Last year, even the most fashion-forward folks embraced a love for loungewear. As the pandemic hit and forced us all to stay home, we looked to brands that helped us stay comfortable, while also looking cute. Now, you can shop loungewear sustainably, too.
While fast fashion is definitely the more accessible choice when it comes to size-inclusion and affordability, there are a number of ethical brands on the market that are doing their best to provide. From the more budget-friendly, Canadian-born Kuwalla Tee to the bigger-budget, luxury fabric andean-born The Peruvian Alps, there's a little something for everyone looking to make an impact with their dollars.
The Yahoo! Lifestyle team has done the heavy lifting of rounding up some of the best in sustainable loungewear. Scroll through out top 8 picks when it comes to trendy, Earth-first brands.
This Andean brand is the epitome of sustainable at every corner of their business practice. Their garments are made out of Alpaca fur, which is one the more sustainable fabrics. Alpacas require regular shearing, and the practice provides job opportunities in local communities. They also use natural dyes.
Our pick: Sama Shirt
This V-neck long-sleeve tee adds a touch of elegance to one of their collection staples. Made of 100% baby alpaca fur, this top is perfect for every day wear.
Refined basics and elevated essentials are what this Canadian streetwear brand is all about. They pride themselves on being eco-friendly and minimizing waste, without compromising style and affordability. Their packaging is made with recyclable and biodegradable material, and are a proud partner of 1% for the planet.
Our Pick: Tie Dye Sweatpants
We know that tie dye is super in right now, so why not pick yourself up a pair of these? Equal parts cute and comfortable, these sweats are described as "softer than a thousand clouds."
SHOP IT: Kuwalla Tee, $80
This online store is all about honouring Mother Earth. Christy Dawn has been sustainable since day one, but have been pushing for innovation. They pride themselves on fostering reciprocal relationships with all of the people and ecosystems they work with, from the farmers in India to the photographers in Los Angeles. Christy Dawn repurposes dead-stock fabric left behind by other fashion companies.
Our Pick: The Sonny Sweater
Stay warm and cozy in this perfectly lived-in sweater. It's stylish enough to take to the streets, too—whenever we can do that safely again.
SHOP IT: Christy Dawn, $145
Kotn is a Canadian staple basics brand, that honours "the people who make them and the places they're made," their website says. Their mission is in conscious creation and consumption, with a goal of creating products that give back to our people and the planet. Operating out of Portugal and Egypt, Kotn works with family-run farms to pick the best fibres, ensuring sustainable and ethical practices.
Our Pick: Ribbed Lounge Pant
The perfect pant that can be worn on the sofa or dressed-up to feel a bit more put together. The pant, featuring a breezy flared leg, comes in black, natural and muted clay.
SHOP IT: Kotn, $65
Ganni is a British-born brand with a commitment to becoming the most responsible version of themselves. While they don't identify as sustainable, they use many recycled resources and have sustainability targets to meet every year.
Our Pick: Software Isoli Drawstring Shorts
Summer is coming, and so is shorts weather! These shorts are made from 30% recycled polyester and 70% organic cotton. Side slits make these bottoms comfortable and easy to move in.
SHOP IT: Ganni, $167 (£95)
Hara is on a mission to create pieces that are soft and beautiful with sustainable and ethical practices at the core. They want to bring change and awareness about issues within the fashion industry, while also keeping their customers looking stylish.
Our Pick: Yoko Classic T-Shirt
Available in a variety of bold and neutral colours, and in up to size 5XL, this T-shirt is bound to become a staple in your wardrobe.
SHOP IT: Hara, $60
At the core of Tentrees mission is being earth-first. For every item purchased, 10 trees are planted, making big change accessible to everyone who chooses to shop with them. A Tentree sweater uses on average 75% less water to make than other sweatshirts.
Our Pick: Cropped TreeFleece Hoodie
Meet your new favourite cropped hoodie, that fights to cut down carbon emissions while keeping you warm and comfy.
SHOP IT: Tentree, $68
Every piece of clothing made by Free Label is cut and sewn in Canada, supporting the local economy. Many of their fabrics are organic and custom-milled locally in Toronto. Even their labels and tags are made in Canada. Last year, they switched all of their packaging materials to be 100% home compostable.
Our Pick: Black Isabel Wrap
This striking top can be worn in four different ways: forward, backward, wrapped one, or twice. It's ethically made in Vancouver from tencel, linen and cupro blend fabric.
SHOP IT: Free Label, $118