11 Sustainable Gingham Dresses for Warm Weather

Classic patterns will never go out of style and that definitely applies to gingham. On another note, a print that looks good on a picnic table and a person is always a win. If you are a brand that is using old picnic tablecloths or tablecloths in general. Email me! I’ve been looking for you. Below are 11 sustainable gingham options that will make your picnic table jealous.

Mata Traders

This gingham dress is from Mata Traders. It’s made of cotton and produced fairly. Mata Traders works with fair trade partners that produce with artisans living in marginalized communities. They believe in gender equality and empowering women. These women earn more than a fair wage and use the traditional techniques that have been in their countries for centuries.

Tomcsanyi

I love the sweetheart neckline on this dress. Tomcsanyi sources their sustainable fabrics from a small Italian producer and then the produce locally in Budapest where the collection is designed. Their influences are a commentary on extremes, uninformed masses vs individuals is a big theme.

Liz Alig

Lovely as a summer day, this dress from Liza Alig is made with organic cotton. It’s produced slowly and sustainably for summer. This Hand sewn in India by a small NGO helping empower women. Sewn with organic and handwoven cotton woven by a local family business.

Marysia

Tencel should definitely be on your favorite fabrics list. It’s sustainably produced from wood pulp in a closed-looped system. This Marysia gingham dress is made with tencel and cotton and is perfect for a breezy summer day.

Baukjen

Baukjen is for every day and every mood and they know slow is better. They use foundational pieces to help you build an eco-friendly wardrobe. They use eco-friendly and ethically sourced fabrics.

Belize

Hand-loomed fabrics that will make you feel just as beautiful. This dress is made of cotton. But the brand also uses other eco-friendly and natural fabrics like Khadi that reduce their carbon footprint.

Stella Jean

Stella Jean apparel is a thoughtful reflection of its designer’s Haitian-Italian background, as it combines the colorful, tailored look of Italian couture with prints and graphics inspired by the Caribbean. In keeping with Stella Jean’s commitment to social justice, Stella Jean apparel is manufactured in close collaboration with skilled artisans in Africa and Haiti, in an attempt to ensure economic prosperity for everyone involved with its creation.

Reformation

I’m definitely in love with wrap dresses and this gingham wrap from reformation is no different. It’s made with the perfect summer fabric linen. Also, it’s produced sustainably in L.A.

Anaak

Feminine and feeling. This gingham dress is made by small artisan communities in India and Bolivia. Anaak produces with eco-friendly dyes that are azo-free. They also produce in limited quantities so that they can monitor the production process more closely.

Zalinah White

Gingham isn’t just for summer for the beach or a picnic in the sun. This dress would be perfect for work. It’s made in the E.U. with fair producers that follow ethical guidelines. The label shows you the journey of each dress to help you understand their transparent process.

Mes Demoiselles

Such a sweet dress. Mes Demoiselles designs in Paris and produces in India. They work with traditional artisans to produce hand-loomed fabrics that are ethical and reflect their bohemian heart.