The best ethical jumpsuits for this and the coming year come in all fabrics, cuts and styles!
By Chere Di Boscio
It’s official: jumpsuits are the new dresses! They’re chic, they’re trans-seasonal, and now, they’re more sustainable than ever. Yep, that’s right: there are more ethical jumpsuits to choose from now than ever before.
Whether you’re looking for something floaty and silky that you can wear to a resort on a hot beach, or an outfit that’s smart and professional for the office, you’ll find it in the form of a jumpsuit.
Why wear a jumpsuit?
While dresses are pretty, a jumpsuit carries off a slightly different vibe. Sure, they can be sexy – just think of those sheer, plunging neckline numbers JLo so loves to sport. And yes, they can be feminine – Emily Ratajkowski has proven that beyond a doubt.
But jumpsuits in general are just so much stronger, so much cooler than dresses. They’re determined to erase a bit of the boundaries that delineate what is feminine and what is masculine. So much more original and fun!
They’re also trans-seasonal. Throw a sweater over a linen or cotton jersey jumpsuit, and you’re good to go for fall. Alternatively, you can wear a blouse or turtleneck under a sleeveless style to make it more suited to colder weather.
A good, sustainable jumpsuit also crosses over different occasions. Dress it up with a pair of heeled boots or sandals and some jewellery, or dress it down with trainers or slides.
Plus we love the ‘one and done’ vibes of a jumpsuit. No need to think about coordinating clothes. Just pop on this one thing, and out you go!
What to look for when buying a sustainable jumpsuit
If you’re in the market for an ethical jumpsuit, here are a few tips on what to look for:
- The jumpsuit should be easy to put on and take off. That means: no fussy buttons, ties and hooks.
- It should come in a neutral hue so you can easily pair it with whatever is in your wardrobe, in case you need to dress it up or cover it up to stay warmer
- Of course, it should come in a natural material like cupro, TENCEL or organic cotton
- It should come from a reputable brand with a transparent supply chain
- A good jumpsuit should be fitted or belted at the waist, and looser in the leg
Of course, all the brands we have selected below fit these criteria.
Ready to check out some of the best ethical jumpsuits for all seasons? Prepare to be dazzled!
Image below: Harleen Kaur
10 Sustainable Jumpsuits For All Seasons
Made from organic cotton and recycled materials, there’s so much to love about Tentree’s sustainable jumpsuits! For example?
Our favourite style, the French Terry V neck, below, features deep pockets, and a minimalistic design that’s easy to put on and take off. We also love how versatile this style is. It’s a cinch to dress up, with a pendant necklace and some heels, or dress down, with a tee underneath and some sneakers.
Prices: From around $50
Sustainability: TENCEL, deadstock and organic cotton are used to make these jumpsuits. And 10 trees are planted with every purchase!
Jumpsuits are great, because they can be fancy or casual. And Reformation demonstrates that perfectly! The LA based sustainable brand is best known for their gorgeous, sustainable dresses. The good news is that they’re using those same eco-fabrics (usually deadstock materials or Tencel, modal or silk) to create gorgeous ethical jumpsuits, too!
Our pick? The Cassidy jumpsuit in organic cotton denim.
Prices: From around $198
Sustainability: Reformation uses TENCEL, deadstock and organic cotton in their jumpsuits.
Stella McCartney is really the Queen of the ethical jumpsuit this season! She’s created several, such as this comfy number, below. It’s made from from a silky viscose blend that drapes beautifully.
You can style this in multiple ways. But what we love most is that it’s slouchy. Which means no crotch-pulling. Which, let’s face it, is an issue for those of us with longer torsos who want to rock a jumpsuit!
Prices: Around $2100
Sustainability: Vegetarian, biodegradable materials used; ethically produced.
One of the best ethical jumpsuits comes from the sustainable streetwear brand, Faithful The Brand. They may have created the most elegant jumpsuit of them all! Made from pure linen, this minimalistic outfit features a roomy leg and bandeau top.
It’s ideal for throwing a cardi over in fall, or wearing for big nights out in summer. Personally, I’d add a colourful vegan bag to make this outfit really pop!
Prices: From around $319
Sustainability: Based in Indonesia, and each piece by this brand is hand-dyed, printed and made by local artisans. Common materials they use include linen, organic cotton and TENCEL.
5. Amour Vert
The Fantasia jumpsuit by sustainable fashion brand Amour Vert is one of my favourite ethical jumpsuits in this roundup! I love the pattern, the wide leg and the V-necked top.
It’s all made from washable silk, which saves on your dry-cleaning bills. But of course, there are loads of other sustainable jumpsuits to choose from with this brand.
Prices: From around $214
Sustainability: Amour Vert is well known for its transparency, and its love of eco-fabrics. These include Dream Knit, of course, but also TENCEL, cupro, hemp and linen.
If you haven’t shopped at PACT yet, what are you waiting for? This is your one-stop shop for ethical menswear, womenswear, kid’s clothes and stuff for the home.
They have loads of clothing on offer, including sustainable jumpsuits. Choose from wide-legged, long or short sleeved, casual or more formal. Of course, all the fabrics they use are natural and organic.
Prices: From $99
Sustainability: PACT has partnered with Fair Trade USA, Global Organic Textile Standard and SimpliZero to ensure their products and processes support both people and planet.
When you’re on holiday, you. really don’t want to agonise over what to wear each day. You want something you can just throw on in one go, without having to fret over what matches what. It makes packing all that much easier, too!
For all these reasons, ethical jumpsuits are indispensable for a resort holiday, as Jaline Resort proves. Whether you’re after a floaty silk number with a kimono-sleeve, or a sexy, backless halter jumpsuit in linen, this ethically-made-in-Mexico label can provide it.
Prices: From around $200
Sustainability: Jaline Resort is proud to employ Mexican artisans to retain their local textile traditions. All materials used are fully biodegradable, and hand-woven by female artisans.
I’ve just discovered this sustainable brand, which was founded by a husband and wife duo. They combine classic French aesthetics with the finest European craftsmanship – in this case, from Belarus.
The team use deadstock fabrics, including silk, wool and viscose that they source from top Italian fashion houses. But mainly, they create their slow fashion jumpsuits and dresses from linen, which has been a staple fabric used in clothing in Belarus for centuries.
Because of the limited nature of deadstock material, the quantities they make of their collections are uniquely limited. In fact, they sometimes produce as few as 2 or 3 pieces from one fabric, ensuring their footprint on the planet is as low as possible.
I love their unique styles; namely, the fitted nature of their ethical jumpsuits. Take the model below, for example, which looks like a tailored top and trousers. Ideal for the office!
Prices: From around $300
Sustainability: Only eco-friendly, deadstock materials are used, and everything is ethically made in Europe.
9. HOST & VAR
Whoa! Can you see why this is one of our new favourite sustainable fashion brands?
This mother and daughter owned Norwegian brand demonstrates their loving bond in every garment. The items you can find here, seen below and in the main image, are all cross-seasonal, cross-generational, cruelty-free, and sustainable. That’s thanks to their use of organic cotton, biodegradable cupro, and other eco-friendly fabrics.
Prices: From around $350
Sustainability: Designer deadstock and biodegradable materials are used to create all outfits. Plus, the brand donates a portion of each sale to YAM. That’s ‘the Youth Aware of Mental Health Programme,’ which raises awareness and care of mental wellbeing.
Jumpsuits are as stylish as they are comfortable, but when you’re hopping from foot to foot because you need to pee, they’re nothing short of problematic! Thankfully, Leim is answering all of our jumpsuit prayers.
Not only have they created The Alex Boilersuit easy to dress up or down to suit your fashionista needs, but they’re also solving a problem many of us find frustrating, to say the least!
The Alex is a revolutionary jumpsuit. She’s a beautiful, wide-legged jumpsuit that you won’t need to take off in the bathroom. The top part is fitted for a flattering shape while the bottom half features easy-to-use poppers that hold the shirt placket, sides and cuffs closed. So no fiddly buttons – hurrah!
Prices: From around $300
Sustainability: Only natural, organic materials are used to make these jumpsuits. Leim also only makes them in small batches, or on demand, to reduce waste.