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8 Plus Size Ethical and Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands

 Plus Size Ethical and Eco-Friendly Clothing BrandsThis post has been in-demand ever since I collaborated with World Vision Canada to promote  World Day against child labor last year. Every now and then, I get an email begging me to finally fulfill my promise to share the best plus size ethical and eco-friendly brands available in North America and beyond. At first, I was very reluctant because I run a lifestyle blog that features products from all kind of brands. In another word, this blog is by no means an example of how to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Then, I thought why not? Part of my job as blogger is to share information and help others.

Many people (myself included) are guilty of amassing piles of clothes, shoes and barely use half of them. As much as I try to buy less and invest in quality pieces, I still have a thing for fast fashion. I have no issue admitting that I am part of the problem. I am willing to take small steps toward changing my buying habits, be part of the solution by investing more and more in plus size ethical fashion brands.


How I plan to be more ethically responsible

“Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.” via

One of my little sisters is an avid environmentalist. She schools me every time we talk on the phone about things I can do to change my ways. We all know that making huge lifestyle changes overnight isn’t going to be successful. So, I am slowly taking steps toward being more ethically responsible by investing in quality pieces ( buying less) and buy second hand. Here are other things I could do

  • Invest in plus size ethical brands ( some options below)
  • Learn about the carbon prints of brands I am purchasing from.
  • Buy handmade goods, preferably local if not, Etsy is a good place to start.
  • Re-wear what I already own ( Check out my 30 items, 30 days post)

Where to buy plus size ethical and eco friendly clothing

The two things I keep hearing over again from people is that plus size ethical brands are two expensive and are not trendy enough. I do share that sentiment to a certain extent. Also, I am aware that not everyone has disposable income to spend on clothing.  However we have to remember that the people making the sustainable clothes are paid a fair wage for their work.  For brands to be ethically responsible, we have to fight for it, just like we’re fighting for brands to be more inclusive.Without further ado here are some fabulous plus size ethical and eco-friendly clothing brands.

Blue Sky Clothing & Co. 

First, let’s start with a plus size ethical brand that makes their clothes in Canada. According to their website, Blue Sky Clothing & Co items are made exclusively from natural fibers, making them unbelievably soft and breathable.

Location: British Colombia, Canada

Sizing: up to 4x

Online Shipping: Available

Eileen Fisher

To be honest, I was shocked that Eileen Fisher came up as plus size ethical brand during my research. That could be because all a lot major  department stores carry the label. They plan to continue on their path toward fiber sustainability by using only organic cotton and linen in their clothing by 2020.

Location: USA

Sizing: up to 4x

Online Shipping: Available

Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto started her ethical line just last year.  All clothing are produce in the US. This is one line to lookout for great sales.

Location: USA

Sizing: up to 28 US

Online Shipping: Available

Making It Big

Making It Big is brand that is close to my heart. According to their website, their items are 90%  produced from natural fibers, and they go up to size 8x. I also love the fact they use plus models that are greater than a size 10.

Location: California, US

Sizing: up to 8x

Online Shipping: Available

Diane Kennedy

According to her website, Diane Kennedy combines style, fit and the softest, most luxurious 100% Certified Organic Bamboo fabric to bring you the most comfortable and versatile clothes that you will want to wear every day!

Sizing: up to 3x

Online Shipping: Available

Fresh Produce 

Fresh produce takes pride of the fact they make 80% of their items in the US. Their plus size line is not huge, but you can find a few gems here and there.

Location: California, US

Sizing: up to 3x

Online Shipping: Available

Marketplace Handwork Of India

“When you purchase and enjoy a Marketplace product, you become an integral part of an innovative program of social change. Successfully running their own businesses gives the artisans in India the opportunity to forge a new, better future for themselves, their families and even their communities.” Marketplace of India. If you’re a print lover, then you’ll love this brand.

Location: Maryland, US

Sizing: up to 32US

Online Shipping: Available


Last, but not least, Kobomo is a women’s and kids clothing boutique based Australia. According to their website, they design and manufacture their own range of clothing which is all ethically produced by a small team of non-factory based, independent sewers in Bangkok, Thailand.

Location: Australia

Sizing: up to 22

Online Shipping: Available

I hope today’s post will help you in your journey into becoming more ethically aware. If you know more plus size ethical brands, please share them in the comment section.



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