I’ve been frequently asked by my readers if there is eco-friendly fashion they can wear to work. And the answer is yes! There are reams of brands and stores that sell well-tailored pieces that communicate style and seriousness.

And with it being back-to-school season (a.k.a. start-caring-about-work-again season) I’ve rounded up brands and stores that will help you dress for the job you really want: a boss bitch who cares about the triple bottom line: profits, people, the planet.

The price points range from affordable to ultra-luxe, so you can pick and choose for your pay grade.

Step away from the J. Crew, and dive into this good stuff:


GRAMMAR has the truly perfect white shirt that is classic, timeless, and perfect for work. Five unique styles of their white shirt are constructed by hand in NYC’s legendary garment district using organic cotton poplin, engineered for effortless confidence. They searched around the world for the best organic cotton poplin for these shirts, and finally found the perfect mill in India to produce it especially for Grammar. Feeling luxurious no longer has to break the bank either, thanks to Grammar’s direct to consumer business model. That means you can get the luxury-level quality of our shirts at a price that’s attainable.

Citizen’s Mark

Citizen Mark’s 400+ year old wool mill in Biella, Italy is a leader in water conservation and purification, ensuring only clean water re-enters the streams. The lining is made of 100% cotton-seed cupro, a breathable, biodegradable, luxurious textile. Their factory partner in Portugal sources 50% of its power from its photovoltaic solar panels, and is a respected leader in social responsibility, providing training, living wages, and health care coverage to its employees.

Maven Women

This office wear company lets you vote on the styles you want to see put into production. If your preferred style wins, you get a discount on it, and you can preorder it before production at another discount. You can buy a dress that is ready to ship from the inaugural collection, which is made out of 100% organic Indian cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, by Mehera Shaw, an artisan, eco-conscious, fair trade manufacturer in Jaipur, India.


ONYCHEK is an online retailer of African luxury fashion, celebrating the creative minds behind the products.

People Tree

People Tree is recognised by customers and the fashion industry as a pioneer in ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over 25 years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections.


Maiyet is a modern, ethical and luxury fashion brand that partners with global artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques their collections – all sourced globally and made locally. Maiyet relies heavily on the support of NEST, an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses.


EDUN is building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans.


Siizu delivers beautiful, high-quality apparel made with sustainable manufacturing practices directly to you at an affordable price point. (I’ve written about them before!)


Fonnesbech strives to create pieces for the small, long-lasting wardrobe. With high-quality materials, craftsmanship and a responsible mindset, Fonnesbech is an innovative fashion brand re-launched in Copenhagen in 2014.

Victoria Road 

Victoria Road’s core ethos remains bridging cultures through design: the two female cofounders want to promote the talent they’ve discovered on a global platform and use fashion as a stepping stone to a positive cross-cultural dialogue.


This carefully curated online boutique features garments that are responsibly sourced, while maintaining a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. By supporting designers who use responsibly sourced materials and manufacturing processes, Belvele helps small businesses flourish, and stops contributing to the demand of products that hurt the environment and put people’s lives at risk.


Find menswear-inspiring cotton shirting and pinstripe skirts and pants at this NYC-based ethical brand.


Rallier, which launched in early 2016, is made entirely in New York. It explores the tension between uniformity and individuality by mixing the heritage of archetypal dress codes with a modern spirit of ease. For every dress sold, school uniforms are sourced from regions plagued by gender inequality and given to local schoolgirls.

Bead & Reel

Bead & Reel offers searchable ethics focused on eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sweatshop-free styles for conscientious women. Everything they sell meets the criteria of being thoughtful to animals, people, and the world through their carefully curated selection of hand-picked designers and products.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher, the lady herself, is leading the charge to pioneer sustainability in a mass market brand, with a take back, resell, and upcycle program, and sustainable textiles.

H&M Conscious Collection

I’ve linked you to just H&M’s Conscious Collection, which contains all of H&M’s pieces that have sustainability elements. Among the more casual items, you’ll find classic dresses, button downs, sweaters, and trousers.


This super sustainable Cali brand is known for piling saucy on top of sexy. But you could put together a perfect work outfit from its sharp blazers, button-down blouses, and midi skirts. Just be ready for references to Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary. 

Stella McCartney

For when you’ve really made it, luxury vegan and sustainable apparel from the lady who make Vogue bow down.

Filippa K

The Swedish brand Filippa K aims to turn its entire collection sustainable by 2030, by road testing different sustainable materials such as recycled wool, recycled polyester lining, and even recycled paper tags. If you live in Europe you can lease a Filippa K garment for four days for 20% of the price, or return your old Filippa K garment to a store for recycling.

Zero + Maria Cornejo

The Zero + Maria Cornejo collection has been largely produced (70%) in the heart of New York City’s Garment District with the exception of a few categories including shoes and knitwear which are made by small, independently owned factories in Italy, Bolivia, Peru and China. The two female founders aim to design and manufacture in the most purposeful and beautiful way and to create a product that is uncompromising in its respect for quality and value. They use ecological and sustainable fabrics wherever possible.


Tradlands is a high-quality women’s essentials brand, inspired by classic menswear. Their pieces are comfortable, yet timeless, with an emphasis on fit, detail, and quality. Of course, they value the welfare of their craftsmen and women all over the world, use sustainably produced materials, and minimize waste as much as they possibly can.

Animal Behavior

By using sustainable materials and socially responsible practices, Animal Behavior’s goal is to create a shift in the fashion industry towards more thoughtful and responsible way of doing business.


behno has partnered with a large nonprofit in India to create and build a new model of a garment factory in rural Gujarat. Along with adhering to international factory standards, the factory will strive to empower female garment workers by executing “The behno Standard,” which focuses on ethical garmenting by implementing various programming, ranging from fair wages to garment worker health to eco-consciousness. behno is committed to raising awareness to the craft and character of “made in India” by focusing on high quality luxurious and tailored designs whilst providing our garment workers with empowering and safe working conditions.

The Acey

The Acey is a virtual place for real women to discover and purchase contemporary clothing, consciously created. They work with brands that strive for ingenuity both in terms of fashion and ethical business practice and brands that are conscious of their outlay on the environment throughout the production chain, and who care about the people behind their products, insisting on fair labour practices and encouraging social entrepreneurship.


Tradesy offers a whole category of secondhand suiting from Theory and J. Crew.

Vestiaire Collective

Vestiare has a workwear section. Though their definition is super broad, you can find high-end suits, blouses, pumps, purses, and trousers with a quick scan.


Gunas is a vegan purse brand that uses eco-friendly materials such as recycled polyester lining and eco polyurethane.


Nisolo is an impact-focused lifestyle brand that ethically sources products in a manner that positively impacts consumers and producers. Nisolo offers skills training and safe working conditions, facilitates international market access, and ensures beyond fair trade wages.