As much as we love to try new fun and colorful trends, there’s something about a plain white t-shirt that will forever keep us coming back for more. Chunky sneakers, neon sets, and wide-leg pants may come in and out of style, but only basic pieces will stand the test of time.
It can be tempting to try to save money by purchasing these pieces at fast fashion retailers, but you’ll actually get the most value by investing in items that are designed to last. Sustainable shopping is beneficial for both the planet and your wallet. Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly basics brands.
MATE the Label
MATE uses organic cotton from a farm in India to make most of their t-shirts, tanks, sweats, and sleepwear so you know you can expect each piece to feel super soft. They carry plus-size, men’s, and even children’s pieces. Plus, everything is made in Los Angeles.
Who better to go to for organic basics than a company literally called Organic Basics? This Danish company makes underwear, activewear, and more using organic cotton and recycled nylon. They also offer bundles on some products that will save you up to 20%.
Pact makes affordable high-quality organic basics, activewear, as well as a nice selection of skirts and dresses. They package everything in biodegradable materials and even offer carbon-neutral shipping.