Cheap But Definitely Not Nasty: 10 Affordable Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Brands

Cheap But Definitely Not Nasty: 10 Affordable Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Brands

In a recent post, editor-in-chief Jennifer Nini explores the costs of ethical fashion and why buying better often comes with a premium price tag. At Eco Warrior Princess, we are well aware that living green and having an ethical lifestyle can be expensive. But we also believe that there are ways to live a greener lifestyle without the price tag.

An ethical lifestyle doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag if you know where to look.

So in the spirit of helping you build a sustainable wardrobe without maxing out your credit cards, here are 10 of the most affordable ethical fashion brands (in no particular order) that you can shop for – without the guilt!

1. Everlane

This responsible company offers unique and flexible pieces including basic tees, shirts, sweaters, dresses, bottoms and outerwear. Beautiful fashion pieces but never expensive – nearly everything is under $100! Grab its best-sellers here. We’ve also featured this brand in great length so if you want to read our entire analysis of the company, check out this article.

Everlane ethical fashion cheap and affordable

2. Reformation

Claiming that the brand makes “killer” clothes that don’t kill the environment, Reformation offers luxurious yet still affordable clothing collections that include maxi, midi and mini dresses, tops, bottoms, outerwear, jumpsuits, sweaters and even intimate apparels. While some garments are clearly priced over the $100 mark, you will still find plenty of beautiful garments for less, particularly in the sale section, that are affordable.

The Reformation Finn Sweater Ethical Sustainable Affordable
Credit: Reformation

Reformation ethical and sustainable fashion affordable

3. Vege Threads

This 100% Australian lifestyle label offers organic-ethical, transeasonal basic apparel that focuses on sustainability, ethics and social awareness. It has quality knits, dresses, pants, tanks and maxi tees for women, crew tees and long sleeves for men, and other comfy clothing ideal for your yoga and outdoor adventures. Check them out today.

Vege threads affordable and cheap ethical and sustainable fashion


Pioneering a change in the movement towards eco fashion by designing affordable sustainable apparel, the company launched great alternatives to high street fast fashion – ECO-HOT garments such as tops, bottoms and tees, not to mention its very elegant yet always comfortable dresses and jumpsuits. Check out their latest AW 16/17 collection here.

AW16 COSSAC ethical fashion affordable sustainable fashion

5. The Great Beyond

This bamboo ethical clothing company offers combo deals for you and your fella. Pants, skirts, dresses, shirts and crop tops are all made of bamboo viscose – making each extremely soft, durable and luxuriously comfortable. Shop The Great Beyond here.

the great beyond cheap and affordable eco fashion
Credit: The Great Beyond

6. Boody

An Aussie brand that offers organic bamboo eco wear – letting form and function work wonders in all its bamboo basics for both adults and babies. Boody seamlessly fits into everyone’s lifestyle without the need to spend more. It is luxurious basics, without the luxury price tag.

Boody cheap ethical fashion sustainable fashion affordable

7. Amour Vert

This U.S. sustainable clothing brand, which means Green Love in French, offers affordable, comfy and stylish dresses, soft tees, tops and bottoms, as well as other everyday basics from organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, recycled polyester, and other iconic fabrics. Unearth this fashion-forward eco apparel without the pricey tags here.

amour vert sustainable fashion cheap and affordable ethical fashion

8. Mata Traders

This US-based ethical fashion brand offers ultra feminine garments in vibrant prints and styles that are perfect for summer days, or weekends away to the country, and even if you prefer to do away with typical corporate wear in favour of something more colourful. Choose among Mata Trader’s fair trade collections of elegant dresses, jumpsuits, jewellery, accessories and even home decors. Browse the Mata Trader’s collection on Amazon here here.

Mata Traders cheap ethical fashion affordable

9. People Tree

Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree, is a pioneer of the sustainable fashion industry having established this brand over almost three decades ago. This UK-based, fair-trade and eco-friendly fashion company offers ethical and sustainable fashion dresses, comfy tops, sleepwear, designers, jackets, accessories, and even hand-made jewelry that come with cheap price tags.

People Tree cheap ethical fashion and eco-friendly fashion

10. Pact Apparel

Using non-GMO, super soft organic cotton and non-toxic dyes to produce their clothing, Pact Apparel is known for its comfy, appealing wrap dresses and hoodies as well as its leggings, camisoles, tanks, socks, tees and undergarments. To shop affordable sustainable fashion, visit their website here.

PACT Apparel drawstring dress ethical sustainable affordable fashion
PACT Apparel offers Fair-Trade GOTS-certified organic cotton clothing and has a reputation for being extremely affordable too!

Whenever you wear an ethical fashion brand, you always look and feel good – knowing that you carry a brand that has respect and love for the people and the planet. But we think it’s even better when you’re wearing a brand that fits in with your budget – after all, if it’s too expensive, it’s not sustainable.

And at Eco Warrior Princess, we’re all about sustainability.

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Disclosure: This list was curated based on the writer’s research. It does not fully take into account all the ethical considerations that are unique to each individual. Before making a purchase, we encourage you to do your own research paying particular attention to the supply chain and your own particular set of ethics. You can also check out online tools and apps that provide product reviews and brand ratings here. This list also includes affiliate links. Click here to read more about our policies.

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