Best Mens Sustainable Outfit finds May 2021

From a carbon-neutral organic cotton short-sleeve t-shirt to a Brighton-made pair of pants with nutty buttons, here are our favourite sustainable menswear finds so far this month.

Sustainable doesn’t mean compromising on style

Nothing speaks of true style more than an ethically crafted wardrobe and we are here to help you find sustainable super-cool UK products.

Scroll down to see our selection of men’s sustainable fashion pieces that are bang on-trend.

Organic Cotton Sunset T-Shirt | Cariki

We are loving a back print at the moment and for me, you can’t go wrong with a crisp white t-shirt and some blue denim. The Sunset organic short sleeve t-shirt by Cariki is sustainably sourced, carbon-neutral and ethically produced using only the highest quality certified organic cotton.

Cariki are a sustainable apparel company trying to influence an industry that uses irresponsible and highly polluting methods of production. All products are sustainably sourced and ethically produced, and every business decision is taken with the environment in mind.

Sustainable Cariki Susnet Organic T-Shirt
Organic Cotton Sunset T-Shirt by Cariki

RAF Hi-Vis Pocket Grey Crew | Raeburn

We recently posted an article all about Raeburn’s sustainable credentials after they won the Drapers Sustainable Award 2021. You can read our article here.

This grey crew sweat is a timeless classic with a twist. Made from organic double-face cotton bonded jersey sweat material. The sweatshirt features a high-vis patch pocket crafted from genuine issue RAF two-in-one reversible Gore-Tex Jackets, combining RAF Blue, MVP Hi-vis PTFE and reflective tape detailing. The fabric is piece-dyed in a GOTS certified dye house to meet Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® confirming they have been tested for harmful substances.

Sustainable Hi Vis Pocket Crew Sweatshirt by Raeburn
Hi Vis Pocket Crew Sweatshirt by Raeburn

Recycled Nylon Zoa Jacket | Albion

Albion is a cycling brand with producing stylish, functional pieces made for cycling in British weather conditions. They are a conscious brand that is trying to do what they can to use sustainable practices where possible to minimise their impact on the planet.

The Zoa jacket comes in black and orange. The bold orange colourway is definitely on-trend this season and it’s not compromising in its orangeness. This is a bright, almost fluro orange that will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. It works perfectly for wearing out in the countryside whilst cycling and walking but also looks at home as an urban piece out on the streets.

The cut is slim fit, it has a light padding for warmth, it’s waterproof and packable. Made using Clo™ Eco Vivo recycled breathable insulation and a bluesign® approved recycled nylon outer fabric and lining

Sustainable Albion Zoa Jacket
Zoa Jacket by Albion

Dawson Denim x TSPTR Neppy Zuma Pants | Dawson Denim

Dawson Denim has teamed up with sub-cult brand TSPTR to create a beautiful laid-back streetwear collection.

Dawson Denim is based in Brighton and Hove and uses traditional manufacturing techniques with unique and considered designs. Each piece is made to order from their workshop making them a sustainable alternative to mass-produced fast-fashion garments. 

The Neppy Zuma Pants are inspired by the 1960’s Californian surf style. Made from a richly textured, neppy 8 oz. indigo-dyed denim, woven in Japan. Dawson Denim have cut this style in one panel to emphasize the slouchy drape of this lightweight fabric, making them a sleek comfortable alternative to jeans.

It’s those little extra touches that we love and Dawson Denim doesn’t disappoint with the British-made Corozo buttons derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm from central America.

man wearing trpstr x dawson denim
Dawson Denim X TSPTR | Light 7oz Neppy Zuma Pants

Hand-Made Ripple Trail Boots | The Level Collective x Fracap

The Level Collective is based in Cornwall, England. Each product is made in a respectful way by skilled craftsmen. Their range of products includes Waxed Cotton Backpacks handmade in the UK and organic t-shirts and sweatshirts.

They have teamed up with Italian footwear company Fracap that has been producing hand-made shoes since 1908.

The Ripple Trail Boots are beautifully hand-crafted in the Italian Workshop out of a redwood vegetable tanned leather.

Check out this video to see a master craftsman in action.


The Level Collective Boots
Ripple Trail Boots by The Level Collective

Shopping Tote 2.1 | Groundtruth

To finish off the outfit why not grab a sustainable tote bag from Groundtruth. This company started by three British sisters see’s itself less as British and more as a global company. Their entire range of bags is made using 100% recycled materials.

Although not technically a menswear piece the Shopping Tote 2.1 wouldn’t look out of place being carried by any gender. It’s not only made sustainably but it’s also gonna help you to act responsibly whilst out shopping, saving you from buying any more plastic bags!

Groundtruth Tote Bag
Shopping Tote 2.1 by Groundtruth

Jon Mitchell
Originally from Brighton, UK. Jon graduated with a BA (Hons) Menswear Fashion Design Degree. He's worked as a Senior Sportswear Designer for Puma, Football Kit Designer at Umbro, Streetwear designer at Bench, Technical Outdoorwear Designer at Regatta Outdoors, and Denim designer at Next. Freelance clients in his portfolio include Adidas, Ellesse, Timberland and Ecko Unltd. Now residing in the beautiful village of Marsden, in the West Yorkshire countryside. Jon set up J Mitchell Design in 2017 which quickly gained a reputation as one of the UK's leading fashion design studios winning the award for Best Men's Fashion Design Studio UK 2019. JMitchellDesign has helped create and launch multi-product fashion start-up brands across sportswear, activewear, equestrian, lifestyle, and performance sectors. Along with his team of sustainable sourcing experts, Jon is working on sustainable projects to help change the destructive nature of the fashion industry. Visit his website or email him at to find out more.

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