Published on july 6, 2020

11 Ethical or Sustainable Clothing Brands Like Everlane

written by Team thredUP

By merging exceptional quality and contemporary fashion, Everlane is a leading brand when it comes to elevated essentials. This San Francisco-based company prides itself on radical transparency in their manufacturing and pricing, making their pieces far more affordable than other retailers in their field. Whether your vibe is cool-toned and vintage, or simple and refined, all of their pieces are totally timeless and made to last. Due to its versatility, quality, and affordability, Everlane is a staple in every conscious closet. 

We’re not the only thrifters who love Everlane, it’s one of the most sought-after brands on thredUP. If your dream Everlane style gets scooped up before you can get your hands on it, don’t worry! There are plenty of other high-quality and ethical brands like Everlane you’ll want to check out. Whether you’re looking for a super sustainable clothing brand, or exploring brands with a similar style to Everlane, this list has it all. Here are our favorite brands to help start your search⁠—we know you’ll love them as much as we do! 

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1. Oak + Fort

If you prefer a minimalist aesthetic, you have to try Oak + Fort. This Canadian brand combines simplicity and luxury in each and every piece. Most everything falls in a classic, natural color palette of black, white, gray, tan, forest green, and navy, depending on the season. Who doesn’t love neutrals? 

2. Frank + Oak

Another similar brand to check out is Frank + Oak, which is also designed in Canada, and even more ethically-conscious. Made from mindfully-sourced fabrics and materials, their clothes ensure durability, functionality, and style. You can dress all their clothes up or down, and you’ll be looking and feeling good all day long.

3. Madewell

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Madewell is an affordable alternative to Everlane if you’re looking for casual dresses, cute shirred tops, and of course, Madewell’s line of sustainable denim. Madewell also offers the same styles in plus sizing, so everybody can get in on the fun.

4. Reformation



With one-of-a-kind patterns and contemporary designs, this LA-based brand does sustainable fashion right. Celebs and thrifters alike are forever drawn to Reformation’s immense appeal. When you thrift Ref styles, you get DOUBLE the sustainability points, so be sure to scoop them up before they’re gone.

5. AYR

This brand truly lives up to its name, which stands for All Year Round. They design seasonal essentials for everyday life that ensure that put-together look with minimal effort required. (Score!). AYR is your new go-to for elevated essentials that will make you feel comfortable and confident, no matter what the season. 

6. Modern Citizen

This San Francisco-based brand is like Everlane, but less casual and more workplace-friendly. If you want the versatility and quality of Everlane, but the sophistication suited for office, add Modern Citizen to your closet now. You’ll be the best dressed person at work, guaranteed!

7. Lou & Grey

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Lou & Grey delivers style just as much as comfort, and truly lives up to its slogan, “so crazy soft.” If you’re into muted colors and matching sets, this brand is for you. When you wear this brand out and about, you’ll feel just as cozy as you would in a pair of sweatpants. 

8. COS

Designed to last season after season, selections from COS are minimalist and timeless. Their dresses, jumpsuits, and rompers are one-and-done pieces that deliver unparalleled luxury looks. Featuring high-quality neutrals, COS is an affordable brand with a high-end, sleek look that caters to every age and style. 

9. Cuyana

This super sustainable brand’s philosophy is to make “fewer, better things” with carefully selected fabrics and great attention to detail. If you believe an outfit isn’t complete without a handbag, you have to check out their leather purses that are both fashionable and functional. Bonus! We’ve partnered with Cuyana to support their Lean Closet Program, which lets you send items from your closet to us in exchange for Cuyana shopping credit to support women in need through H.E.A.R.T. 

10. Uniqlo



Whether you’re looking for activewear, workwear, or loungewear, Uniqlo has pretty much everything you need. This Japanese brand values simplicity, longevity, and quality, and makes it easy to stock up on wardrobe essentials at very affordable prices. Uniqlo also frequently collaborates with other brands and fashion designers, so you’re ensured novelty and variety with every changing season.


This brand sells premium denim and essentials without the luxury price tag. DSTLD delivers an understated, modern style in the basic color palette of black, white, grey, and denim. Notorious for their huge collection of jeans, be sure to check out DSTLD to find your dream denim and the essentials that go with it.

We hope you find some new brands to love. Let us know if we missed any of your faves!