Finding dress-code compliant workwear that you actually enjoy wearing is already a struggle. Add on top of that that it’s made from sustainable materials in an ethical, transparent factory or studio? You might be shopping around for weeks.
That’s why I curated this collection of brands with ethical workwear, including structured button-ups and blazers, well-fitted trousers, silky blouses, pencil skirts, and sheath dresses—for any woman seeking office-appropriate pieces.
(Note that some of the brands included in this guide are affiliates or partners. As always, I only choose to feature ethical brands that I truly believe in and would post about otherwise. Thanks for your support!)
1. Amour Vert
Amour Vert is a sustainable fashion label with beautiful, feminine pieces made from eco-friendly fabrics, such as modal and GOTS certified organic cotton. The eco fashion brand has plenty of ethical workwear pieces to choose from, such as blazers, blouses, dresses, skirts, and dress pants.
Price Range: $$
2. Rare & Fair
From sharp-looking vegan blazers (made from sustainably-sourced cotton instead of wool) to versatile midi wrap skirts handmade from undyed cotton, Rare & Fair has plenty of office-appropriate clothing that’s both conscious and fashion-forward. All of the ethical workwear from this UK-based brand is made with fabrics sourced from small-scale farms and crafted fairly by artisans using traditional time-honored techniques.
Price Range: $$$ / £££
3. People Tree
People Tree is a Fair Trade and sustainable brand from the UK with a wide variety of clothing—including plenty of office-appropriate ethical workwear. The UK-based ethical label has blazers, dress pants, and blouses suited for the workplace.
Price Range: $$ / ££
4. Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher is a sustainable fashion designer known for well-crafted, minimal garments made from ecological natural fabrics. The label has plenty of apparel for more casual workplaces and also some garments, like nice trousers, silky blouses, and sheath dresses for women with more strict dress codes at work, too.
Price Range: $$$
A great pair of hosiery is a common workwear essential for many offices and climates. However, most tights are synthetic, itchy, and end up ripping after a few wears.
Enter in CLOECO: a sustainable undergarments brand that is redefining hosiery with their comfortable, high-quality, plant-based tights made from Tencel.
Price Range: $
j.jackman is an ethical workwear label from Germany with high-quality garments for women. The brand uses natural fabrics and produces within Berlin to ensure a more sustainable and conscious supply chain. The collection of both neutral and colorful structured dresses, pencil skirts, and blouses are absolutely beautiful!
Price Range: €€
7. Jackie Lutze
Jackie Lutze is an exciting new ethical vegan women’s workwear brand with minimalist pieces made with cruelty-free, plant-based materials. The conscious brand’s fabrics include organic cotton, hemp, and linen, and each piece is thoughtfully handmade in California.
Price Range: $$ – $$$
8. Beaumont Organic
Beaumont Organic is a UK-based brand with GOTS certified organic cotton pieces ranging from casual sweatshirts to work-appropriate blouses and dresses. Though, the attire here would be better if you work in an office with a business casual dress code rather than a more strict dress code.
Price Range: ££
9. Filippa K
Filippa K is a conscious fashion brand focused on multiple sustainable initiatives, including creating a 100% recycled (and 100% recyclable) trench coat and a fully biodegradable dress. The label has impeccably tailored jackets, pretty blouses, and work-appropriate skirts and dresses.
Price Range: $$$ / €€€
Komodo is a vegan and eco-friendly brand with a good mix of basics and bold pieces. The label has blazers, nice trousers, and longer length dresses that work well in more casual work environments.
Price Range: € – €€
Siizu has a well-curated selection of versatile sweaters, blouses, and bottoms good for most work dress codes. The NYC-based conscious fashion label uses eco-friendly fabrics such as Tencel, silk, and Modal for their pieces.
Price Range: $$
Sunad is a Madrid-based slow fashion brand designing and producing all of their garments in Spain. The Spanish label has a thoughtfully designed collection of button-down shirts in a variety of colors and tailored blazers that make for exceptional ethical workwear.
Price Range: €€
13. Jan ‘n June
Jan ‘n June is a German ethical fashion label using eco materials such as GOTS certified cotton and producing nearby in an ethical factory in Poland. The brand has tailored shirts, blouses, and blazers ideal for professional work environments.
Price Range: €-€€
London-based brand Boden is a large brand with some great responsible practices in place working towards a more ethical and sustainable supply chain. While not perfect, Boden is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and the Better Cotton Initiative working to actively improve their supply chain and the standards of the industry. The UK-brand has blouses, blazers, skirts, and dresses for your office-ready wardrobe.
Price Range: £-££ / $-$$
VETTA is an ethical fashion brand that comes out with versatile capsule collections each season. The brand has a few pieces that can be dressed up for work and dressed down for evening and weekend activities.
Price Range: $ – $$
Kowtow is a New Zealand-based ethical fashion label with high-quality classics using sustainable materials such as Fair Trade certified organic cotton and recycled hemp. They have quite a few garments that would work well for work such as structured button-up blouses and well-fitted trousers.
Price Range: $$ – $$$
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