Eco fashion for men? Yes!
Image courtesy Three Leaves.
There are a quite a few excellent online boutiques and shops for women's eco fashion (Modavanti, Kaight, Fashioning Change, Beklina, and A Boy Named Sue are my faves), but until now, I haven't seen one for guys, so I'm thrilled that Three Leaves has come along. The store features "items that meet a strict criteria of environmental standards, including items certified by Oeko-Tex, Global Organic Textile Standard, certified organic by the Soil Association, and OE 100. These carefully selected pieces are made of organic cotton, recycled PET (plastic bottles), and hemp, in addition to an array of other eco friendly materials. In addition to using recycled shipping materials, we pay special attention to reduce the amount of shipping material in each delivery."
Below, I've rounded up some of my top looks from their current offerings, which will see guys through the rest of summer and into the autumn.
This smart and witty take on the pocket tee by Arbor is one of my fave items for sale on Three Leaves (and it's organic cotton and viscose too).
A classic plaid shirt by Knowledge Cotton Apparel in a bright colorway is a must; and this one is lined for comfort too. Made from organic cotton and dyed with non-toxic colors.
These classic shorts by Labenne are cut a bit slim, so it won't look like you're wearing swim trunks. Made from organic cotton and sewn under fair wage conditions, Labenne also donates 10% of profits to Oceana.
Dreaming of fall, and rainy days (I can't be the only one!) this gorgeous parka/raincoat from Knowledge Cotton Apparel is a real looker. Organic cotton, fair wage, and naturally dyed.
The madox sneaker from Brave Gentleman is simple, but with a bit of flair (it's that white sole that makes it appear is if you're floating). Vegan and made in worker-friendly factories.