Red! The color of Valentines Day, Nancy Reagen, and natural elements like fire. Red dresses are the new black dress. So if you’re looking to add this bold color to your wardrobe in an ethical way these dresse are for you. 25 great red dresses made ethically, sustainably, and fairly.
This dress is a darker color that verges on wine. The fabric has a corduroy feel. Plus, the fabric is made with fair trade production and AZO-free dyes. Therefore it’s also good for vegans.
Statement check. This dress from Mata Traders who employs fair trade organizations in India and Nepal that empower women in marginalized communities. Therefore, you know they are treated as you would want to be.
This dress is from Meem the Label, who specializes in original, comfortable silhouettes. They design and produce in the UK. Above all, slow, local, and ethical are key to their values.
Ethical and transparent is the Everlane ethos. This dress is made in Suzhou at a factory Everlane has a longstanding relationship with and monitors. After that, Everlane prices it transparently so you aren’t ripped off either.
Sexy and chic this dress flatters every figure. Plus, it is made in the U.K. with eco-friendly fabrics and a commitment to sustainable production.
Floral, velvet, boho. This dress checks a lot of boxes. It is from Kas New York, who works with Solutions D in New Delhi to provide the women who make their clothes with positive employment experiences. In addition to that they run an Equal Employment and Training Program to give their employees additional skills.
Independent British brands are some of my favorites. Me & Thee is designed and produced directly in the country with limited production runs and uses fabrics sourced from the U.K. and Europe.
Leota is a socially responsible brand. They ethically manufacture under the strictest international codes and aim to create local sustainable job growth. After that, they also donate their unsold stock which is amazing.
Luxury clothing with natural materials and environmentally responsible production. The dress is a classic style and has a flowing flair. Sarvin designs and produces their clothes in the U.K. Above all, they pride themselves on their longlasting ethical garments.
Perfect for a subtle, colorful clothing statement, this dress is for impact. Values based Menafashion sources fair and local using sustainable and longlasting fabrics as the base of all their clothing.
Vintage flair with a modern day philosophy. Everything at Zalinah White happens in London and the fabrics are also locally sourced. If they outsource it’s in the E.U. and the U.K. Above all, The label believes in handcraft, carefully selecting their partners for their ethical, fair practices.
Simplistic design with a European flounce that is perfect for your next evening out. Hot As Hell produces ethically in L.A.
The perfect summer dress comes in the form of this Cleobella floral maxi. It is handmade in Bali by artisans who still practice their traditional craft. Above all, the brand places great emphasis on the artistic skills of their employees and tradition and beauty of craftsman techniques.
A great option for your next formal event. This dress is from Aijek, a brand that uses a range of natural, modern, recycled and sustainable fabrics in their clothing.
Lightweight chiffon that’s breathable and flirty. The puff sleeves play into trends. However, the overall style is a classic. It’s from Faithfull and is made locally and ethically in Bali.
Lovingly handcrafted. Symbology employs women who are honing their artisan skills. They are local, fair, and use organic materials.
Minimal in design, but bold in color. This is the perfect red dress for layering. It’s made using handwoven organic cotton. Plus, this can be an all year piece if you add sweaters or throw it over your swimsuit.
Feel yourself in this little red dress from Reformation. It’s made sustainably and has a textured feel that is from viscose and rayon.
The Reve en Vert collection is all made locally in London. In addition to local, they use upcycled designer fabric and have ethically working practices. This casual dress is made from recycled cotton.
Sophisticated with a sexy slit. It’s made by Fame and Partners who aims for as little waste as possible and ethically produces in L.A. Dress it up with some pumps or dress in down with some boots and a belt.
Less waste is the best. This dress is made with bio-degradable dyes and natural materials so it’s end of life won’t hurt anyone. Dagny partners with ethical, female owned and operated facilities to produce their clothing and they make patterns digitally to reduce waste.
This screams spring from the pleats to the floral, aren’t you ready for some warm weather. It’s a great option for a formal event like prom and made from sustainably sourced materials in NYC.
I love Stella Jean’s designs for their bold patterns and their commitment to artisans. She works with African artisans who she has long-lasting relationships with and then produces everything in Italy.
Italian chic has always been luxurious but now it’s more sustainable. SDress is designed and produced in Italy with eco-certified dyes and fabrics. They also have a water process that is endorsed by the WWF.
Tata Naka isn’t a brand that screams their sustainability. But, they use handcraft, local production and work to upcycle their waste. So keep them on your radar.