The Top 3 Sustainable Clothing Brands of 2024 – Casual Wear

Green & Great: Top Casual Wear of the Year

March 27, 2024

Introduction

Fast fashion makes 100 billion pieces of clothing every year.

That’s enough for each person on earth to have 12 pieces.

From eco-friendly fabrics to fair trade practices, sustainable clothing brands are setting new standards for ethical fashion.

Their innovative designs offer stylish alternatives to traditional fashion.

Sustainable clothing brands are like a breath of fresh air.

We determined the top 3 sustainable clothing brands that make casual wear. We using the Karma Wallet rating system, which accounts for both social and environmental impact.


The Results

Best Overall: tentree

To view their Karma Wallet profile, click here.

Here's how we rate sustainable fashion brand tentree at Karma Wallet.

Tentree was founded with the mission to encourage environmental stewardship through sustainable fashion. For every product sold, the company plants ten trees, emphasizing the importance of small actions leading to big impacts. This initiative is a core part of their business model, reflecting their commitment to regeneration, sustainability, and positive environmental change.

Founders: Derrick Emsley, Kalen Emsley, and David Luba

Fun Fact: Tentree has planted over 100 million trees.

Website: tentree.com


Best for People: Sudara

To view their Karma Wallet profile, click here.

Here's how we rate sustainable fashion brand Sudara at Karma Wallet.

Sudara was founded as a benefit corporation after Shannon Keith’s 2005 trip to India, where she was inspired to combat sex trafficking. The company focuses on empowering women at high risk or survivors of human trafficking by providing them with dignified employment opportunities, primarily through the sale of Punjammies® and other goods.

Founder: Shannon Keith

Fun Fact: The Sudara Freedom Fund supports housing and education to prevent generational sex work​.

Website: sudara.org

Thinking about next Valentine's day menu, lounging around in my sudaragoods Mya Full - Girlfriend Cut Punjammies pants.
These are so comfy and beautiful, made of pure cotton in India by women working to stay free from sex trafficking.
Support the cause too! Take a look at their ethically-made loungewear clothes and pajamas.
#sudaragoods #punjammies #loungewear #loungepants #madeinindia #supportthecause #ethicallymade
There are some days where I just really don't want to move my body. I feel sluggish and heavy and sometimes just lazy. I'm human, right? And those are the days I remind myself that I practice for myself in the long run...my physical health, my mental health, etc. are all fostered by my presence my on my mat. So reluctant or not, I spend time in my little yoga corner of the backyard every day. Sometimes I move and flow and do new things like here, some days I meditate while passively stretching. Either way I leave grateful that I came. #smilingbecauseididntfall
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Wearing insanely comfortable pants from sudaragoods. This company empowers women to remain free from sex traffic. Please show them some support! #sudara #sudaragoods #punjammies
Did you miss our August ☀️ Newsletter? We spotlighted our current Ascend Portland client, Shannon Keith & her pajamas and loungewear company sudaragoods, announced our upcoming bookkeeping workshops, and called for enrollment to our Increase Project Program.

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We made it to Hanoi! First up, cyclo-tours, of course. We only screamed a few times 😆 Roundabouts with buses and mopeds and cyclos, oh my!
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#noondayvietnam #hanoivietnam #vietnam #travelvietnam #noondaystyle #sudaragoods #sudara #noondayambassador #noondaycollection #travelstyle
I recently had the privilege of collaborating with an inspiring company, sudaragoods. They give an amazing opportunity to women who are trying gain job skills and a long term career, in order to remain free from sex trafficking. I was so touched by their story. You can head over to their website to read more! I love my "love changes the world" tee from them and will do my part to support these incredible women. #sudaragoods #womenempowerwomen
I call this look: Pink. Lemonade. 🌼🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🌼#innovative #youdidntseethatcoming •
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#sudara #sudaragoods #lemonade #springfashion #springstyle #michigan #urbanoutfitters #billabongwomens #billabong #fashiondiary #senorita
I’ve been home with sick kiddos lately so we’ve been spending our days in jammies. Today on the blog I’m sharing a little bit about sudaragoods a company dedicated to helping women who have had to endure the effects of sex trafficking due to the lack of education and resources available in India. Come by and read how you can make a difference! #sudaragoods #sponsored

Best for Planet: dewerstone

To view their Karma Wallet profile, click here.

Here's how we rate sustainable fashion brand dewerstone at Karma Wallet.

Dewerstone was founded in late 2013 by a team passionate about the outdoors. Their journey began in a small village within Dartmoor National Park and has since expanded to Ivybridge and Princetown. From its humble beginnings in a garage to a flagship store in Dartmoor, dewerstone embodies a commitment to the outdoor community and environmental stewardship.

Founder: Rory Atton

Fun Fact: The company was named after a beautiful location within Dartmoor National Park.

Website: dewerstone.com

Sunday 16th June for the next free guided walk on Dartmoor. 
This will be the first of the summer walks and a good opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, explore somewhere new and meet some new people. If you are a solo walker and would like to meet some new likeminded people then this is a great opportunity to do so and we always like to find somewhere for a coffee,cake, drink at the end of the walk .

The walk will be 8-12 km long and will cover both tracks and open moorland. The location will be decided closer to the date.
If you are interested then please message me as comments below will likely be missed . Any questions then please do get in touch. The numbers are limited and will be on a first come etc basis. 

#dartmoor #dartmoorlife #devonlife #dewerstone #walking #walkinguk #walkingformentalhealth #walkingforhealth #walkinguk #hiking #hikinguk #adventure #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing
A favourite scene revisited in thick fog - Sargasso trees I call it! 
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Hopefully I can revisit this scene this weekend but playing the tummy bug roulette - youngest has it, who’s next….
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#woodland #woodlandphotography #devon #dartmoor #dartmoornationalpark #devonlife #woodlandsdiscovered #woodlands_and_water #mistymorning #moodygrams #gameoftones #your_trees #unitedbytree #tree_brilliance #tree_masters #nikoneurope #nikon #nikonphotography #bbcearth #bbcdevon #dewerstone #naturephotography #woodlandnd #scenicbritain #gitzoinspires #renegade_dark
A brief moment of some awesome light - and to think I was complaining that I’d gone to the wrong location! Patience!
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#dartmoor #dartmoornationalpark #dewerstone #devon #devonlife #bbcwest #autumn #autumnwalks #mistymorning #raw_foggy #thehub_trees #trees #woodlandphotography #divine_forest #forest_masters #woodlands_and_water #ig_tree_shotz #natureperfection #ig_nature #yourtrees #tree_magic #tree_captures #nikoneurope #nikonuknordic #folkscenery #folkgreen #nikonphotography #landscapend
Strong gales and heavy rain were in the forecast but we actually got calm conditions, and after a couple of significant scrambles - low cloud and mist! I love Dartmoor!
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Even if you don’t get the conditions you want there’s usually something to photograph on Dartmoor. Jostling for position with leecooperphotography and rjseymour_photography 
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#dartmoor #dartmoornationalpark #devon #devonlife #dewerstone #tree_magic #woodland #woodlandphotography #scenicbritain #woodlands_and_water #divineforest #winter #winterwoods #nikoneurope #nikon #bbcearth
I didn’t quite get the conditions I’d hoped for on my mini trip to Dartmoor (it was better at home dammit!) but I did get a few spots of mist in the end. The colours in some of the woods were awesome!
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#devon #dartmoor #dartmoornationalpark #dewerstone #woodland #woodlandphotography #woodlandsdiscovered #woodlands_and_water #autumn #autumncolours #woodlandwalks #forestmasters #divine_forests #forestbathing #mistymorning #trees #bbcearth #autumnwatch #naturelovers #nature_brilliance #ig_nature #thehub_trees #nikoneurope #nikonphotography

If three wasn’t enough, here are 8 more ethical apparel companies we love.


Continue reading to learn why supporting sustainable casual wear matters.

Below we explore the world of sustainable clothing brands, shedding light on their values and practices.

1) There’s plastic in your blood.

Fast fashion decimates the environment. The fashion industry is responsible for significant carbon emissions, water pollution, and waste generation.

The excessive use of water in cotton cultivation reduces clean water availability in many regions around the world.

The production of synthetic fibers, such as polyester, releases harmful chemicals and contributes to microplastic pollution in our oceans. Now, scientists are finding microplastics in the human body!

Fast fashion also contributes to the problem of textile waste. Clothing is produced at an alarming rate. Fast fashion brand H&M makes 3 billion new garments every single day…

Most of these end up in landfills, where they take years to decompose. Some components never decompose. This wasteful cycle perpetuates the harmful environmental impact of the fashion industry.

By supporting ethical and “slow fashion” brands, you can build a sustainable wardrobe, and contribute towards a better future.

Every dollar matters.

2) Your purchases matter.

We all have an impact on the world, just by being alive.

The fashion industry relies on water, energy, and chemicals. This leads to a high carbon footprint and excess waste. It’s hard to achieve lofty goals like “carbon neutral”.

By choosing sustainable brands, you can help reduce negative impacts of clothing consumption.

Sustainable fashion brands also take into account social impact of clothing production. This is often overlooked when we talk about “sustainability”. For example, supporting local businesses keeps more money within your community vs. buying online.

Many fast fashion brands are notorious for their unethical practices, such as sweatshop labor and poor working conditions. Sustainable clothing brands prioritize fair trade practices, ensuring they treat workers ethically and pay them a living wage.

Fast fashion is linear. Garments are made from raw materials, used, and then thrown away. In contrast, sustainable fashion aims to create a closed-loop system, often using recycled fabrics and recycled materials.

When you buy from sustainable brands, you are paving the way for a more sustainable future.

3) It’s better for you, too.

Choosing sustainable and ethical clothing brands has numerous benefits, both for the individual consumer and the larger society.

1. Higher quality clothes. By investing in well-made pieces, you can build a wardrobe that withstands the test of time and eliminates the need for frequent replacements. This not only saves money in the long run but also reduces the demand for new clothing production.

2. Eco-friendly materials. Organic cotton, hemp, linen, and other natural fibers that have a lower environmental impact compared to synthetic materials. They are biodegradable and do not release harmful chemicals during production or decomposition.

3. Fair trade practices and ethical supply chain. Workers are treated fairly, paid a living wage, and provided with safe working environments. Every purchase from one of these brands helps to promote human rights within the industry.

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Karma Wallet makes it affordable.

Overall, choosing sustainable clothing brands allows you to align your values with your fashion choices.

With the Karma Wallet Card, you can see the impact of all your spending directly in your app. You can also earn cashback from thousands of sustainable brands, like these and these.

As of March 2024, the Karma Wallet community has already tracked over 2M purchases and put $230M towards change.