22.07.19

9 Ethical Fashion Brands Who Do Really Good Striped Tees

Kate Hall

If you didn’t get the memo: striped t-shirts are in. Striped tees are arguably one of the most versatile and most worn items in our wardrobes.

The humble stripe tee is appropriate for any season, matches any trend, and works for nearly every occasion. While I don’t encourage trend-driven consumerism, a striped tee truly is the wear every day and all-year-round item you need in your wardrobe.

Haven’t found the perfect ethically and sustainably made striped tee yet? Let me help.

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Everlane

Everlane’s Cotton Crew  Tee is a wardrobe staple. This will be the t-shirt you cry over when it’s in the wash. Made in Southern Vietnam from 100% cotton, Everlane also provides factory details and pictures of the factory it was made in. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Kowtow

Kowtow has a ‘stripes’ filter on their website; they know what’s up. Enjoy 100% organic cotton, choose from a boyfriend, tank, or boat neck cut, and rest assured knowing the people who made your garment were respected and valued in their work. Kowtow are leading the way when it comes to ethical basics, particularly their ethically made stripes.

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Know the Origin

If you’re after a relaxed striped tee with a unique edge Know the Origin’s Verona Scoop Top is it. For a warmer option, check out the Oversize Stripe Sweatshirt. Their shirts are certified organic, fair trade, and made in Melbourne. Know the Origin nail good quality, made to last basics. 

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Dorsu

A personal favourite, Dorsu make clothes with love and long-lasting intentions. Using remnant fabric that would have otherwise ended up in landfill, they’re built on a business model that empowers and respects all workers, plus the planet. When you buy from Dorsu, you’re backing a company who gives back to their community and do more than simply make clothes. They’re raising awareness around the fast fashion industry and working on systemic ways to change it for the better.

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ecomono

A stripy t shirt list would not be complete without Ecomono. The home of all things ethical and all things monotone, ecomono is your one-stop-shop for basics: including your trusty striped tee. Ecomono allows you to shop your values and browse a space full of brands you can wholeheartedly trust.

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Organic Crew

This one is for all the wide striped tee lovers who adore that extra feminine touch. Organic Crew are experts when it comes to t-shirts, and give you exactly what you’d expect. Check out their relaxed tee made locally in Melbourne and certified by Ethical Clothing Australia. Organic Crew also know how often your striped tee will be worn, so they focus on ensuring quality in every garment. 

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Brook There

Are you a no sleeves kinda person? Then the Brooke There Organic Stripe Tank is for you. Flattering, comfortable and versatile. The perfect summer loungewear. Brook There clothes are cut and sewn in the same place (in the USA), to reduce distribution impact and lower the carbon footprint of the garment.

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The Natural Edition

Meet The Breton Tee. Made from a heavier weight cotton, The Natural Edition have designed this shirt to be closer to you than your best friend- nearly. The cute coconut buttons on the shoulders add a little extra something to make it more than just another stripe tee. 

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Amour Vert

Daring to travel beyond your simple striped tee? The Diana Knit top is a winner. Amour Vert means ‘Green Love’; their designs are carbon-neutral and made thoughtfully in the USA. Buying a striped Amour Vert tee also means you’ll plant a tree. Don’t worry, you won’t have to lift a finger; Amour Vert will do it on your behalf.

Kate Hall

Ethical living/fashion advocate, eco wedding planner, and brand rep. Kate strives to promote ethical living in every way under the sun, and won’t stop at anything to make sure the planet and it’s people are being looked after the way that they should be.