7 Ethical Clothing Brands Who Do Gorgeous Cotton Knitwear
When the weather cools down, nothing beats that feeling of pulling on your favourite cosy jumper and instantly feeling snug and warm.
Here are our picks for ethically made cotton knitwear brands to see you through this winter and many more beyond.
Image via Fabrik
Brisbane-based slow fashion brand Fabrik has just launched a knitwear range using organic cotton to create beautiful heavier weight knitted pieces perfect for the cooler months.
Alongside the knitwear range, the brand is also known for elevated basics, pretty sundresses, cotton shirts, and everyday staples, using all-natural fabrics.
2. Amour Vert
The largest store on this list, US-based (they ship to Aus) Amour Vert is a one-stop ethical fashion marketplace for modern, high-quality wardrobe staples, shoes, and accessories.
They have an impressive collection of cotton knitwear and sweaters in an array of bright colours and neutrals. There are some wool pieces in the collection, each piece is clearly labelled with the fabric type. Known for timeless styles, these are the pieces that you’ll be reaching for season after season.
New Zealand sustainable fashion brand Kowtow combines wearability and unique design and is a go-to for well-made knitwear.
Made with 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton, Kowtow makes truly slow fashion with collections taking up to 18 months from design to delivery. Priced on the higher side, these pieces are an investment, but ones you will love and wear for a lifetime.
This ethical fashion brand lives by the mantra “wear me, love me, mend me, pass me on”, a mantra we can get behind! Their knitwear collections transcend trends and they create gorgeous timeless styles using natural fibres such as hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton.
Thought also believes that what happens after you’ve bought something matters just as much as making that purchase. So they make it easy to help you lessen the impact of your clothing post-purchase sharing care tips on how to care for your clothes on their blog.
5. Jillian Boustred
This Australian made brand fashion have been making 90% of its garments in Chippendale, Sydney since 2015 (you can even pop by their studio – [email protected]). They create small run collections to reduce excess stock and where possible, source their fibres from mills that are committed to sustainable goals.
They make quintessentially Australian pieces that are timeless and sustainable, think beautiful linen dresses, tailored trench coats and a gorgeous cotton knitwear collection. *Their knitwear is responsibly made in China, something that is noted on their product pages.
ABLE may be best known for their classic tote bags but they also do really great wardrobe staples. The certified B Corp’s knitwear collection is made from 100% cotton in styles you’ll be wearing for many years to come.
ABLE believes that to end generational poverty, you must create economic opportunities so that people, specifically women, can provide for themselves.
7. Eileen Fisher
This innovative sustainable fashion brand is an all-round ethical and environmentally positive fashion powerhouse. They really need no introduction; however, they are most well known for their clean-cut minimal garments all aimed at circular design.
Eileen Fisher’s knitwear range is made from vegan-friendly 100% fair trade certified organic cotton and dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard approved (GOTS) inks, in a range of classic colours and stylish clean-cut designs.