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6 organic and sustainable tees for every occasion

This is not a drill! We’ve just uncovered the tees that are better for you and the planet. 

Whether it’s under a blazer or paired with your favourite jeans, the humble t-shirt is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. And the only thing more satisfying than finding the perfect fit is knowing its creation had a positive impact on the people who made it, and the planet. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite brands making a mighty good case for eco fashion.

Freeset

Freeset is a charity that campaigns for women trapped in bonded labour and human trafficking. So when you buy a t-shirt (or bag) you’re helping provide more than 250 women with a fair wage. GOTS certified, T-shirts are custom made, with a two week lead time and are available in men’s, womens or unisex (our fave).

Best for: everyday wear

Bon

Bon is unapologetic about its philosophy of ‘unf**kupable’ wardrobe staples that have been sustainably made to last using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton. French for ‘good’, Bon definitely has a certain je ne sais quoi about its pieces; lots of Breton stripes, grey marle and of course, crisp white and black.  

Best for: v-neck styles

Organic Crew

Made in Melbourne, local production using 100 per cent organic cotton is at the heart of Organic Crew. Their t-shirt range is a mix of logo styles and basics that are versatile, luxe-looking and come in under $100. They’ve recently opened a concept store in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern, and are definitely ones to keep and eye on.

Best for: relaxed styles

Bassike

Bassike has been making some of the coolest tees around for more than a decade. All from organic cotton and all produced sustainably in Australia. Whether it’s an updated colour or a delicate design tweak, these guys always offer something new each season. Super soft with plenty of cool factor, they’re worth every cent.  

Best for: a designer edge

The White T-Shirt Company

Social responsibility and transparency go hand-in-hand with classic design at this UK-based company that only uses GOTS certified cotton in its designs. It also offers a Tailor Your Tee service so you’re guaranteed a perfect fit every time.

Best for: tailored fit 

Cloth & Co

Empowering women and sustainable employment are at the forefront of Cloth & Co, who sources over 70 per cent of their products from Women’s Cooperatives, Fair Trade businesses and self help groups across India and Nepal. Their t-shirts are designed in Australia then made from organic cotton by a small women’s stitching unit in Southern India. They look great with their hand loomed pom-pom scarf.

Best for: fashion with a conscience

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