5 Sustainable Fashion Brands For Men
In need of a wardrobe shake-up but want to shop sustainably? Here are some sustainable men’s clothing brands you should get to know.
More brands are producing clothes ethically and sustainably, but the most visible brands are often women’s clothing. But if you’re in the market for men’s clothing, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide for the best places to shop for sustainable men’s fashion.
Patagonia is a brand that does sustainability in a fantastic way. It has built up a reputation of being functional, however, a great deal of its clothing — particularly from pre-2000s stock — is considered a gem for young thrifters who incorporate it into street style; its legacy in itself is really eco-friendly. Using recycled materials, Patagonia is committed to producing clothes ethically and sustainably and has conducted studies on the impact of microplastics. It is a great clothing brand for men who are especially fond of the great outdoors; most of its collection is geared towards creating clothing for all weather conditions. It also makes it a great place to get cosy staples like jumpers and sweatshirts that can be worn during the colder months. It is a great example of how a sustainable brand can be a part of mainstream fashion.
Kuyichi is a Dutch brand that has been creating sustainable denim since 2001 and has shown a commitment to bring crafted clothes to the public whilst being eco-conscious. It uses recycled materials and organic cotton to create its looks and also limits the amount of wastewater used in production. Kuyichi should be on your radar if you want quality, staple jeans that you know you can rely on to wear for a few years to come.
Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer is a brand that is a stranger to no one in the UK, but many people overlook the commitment the iconic chain has made to creating sustainable fashion. It uses recycled materials and has developed an initiative to reduce its operational greenhouse gases by 95% by 2022. It has also pledged to reduce emissions in its supply chain by 2030 and has also cut out hazardous chemicals used in production this year. Clothes are made from recycled cotton, and the brand also takes care of its workers, ensuring they all make a fair wage. M&S is great for basic clothes as well as suits and workwear, making it a great British brand to shop from.
Credits: MUD Jeans
MUD Jeans is a unique brand that considers clothes to be an investment. It is for this reason that it has a ‘lease agreement’ for its jeans which means that you can effectively rent a pair of jeans for real flexibility. If there is any wear and tear, you can send them off for repair or receive a new pair after sending your old pair back. This means that MUD can recycle its own products and make its production chain as efficient and sustainable as possible. It is a concept that may be unfamiliar to most of us: but it is also an innovative way of tackling fast fashion.
ASKET (not to be confused with ARKET), is a Swedish clothing company selling classic and clean-cut clothing. It is transparent in its production and supply chain about where materials are sourced and how changes to manufacturing can decrease its climate impact — and it encourages shoppers to consider this when approaching other stores too. Asket’s brand is centred on the idea of creating a sustainable future for the fashion industry and ensuring that we all look good doing it.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.