Ethical + Sustainable Fashion Brands Available in 5X or Larger

April is Earth Month and we’re sharing plus size ethical and sustainable fashion brands you should shop to lower your carbon footprint. For so long fast fashion retailers were the only options for on-trend plus size fashion. These ethical and sustainable brands prove that you can be stylish and sustainable at the same time. The icing on top, they are all available in a size 5X or larger!

What Lo Wants

What Lo Wants‘ mission is to make quality pieces that celebrate plus-size bodies – not hide them – while respecting the planet and paying the crafters who make them fair, living wages.

Wray NYC

Each Wray NYC piece is designed in New York City and manufactured at fair-trade factories in China, Hong Kong, India, and Peru. The styles run from romantic to classic with sizes up to 6X. 

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is an active wear brand that uses recycled plastic to create comfortable and durable sportswear.  The brand uses SA8000-certified fair production practices and their production process, the factory it partners with, and its fair labor initiatives and certifications are shared on the About Page. With sizes that go up to 6XL it’s easy to see why this is a revolutionary active wear brand. 

Big Bud Press

Ethically made in Los Angeles Big Bud Press is a unisex brand that’s ethically made with local Californian contractors. Garments range from sizes XXS to 7XL and are made of natural cotton and hand-dyed using nontoxic dyes. 

Oge Ajibe

Oge Ajibe is a black-owned and sustainable fashion brand that’s made to order in Canada. Exclusively using sustainably sourced cotton as well as recycled and dead-stock fabric. Currently, Oge Ajibe is a one-woman team. Which means each garment is crafted, marketed, and sold by founder, Ogechukwu Ajibe. Everything is produced in-house  from her mini studio and is available in sizes XS to 5X. 

Smart Glamour

Inclusive and custom are two words that describe the ethical clothing line Smart Glamour. This custom line is made in NYC and is available in sizes XXS to 15X and beyond! 

Loud Bodies

Loud Bodies is the perfect place to shop for sustainable dresses and formalwear. Want to add pockets to your piece? Most items are made-to-order and customizable. Not only does this brand have an ethical production process, plastic-free packaging, OEKO-TEX certified fabrics, and nontoxic dyes. They offer sizes XXS through 10XL, and if you don’t fall within that range, Loud Bodies will customize pieces  free of charge. 

Did your favorite plus size ethical and sustainable brands make our list? Let us know who we should have on our radar in the comments.

Annette Richmond

Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, travel writer, public speaker and advocate. Richmond is an immigrant that splits her time between Mexico and the United States. The creator of the fat positive travel community Fat Girls Traveling is a native Californian. Annette got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. Her love for travel inspired her to start Fat Girls Traveling in 2017 which is where she and Amanda met. When she's not creating diverse travel, fashion, and beauty content for The Fat Girls Guide she is hosting Fat Camp retreats and fat positive tours. In her spare time you can find her speaking publicly and writing articles promoting diversity and inclusivity, recording her new podcast, or sipping a margarita on the beach. Richmond hopes to continue to inspire other marginalized people to see the world and be seen.

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