Having just written the Ultimate Women’s Sustainable Fashion Guide for the season, I prepared for a tone shift as I sat down to write the men’s guide to sustainable clothing brands this spring. Wondering about shopping motivations in men compared to women, I asked my husband, “When the seasons change, you don’t start getting a sudden urge to buy new clothes, do you?” “No…” he hesitated. “Well, actually, yeah, I sort of do.”
Maybe we’re not so different.
Whether you’ve got the spring shopping urge or you’re just buying new basics out of necessity, DoneGood isn’t out to convince you to buy a whole new seasonal wardrobe! But if you need to update a few of the staples in your closet, we’ve got you covered with suggestions for comfortable, colorful, built-to-last, and ethically-made styles you’ll love for many warm-weather seasons to come.
Doing some adventuring in this warmer weather and need casual clothes to fit the bill? Then check out Toad&Co!
Toad&Co’s spring collection includes tees, button-ups, shorts, pants, and even baseball caps with bright colors and fun designs. The collection is versatile enough that pieces could work for the office, a weekend hike, or a casual night out.
With sustainable business practices like plant-based and recycled fabrics, as well as fair labor standards, you’ll feel good about wearing these pieces. And since they’re well-made and well-designed, we’re confident that you’ll be adventuring in your Toad&Co gear for years to come.
Brand Values: Empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back, organic, vegan, uses upcycled/recycled materials, member 1% for the planet
Passion Lilie believes that you can change the world and empower your neighbors around the globe just by shopping. We can get behind that.
All of Passion Lilie’s products are handmade, handwoven, and hand-printed by women in India. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Passion Lilie works closely with these women to ensure fair wages and working conditions, and whatever else they need to thrive in their job.
Check out their funky, unique, vintage-inspired men’s spring line if you could use an update to your warm-weather wardrobe. All the featured button-downs and shorts are lovingly designed by Passion Lilie in New Orleans.
Brand Values: Empowers workers, eco-friendly, vegan, woman-owned, toxin-free, member Fair Trade Federation, member Green America
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Affordable, organic, casual, and comfortable clothes—what’s not to love about Pact Apparel? Did we also mention that they use Fair Trade certified factories, GOTS certified cotton, and water-conserving techniques in their garment production? Seriously, you need to check them out.
This spring Pact is taking what they do best—comfortable basics like tees, sweats, polos, shorts, and underwear—and offering them up in cheery new colors to fit the warmer weather.
Perfect for a relaxing afternoon at home or a fun day out, you’ll look great and feel great in these high-quality, colorful staples from Pact.
Brand Values: Empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back, organic, toxin-free, GOTS certified, uses Fair Trade certified factories
The founders of Pistol Lake used to be tech guys, and that definitely shows in their clothing designs. They’re constantly innovating ways to make their products even more sustainable for the planet and useful for their customers.
Pistol Lake has done that this spring by introducing the one bag polo—it’s moisture-wicking, quick-drying, anti-microbial, anti-wrinkle, and odor-resistant. What?! How is that even possible? (I don’t know, they’re the tech guys…)
But don’t be so blown away by the one bag polo that you forget to check out Pistol Lake’s other impressive products—shirts, joggers, shorts, and boxers—built to last and featuring some new seasonal colors.
Brand Values: Eco-friendly, made in the USA, toxin-free, uses recycled/upcycled materials
Use code PISTOLLAKE15 and get 15% off your first purchase
Taylor Stitch’s motto is “Responsibly built for the long haul,” and they mean it. Taylor Stitch aims to create a small collection of timeless menswear classics that will last its wearer for years to come.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t offer some changeup for the seasons! This year, Taylor Stitch has taken their most well-loved styles, like the Jack Oxford shirt, and added a few pops of color for spring. Same classic shirt, durable construction, and great fit, but with a fun new look.
With the assurance of great quality, and high labor and environmental standards, Taylor Stitch is the perfect place to find some new pieces for your workday wardrobe.
Brand Values: Empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back, organic, uses upcycled/recycled materials
With new colors and designs on their favorite men’s tees, Known Supply is ready to help you kick spring off right. Even better, they’ve added a new collection of weekender bags to help you prep for those essential warmer weather getaways!
Known Supply believes in celebrating the people behind their clothing. That’s why they’re passionate about providing fair wages and benefits to all of their workers, and why each of their items is signed by the person who made it.
All this intentionality means products that you’ll feel good in, that will last, and that will always have a special story.
Brand Values: Empowers workers, gives back, minority-owned, certified B Corp
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