Looking for a more sustainable wardrobe for yourself or perhaps you're on a mission to find a perfect gift for him, without contributing further to climate change? Then this guide is for you.
It’s no secret that the clothing industry has a massive impact on the environment. From the resources it uses to the amount of waste it produces that ends up in landfill, fast fashion is not a good look on anyone.
But more and more sustainably-minded brands are taking action to turn the fast fashion tide on its head. With eco-friendly materials, responsible manufacturing processes and transparent supply chains, these companies make it easy to do good while looking good.
Here are our top picks for menswear across every style and budget.
Great for effortless style
Neem London is on a mission to make the most sustainable shirts in the world. Designed to appeal to men who want ‘power casual’ clothes that are both comfortable and stylish, Neem’s pieces are made with low-impact materials and processes as part of a closed-loop system that gives shoppers a generous £30 discount for every bag of old clothes they send to the company.
This light grey recycled overshirt (£139) is the epitome of smart-casual men's fashion. With a cut-away collar and four-pocket styling, this versatile shirt can be worn as a lightweight jacket or as a layer when the nights turn cooler.
Great for mens streetwear
Sutsu has been creating on-trend, stylish streetwear with a conscience since 2004. All of its t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies are produced from organic cotton and are PETA-approved, and the company plants two trees for every order it receives.
This organic cotton Rising Sun sweatshirt (£34.99) is as soft on the skin as it is effortlessly cool.
Great for sportswear that goes the distance
Online sportswear platform Lockr Space is working to ensure men's sportswear, men's activewear and sustainability go hand-in-hand by showcasing the brands that put people and planet at the top of the agenda. Whether you’re after kit for running, climbing, yoga or spin class, brands on Lockr Space don’t compromise on performance or style.
This soft and silky base layer top (£60) from Enso is made from recycled post-consumer plastic and designed to regulate your body temperature during even the toughest workout.
Great for unique graphic tees
Ethical online marketplace eTHikel has everything you need for a more eco-conscious, sustainable lifestyle, including a wide range of carefully-sourced menswear items from design-led brands focusing on planet-positive practices.
This bold ‘There Is No Planet B’ t-shirt (£39.50), has a striking design and an even stronger message. All proceeds from this tee go to Greenpeace.
Great for beachy vibes
Isle of Wight-based Rapanui has been pioneering ethical fashion since 2008. The company operates a completely transparent supply chain, so you can see the journey of your clothing from seed to shop. Its surfer-inspired collection includes organic cotton, British wool, recycled plastic and bamboo, among others, with many pieces available in bundles and multipacks for extra value.
This Clean Waves Surf Towel bundle (£90) includes two t-shirts, cotton shorts and a super soft surf towel. You can choose your own colour combinations, too. Perfect gift idea for him.
Great for plant-based fashion
A driving force behind the plant-based fashion revolution, Vegan Outfitters’ 100% vegan and cruelty-free clothing is designed to show the world that stylish, quality threads don’t have to come at the expense of animals or the planet.
This PETA-approved, organic cotton long-sleeved tee (£27) puts a sustainable spin on a classic fast-fashion design.
Great for tough outdoors wear
Patagonia is well-known among outdoor enthusiasts for its durable, action-proof clothing, and it’s a pioneer in sustainability, too, with a raft of strong eco-credentials and a clear commitment throughout the business to environmental activism.
This Fairtrade-certified classic cuff beanie (£45) made with warm, comfortable recycled wool is guaranteed to keep your bonce warm when those temperatures drop. Available in seven colours.
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