U.S. Ethical Fashion Guide

Formal Wear

Below find links to help you shop for ethical formal wear for men, women and children, perfect for a wedding or any special occasion.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

Imagine Goods women's formal dress. Ethically-made slow fashion. https://imaginegoods.com/collections/womens
Imagine Goods

Partners "with vulnerable and marginalized people around the world to make products.” They sell classy women's dresses as well as men's oxford shirts and neckties.

Sizes XS - XL

Prices: $34 - $64

Samros Bridal Fair Trade Wedding Dress.
Samros Bridal

“The only bridal line that pairs a life-changing story with each handcrafted gown for the standout bride who wants to make the most impact with her choice." They sell gorgeous, fair trade wedding dresses.

Elegance Restored LeeAnne Blue Velvet Dress. Ethically Made in the USA. https://www.elegancerestored.com/collections/dresses
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods." They sell women's dresses, made in the USA.  

Sizes: S - XL

Prices: $30 - $62

Purpose Boutique White Sleeveless Lace Dress Ethically-made
Purpose Boutique

"How you shop can change a life." A stylish boutique which offers ethically-made, stylish dresses for every occasion. A percentage of  every sale is given back to fight human trafficking.


Sizes: XS - 3XL 

Prices: $30 - $93

Love Justly Ethically-Made Peacock Party Dress.
Love Justly

Discounted ethical fashion."

They sell discounted fairly made women's dresses.

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $17 - $65

The Lemonade Boutique Novella Dress. Fair trade.
The Lemonade Boutique

Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade." They offer an awesome collection of casual and formal dresses for women.

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $43 - $89

Still Being Molly Ethical Mommy and Me Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas. https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/?s=wedding
Still Being Molly

Head over to Still Being Molly's blog to read some great posts with ideas for ethical wedding guest outfits.

The Root Collective Shoes. Ethically made slow fashion. https://therootcollective.com/collections
The Root Collective

"Partners with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes.” They offer a large selection of beautifully and ethically made women's shoes.

Sizes 5 - 10

Prices: $98 - $118

Atonement Design Cherry Blossom Kimono Maxi Wrap in Black and Gold. Ethically-Made Dresses.
Atonement Design

"Ethically made items that clothe you in style and virtue." 

They sell ethically-made dresses perfect for casual and formal wear.

Sizes S - L

Prices: $38 - $168

Vickery Trading Company Maroa Cambray Stencil Girl's Dress. Made in the USA by refugee women.
Vickery Trading Co.

Offers clothing sewn by refugees starting a new life in Dallas, Texas. Their beautiful girls dresses are made in the USA.

Sizes: 18 mos - 12

Prices: $39 - $65

Amani Ya Juu Men's Fair Trade Tie. Kitenge Tie Made in Kenya.
Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell fair trade women's skirts & dresses and men's button down shirts, ties & bowties.


Sizes: 4-12 / S - L 

Prices: $18 - $62

Adored Boutique Sherri Purple Dress. Ethically Made. https://www.adoredboutique.com/collections/dresses
Adored Boutique

Each customer can 

"celebrate the impact her purchase will make on another woman's life." They offer ethically-made women's dresses

Sizes XS - XL

Prices: $44 - $90

Mango + Main Mahogany Empire Maxi Dress. Fair Trade.
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA!"  They offer a beautiful collection of fair trade dresses.

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $60 - $98

Ethical Men's Formal Wear Shopping Guide
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For more ethical men's formal wear brands, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Purple Peacock Long Sleeve Bytavi Swing Dress.
The Purple Peacock

"Shop with purpose" at this small boutique offering ethical, handmade and fair trade fashion. They offer swing dresses.

Sizes S - XL

Prices: $22 - $27

Made Trade Symbology Ethically Made Wedding Maxi Dress in Cream and Gold.
Made Trade

"Goods sourced ethically, traded fairly, and selected artfully.” They offer a huge selection of ethically-made women's bridal and formal dresses, in multiple styles.​

Sizes XS - 3XL

Prices: $75 - $598

Elegantees Petunia Dress in Cerulean Blue.  Ethically Made in Nepal by Survivors of Human Trafficking. https://elegantees.com/collections/dresses

Provides hope "to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal." 

They sell truly elegant women's dresses

(Check out their sale page for great deals!)

Sizes: XS - XL 

Prices: $54 - $74

RIse and Empower formal dress. Ethical fashion. https://riseandempower.com/collections/all?page=1
Rise & Empower

"Empowering women in Haiti through job creation, ethical fashion and thoughtful design." They offer beautiful formal black and mocha dresses.

Sizes: S - XL

Price: $60 - $75

Amma's Umma Jersey Purple Maxi Dress with Pockets. https://ammasumma.com/collections/dresses
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer beautiful formal women's dresses, perfect for a special occasion.

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $45 - $78

Fair Anita Karla Burgandy Dress.
Fair Anita

"Fair trade products handmade by talented women around the world." They offer fair trade dresses.

Sizes: XS - XXXL

Prices: $28 - $68


For more ethical men's formal wear, check out:

Brave GentleMan


Sene Studio


Taylor Stitch


High and Mighty


Hart Schaffner Marx

Brooks Brothers

Joseph Abboud

Jack Victor

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