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July 11, 2021

10 Ethical Alternatives to Everlane You’ll Love

10 Ethical Alternatives to Everlane

IS EVERLANE REALLY SUSTAINABLE?

Worn by the hottest celebrities and now sold at Nordstrom, Everlane has made a name for itself in the sustainable fashion market… but… does the brand deserve the praise and attention?

Strip away the hype and good publicity, and you have a brand that fails the sustainable brand test.

Everlane’s trendy styles, affordable prices, and green promises may be appealing, but unfortunately their lack of commitment to living wages, worker well-being, and sustainable fabrics continually (from our recurrent re-scoring) keeps them from passing our sustainable brand criteria.

Given the popularity of Everlane’s minimalist “modern essentials,” our team at Eco-Stylist has found alternatives to 10 Everlane staple wardrobe pieces from our certified brands — 5 men’s and 5 women’s items. With these swaps you can dress stylish and feel good about it.

MEN’S

  1. EVERLANE’S Performance 5-Pocket Pant
Everlane-Performance-Chino
Performance 5-Pocket Pant

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Outerknown Orbital Work Pants

Truly made for every occasion, these modern slim chinos are cut from an innovative and durable high-performance twill. Orbital hybrid yarns made from organic cotton make these pants strong, fast-drying, and abrasion resistant.

  1. EVERLANE’S Court Sneaker

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Veja Esplar Leather White 

Not only have these trainers been named after the Brazilian NGO, ESPLAR, which brings technical support to the organic cotton farming families Veja has worked with since 2005, these are the perfect white trainers that will go with literally any outfit.  Women’s and men’s sizes included!

  1. EVERLANE’S ReNew Air Pant
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ReNew Air Pant

OUR ALTERNATIVE: KOTN Terry Sweatpant

Comfortable, easy, and breathable. These moisture wicking pants will keep you cool and cozy for any season, and are designed for working from home, working out, and everything in between.

  1. EVERLANE’S Heavyweight Overshirt
Everlane-Heavyweight-Overshirt
Heavyweight Overshirt

OUR ALTERNATIVE: ISTO. Work Jacket

The perfect heavyweight jacket, softened with an organic wash. Tailored to perfection, this jacket is one of the most classic pieces of modern times and a must-have for any wardrobe.

  1. EVERLANE’S Air Crew Tee

OUR ALTERNATIVE: GOEX Unisex Eco-Triblend Tee

Designed with comfort in mind, these tees have a longer length and elegant taper. Made from eco-friendly fabric containing 5 recycled water bottles, this is a true feel good basic to add to your wardrobe. An added bonus? They come in both neutral core colors and fun fashion colors.

WOMEN’S

  1.  EVERLANE’S Cheeky Straight Jean
Everlane-Original-Cheeky-Jean
Cheeky Straight Jean

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Outland Denim Abigail Jean

Everyone needs a good girlfriend jean, and Outland Denim delivers just that. The waist-hugging high rise and relaxed leg make these premium organic cotton jeans comfortable and stylish; what more could you ask for?

  1. EVERLANE’S Track Jogger

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Girlfriend Collective Everyone Mid-Rise Jogger 

A mid-rise gender neutral jogger made from recycled scraps found on cutting room floors. Both eco-friendly and eco-cozy, these pants are the best of both worlds made for every body to enjoy.

  1. EVERLANE’S Silky Cotton Relaxed Shirt
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Silky Cotton Relaxed Shirt

OUR ALTERNATIVE: SANVT The Oversized Oxford Shirt 

A staple piece in any wardrobe, this minimalist style shirt allows endless styling possibilities. Made from 100% extra fine organic cotton and tailored for an oversized unisex boyfriend look, it is the perfect layering piece.

  1. EVERLANE’S Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee
Everlane-Box-Cut-Tee
Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee

OUR ALTERNATIVE: ARMEDANGELS Kajaa Tee

The Kajaa tee has everything you look for in a perfect tee: soft to the touch, loose cut, slightly cropped length, made from fairly traded organic cotton, and ethical: purchasing the Kajaa tee helps 366 small farmers from India convert to organic cotton. A true feel-good purchase!

  1. EVERLANE’S Italian Leather Studio Bag
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Italian Leather Studio Bag

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Parker Clay Caroline Tote 

Made from Ethiopian leather, this tote bag is thin strapped, lightweight, and durable enough to carry anything. From your laptop to your lunch, the Caroline tote allows you to bring along whatever you may need while doing it in style.

TAKEAWAY

We know brands like Everlane can be tempting, which is why Eco-Stylist is here to help you shop smarter. We’re providing you with options for purchasing equally “Everlane-esque” minimalist and modern pieces, made by brands you can trust are more ethical and sustainable.

What brands would you like to see ethical alternatives for?

Eco-Stylist only endorses brands that pass our sustainable brand criteria. If you buy from those brands using our links, you help keep our cups filled with coffee. Learn more here.

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2 Comments on “10 Ethical Alternatives to Everlane You’ll Love

AnaMia
July 15, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Can you give some options for eco-friendly alternatives to fashion nova? They cater to curvy body types, and I am really struggling to find eco-friendly brands that design clothing with curvy, feminine figures in mind. Please help! 🙂

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Garik
July 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm

AnaMia, great question! For Fashion Nova swaps thrifting is probably the best option. A few brands that have some similar things are:

1. Girlfriend Collective – https://www.eco-stylist.com/sustainable-brands/girlfriend-collective/
2. Reformation – https://www.eco-stylist.com/sustainable-brands/reformation/
3. Kotn – https://www.eco-stylist.com/sustainable-brands/kotn/
4. Naadam – https://www.eco-stylist.com/sustainable-brands/naadam/
5. Pact (for some stuff) – https://www.eco-stylist.com/sustainable-brands/pact/

I’ll keep your question in mind for future content and as we add more brands (a bunch of new ones are coming soon).

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