8 Ethical and Affordable Black Dresses under $150

One and done! That’s the beauty of a dress. And these ones are as comfortable as your old sweats…but much more stylish! We’ve put together a list of eight sustainably and ethically made black dresses for you to choose from. Some come in other colors as well but black is a classic and easy to style in multiple ways.

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amour vert | leah dress

Slim fitting, sleeveless midi dress with side slits and crossover open detailing at the neck. Made from their signature Paris Rib, a stretchy-soft fabric sourced from FSC-certified beechwood forests where 100% of the harvested wood is used in production.


KOTN / Midi-Tiered Babydoll Dress

Crafted from plush long-staple Egyptian cotton jersey, the dress features a crewneck collar, a flattering empire waist and a three-tier flouncy skirt that’s made for effortless living.


Known Supply / jupiter Dress

TTwo words: Fun & Flowy. From the body to the sleeves this dress provides the right amount of flare to break from the norm.

Fair Trade Certified and 100% GOTS cotton, Known Supply acknowledges their strong team of craftsman; it’s important to honor and celebrate the people behind the clothing we buy. Head to their website and learn more about their facilities where you can meet the makers of each garment.


Pact / Fit & Flare Open-Back Dress

They took their bestselling Midi dress and added a little somthin’ somthin’ with a bra-friendly open back and elegant boatneck. Prepare for compliments!

4 colors and one floral print option.

Pact partners with Fair Trade Certified™ to ensure fair wages and working conditions for garment workers, as well as empowerment of local communities. Most of their garments are made with organic cotton, and Pact is also mindful of sustainable shipping and packaging.

And they offer 15% off your first order when you sign up for their emails.


black dress with pockets and full skirt

malaika / LBD with pockets

We all know how exciting a dress with pockets can be. Malaika has created the ideal little black dress equipped with pockets for any occasion. Featuring cape sleeves and and a cinched hemline, this look combines comfort and style.

The dress’s minimal pattern is no coincidence. 90% of Malaika’s collections utilize zero waste techniques, meaning each stitch and material has intention behind it, with little to no excess materials in its wake. Engaging in environmentally and socially sustainable practices the New York company manufactures in Europe to avoid child labor and lessen its CO2 impact. And when the dress is designed, composed, and ready to be worn worn its tag will tell you it uses GOTS certified cotton.


Fair Indigo | French Terry Dress

The French Terry Dress is as versatile as can be. Whether you choose the black or wine color it can be paired with a simple sandal for a casual outfit or with dynamic platform boots for a dynamic, strong look. 

Designed with Pima cotton, the French Terry is soft and structured. Between multiple wears and washes the fabric with resist pilling and shrinking.


Reformation | jamen knit Dress

Look cute, be comfortable. The Jamen is an one-shoulder, midi length dress made out of soft, knit fabric. There’s ruching at the bust for a slightly fancier look. It gives you a little more shape in places you might want that.

And if you don’t like black there are 8 other colors to choose from.

TENCEL™ Lyocell comes from Eucalyptus trees, which take only half an acre to produce one ton of fiber. It’s closed loop production means 99% of the non-toxic solvent is reused.

Eco Cinch is a light weight, soft, stretch jersey fabric – 88% TENCEL™ lyocell, 12% spandex.


etica | Viola Sweatshirt Dress

With volume sleeves and a pleated drop shoulder, Viola mixes cozy and chic for the perfect wear-everywhere dress.

Made from GOTS-certified Organic Cotton, grown without water waste, harmful chemicals or GMO seeds. Dyed using natural cold water dyes.


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