Ethical Fashion

7 Online Stores Offering Stylish, Sustainable & Ethical Summer Dresses

Looking for some seriously stylish, yet sustainable and ethical dresses that are ideal for summer? Don’t fret, you’ve landed on the right page.

We list the ethical brands that will magically turn your ordinary summer into a memorable season, turning you into a knock-out without knocking out the planet, too.

Here are seven conscious brands stocking this summer’s ethical ‘must-have’ dresses:

1. Lalesso

Lalesso’s resort collections are to die for. With its wide range of multi-colour graphic prints inspired by the vibrant East African cloth and their African roots, wearing a Lalesso summer dress will guarantee to turn heads. Lalesso simply makes this season extraordinary. After all, summer is always beautiful and fun, and so is Lalesso.

Creating stunning dresses, as well as kaftans and swimwear – all ethically manufactured in Kenya and South Africa. Browse the collection of gorgeious summer dresses here.

Lalesso 'Maanguko' Ethical Summer Dress

Lalesso ‘Maanguko’ Dress

Where to Find Ethical & Sustainable Summer Dresses Online

Lalesso ‘Ajabu’ Dress

Lalesso 'Ajabu' Ethical Summer Dress

Lalesso ‘Ajabu’ Dress

Where to Find Sustainable & Ethical Summer Dresses Online

Lalesso ‘Zunguka’ Dress

Lalesso 'Zunguka' Ethical Dress

2. Reformation

The Reformation eco clothing brand is synonymous with sustainable style. Renowned for its effortlessly fashionable outfits that you can wear comfortably from day to night, Reformation is a haven for women looking for that special piece that will have other women converting to sustainable fashion too. On top its impressive photo shoots and trendy designs, the brand is eco-friendly and supports clean clothing production.

So if you want to breathe new life into your stale wardrobe and look sizzling for summer, you can’t go past the gorgeous and seductive Reformation sun dresses. Browse their online store here.

Where to Find Sustainable & Ethical Summer Dresses Online

Reformation ‘Pepper’ Dress

Reformation 'Carlita' Cherry Dress

Reformation ‘Carlita’ Dress

Reformation 'CRUZ' Sunflower Dress - Sustainable Summer Dresses

Reformation ‘Cruz’ Dress

3. People Tree

Recognized by customers and the fashion industry alike as a pioneer in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion, UK-based ethical brand People Tree has long been a crowd favourite for consciously-made fashion.

For going on three decades, the clothing company has partnered with artisans and farmers in the developing world to ethically produce collections of garments and accessories that is environmentally and socially responsible.

People Tree‘s summer dress collection ranges from lightweight organic cotton sundresses to office-appropriate tunics. Paired with your favorite low block heel these dresses have us all ready for summer time! Browse the entire collection at www.peopletree.co.uk

People Tree 'Danielle' Dress

People Tree ‘Danielle’ Dress

People Tree Chloe Dress

People Tree ‘Chloe’ Dress

People Tree Peter Jensen Parrot Dress in Coral

People Tree Peter Jensen Parrot Dress in Coral

 

4. Komodo Online

Living up to its corporate branding, Green by Nature, the Komodo story blossomed from an epic travel adventure back in 1988. Inspired by the culture and colors of Asia and passionate about creating an eclectic mix out of Eastern and Western design ideas, this conscious fashion brand has weaved its name in various fashion shows in London, Paris, Florence and Tokyo.

The man behind this beautiful, eco-friendly clothing brand, Joe Komodo takes pride in his label. A pioneer in ethical fashion, Komodo promoted the use and development of organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, tencel and other natural fibres since the early 90s.

To check out its full summer collection head to www.komodo.online

Komodo Online 'BREEZE' Tropical Rayon Dress

Komodo ‘BREEZE’ Tropical Dress

Komodo Online 'LUNI' Organic linen Shift Dress

Komodo ‘LUNI’ Organic Linen Dress

Komodo 'BREEZE' Navy Dress

Komodo ‘BREEZE’ Navy Dress

5. Mata Traders

A ethical fashion company merging comfort with vibrant style, Mata Traders puts people first, incorporating fair trade practices to make an impact on global poverty, health, education, and equality.

Every item it sells is beautifully handcrafted and individually stitched in the artisan’s own homes. The beauty, heritage, and intricacy is what inspired Mata Traders to begin importing its fair trade cooperative artisan made fabric.

For the ultimate conscious chic dress range browse their website.

Mata Traders 'Varenna' Maxi Dress

Mata Traders ‘Varenna’ Maxi Dress

Mata Traders 'Vignette' Stripe Dress

Mata Traders ‘Vignette’ Stripe Dress

Mata Traders 'Catalina' Maxi Dress

Mata Traders ‘Catalina’ Maxi Dress

6. Tonlé

This zero waste ethical fashion brand uses odd bits of left over fabric destined for landfill, ensuring each collection is unique and in limited supply. The Tonlé wearer can rest assured knowing that she will go through the entire summer without bumping into another wearing the exact same summer outfit.

Every person and every thread matters at Tonlé. To browse their summer dress collection, visit their website www.tonle.com

Tonle Basic T-Shirt Dress with Cream Dip-Dye

Tonle Basic T-Shirt Dress with Cream Dip-Dye

Tonle Basic T-Shirt Dress with Succulent Design

Tonle T-Shirt Dress with Succulent Design

Tonle 'Nary' Slate Dress

Tonle ‘Nary’ Slate Dress

7. Seagrass Design

The collective inspirations of Jamie and Kimberley McCabe produces artistic, striking, design-forward dresses that can only be best described as ‘wearable art’. The garments are truly masterpieces of an artist and a fashionista. If you’re after eye-catching, original print dresses, Seagrass Design won’t disappoint.

The brand takes pride in its customised, locally made and high quality ethical clothing creations. Check out the full summer range at www.seagrassdesign.com.au

Have we missed a brilliant ethical brand producing gorgeous summer dresses? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Myraine Carluen-Policarpio

Myraine Carluen-Policarpio

Myraine Carluen-Policarpio is a seasoned writer, journalist, editor and researcher who also works as a Tertiary English Professor. When she's not writing for others, she's writing for herself over at her blog, Realities and Realizations.

2 Comments

  • Good looking brands for sure, thanks for listing Myraine!
    A tip, though – in Finland there is a wide range ethical and sustainable brands valuing transparency in their supply chain. Lovia, for example, is one you have already introduced here. But the rest over 150 can be easily found from Weecos – a marketplace uniting customers easily and trustworthy with sustainable brands 🙂

    Ps. This is not an ad, just a hint to find new, interesting and truly sustainable design brands.

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