10 Ethical Alternatives to Everlane You’ll Love

UPDATE: We re-evaluate brands regularly, and as of 2/17/22 Everlane earned a higher score of 53 points—a significant improvement from their previous brand rating! You can learn more about what changed here.

Despite the forward progress, we’re unable to endorse Everlane as an ethical brand at this time (learn why here). For now, we’re keeping this article in its original form.

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
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Performance 5-Pocket Pant

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Taylor Stitch Foundation Pant

Truly made for every occasion, these modern slim chinos are made from a durable organic cotton fabric. Designed in a medium weight fabric that feels great all year long.

  1. EVERLANE’S Court Sneaker

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Thousand Fell Court Sneaker

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly sneaker the court sneaker by Thousand Fell offers a similar style in a shoe that’s designed to be recycled! Vegan friendly, made from recycled materials, and comfy af. When they wear out just send them back, doing your part to keep shoes out of the landfill. Women’s and men’s styles available.

  1. EVERLANE’S ReNew Air Pant

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Colorful Standard Organic Sweatpants

Comfortable, easy, and breathable. These organic cotton, vegan friendly, unisex sweatpants are ethically made in Portugal with eco-friendly dyes. Designed for working from home, working out, and everything in between.

  1. EVERLANE’S Heavyweight Overshirt
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Heavyweight Overshirt

OUR ALTERNATIVE: Outerknown Blanket Shirt

The coziest damn over-shirt you’ll ever wear. The blanket shirt is made from 100% organic cotton and you’ll quickly discover why it’s one of Outerknown’s most popular styles. Available in a myriad of colors and patterns.

  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
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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?

*Article updated 3/24/22.

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

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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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