion
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 101.7
Sustainability creds: Use of sustainable materials including FSC-certified viscose, organic cotton, BCI cotton, OEKO-TEX finishes, transparent on factories

London based OMNES focuses on affordable, stylish and sustainable women’s fashion. Scoring 101.7 for its B Corp Impact, it is one of the best B Corp UK brands on this list. The sustainable brand uses recycled and eco-friendly fabrics and embraces low-impact production processes to minimize environmental harm. With ethical manufacturing at its core, OMNES publishes information on all of its factories including working hours, holidays and worker wages.

Emphasizing eco-friendly materials and conscious creation, OMNES offers a forward-thinking choice for the environmentally aware shopper.

 

8. Dear Denier

Based: Denmark         Ships to: International 
Made in: Europe
Range: Activewear, lingerie and hosiery
Price range: £
B Corp Impact Score: 123.4
Sustainability creds: ISO 9001 certified factories, PETA approved vegan, GOTS certified fabrics, GRS certified materials, SA800 certified factories

With sustainable credentials and hosiery that is comfortable and stylish, there is nothing not to love about B Corp clothing brand Dear Denier. The brand has everything from basic styles to bold designs that embrace elegance with a touch of flirty fun.

The ethical fashion label has created a recycling initiative and take-back scheme for any brand of tights and set ambitious challenges to incorporate sustainability in the fashion sector. Available in the UK through Trouva.

9. Happy Earth Apparel   

Based: USA                Ships to: Worldwide 
Made in: India
Range: Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories 
Price range: £9 – £158
B Corp Impact Score: 109.1
Sustainability creds: Sustainable materials, tree planting programs, 1% for the Planet, Climate Neutral Certified, trash cleanup projects, Fair Trade factory partners, non-toxic dyes 

Featuring trendy, nature-inspired designs, clothing from Happy Earth Apparel is made to keep you and the Earth feeling good. The brand’s range of apparel, activewear, and accessories incorporates versatile dresses, casual basics, and cosy hoodies that are always on trend. 

Happy Earth has shown a genuine commitment to environmental practices. As well as holding B Corp certification it also supports environmental initiatives through 1% for the Planet and uses sustainable materials in its product ranges. It includes climate change information on its website to inform consumers, and plants trees with every purchase. 

Girl in white shirt by a B Corp clothing brand
Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

10. Organic Basics

Based: Denmark                   Ships to: International 
Made in: Portugal, Austria, Scotland, Italy and Turkey
Range: Basics and casual wear
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 92.8
Sustainability creds: Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic cotton, use of recycled and low impact textiles

The Organic Basic’s range is simple, elegant and versatile. Coming in muted hues and with classic designs crafted in luxurious fabrics, Organic Basics is everything we need in our basics wear.

This B-Corp clothing brand focuses on organic material, incorporating natural, recycled and highly sustainable fibres in their range. It works with sustainable supply chains and has supported environmental projects helping to create a better world.

For more on the brand, we’ve covered them in our articles about brands that pay a living wage and child labour free brands among others.

11. Allbirds    

Based: USA      Ships to: International
Made in: China, South Korea
Range: Footwear, underwear and casual wear
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 96.5
Sustainability creds: Uses natural materials like Merino wool and eucalyptus fiber, recycled materials for packaging and laces, Carbon Neutral commitment

B Corp fashion brand Allbirds combines eco-conscious manufacturing with sleek, minimalist design in footwear and clothing. The brand is committed to using natural and recycled materials, from Merino wool to breathable eucalyptus fibre to sugarcane and even castor bean oil, making sure every product is gentle on the planet.

With a carbon-zero goal, Allbirds is intent on reducing its carbon footprint and is constantly making steps to get there. Some of these steps include its use of renewable materials, regenerative agriculture and responsible energy such as 95% sea shipping and customer education about washing and drying their products.

12. Baukjen 

Based: UK        Ships to: International 
Made in: Europe
Range: Women’s clothing ranges and homewares
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 108.3
Sustainability creds: Carbon neutral, sustainable packaging, living wage employer, member of The Fashion Pact, United Nations Fashion Charter, and The Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Baukjen is the home of charming clothing that captures the essence of a modern chic vibe. With everything from knitwear to basics on offer, this unique brand has an array of high quality clothing that is versatile and sustainable while still emanating an edgy elegance.

Baukjen has a comprehensive approach to sustainability and donates 10% of profits to charity every year.

Guy in Patagonia jacket, one of our recommended men's sustainable clothing brands
Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

13. Patagonia

Based: USA       Ships to: International – UK stockists
Range: Adventure wear
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 151.4
Sustainability creds: 1% for the Planet member, supports grassroots climate action, supports supply chain transparency

Perfect for every adrenaline-fuelled adventure, Patagonia is the home of outdoor and adventure wear for any occasion and is another B Corp brand with an impressively high score.

Providing everything from bags and jackets to wetsuits and snow pants, whether you are sailing the seas or undertaking an epic mountain adventure, Patagonia has you covered. Stocked in Trouva.

We cover more about Patagonia in our articles about recycled polyester fabric and sustainable bag brands among others.

14. Elvis and Kresse

Based: UK        Ships to: International 
Made in: UK
Range: Bags and accessories
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 147.6
Sustainability creds: Donates to charity, certified Social Enterprise, a living wage employer

More than just the makers of luxurious accessories, Elvis and Kresse is a brand with a heart. The brand makes its incredible products from decommissioned London firehoses and luxury leather off-cuts from Burberry, saving quality products from going to waste.

Focused on doing good as well as making stand out products, the brand donates 50% of profits from their reinvented fire hose accessories to The Fire Fighter’s Charity.

See our article for more on recycled clothing companies.

15. Kathmandu

Based: Australia                   Ships to: International – UK stockists
Made in: Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Range: Adventure and travel clothing
Price range: ££
B Corp Impact Score: 82.2
Sustainability creds: Use of down certified by The Responsible Down Standard, member of the Fair Labour Association

Whether you are looking for some practical travel gear or something for an exhilarating outdoor journey, Kathmandu has something for you. The brand’s wide range of products focuses on practicality and durability while still being comfortable and versatile.

While it does still have some way to go in sustainability, Kathmandu is a certified B-Corp clothing brand and has made bold commitments to improve its environmental impact. Available at Winfields Outdoors.

16. Blonde Gone Rogue

Based: UK                     Ships to: International – UK stockists
Made in: Bulgaria
Range: casualwear and dresses
Price range: ££- £££
B Corp Impact Score: 92.6
Sustainability creds: Use of deadstock, vegan, sustainable packaging, use of organic and eco-friendly fabrics

Blonde Gone Rogue’s styles are quirky and individual while still embracing a classic charm. From floral sundresses perfect for summer, to sweaters in bold colours and featuring fun-loving imagery, Blonde Gone Rogue has something for every occasion.

As well as being a B-Corp clothing brand, the label uses a zero-waste approach and incorporates deadstock and eco-friendly materials in its production. Available at B-Corp certified Wolf & Badger who specialise in sustainable and ethical fashion brands.

17. Veja 

Based: France                   Ships to: International 
Made in: Brazil
Range: Footwear
Price range: £££ (from £80)
B Corp Impact Score: 84.2
Sustainability creds: Use of eco-friendly materials, sustainable packaging, Gold Certified tanneries by the Leather Working Group, vegan range, works with vulnerable individuals

Veja embraces bold designs and sleek styles to create effortlessly cool footwear and running shoes. Focusing on the sneaker market it has designs for men, women and children, made from quality materials.

The brand offers consumers an in-depth look at both where its environmental impact comes from and how it is working to reduce this. Available at Selfridges.

Voting for Responsibility

The fashion industry has a way to go to become truly sustainable. Certifying bodies such as B Corporation are a key part of making a sustainable fashion sector a reality. They not only hold brands accountable, but encourage an attitude of change and foster a spirit of ethical production and ethical practices.

Each time we choose to buy from a B Corp clothing brand we are scoring sustainable styles and casting a vote for a more ethical and responsible clothing industry.

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