100+ Socially Responsible Brands to Shop

Looking for socially responsible brands to shop? I’ve got you covered! There are so many brand making a positive impact through ethical craftsmanship, sustainable initiatives, and giving back! Taking part in a socially responsible lifestyle can be as easy as supporting socially responsible brands! Here are 100+ socially responsible brands to LOVE! This list has socially responsible clothing brands, accessories, home goods, wines, and more!

Wearing  5028 shoes

Wearing 5028 shoes

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Featuring MiaDonna

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Featuring Mother Erth

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Wearing: Retrospecced

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Featuring Sanaya Set

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Featuring Swahili Coast

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Featuring: WAMA Underwear

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  1. Alternative Apparel: Alternative Apparel focuses on transparency through fair wages, sustainable materials, & comfortable clothing. This brand presents casual, ethical clothing options for both men and women. Alternative Apparel's integrates sustainable practices through the use of materials such as Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester, Organic Cotton, Eco-friendly Dyes, & more.

  2. ABLE: ABLE employs and empowers women living in developing countries to create economic growth and reduce poverty. Women are paid fair wages and provided with a safe work environment.  ABLE sells high quality leather goods, apparel, and accessories.

  3. Acacia Creations: Acacia Creations creates sustainable employment opportunities in developing communities through empowerment and the creation of fair trade jewelry.

  4. Aid Through Trade: Aid Through Trade jewelry is handmade with love by women artisans in Nepal. As members of the Fair Trade Federation employees are provided a safe work environment, fair wage, and positive community.

  5. Allbirds: Allbirds sneakers are made out of wool from their flock of sheep in New Zeland that live a good life and sustainably harvested eucalyptus pulp. This certified B Corporation also uses eco-friendly materials such as recycled plastic water bottles and castor bean oil in the crafting of their shoes.

  6. Amour Vert: Amour Vert focuses on sustainable fashion by using eco-friendly materials, conscious production, and planting a tree with each tee purchased.

  7. Boody: Boody is encouraging consumers all over the world to add eco-friendly essentials to their wardrobe. Their affordable, ethically made bamboo viscose products allow consumers to explore and enjoy the comfort of eco-fibers through everyday basics such as bras, underwear, and activewear.

  8. BottleCloth: BottleCloth's bold table linens are made out of recycled plastic bottles. 

  9. BRANDED Collective: BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment to survivors of human trafficking. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made the cuff. You can read her story on BRANDED's website. The number is your number in the Collective fighting against trafficking.

  10. CAUSEBOX: CAUSEBOX is a seasonal subscription box of socially responsible goods.

  11. Connecticut Country Clothing: Connecticut Country Clothing specializes in blazers. This brand is plus size inclusive with sizes up to 22. The ethically crafted blazers are made in limited runs using with organic, sustainable fabric.

  12. Dazy LA: Dazey LA celebrates slow fashion with their bold feminist designed tees which empower women through retro style. Apparel is ethically made in Los Angeles and designs are drawn and photographed by the founder. Use the code HONEST10 for 10% off your order.

  13. Darzah: Darzah is a non-profit that is part of a project of Child's Cup Full, a non-profit women's economic empowerment initiative. Darzah’s work is focused in Palestine working to provide training and job opportunities for some of the most marginalized individuals in the northern region. Darazah is a Fair Trade Federation member ensuring they treat their employees well, pay them fairly, and provide a safe working environment. Darzah’s products encompass beautiful stitching techniques combined with long lasting leather.

  14. Deux Main Designs: Deux Mains Design creates shoes and accessories using locally sourced leather and recycled tires. This social enterprise provides sustainable employment opportunities in Haiti.

  15. Dynamikos: Dynamikos creates bold, thoughtfully designed eyewear and uses 20% of net profits to invest in humanitarian and environmental conservation efforts through their non-profit partnerships.

  16. Empire of Bees: Empire of Bees is a slow fashion accessory brand working with tailors in Indonesia to craft beautiful leather bags and provide employment opportunities. 

  17. Everlane: Everlane partners with ethical factories around the world to ensure their clothes are crafted to last. Through their ethical practices and emphasis on quality materials Everlane fights for radical transparency in the apparel industry.

  18. Everpillow: Everpillow is a natural, customizable pillow made in America. Through their partnership with Mile High Workshop Everpillow creates sustainable job training & employment opportunities for men and women re-entering society after overcoming homelessness, incarceration, and/or addiction. Use HONEST10 for 10% off your pillow. 

  19. Fair Anita: Fair Anita invests in the future of women around the world through artisan empowerment.Fair Anita currently works with 8,000 artisans in 16 different countries creating fair trade goods and paying artisans three times the minimum wage.

  20. Fair Indigo:

  21. Fazl Socks: Fazl Socks ethically made socks donate 50% of profits to the children’s homes in India.

  22. Flood Clothing: Flood Clothing works with recycled materials to create one of a kind zero waste style.

  23. For Better Not Worse (FBNW): FBNW creates fun, casual apparel that is designed & printed in Los Angeles. With each clothing item purchased, a bag of groceries is given to a child in need through FBNW's partnership with the Boys & Girls Club in Southern California. 

  24. 5028: 5028 is a small-batch artisan shoe company focused on the art of crafting shoes through ethical practices and upcycled materials. Their limited edition shoes are crafted with deadstock materials making their shoes extra special due to only producing up to 250 pairs of a particular style/color. 5028 furthers their social impact by donating $5 from each pair sold to mental health support groups.

  25. Girlfriend Collective: ($) Girlfriend Collective focuses on ethically made activewear by using Fair Trade Certified factories and recycled materials.

  26. Give a Damn Goods: Through their partnerships with ethical suppliers, Give a Damn Good's quirky tees provide fair employment opportunities to communities in Haiti. Give a Damn Good’s tees are crafted using organic and recycled materials.

  27. Good Beads: GoodBeads jewelry is carefully crafted with a love for nature and sustainable materials. For each piece of jewelry sold, GoodBeads donates $5 to a partnering nonprofit focusing on wildlife & conserving the environment. 

  28. Groceries Apparel: Groceries Apparel adds a bold twist to casual style by using eco-friendly materials. These garments keep consumers comfortable and confident, knowing their apparel is responsibly made. 

  29. Haiti Made: Haiti Made is empowering Haitians through sustainable employment, fair wages, and community. Their beautiful leather products are handmade by dedicated employees and crafted using high quality leather.

  30. HandUp Global Goods: Hand Up Global Goods(HUGG) works with teen orphans in Haiti by providing them with sustainable employment, opportunities to learn about financial literacy, and finding guidance through spiritual development. Through this process HUGG is working to provide young Haitians with a "Hand Up" instead of a handout, encouraging these young individuals to be able to provide for themselves. 

  31. House of Marley: House of Marley focuses on speakers, earphones, headphones, and other music accessories, planting a tree for each product sold.

  32. Jackalo: Jackalo is a sustainable brand of children’s clothing that is ethically made and crafted to last. This kid’s clothing brand encourages parents to invest in high quality products for their children & take part in circular fashion

  33. Kind Karma Co.: Kind Karma is a meaningful, minimalist jewelry line empowering at-risk and transitioning homeless youth in Toronto. Their unique jewelry is great for adding a touch of shine to any outfit while adding a bit of social impact to your accessory collection.

  34. Known Supply: KNOWN SUPPLY is humanizing the apparel industry through collaborative partnerships which encourage, educate, and empower businesses to take part in social impact.

  35. Krochet Kids: Krochet Kids works with vulnerable women who live in impoverished women around the world through their partnership with Capable. Capable is a holistic program providing education and financial mentorship to employees. Employees are provided with fair wages and safe working environments.

  36. Landmine Design: Landmine Design  is empowering women in The Minefield Village situated between Cambodia and Thailand by providing training and employment. While sex-trafficking is prevalent in this area, Landmine Design is a safe haven for women to gain a sense of community while receiving a fair salary through jewelry creation.

  37. Lazarus Artisan Goods: Lazarus Artisan Goods works in Honduras and Haiti to ignite generational change with employment and vocational training through their non-profit Mission Lazarus. Mission Lazarus' three year program trains and equips young men and women in a trade, increasing their eligibility for employment and heightening their potential development, an impact beyond the individual to that family, community and the country as a whole.

  38. Lemur Bags: Lemur Bags is on a mission to protect the critically endangered lemurs through the creation of their bold print, cotton canvas bags. Lemur Bags donates 15% of all profits to lemur conservation organizations.

  39. Light Shine Candles: Ethically made in the USA by a mompreneur and donating a portion of proceeds from to Global Outreach Developments International to encourage community development in El Salvador. 

  40. Liz Alig: Liz Alig strives to create 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. 

  41. Long Dog Clothing: The Long Dog Clothing Company creates ethically made pet apparel and gives back 15% of proceeds to local dog charities helping rescue dogs find their forever homes.

  42. Love Justly: Love Justly works in partnership with ethical clothing companies to purchase their excess stock, reselling the fairly made items at a more affordable price in their online boutique. 5% of Love Justly profits give back to Legacy Collective which is an organization that focuses on partnering, pioneering, and funding solutions that last.

  43. Made Trade: Made Trade is a curated online marketplace for exceptionally designed, ethically made goods. Shop with true transparency and discover responsibly sourced clothing, footwear, accessories, home goods, furniture and more.

  44. Malia Designs: Malia Designs is a socially responsible brand that designs and sells fair trade handbags and accessories. Malia Designs products are handcrafted in Cambodia and every purchase helps to fight human trafficking. Bags are crafted using responsible materials such as recycled cement bags, up-cycled cotton, & more. (20)

  45. Mary Claret: Mary Claret creates beautiful linen apparel that is ethically made in America. 

  46. Mata Traders: Mata Traders is working to make fair trade fashion readily available to consumers through vintage inspired designs and affordable prices. Mata Traders works with artisan groups in India and Nepal providing fair wages, a safe space, and the tools needed for individuals to rise above poverty.

  47. Matter Prints: Matter Prints gives new meaning to traditional patterns by creating bold, modern statement pieces. Founded with inspiration and compassion, Matter Prints demonstrates the importance of slow fashion by working directly with eight artisan communities, positively impacting around 1,287 individual artisans. 

  48. MiaDonna: MiaDonna specializes in eco-friendly engagement rings and jewelry using lab grown diamonds and recycled materials. MiaDonna plants a tree on your behalf for each order placed AND donates a minimum of 5% of profits to the Greener Diamond Foundation which works to restore the lands and lives damaged by the active diamond mining industry.

  49. Mini + Meep: Mini + Meep creates earthy, eclectic style for tiny humans beginning their journey in the world. Apparel is made using organic cotton and gives back.

  50. Mom&I by EK: MOM&I by EK creates detailed statement necklaces that empower women in Turkey. The limited edition necklaces are crafted with love and serve as a great conversation starter.

  51. Mother Erth: Mother Erth creates durable, zero waste bags made from recycled materials. Along with making a positive impact on the planet, these innovative bags also provide employment for low income mothers in the Philippines. 

  52. Monkee Genes: Monkee Genes crafts responsible denim through their transparent supply chain. This brand focuses on using sustainable materials such as organic cotton.

  53. Mawu Lolo: Mawu Lolo provides sustainable employment opportunities for communities in Ghana. The ethically crafted sandals are sure to make a statement.

  54. Newly: Newly is on a mission to repurpose unused materials, increase sustainability, and positively impact the environment by creating long lasting products for the home. Newly’s beautiful home goods are made from 100% recycled materials.

  55. Nisolo: Nisolo works with artisans in Peru, paying them fair wages and creating a safe work environment.

  56. PACT: PACT’s budget friendly, organic clothing and basics make it easy for consumers to start building their eco-friendly wardrobe. PACT uses 100% Certified Organic Cotton grown in India to ensure high quality garments, clean materials on their customer’s skin, and because of the environmental impact.

  57. Passion Lilie: Passion Lilie is a fair trade and eco-friendly apparel brand with a mission to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities.

  58. Patagonia: Patagonia focuses on environmental and social responsibility. Patagonia works to reduce their own carbon foot print and make sure their garments are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain. Patagonia has a range of apparel including women's apparel, men's apparel, & children's clothing

  59. People Tree: People Tree uses organic cotton and ethically sourced materials to produce fair trade apparel. As part of the World Fair Trade organization, People Tree provides their Indian artisans and employees with fair wages and a positive work environment. Use the code HONEST10 to receive 10% off.

  60. PERI: PERI focuses on eco-friendly materials and fair trade practices through their California inspired garments.

  61. PrAna: Prana focuses on fair trade, sustainability, and giving back. Prana uses materials such as recycled wool, 100% organic cotton, and recycled polyester. Prana partners with local and international charities to give back.

  62. Proud Pour: Proud Pour wine gives back to environmental restoration through partnerships with non-profit organizations working to restore ecosystems. Currently Proud Pour is focusing their cause based efforts on the oysters and bees in North America.

  63. Purpose Jewelry: Purpose Jewelry is hand crafted by survivors of human trafficking, donating 100% of proceeds go to International Sanctuary benefiting girls and women escaping human trafficking. 

  64. Raven + Lily: Raven + Lily works with artisans abroad to create fair trade style for the free spirit.

  65. Renewal Workshop: Renewal Workshop works to repair and resell garments to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in our landfills.

  66. ROUND + SQUARE: ROUND + SQUARE is a conscious fashion brand powered by values and vision to bring together style, substance, and sustainability in support of gender equality. Round + Square focuses on using organic materials and fair trade principles.

  67. Reformation: Reformation focuses on bold, sustainable fashion by investing in eco-friendly practices and valuing the people who craft their apparel. Reformation garments are consciously crafted using linen, deadstock material, viscose, and other sustainable materials.

  68. Retrospecced: Retrospecced is a social enterprise that recycles and refurbishes retro and designer spectacle frames. AND they give back too! 

  69. Root Collective: Root Collective creates sustainable employment for shoemakers and artisans in South America.

  70. Sanaya Set: Sanaya Set is a seasonal collection of intentional products focused on self care and social justice. This beautifully curated set, available by subscription or as a stand-alone purchase, is empowering womxn and educating individuals on intersectionality.

  71. Savvy Rest: Savvy Rest uses natural and organic materials to create furniture and bedding for the home. For each purchase made, Savvy Rest plants trees through their partnership with American Forests. Savvy Rest also donates pillows to domestic violence shelters. 

  72. Sharehope: ShareHope is a people oriented activewear brand empowering garment workers in Haiti. Profits from their ethically made leggings are reinvested into educational and health focused social programs, furthering the growth of garment workers and creating bright futures for Haitian workers. 

  73. Siempre Viva: Siempre Viva’s vibrant textiles combine Mexican culture with modern style. The socially responsible clothing line creates economic opportunity by empowering women through employment and preserving ancient traditions. Siempre Viva works with artisans from various indigenous areas in such as Suchitlan, Colima, and San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapa. 

  74. Siizu: Siizu’s eco-friendly supply chain uses organic fabrics, transparent suppliers, and give back through environmentally friendly initiatives.

  75. Singing Rooster Coffee: Singing Rooster works with small producers in Haiti to ensure farmers are fairly paid, treated respectfully, and to provide resources for Haitian suppliers to grow their businesses. 

  76. Starfish Project: The Starfish Project is a social enterprise that empowers women coming out of exploitation. Starfish Project has employed over 130 women through their social enterprise.

  77. Swahili Coast: Swahili Coast is a worker owned co-op in Tanzania specializing in beaded leather accessories. new co-op members start in the Basic Apprenticeship Program where they are able to learn from an experienced Swahili Coast artisan. After completing the apprenticeship, new members are then promoted to Junior Members of the co-op. Artisans are paid fair wages, take part in profit sharing, AND own 100% of the cooperative. GREAT opportunity as most of these women are the sole breadwinners for their families. 

  78. Symbology: Symbology is working to make fair trade sexy through their stylish apparel. Symbology apparel is ethically made through their artisan partnerships in India.

  79. Synergy : Synergy Organic Clothing strives to be mindful and conscious in producing sustainable, organic, fair trade clothing encouraging consumers to look and feel their best.

  80. 2nd Story Goods: 2nd Story Goods focuses on creating recycled, ethical, authentically designed goods. Haitian artisans working with 2nd Story Goods are paid fair wages, approximately 135%  the minimum wage in Haiti. These fair wages encourage artisans to support their local communities by being able to invest in schools, churches, and supporting other local businesses.

  81. Ten Thousand Villages: Ten Thousand Villages focuses on a global maker to market movement by partnering with artisans around the world. Their global fair trade practices and inspiring work result in a one stop shop for home goods, gifts, and accessories.

  82. Terra Thread: Terra Thread creates fair trade organic bags through partnerships in India, providing employment to many. Terra Thread strives to keep their products affordable to encourage all consumers to take part in conscious consumerism.

  83. Thistle Farms: Thistle Farms provides healing, empowering, job training, and employment to women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Their ethically made bath, body, home products are handcrafted by survivors in the USA.

  84. The Fabric Social: ($$) The Fabric Social works through collaborative partnerships in India & Myanmar turning unique fabrics into fashionable garments. By partnering and providing business for existing women run co-ops, The Fabric Social is able to help co-ops expand, offering safe working conditions and fair payment to more women in these communities.works through collaborative partnerships in India & Myanmar turning unique fabrics into fashionable garments.

  85. The Tote Project: The Tote Project focuses on raising awareness of human trafficking with their fashionable totes and pouches. Each bag is made with organic materials in a Fair Trade Certified factory.

  86. TenTree: ($) TenTree’s sustainable apparel focuses on eco-friendly values by planting trees with every purchase.

  87. Theo Chocolate: Theo is a fair trade, organic bean to bar chocolate ensuring ethical treatment of cocoa farmers and everyone throughout the supply chain.

  88. THINX: THINX period panties are a sustainable alternative to pads that also give back to women in need. THINX works to provide period products to communities who do not have access to menstrual products. Through THNIX’s EveryBody program, they work with schools and nonprofits to empower young people with medically accurate and inclusive information about their changing bodies.

  89. Thought: ($$)Thought (formerly known as Braintree) uses sustainable materials and ethical practices to create eclectic style. 

  90. Threads 4 Thought: ($-$$) Threads 4 Thought creates their apparel using responsibly sourced & eco-friendly materials.

  91. TOMS: For each pair of Toms Shoes sold, a pair of shoes is given to someone in need.

  92. Tonle: Tonle is a zero waste fashion label working to empower makers in Cambodia through their fair trade practices.

  93. Tony's Chocolonely: Tony’s Chocolonely is taking action by creating slave free chocolate bars. Tony's Chocolonely is on a mission to make, not only their chocolate, but all chocolate slave free. 

  94. Twinkle Apothecary: Twinkle Apothecary products are made in Oklahoma City using all natural materials, free from parabens, petrol, preservatives, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. Twinkle Apothecary products are PETA approvedvegan & eco-friendly.

  95. United by Blue: United By Blue is on a mission to show our oceans & waterways some love by removing trash all over the country. For each product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through organized community clean-ups.

  96. VETTA Capsule: VETTA Capsule focuses on curating mini-capsule wardrobes through ethical practices and minimalistic style. VETTA Capsule uses sustainable materials and responsible factories to create their apparel.

  97. Victoria Road: Victoria Road is bridging cultures through design. Through their collaborative partnerships with designers and artisans, Victoria Road works to bring South Asian culture to U.S. markets. Ethically made and members of the Fair Trade Federation, Victoria Road is sure to keep your little one smiling. Victoria Road even has a fun line of matching apparel for moms and daughters.

  98. Vita sneakers: Vita Shoes are great for your feet and even better for the world! These innovative shoes are made with organic and recycled materials AND set aside 10% of each pair sold to lead service projects impacting homeless communities.

  99. Virechic: Virechic is working with artisans in Brazil to keep cultural and handicraft traditions alive by making handmade pieces using of recycled materials or natural fibers.

  100. WAMA Underwear WAMA is an organic, hemp underwear brand encouraging consumers to think about the materials that are in contact with their body, specifically undergarments.

  101. Warby Parker: For each pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need through their partnership with VisionSpring. With Warby Parker's unique Home Try-On program, you can stay in the comfort of your home while finding the glasses of your dreams AND making a difference. 

  102. Weighting Comforts: Weighting Comforts is making it possible for troubled sleepers to catch some z's with weighted blankets. Weighted blankets have been used to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, and insomnia reach a relaxed state. This family run company also provides employment opportunities for refugees through their partnership with the non-profit Sew for Hope. 

  103. Yuhme: Yuhme creates sustainable, plastic free water bottles made from sugarcane. Each water bottle sold provides six months of clean water for communities in the Central African Republic through their partnership with the non-profit Water for Good.

  104. Z Shoes Organic: Z Shoes Organic empowers communities in developing areas through responsible material sourcing and craftsmanship of their sneakers.

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