This post originally appeared on The Eco Hub, a website that connects conscious consumers to options that look out for people and the planet.
The plus-sized clothing market is estimated to be around 21.4 billion dollars (2016) and even with a number like that we still see major gaps in the retail space for curvy women. With two-thirds of America women over a size 14, it’s time brands stepped up to the plate and offered us, shapely ladies, a bit more to choose from, Here are 10 Plus-Sized Ethical Brands We Are Loving For Summer.
#1 Elizabeth Suzann
A slow-fashion brand that uses natural fibers and is manufactured in the USA. They believe in mindful, careful consumption. In reducing waste, in creating long-lasting garments that serve many needs so you can buy fewer of them. Each item is designed with comfort and function in mind.
#2 Hope and Harvest
This Aussie brand is designed for modern urban living, Hope & Harvest manufacture intelligent and well-crafted pieces for women in sizes 12-26.
Simple, fresh, and clean lines are juxtaposed with individual prints and feminine design, to create original wardrobe staples for the modern minimalist.
They operate locally and manufacture through fair trade agreements with small factories in order to ensure their workers’ (and their families) well-being.
#3 Ace & Gig
This brand does not use any animal products and further reduces its carbon footprint by hand-weaving its products, which are made-to-order. It also reduces wastage by using its cutting room scraps and provides clothing care instructions so you can make your items last longer.
#4 Conscious Clothing
Conscious Clothing designs and makes women’s apparel and accessories, using only ethically sourced sustainable materials. Creating capsule wardrobe pieces and minimalism in design remain the cornerstone of each collection as they strive to create functional clothing that works together season after season.
#5 Cherry Velvet
Plus size vintage dresses; a Vancouver made dress line that’s sure to unleash your inner bombshell! The extensive and unique selection of pin-up, retro and designer plus size dresses allows you to experience the feminine glamour of the forties and fifties.
Ethnically produces and manufactured in British Columbia, Canada.
#7 Dazey LA
Dazey LA’s retro style is sure to make your closet pop with color. Dazey LA’s “XL+” section of the shop carries sizes through XXL. Most Dazey LA apparel is made with organic cotton and designed & sewn in the USA.
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