Your Sustainable Fashion Community

Eco-Stylist is a community of sustainable fashion brands.

Sustainable fashion means making clothes in ways that are responsible to the planet and the people who make them.

We’ve curated the best sustainable brands so you can dress like you give a damn — and this is how we did it.

Overall Rating

There are no points just for showing up. Every brand on Eco-Stylist earns its overall rating. Most brands fail our criteria — everything you see on our site is in the top 10%.

Certified

Eco-Stylist Certified

Only the top brands get this far. Every brand on our site meets or exceeds this ratings.

Silver

Eco-Stylist Silver

These brands meet our criteria and go a step further.

Gold

Eco-Stylist Gold

These brands go above and beyond, even for ethical fashion.

Criteria

These are the three pillars we use to rate brands.

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Transparency

We want to know who made our clothes, and how — from raw materials to the finished product in your hands.

Transparency about this process is the first step toward battling exploitation.

Fair Labor

We look for brands that treat makers humanely, provide dignified employment, and invest in their communities. 

Fair labor includes living wages and increased access to essential services like healthcare and childcare.

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Fair Labor

We look for brands that treat makers humanely, provide dignified employment, and invest in their communities. 

Fair labor includes living wages and increased access to essential services like healthcare and childcare.

Sustainably Made Pillar

Sustainably Made

We seek out brands that make clothes in ways that are kinder to the planet.

Brands achieve this by using eco-friendly materials, investing in renewable energy, launching programs that reduce carbon footprint and water usage, and investing in circularity — keeping clothes in use and out of the trash.

Scores

This is how brands perform within our three criteria.

Fair

Score: Fair

The brand has made an honest start in this category. 

They could do more, but we feel confident about what they’re doing now.

Good

Score: Good

The brand performs well in this category.

We’re inspired by the work they’re putting in.

Excellent

Score: Excellent

The brand excels in this category.

They are category leaders, if you will.

Scores

This is how brands perform within our three criteria.

Fair

One Leaf Earned

The brand has made an honest start in this category. They could do more, but we feel confident about what they’re doing now.

Good

Two Leaves Earned

The brand performs well in this category. We’re inspired by the work they’re putting in.

Excellent

Three Leaves Earned

The brand excels in this category. They are category leaders, if you will.

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FAQs

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

There’s a lot of noise in the fashion industry. To cut down on the noise we only include Certified Brands in our directory. Sometimes less is more. If you’re curious to see some failed brands check our blog.

Yes! The criteria has no resemblance or connection to the American grading system. It’s a very progressive criteria where brands like Shein earn 0/100 points. Every point is for doing something good, and 50 points? Well, it’s a LOT of good.

Our main source for research is always the brand’s website. We look at their sustainability pages, their impact reports, their Code of Conduct, their audits (if available), their certifications, and more. Certifications vary a lot (some definitively mean a brand uses sustainable packaging or pays living wages, while other certifications tell you very little that’s tangible). Our team takes all of this into account when researching brands.

Our research is based on publicly available information because transparency leads to accountability, and brands should be accountable. Secondly, we believe conscious consumers should be empowered to do their own research, if they choose. That means no secret surveys, interviews, or questionnaires. Just honest and open research.

All of our research is reviewed by 3 people, so it’s never just one person’s analysis.

Contact us! We’d love to answer your question and we might even add it to the FAQs 🙂

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