21 Mar 6 Pairs of Sustainable Shorts to Invest in this Spring
* Links have been updated to reflect the current season. If the brand doesn’t have anything similar I’ve replaced the item with another sustainable brand and have noted it. Some Looks have had to be replaced.
First up! Shorts from Good Krama, these shorts are wonderful for pretty much most occasions. They are made of cotton so they are light enough for a casual day running errands in the heat, but dressy enough for more formal occasions. This look is quirky, maybe it could be called fashion-forward (but I really don’t know what that means.)
Socially conscious and made with vegetable-tanned leather in a family run factory outside of Athens.
Crafted in manufactories in Germany and the neighboring countries. All production facilities are selected according to the highest quality standards and fair working conditions. That applies also to the materials: all fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified.
From 100% ethical pure wool from a special flock of 600 Shetland and Wensleydale rescue sheep. Considered industry waste, each animal would have been killed had they not been rescued. Instead, they are now lovingly cared for to stringently high welfare standards at their new home in North Yorkshire. For every rescue sheep wool garment sold Bo Carter donates a percentage of the profits back to ensure the flock continues to thrive.
From recycled 40 denier yarn.
Made with vegan PU and the lining is a fabric from recycled plastic bottles.
In collaboration with small-scale artisans and craft groups in Kenya and made with natural, locally-sourced materials such as bone, wood, and horn.
I’ve been amazed and inspired by all the activism in the country right now, so this look is a riff on my 15 Sustainable Tees for Your Next Protest post. Did you know that selling fur is banned in San Francisco now?! Anyway, rock these Re/Done jean shorts with any tee for a sweet go-to look.
Made from reclaimed Levi’s.
Made with recycled sterling silver.
Vegan flats that are socially responsibly produced from Japanese microfiber.
Made ethically in London using vegetable-tanned leather.
Made from sustainable bamboo.