Ethically Made Sundresses That Won't Break The Bank

As someone who grew up in the Texas heat, I really appreciate comfy sundresses in the summer. I put together a list of a few places that sell ethically made sundresses for the conscious consumer on a budget. Find your perfect breezy summer sundress below!

Love Justly: Discount Ethical Fashion

Love Justly partners with ethically minded brands to purchase their excess inventory, giving customers the opportunity to purchase fair trade fashion at a discounted price. Each purchase from Love Justly gives twice by empowering artisans through the garment and donating 5% of profits to Legacy Collective,  an organization that focuses on partnering to fund solutions that create long lasting impact.

Bike Print Dress- $35

This fun pattern is perfect for sprucing up your wardrobe! The beautiful pattern was sketched and hand stamped using an old Indian technique. Produced by the fair trade brand Liz Alig, this dress provides employment opportunities to women.

Spotted Maxi Dress- $42

This Dalmatian inspired print is hand block stamped in India using eco-friendly dyes. Produced by the fair trade brand Passion Lillies this dress helps create steady income & safe working environments for women in India through job creation. 


Handwoven Pleated Dress- $43

The loose fit of this dress is sure to keep you comfy during the summer heat. Made with recycled cotton by artisans working with the fair trade brand Liz Alig. This dress provides employment opportunities to women in Bangladesh.

Bead & Reel: For the Conscious Consumer

Bead & Reel partners with over 60 independent designers to provide the conscious woman with a variety of apparel options. The brands Bead & Reel partner with are fair trade, eco-friendly, and cruelty free practices. 

Pacific Waves Dress- $72

The beautiful shade of blue is perfect for those ocean vibes this summer. Featuring adjustable ties, and pockets! 

Aloha Blue Flowers Dress- $76

Ethically made in India, this dress is vegan & fair trade. Pro-tip: this dress has hidden pockets.

Pink Pomegranate Dress-$84

This beautiful print is hand block stamped using eco-dyes. The bold pattern is perfect for summer. 

Liz Alig: Empowered Women Empowering Women

Liz Alig creates functional, fair-trade fashion for the modern woman. Liz Alig's purposeful fashion is crafted with a transparent supply chain, socially responsible materials, and creates a positive impact for growing communities. 

Nela Dress- $68

Made with recycled rayon, this floral pattern sends off summer ready vibes when you're walking down the street.

June Dress- $92

The pleated skirt gives thisdress some fun flare! Made with recycled cotton and polyester this dress is great for any occasion.

Gloria Dress- $88

Ethically made with Recycled Traditional Guatemalan Ikat this beautiful dress will set your wardrobe apart. 

Mata Traders: Vintage Inspired Fair Trade Fashion

Mata Traders works with impoverished communities in India & Nepal, creating employment opportunities and encouraging families to lift themselves out of poverty. This Fair Trade Certified brand operates on their mission of "fashion for a better world."

Dilly Dally Dress- $89

The bold contrast of the navy and peach colors in this dress are sure to add a pop of color to your summer style. 

Natalia Shirtdress-$82

Made with 100% cotton, the shirt style fit of this dress is great for staying comfortable in the summer heat.

Pintucked Away Dress-$89

The relaxed fit of this dress makes it perfect for summer time. Good news-this dress has POCKETS! Woohoo! 

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