One of the most frustrating things about being plus-sized is shopping for clothing. I’m lucky because I pretty much make all of my clothes. I can choose my fabrics and silhouettes and create the wardrobe I want that’s also sustainable. But not everyone has that option and for a long time, finding size-inclusive sustainable clothing brands that were also more than brown, looking like a sack was nearly impossible. But times have changed for the better.
And I’m pretty happy about that.
Fat People Are Committed To Sustainability Too
I remember one of the first campaigns I got talking about sustainable clothing. I shopped their site, ordered the largest size they had, and these jeans wouldn’t go past my knees. The sweater was so tight that I needed help getting it off. I was too embarrassed to tell my rep that I couldn’t fit the clothing so I would have to do flat lays.
Shame. Frustration. Anger.
I was mad at myself for feeling like there was something wrong with me wanting to have sustainably made jeans and sweaters that I didn’t have to try and shrink myself to fit. Fat people want sustainability too and clothing brands don’t seem to want our money. Or at least that was the case 5 years ago. Things are changing!
I scoped out some websites and fell in love with some things. There are more than 20 size-inclusive sustainable clothing brands out there now (hallelujah) but I’m only sharing the places I would legit shop at.
20 Plus-Size Sustainable Clothing Brands With Cute Clothes
Alright… Let’s get into them!!!
Made Trade – This site is BEAUTIFUL! It’s easy to navigate and their sizing goes up to a 5X. Made Trade sells more than just clothing. This brand will have you, your house, and your life filled with sustainably and ethically made beauty.
Christy Dawn – Ok. So you know how media presents the crunchy moms as being these thin, ethereal beauties that wear these earthy-toned dresses that float when you walk? Yeah, so Christy Dawn is the plus-sized version of this. These dresses are just beautiful.
Girlfriend Collective – I almost forgot I was writing this when I went to their website! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the style here. Think of it as, pandemic chic because it’s all loungewear that you’d want to live in. There’s definitely a unitard in my cart!
Levis – Yes, friends, THE Levis! Now I don’t know if this is how they’ve always been but Levis has a strong commitment to being sustainable with how they source and produce their denim and jeans. They go up to a size 26.
IGIGI Plus Size Designer Dresses – Have someplace special to go? Getting married? Wearing a ball gown to the Farmer’s Market? IGIGI has all that and then some because the dresses are custom-made to your measurements!
DL1961 – Ok so they specialize in jeans that are peak sustainability. They have inclusive sizing for men’s, women’s, kid’s, and pet’s sizing. Complete disclosure: they are pricey but I’m sure it’s worth it.
Sotela – These items are excellent if you’re into having a capsule wardrobe. They are minimalist chic with a limited color palette. If earthy neutrals are your thing, this is a place you’ll love to shop.
Kirrin Finch – If being super femme or sporty isn’t your thing, Kirrin Finch offers a beautiful, androgynous, menswear designed for women, trans and non-binary folks.
Free Label – This brand has both pre-orders and in-stock inventory that you can order from. Based on what’s in stock, there are about 5 colors used–very earthy. I love the look–I’m pretty sure I have patterns for each of these pieces already.
Ok friends. That’s it. These are the size-inclusive sustainable brands that have some stylish pieces that I would rock. What are your thoughts? Did I miss any?