Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and want to know where their clothes are coming from. Fashion brands are obliged to review their current models, as it is one of the most harmful industries for the planet. With Christmas approaching, do your shopping consciously by picking from this list of 14 sustainable French clothing brands!
Cœur Grenadine is part of a responsible fashion approach and the trend of slow fashion: 4 collections per year maximum. 90% made in France, in small series, with quality materials and total transparency on the seamstress who made it. I’m in love with their cute headbands!
Hopaal draws and designs clothes made from recycled materials. Their clothes are mostly made in France and partially in Portugal, always less than 1000km from their workshop in Biarritz. Their motto? “The more we recycle, the less we destroy: that’s the future.” If only everyone thought like that!
They have a “gift ideas” section on their site, perfect for Christmas inspiration!
Maison Izard sells clothes and accessories made at the foot of the Pyrenees from local wool, recycled cotton and local know-how. They are committed to the enhancement of wool from the Pyrenees. I love their woollen sweaters, perfect for spending winter cosy near the fireplace.
1083 has an interesting concept: jeans and shoes made in France within 1083 km from your home! No pesticides, organic cotton jeans entirely made in France to create jobs!
Design, dyeing, spinning, weaving, cutting and tailoring, all the stages are located in France. In 2018 they took the first step towards the circular economy by recycling cotton to create 011, their organic and recycled jeans for children. They manufacture jeans using cotton that they recycle from our old jeans!
Splice offers timeless quality 100% French linen, eco-designed in France with passion. Their local and eco-designed French linen leaves no waste. It is made up of timeless, elegant and durable pieces, designed so that we can live in it. All the life of SPL! CE is part of a process of total transparency, Their products are certified with the label: Origine France Garantie which proves the French manufacture and guarantees the traceability of the manufacturing process.
Find all your linen pieces on their site!
Chaussettes Orphelines offers socks, clothing and accessories that combine style and values. All their collections come from recycling, and not just any: recycling socks. Because they’re small, almost 90% of socks are thrown in the trash. They wanted to act to save them. They are also soon going to be recycling other mesh clothing and accessories.
How cute are their socks honestly!
Le slip français
Le Slip Français is reinventing the French textile industry by relocating production, developing local and eco-designed materials, and positioning new digital tools at the service of human production, sustainable and rooted in the diversity of territories. All products from Le Slip Français are made in France in their workshops partners, enhancing the know-how to reinvent a sustainable textile industry.
Their panties in French colours are my favourite!
The Gentle Factory imagines responsible fashion by making clothes made in France from recycled or organic fibres: such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants… Their entire collection is made in an approach that is concerned with preserving the environment. I love their printed sweaters and t-shirts!
Veja is a brand of ecological and fair trade sneakers. Their sneakers respect mankind, are produced under dignified conditions while in direct consultation with producer associations and manufacturers. Take a look at all their styles and colours!
Make my lemonade
Make My Lemonade is the first brand to offer Do It Yourself fashion. Limited edition clothes to make yourself or to buy ready-made. On certain pieces, they recover unused fabrics or ends of rolls in the stocks of major fashion houses to create new pieces. Their collections are mostly made from natural materials.
I’m obsessed with their oversized vintage sweaters!
Ekyog is the promise of an eco-responsible brand. Their suppliers and employees share the same values. Traceability is at the heart of their approach. The origin of each material used is carefully noted, preserved and verified. Their certifications attest to this: OEKO-TEX, GOTS, Head of Wool Standard … Their long dresses and vests are a must-have!
Les Recuperables are part of the circular economy by adopting the principles of textile upgrading (upcycling). They buy vintage linens, luxury fine rolls and technical materials from French manufacturers. Their creations are therefore in limited series and respectful of the environment.
I love their kimonos and their materials are very pleasant to wear and to touch.
Peau-Ethique sells lingerie, socks, nightwear all in organic and fair trade cotton. They represent a brand with two essential convictions: to protect Man and Nature by manufacturing their articles in organic cotton. They also aim to help the most disadvantaged by allowing them to live in dignity with their work family. There is a choice for women, men but also babies: shop organic for the entire family!
Hacter’s hallmark is a classy and trendy line of shoes and bags made from recycled materials. Its audience is the urban man concerned about the environment, ecology and sustainable development. Indeed Hacter designs and manufactures both bags and shoes from recycled fabric.
I know where to shop for responsible gifts for the men in my life!
Fashion brands around the world must seriously rethink their production model as competition from ethical brands and the desire of consumers to buy more responsibly is more and more visible. For a better world and future, consider doing your fashion shopping at ethical brands or in op shops!
Do you know other sustainable French clothing brands? I’d love to know! Write them in the comments 😊