Where to Find Size-Inclusive Sustainable Clothes (That Aren’t Boring!)
Sustainable clothing ≠ boring.
Maybe that was the case at one point but emerging brands are hearing the call of the wild and creating size-inclusive collections catered to dopamine dressers like myself.
And this isn’t to be confused with long-established brands switching to sustainable practices (or, unfortunately, greenwashing) but rather new up-and-coming companies that want to make a difference in the fashion space.
While the most sustainable clothing you can own is what’s already in your closet; it’s impossible to rule out new purchases for the rest of your life as your body and lifestyle change.
That’s where these new brands are helping to fill a gap.
If we have to produce new clothing, why not make it using sustainable practices? This includes sourcing from ethical supply chains, giving employees a safe working environment and fair wages, using earth-friendly materials in garments, reducing their carbon footprint, and many more touch points.
There are a lot of brands stepping up to make this happen but for the purpose of this post, I want to highlight a few stand-out small businesses that cater to The Outfit Repeater aesthetic!
The Complete List Of Size-Inclusive Sustainable Stores
- Big Bud Press (sizes XXS-6XL)
- C’est D (sizes XS-6X)
- Cool Is A Construct (sizes XXS-4X)
- Cotton On (sizes XS-5X)
- eShakti (sizes 0-36W)
- Girlfriend Collective (sizes XXS-6XL)
- Ivy City Co (sizes XXS-5X)
- JessaKae (sizes XXS-6X)
- Loud Bodies * (XXS-10X)
- Lovefool (sizes S-4X)
- Lucy & Yak (sizes S-4X)
- Madewell (sizes 00-28)
- miaou (sizes XS-4X)
- Nettle (sizes XS-4X)
- Nooworks (sizes XS-5X)
- Nuuly (sizes 00-40)
- Pinecone Row (sizes 0-30)
- Print Fresh (sizes XXS-6X)
- Rebdolls (sizes S-5X)
- Samantha Pleet (sizes XXS-5X)
- Smart Glamour * (sizes XXS-15X)
- Tamara Malas (sizes 2-36)
- Tuesday of California (sizes XXS-7X)
- Tunnel Vision (sizes XXS-5X)
- Unhidden * (sizes XXS-6X)
- Universal Standard * (sizes 00-40W)
- WRAY (sizes XXS-6X)
- includes adaptable clothing options
Size-Inclusive Sustainable Stores That Are Affordable (Under $100!)
In addition to the complete list of stores, I’ve also pulled a few names that are affordable and cater to those of us wanting to make a change on a small budget.
- Cotton On starting at $3
- Girlfriend Collective starting at $3
- Rebdolls starting at $5
- Smart Glamour starting at $20
- Tunnel Vision starting at $16
- Unhidden starting at $47
(BONUS!) Sustainable Stores That Carry Larger Shoe Sizes
Finding cute shoes that fit well can be a challenge for anyone, but for those with larger feet, it can be even more difficult. However, there are options out there for those looking for size-inclusive shoes. Here are a few places to start searching!
- ALOHAS (sizes 5-13)
- Birkenstock (sizes 4-12)
- Clark’s (sizes 5-13)
- Dansko (sizes 4-12)
- Dr. Scholl’s (sizes 5-13)
- Hush Puppies (sizes 5-13)
- Made Trade (sizes 5-15)
- Rothy’s (sizes 5-13)
- Seychelles (sizes 6-11)
- Taos (sizes 5-12)
- Tom’s (sizes 5-12)
- Vionic (sizes 4-13)
With a little bit of research and patience, it’s possible to find cute and comfortable shoes in size-inclusive options.
Tips For Saving Even MORE Money When Shopping Sustainable Brands
When you’re making the leap from cheap fast fashion to sustainable brands, you might feel quite a hit in your wallet. To save you some shopping woes, keep these tips in mind:
- Like with any online or brick-n-mortar store, shop the clearance and sale sections
- Sign up for newsletters so you’re the first to know about exclusive sales
- Become a member of their loyalty program that rewards you with points or discounts toward future purchases
- Keep an eye out for brick-n-mortar stores hosting warehouse sales
- Search for any of these brands through secondhand apps like Poshmark, thredUP, Depop, and more!
Resources For Finding Sustainable Stores On Your Own
This is far from an exhaustive list of all the stores out there. If you’d like to do some digging on your own, I have a few resources I’d recommend!
Sustainability Is The Future of Fashion
Shopping at sustainable stores is an important step towards a more eco-friendly future. Not only that, but sustainable stores often offer high-quality products that are built to last, meaning you’ll get more use out of them and ultimately save money in the long run.
So next time you’re in the market for new clothes, consider checking out a sustainable small business. Your wallet, your conscience, and the planet will thank you!