As people are becoming more environmentally conscious, more and more consumers are ditching fast fashion and are instead seeking sustainable clothing options. However, many of the most popular sustainable brands rarely offer anything above a size XL. As the body positivity movement also gains popularity people are demanding that sustainable brands expand their size ranges to accommodate mid-size and plus-size bodies. These three brands are changing the game by doing just that and offering pieces that are both size inclusive and sustainable made.
- Girlfriend Collective
Girlfriend Collective has you covered for all of your activewear needs. All Girlfriend Collective products are made from recycled materials and they will even take back your old Girlfriend clothes to turn them into brand new pieces. They have everything from sports bras to leggings and sports skorts. Most importantly, their sizes range from XXS to 6XL.
2. Lucy & Yak
Lucy & Yak care about being sustainable and ethical. All Lucy & Yak employees are treated fairly and are paid a “living wage” rather than the minimum wage which is often not enough to actually live off of. Lucy & Yak’s infamous dungarees are handmade out of organic fabrics and all products are mailed in 100% biodegradable mailing bags. The brand is currently working on completely eradicating plastic from use at any point in the production and distribution process. Their dungarees come in sizes XXS to XXL and a tall option.
3. Big Bud Press
Not only is Big Bud Press’ clothing sustainable and size inclusive, but it’s unisex too. Available in XXXS – 7XL sizes, Big Bud’s bright coloured pants, t-shirts and jumpsuits are perfect for anyone looking to add some fun to their wardrobe. All Big Bud pieces are made in Los Angeles out of locally made fabrics. To achieve the bright and bold colours, Big Bud also uses non-toxic and low impact dyes.
Sustainability in fashion shouldn’t be limited to only those of a particular size and shape. These three brands show that sustainability and size inclusivity can in fact coexist. It’s time for all other brands to take note!