The plus-sized clothing market is estimated to be around 21.4 billion dollars (2016) and even with a number like that we still see major gaps in the retail space for curvy women and with two-thirds of America women over a size 14, its time brands stepped up to the plate and offered us, shapely ladies, a bit more to choose from, Here are 10 Plus-Sized Ethical Brands We Are Loving For Summer.
A slow-fashion brand that uses natural fibers and is manufactured in the USA. They believe in mindful, careful consumption. In reducing waste, in creating long-lasting garments that serve many needs so you can buy fewer of them. Each item is designed with comfort and function in mind.
This Aussie brand is designed for modern urban living, Hope & Harvest manufacture intelligent and well-crafted pieces for women in sizes 12-26.
Simple, fresh, and clean lines are juxtaposed with individual prints and feminine design, to create original wardrobe staples for the modern minimalist.
They operate locally and manufacture through fair trade agreements with small factories in order to ensure their workers’ (and their families) well-being.
This brand does not use any animal products and further reduces its carbon footprint by hand-weaving its products, which are made-to-order. It also reduces wastage by using its cutting room scraps and provides clothing care instructions so you can make your items last longer.
Conscious Clothing designs and makes women’s apparel and accessories, using only ethically sourced sustainable materials. Creating capsule wardrobe pieces and minimalism in design remain the cornerstone of each collection as they strive to create functional clothing that works together season after season.
Plus size vintage dresses; a Vancouver made dress line that’s sure to unleash your inner bombshell! The extensive and unique selection of pin-up, retro and designer plus size dresses allows you to experience the feminine glamour of the forties and fifties.
Ethnically produces and manufactured in British Columbia, Canada.
Portland-based ALTAR is an ethically-made brand produced in-house by Amy Fox and Cassie Ridgway. Crossing a modern, dark aesthetic and streamlining it with a minimalist sensibility, Fox and Ridgway have recently crossed into producing plus-size clothing up to a 3x with larger custom-sizing available at no extra charge.
Dazey LA’s retro style is sure to make your closet pop with color. Dazey LA’s “XL+” section of the shop carries sizes through XXL. Most Dazey LA apparel is made with organic cotton and designed & sewn in the USA.
Eco-Vibe’s Curve Collection provides a selection of affordable sustainable fashion through sizes XXXL. The smart casual style is perfect for lounging around or going out!
Believe in doing things the right way, not the fast way. Every product they make goes through months of rigorous fit testing and sample making to ensure that they deliver on their promise of quality. They hand source premium + sustainable natural fabrics from the same mills that luxury couture designers use. They know the last thing you need are more clothes that don’t work – their capsule collection represents their promise to make every piece slowly, thoughtfully, and purposefully.
In an effort to foster mindful consumption habits, the brand maintains an open conversation about its approach and encourages consumers to reevaluate the relationship society has with clothing. The company continues to focus on sustainable materials, processes, and production in order to improve and extend each garment’s life.
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