This guide to size-inclusive sustainable fashion brands is just the start of my research! In this article, my focus is on identifying brands that serve women of various shapes and sizes, particularly those that embrace body positivity and ethical practices.
I believe that sustainable fashion should be accessible to everyone. Yet I hear lots of women tell me that they can’t find good quality sustainable pieces easily, and that they need to compromise on quality or style or their values to get clothes that fit.
Plus-sized brands – fashion that’s size-inclusive
Many of the brands listed below are leading the way by offering stylish and eco-conscious options for plus-sized gorgeous women. Just because you’re a curvy fashionista doesn’t mean you are limited to fast-fashion. If you have the luxury of being able to invest in sustainable brands with slightly higher price points, then this list of brands is for you.
If you can’t afford these brands full price, perhaps look out for them at clothes swaps and online preloved clothes apps and websites. If its possible go into stores that sell the pieces. Try things on and get an idea about the fit so you can purchase preloved with confidence.
Size-Inclusive Sustainable Fashion Brands for Curvy Women
Below, you’ll discover a list of plus-sized brands that cater to a diverse range of style preferences. Please note that, apart from Reformation, I haven’t personally tried, tested, or vetted any of these brands independently.. If you have any experience buying from these brands as a plus-sized babe, please let me know!
Lucy & Yak – Size Inclusive Fun Sustainable Fashion
Lucy & Yak is a UK-based brand known for its comfortable and stylish dungarees, pants, and jumpsuits. They offer a variety of colourful and fun designs for all body types, including plus-size options.
Sustainability Overview: Lucy & Yak is committed to sustainable practices, utilising organic and eco-friendly materials and supporting ethical production.
- Ships to: UK and internationally.
- Average Pricing: Mid-range ££
- Size-Inclusive: Lucy & Yak offers sizes from UK 4 to UK 32 and also available in petite cuts too.
- Website: https://lucyandyak.com/
Deakin & Blue Plus Sized Swimwear
Deakin & Blue is a sustainable swimwear brand that focuses on offering stylish and supportive swimwear for plus-size women, designed to make them feel confident and comfortable.
Sustainability Overview: Deakin & Blue is committed to sustainability, using high-quality, recycled materials to create its swimwear. They also promote body positivity and sustainable practices throughout their production process.
- Ships to: UK and international locations.
- Average Pricing: Mid-range ££
- Size-Inclusive: Deakin & Blue offers a wide range of sizes to cater to different body types, including plus-size options. They run from size 10 to 20.
- Website: www.deakinandblue.com
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Baiia – Sustainable Luxury Size Inclusive Swim and Resort Wear
Baiia is a size-inclusive sustainable swimwear brand that celebrates the beauty and diversity of all women. Their mission is to provide flattering and comfortable swimwear options for women of all shapes and sizes, with a particular focus on plus-sized women.
Sustainability Overview: Baiia is deeply committed to sustainability, utilising eco-friendly materials like ECONYL®, which is made from regenerated nylon waste. Their swimwear is designed to be durable and long-lasting, reducing the environmental impact of their products.
- Ships to: Baiia ships to various countries, including the UK, US, and Australia.
- Average Pricing: Mid-range price ££
- Size Inclusiveness: Baiia sizes start from UK size 6 (US size 2) up to UK size 24 (US size 20), accommodating a wide spectrum of body shapes.
- Website: https://baiia.co/
Personal note: I’m a tiny bit obsessed with this brand ever since I saw them on instagram. I’ve yet to see the right colour combinations for myself, hence why I haven’t made an investment. What I will say is that I see so much styling potential from these beauties. The styles are reversible and designed to be worn in multiple ways.
Girlfriend Collective Plus Sized Activewear & Everyday Basics
Girlfriend Collective specialises in activewear for plus-size women. They offer a variety of leggings, sports bras, and tops made from recycled materials.
Sustainability Overview: The brand is committed to sustainability and transparency. They use recycled materials like plastic bottles and old fishing nets to create their activewear, and their production process is eco-friendly.
- Ships to: UK, US, Australia, and worldwide.
- Average Pricing: Mid-range ££
- Size Inclusive: Girlfriend Collective offers sizes from XXS to 6XL.
- Website: https://girlfriend.com/
Personal note: I have my eye on the all in one leotard with the cut out. If I do buy this one for myself I will let you know about the quality and how well it washes.
Reformation Plus Sized Clothing Range
Reformation is a popular sustainable brand that creates stylish clothing for women, including a range of inclusive plus-size options. They offer dresses, tops, and jumpsuits with a focus on feminine designs.
Sustainability Overview: Reformation is known for its eco-friendly practices, using sustainable materials and promoting transparent supply chains.
- Ships to: UK, US, Australia, and other international destinations.
- Average Pricing: High-end.
- Size-Inclusive: Reformation offers extended sizing up to 3X.
- Website: www.thereformation.com/
Personal note: I do have a Reformation dress and whilst it is pretty, I find the fabric to be very thin. Other clothes in their range like the trousers and shirts feel more robust. I have taken a few of my personal styling clients to their stores in London and they have been happy with their purchases.
Warp + Weft Size-Inclusive Denim
Warp + Weft is a family-owned denim brand known for its inclusive sizing, offering a sustainable range of jeans and denim apparel for plus-sized individuals.
Sustainability Overview: Warp + Weft is committed to sustainability, utilising innovative techniques to reduce water consumption in denim production. They prioritise ethically sourced materials and maintain fair working conditions.
- Ships to: UK, US, Australia, and several other countries worldwide.
- Average Pricing: Mid-range.
- Size-Inclusive: Warp + Weft run from a size 00 to 24, ensuring a wide range of sizes to cater to diverse body types.
- Website: https://warpweftworld.com/
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Eileen Fisher – Size Inclusive Range
EILEEN FISHER is a renowned sustainable fashion brand known for its timeless and minimalist designs. They offer a range of clothing, including versatile and comfortable pieces for plus-size women.
Sustainability Overview: EILEEN FISHER is committed to sustainability and ethical practices. They use eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, Tencel, and recycled fabrics. The brand emphasises circularity, encouraging customers to recycle their old garments through their Renew program.
- Ships to: EILEEN FISHER ships to various locations, including the United States, Canada, and other international destinations.
- Average Pricing: High – Luxury £££ – ££££ – Prices for a top start at $218.00
- Size Inclusiveness: Their plus-size options typically start from US size 12 and go up to US size 24,
- Website: https://www.eileenfisher.com/
Personal note: I recommended this brand to many of my clients and they”re all impressed with the quality and material.
Plus-Sized Fashion and Size-Inclusive Ranges:
I hope this size-inclusive sustainable fashion brands guide has helped. I’ve carefully compiled this list of brands that celebrate body positivity and embrace sustainability.
From elevated basics, and everyday clothing to swimwear and denim, these brands offer a small section of stylish options for plus-sized individuals, without compromising on ethical practices.
Sadly the fashion industry needs to be more size inclusive, this is not just limited to ethical and sustainable fashion.
Plus-sized fashion that’s affordable
If you’re seeking size-inclusive and sustainable clothes, but have a limited budget you may feel that there are no other options other than purchasing from ultra-fast fashion brands. I always recommend looking for those high-street and sustainable brands you can’t afford full-price on secondhand thrift apps online.
Note: Images taken from ThredUp + Depop website
Popular brands I see being sold for less on preloved sites
Whilst Nobody’s Child seemed like a good alternative to fast fashion, I have my doubts about the business model and ethics of this brand. However, Nobody’s child has around 43 options on their website that have extended sizes, they go up a size UK size 24. I often see lots of people listing their clothes from this brand on Vinted and Depop, so it’s worth checking them out.
Ganni, whilst self endorsed as “not a sustainable brand” offer long-lasting quality clothing. It’s easy to find Ganni items on preloved sites. I have spotted that Ganni now have some styles that go up to a size UK 24. I have many preloved Ganni pieces and I can vouch for the quality, material is great and it lasts.
Buying preloved is the way to go
I rarely buy anything at full price myself these days, I always find most things preloved, however, I’m not plus-sized. It’s hard to truly understand the firsthand frustration of seeking out clothes I enjoy that also fit well in terms of size, shape, colour, and on a constrained budget. I am curvy and petite (under 5 foot 4) so I can relate to the frustration of finding clothes that fit.
One tip I will share is that setting up alerts on eBay has been very useful for pieces that myself or my clients have been OK to wait for. For example, if you ‘re searching for a navy blue blazer in organic cotton size XXXL, you can create a saved search on eBay. When an item becomes available that matches your keywords you’ll get a notification.
Purchase consciously and slowly
If affordability and style lead you to purchase clothes from ultra-fast fashion brands, and you’re content with the quality, consider opting for preloved pieces. However, it’s important to note that many fast fashion brands produce hundreds to thousands of garments daily, leading to a significant portion of these ending up in landfills.
Whilst I know this isn’t a solution, opting for preloved is a way to do your bit and help divert clothing from ending up in the ground. By buying preloved pieces, giving them care, and handling fixes and upcycling as needed, you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle without the high costs.
The sustainable fashion space still has a lot of catching up to do. I will continue researching and gathering more brands to add to this list. Meanwhile, don’t hesitate to inform me about any additional brands that you believe should be included in this list.
If you found this content engaging and informative, I encourage you to save this post for future reference. Let me know if you’ve had any positive or negative experiences with these brands as I haven’t shopped from many of them for myself.