The best ethical jumpsuits for this 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.
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 silk 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 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.
Ready to check out some of the best ethical jumpsuits for all seasons? Prepare to be dazzled!
Image below: Harleen Kaur
The Best Ethical Jumpsuits For All Seasons
Jumpsuits are great, because they can be fancy or casual, as Reformation demonstrates perfectly! The LA based sustainable brand is best known for their gorgeous dresses, and 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!
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.
This Brighton, UK based clothing brand creates high quality, sustainable clothes for all seasons, and that includes ethical jumpsuits, of course.
Every season, Ilk + Ernie purchase, recycle and reuse disposed-of fabrics by taking them off the markets in India and turning in them in to stylish clothes, like their Self Care Collection, which you can see below.
Featuring unique cuts, and coveted details (like pockets! Yeah!) this collection has been designed for spirited, free thinking females, with comfort in mind. Choose from eleven different styles, including jumpsuits, all of which were made from 100% sustainably sourced fabrics.
This is another British based brand making a difference in fashion! Designer Agata has made a soft, feminine collection of ethical jumpsuits made from modal. They feature once again, pockets (sorry, but I’m obsessed!), loose. comfy fits, and a drawstring waist.
Choose from classic black, or the trending colour for the autumn this year, sage. These outfits are so comfy, it’s almost guilt-inducing: you literally feel like you’re wearing pyjamas! Perfect for working from home in.
The Brooke jumpsuit by sustainable fashion brand Amour Vert is one of my favourite ethical jumpsuits in this roundup! I love the delicate, chiffon angel-wing sleeve, and the ankle length. The V- front is mirrored at the back,
This uniquely textured jumpsuit makes for the perfect holiday outfit, and is made from 100% Cupro. Not sure what that is? Cupro is fully biodegradable as well as easily recycled, since it’s made from 100% plant-based materials. Produced in a closed-loop cycle, much like Tencel or modal, any chemicals used can be extracted afterwards and the waste water easily reused.
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. The coral dress, further below, is actually a jumpsuit – perfect for wearing in windier fall weather!
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, thanks to their use of organic cotton, biodegradable cupro (see Amour Vert above if you’re not sure what that is) and other eco-friendly fabrics.
What’s more: with every purchase made directly from the brand, they donate a portion of the sale to YAM: ‘the Youth Aware of Mental Health Programme,’ to raise awareness and care of mental wellbeing.
Stella McCartney is really the Queen of the ethical jumpsuit this season! She’s created several, such as this ivory jumpsuit, below. It’s made from from sturdy twill blended with cotton and linen. You can style this in multiple ways, thanks to the adjustable Velcro straps at the waist and cuffs.
Based on boiler suit styles, the designer has also come up with a gorgeous denim jumpsuit dyed a vivid acid-wash oceanic blue. The slightly loose silhouette can easily be cinched for your figure by adjusting the belt. Wear yours with ankle boots for daytime, or dress it up with strappy sandals for the evening!
One of the best ethical jumpsuits comes from the sustainable streetwear brand, Ninety Percent. They may have created the most comfy looking jumpsuit of them all! Made from an organic cotton-blend woven with EcoVero viscose, this striped jacquard outfit features a relaxed fit and electric blue piping down the leg.
In my humble opinion, this is the PERFECT outfit for long haul flying or other long journeys.
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 ezp 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!