Top Fair Trade Eco-Friendly Women’s Clothing
How do you know that your clothes were ethically produced? How do you know that they were sustainably sourced, and that the fibers were organically grown? It’s simple. Look for clothes that have the GOTS label. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the world’s most trusted certification for textile processing. The group is independent, and ensures that the fabrics used to create your kids clothes, dresses for women, furniture and more were all made in the most socially and eco-friendly way.
Every woman deserves to be pampered. Why not spoil her (or yourself) with GOTS Certified shirts, jackets and more from our favorite list of organic clothing?
1. Synergy Organic Clothing
Type of Women’s Clothes | GOTS Certified Women’s Dress
Eco Friendly Dress Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Ethical, Sustainable, Energy Efficient
Women’s Dress Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
Price of Large Women’s Dress | $53
First on our list of the top GOTS certified products for mom is our Synergy Organic Clothing review. Every woman needs a few good dress in her wardrobe. Whether she’s heading out to diner with a friend or just kicking back around the house, the Synergy Organic Clothing Women’s Dress is a perfect fit. In fact there are several dresses for women available through their catalog.
This dress comes in three colors, coral, star white and morning mist. Women can pair this dress with a favorite clutch for a classic look. Reviews of the Synergy Organic Clothing Women’s dress rave about how buttery soft the fabric feels – it’s comfy enough to sleep in!
Type of Women’s Clothes | Organic Eucalyptus Short Sleeve T Shirt
Eco Friendly T Shirt Benefits | Organic, Sustainable, Made in the USA, GOTS Certified
Women’s T Shirt Sizes | Small, Medium, Large
Price of Large Women’s T Shirt | $55
If you’ve always liked the soft touch of organic cotton, but want something a bit more updated, this Purakai review is just for you! Unlike the classic shirt, this style by Purakai offers additional length to give it a unique look. The shirt features a rounded scoop neckline and slim stretchy comfortable fit and, of course, it’s crafted in the USA from organic and vegan materials.
This Eucalyptus Short Sleeve T Shirt is created in California using organic cotton, Lyocell fiber. In regards to the company, Purakai is a member of 1% For The Planet. What this means is, Purakai is committed to donate 1% of their sales to help support ocean convervation.
Type of Women’s Clothes | Organic Capsleeve T-Shirt
Eco Friendly T Shirt Benefits | GOTS Certified, Organic, Sustainable, Natural Materials, Give Back
Women’s T Shirt Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
Price of Large Women’s T Shirt | $48
Another wardrobe essential is this cap sleeved t-shirt. Our Nau review features a short that’s soft and simple, but unique enough to wear as you’re out and about. It’s the details of this little shirt that will make you fall in love. The rounded v-neck collar is cute and flirty. The slightly a-line cut hem of Nau Basis Carsleeve T-Shirt also features a slightly a-line hem, which fits in a feminine way. Finally, the 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton fabric is enzyme washed so it’s super soft against your skin.
Your purchase of this capsleeve tee goes to help the global community, too. Nau donates 2 percent of all profits from sales to Partners for Change. The group supports initiatives like Mercy Corps, People for Bikes and the Conservation Alliance.
4. United by Blue
Type of Women’s Clothes | Women’s Westridge Button Down
Eco Friendly T Shirt Benefits | Environmentally Conscious, Organic, Fair Trade, Sustainable Materials, Give Back
Women’s Shirt Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
Price of Large Women’s T Shirt | $78
What’s not to love about a sustainable, organic button down top? For our United by Blue review, we’ve chosen the Westridge Button Down shirt, perfect for layering over those tees you just bought. Available in three colors, (we love the green), this shirt is great for everyday wear. Women have described it as a work shirt, as it’s long enough to keep you covered as you move and bend. We’re also impressed by United by Blue, in that they make considerable efforts to give back to the planet. For instance, in November each year the company sponsors a nationwide cleanup initiative, Blue Friday. Customers can join the Blue Friday effort and spend an hour on Black Friday cleaning up a local park.
United by Blue also removes one pound of trash from the global waterways for each product sold. So the Westridge Button Down isn’t just a comfortable organic cotton and hemp shirt. It’s also a good way to keep the planet clean.
Type of Women’s Clothes | Women’s Ahnya Pant
Eco Friendly Pant Benefits | Fair Trade Certified, Give Back, Organic, Eco Friendly
Women’s Pant Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
Price of Large Women’s Pant | $79
Now that you’ve bought your soft tee and your button down, it’s time to fit you with the perfect lounge pant. The Women’s Ahnya Pant by Patagonia may be just what you’re looking for. You can choose from four different colors – drifter grey, forge grey, navy blue and dark currant – and feel confident that your purchase is earth-friendly, fair trade and sustainable. Patagonia has a long history of supplying eco-conscious and socially responsibly products. The Ahnya Pant is Fair Trade Certified sewn and made from an eco-friendly fabric blend. The soft knit pant features two deep front pockets and a cotton drawcord around the rib knit waistband. A rib cuff at the ankle means you can even wear this pant with your favorite snow boot!
Our Patagonia review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the company’s initiatives to protect the planet. Patagonia is very transparent with its supply chain. The company also has a program called Worn Wear, through which people may buy gently used products. That, of course, keeps thousands of pounds of textiles out of the landfill.
6. Soul Flower
Type of Women’s Clothes | Bee Yourself Eco V-Neck T-Shirt
Eco Friendly T Shirt Benefits | Made in the USA, Recycled Materials, Organic Cotton, Fair Trade
Women’s T Shirt Sizes | Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large
Price of Large Women’s T Shirt | $34
Soul Flower is one of our favorite companies here on Citrus Sleep. The catalog is very easy to use, and features only products that are either made in the USA, fair trade, organic or handcrafted. Sometimes, the products are all of the above! Soul Flower is conscious in its water use, its waste reduction and even the carbon footprint left by its daily operations.
For our Soul Flower review, we’ve chosen this Bee Yourself Eco V-Neck T-Shirt. The shirt is cute as can “bee” and oh-so-soft. What’s better is that it’s made in the USA from organic cotton and 50 percent recycled plastic! The fit of the shirt is fabulous. It’s long enough to pair with leggings or to wear with your favorite organic jeans.
7. People Tree
Type of Women’s Clothes | Odina Embroidered Shirt
Eco Friendly Shirt Benefits | Fair Trade, 100% Organic Cotton, Sustainably Made
Women’s Shirt Sizes | 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Price of Large Women’s T Shirt | $125
The Odina Embroidered Shirt from People Tree is made from 100% organic cotton. It features a lovely design – a feminine flower against contrasting nave background. The buttons are functional, and women say they love wearing this shirt unbuttoned, layered over a basic tee or tank. Bracelet length sleeves keep you cool and free to move around, and the length of the top is perfect to wear with khakis or jeans. Of course, we wouldn’t have included this People Tree review if the shirt weren’t also planet-friendly!
Made by a group of women in Bangladesh, the Odina Embroidered Shirt is certified Fair Trade. In fact, every product in the People Tree catalog is both fair trade and sustainable, so be sure to shop around!
8. Krochet Kids
Type of Women’s Clothes | Avalon Jumpsuit
Eco Friendly Jumpsuit Benefits | GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Give Back, Fair Trade
Women’s Jumpsuit Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium
Price of Medium Women’s Jumpsuit | $65
When you’re looking for something that’s unique and yet still casual, little fits the bill in the same way as a one-piece jumper. The Avalon Jumpsuit by Krochet Kids is a perfect example of a jumpsuit that’s comfortable, sustainable and one of a kind! This jumpsuit was handcrafted in Peru from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton. You can choose from blue and iron – either is flattering to every body shape and comfortable enough you’ll want to buy both! Just pull it on and you’re ready to go out with friends, or relax at home in organic style.
As we researched our Krochet Kids review, we learned the company is behind an initiative to give back. CAPABLE is the company’s non-profit organization, and it’s dedicated to providing opportunities for business to those who are in developing areas and nations.
9. Fair Indigo
Type of Women’s Clothes | GOTS Certified Women’s Shirt
Eco Friendly Shirt Benefits | GOTS Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Give Back
Women’s Shirt Sizes | Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
Price of Large Women’s Shirt | $37
Next on our list of the top eco-friendly GOTS certified products is our Fair Indigo review. The Essential Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee is your new favorite everyday shirt, boasting a classic shade and a unique speckle to lend a little interest. The blouse is made from 100% organic, GOTS certified cotton and was made under fair trade conditions in Lima, Peru.
Each piece offered by Fair Indigo is crafted by a small group of artisans. This shirt was made by artisans like Viviana, a group which promotes using organics, hemp, bamboo and a host of other natural and sustainable fabrics. The organic tee was made without the use of harsh chemicals, so it’s non-toxic and safe for you to wear. Fair Indigo’s mission is to provide opportunities to small scale artisans around the world. Every garment was made in safe and healthy working conditions, and a majority are crafted using all natural or organic materials.
10. Maggie's Organics
Type of Women’s Clothes | Organic Cotton Socks
Eco Friendly Sock Benefits | Long Staple Organic Cotton, Low Impact Dyes, North American Organic Fiber Processing Compliant, Fair Trade
Women’s Sock Sizes | Size 9-11
Price of Women’s Sock | $27
Socks! Every woman needs a good pair of socks in her wardrobe. Whether it’s a cool fall day or the fan’s up a little too high in the summer, socks are the equivalent of a fashion comfort food. These Maggie’s Organics organic socks are made from Peruvian and American long-staple organic cotton. They’re colored using low-impact, natural dyes, and these dyes meet North American Organic Fiber Processing standards.
In short, these are comfy, soft, warm and eco-friendly socks. They’ll fit most women, as the sock stretches to fit sizes 9 to 11. They come in packs of three and ship via Amazon. As we researched this Maggie’s Organics review, we were pleased to learn the company hosts a variety of “give back” initiatives. For examples, Shop for Good Sunday is the company’s version of Black Friday. Maggie’s Organics is a participant, and pledges to donate a portion of sales to a selected organization.
For the Little One
Kids need organic love, too! We’ve put together a list of our favorite GOTS Certified brands and items made just for the little one in your life.
11. Finn + Emma
Type of Children’s Clothes | GOTS Certified Infant Onesie
Eco Friendly Baby T Shirt Benefits | GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Sustainable, Non-Toxic, Fair Trade
Baby T Shirt Sizes | 0-3 Month, 6-9 Month, 9-12 Month, 12-18 Month
Price of Baby T Shirt | $19
Finn + Emma is, all around, a company that’s doing good for the planet. The company sources fair trade, ethical and eco-friendly kids clothes. Those products are created using non-toxic dyes that have only the smallest impact on the environment. For our Finn + Emma review, we’ve chosen the Lap Bodysuit. This long-sleeved onesie is available for even the smallest of people, all the way up to 18 months. We love the Origami style, but if you prefer you can choose the Gossamer Green. Of course, the onesies are very affordable so you may choose to buy both!
The Long Bodysuit is ethically made in India from the organic materials you’d expect of Finn + Emma. The bodysuit snaps at the bottom for easy diaper changes, and the smallest size features built-in mittens! Attention was given to the details, too. Even the snaps are made from lead-free, nickel-free materials.
Type of Children’s Product | GOTS Certified Teething Ring Gift Set
Eco Friendly Baby Product Benefits | GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Made in the USA, Sustainable
Baby Product Sizes | One Size
Price of Baby Product | $29
For parents seeking simplicity, sometimes it’s hard to find products for baby. Teething rings, for instance, are often made from harmful plastics and synthetic materials. This Mightynest review seeks to change that. The Organic Cotton Teething Rings offered by Mightynest are simplicity at its best. A sanded birch wood ring, accompanied by a GOTS Certified 100% organic cotton. It’s non-toxic and safe for your baby to suck on, chew or just hang on to for comfort.
The ring should be hand washed, while the fabric can be washed in your machine. The rings are made in the USA from sustainable, natural products and are available in four styles.
13. Noble Carriage
Type of Baby Clothes | Organic Cotton Salopette
Eco Friendly Baby T Shirt Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Organic, USDA Certified, Recyclable, Give Back, Socially Responsible, Made in the USA, Green
Baby T Shirt Sizes | 12-18 Month, 18-24 Month, 2-3Y, 3-4Y
Price of Large Baby T Shirt | $58
This little salopette is super soft and super comfy. Let your toddler wiggle, dance and run – the salopette moves with her! Noble Carriage sells the garment in sizes ranging from 12 months all the way up to a 4T, so your child can be snuggled in organic comfort for years. Noble Carriage reviews say this overall is unisex. Boys and girls alike look cute as can be wearing this piece with a tee underneath. For hot summer days, the younger crowd may prefer to wear the salopette with nothing but a diaper!
You’ll love how adorable your little one looks in this garment, but you’ll also love the eco-friendly features. It’s made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and was ethically crafted in Portugal. While you’re purchasing your salopette, check out the rest of the Noble Carriage catalog. Every product meets at least one of five criteria: Made in the USA, handmade, fair trade, organic or locally made.
14. Wild Dill
Type of Baby Clothes | GOTS Certified Onesie
Eco Friendly Baby T Shirt Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Green, Organic Dyes, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Fair Trade
Baby T Shirt Sizes | 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months
Price of Baby T Shirt | $18
Wild Dill is a small brand that chooses to feature sustainable, fair trade and natural products in its catalog. Within the product offerings, you’ll find play clothes, bath gear and even eating utensils that are all made naturally and ethically.
For our Wild Dill review we’ve chosen the Organic One Plus Onesie. This unisex onesie is suitable for little boys and girls up to six months of age, and can be worn by itself or with some little organic baby jeans! The onesie is non-toxic, printed with vegetable dyes but is machine washable and color fast. Made in Australia, this is the perfect fair trade, eco-friendly gift for any new parent!
15. Blue & Cream
Type of Baby Clothes | Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Eco Friendly Baby T Shirt Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Fair Trade
Baby T Shirt Sizes | 1-3 Year, 3-5 Year, 5-7 Year, 7-9 Year, 9-11 Year
Price of Baby T Shirt | $45
The last item on our list of the top GOTS certified products is out Blue & Cream review. Blue & Cream is a small boutique in New York which frequently features designs that are organic, sustainable and fair trade for kids clothes. For our review, we’ve chosen this Mini Rodini Liberty Tee. It’s created for the bigger kids: children all the way up to 11 years old can show off their love of liberty. A cute little cat design is the focus of this tee, but you (and your child) will love the buttery soft organic cotton it’s made from.
The shirt was crafted in Turkey under fair trade conditions, and the 100% cotton construction is GOTS certified for sustainability. Creative and adorable, this shirt is great for your kids’ holiday celebrations or just for riding bikes on a Sunday afternoon.
Global Organic Textile Standard Products Are Safe For The Planet
When you’re looking for sustainable, eco-friendly, organic and ethically produced dresses for women, there’s no easier way to find them than by looking for the GOTS certified label. When you buy clothing including dresses and other green products from women’s clothing to kids clothes or baby clothes that are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, you know your purchase is safe for the planet. With the textiles industry as harmful to the environment as it is, it’s good to know there are earth-friendly options to fit every size and age – even the little ones!
Jessica Lauren is Founder, contributing Author and Owner of Citrus Sleep. Citrus Sleep is an online publication that highlights brands, sleep products, women’s fashion, subscription services and ideas creating positive social change and promoting a healthy lifestyle. After spending nearly a decade working in PR and marketing for several brands and startups, Jessica knows what truly drives conversions, sold-out launches and guest posts.