8 Fun and Flirty Tops for Spring from ethical + sustainable brands

Warmer weather has arrived and we’re all ready to get outside. We’ve picked eight cute summer tops from some of our favorite indie brands that are No Kill Mag approved. We choose brands that care about people and the planet. How that shows up in their brand can vary. Some might use only second hand or deadstock fabrics, another introduces you to the woman who made your clothes and another has the most inclusive sizing we’ve seen. Bottomline: we love their stories and their styles!

 

Reverie Tank by Known Supply

Reverie Tank by Known Supply

Reverie Tank by Known Supply

Light and flowy, the Reverie tank is everything you need for the warm days ahead. With a slight peplum, the Reverie is a perfect pair to your favorite shorts.  And if you’re one who asks #whomademyclothes on a regular basis, you’ll be happy to know that on Known Supply you can actually “meet” the garment worker.

100% Cotton, Made in India
Sizes XS – XXL

 

Cropped Flounce Top by Cuyana

White Cropped Flounce Tank by Cuyana

White Cropped Flounce Tank by Cuyana

The perfect summer piece, the Cropped Flounce Top is timeless yet playful. Fully-lined and complete with a side-zip closure, our one-shoulder, asymmetrical top will carry you through the season. Comes in white or black.

Made in Portugal with the highest-quality sustainable textured cotton, giving a light and airy feel perfect for breezy summer nights.

Oeko-Tex, ISO 14001/SA800 and SMETA certified, ensuring no hazardous substances are present and the finished good is made ethically.

Sizes XS – XL

 

Lauren Top by Whimsy + Row

Lauren top by Whimsy + Row

Lauren top by Whimsy + Row

The Lauren Top is three pieces in one! The reversible long sleeve cropped top can be worn tied in front, wrapped around and tied in back or completely reversed for an open-back look. Along with button closures at the wrist and silky tencel fabric, the Lauren Top can be paired with practically anything for the perfect night look.

  • 51% Tencel 49% Cupro

Tencel – TENCEL™ is a brand name for lyocell or modal. It’s made from dissolved wood pulp and sourced from certified responsible and controlled sources like sustainably managed forests. This natural fabric is biodegradable and 50% more absorbent than cotton.

Cupro – Think Vegan Silk! Made from Cotton Linter Aka Fibers usually that are thrown away. It’s biodegradable, easy to wash, produced in a closed loop, hypoallergenic, and thermo-regulating.

Sizes XS – XL

 

Kalina Short Sleeve Ruffle Shirt by Universal Standard

Erdem X Universal Standard Kalina Ruffle Shirt

Erdem X Universal Standard Kalina Ruffle Shirt

The Erdem X Universal Standard Kalina Short Sleeve Ruffle Shirt is the perfect balance of strong and delicate. Made from a cotton sateen that gives off a lustrous finish and is cool to the touch. Designed to be a full button down shirt with elastic smocking on the short sleeves for easy freedom of movement. Strong florals on a white backdrop make this shirt truly posh. Thoughtfully crafted, this piece is made complete with a simple touch of ruffles throughout.

Sizes 00 – 40

 

Daphne Blouse by Abacaxi

abacaxi Daphne Blouse

abacaxi Daphne Blouse

The Daphne blouse is cropped, has wide balloon sleeves, and elastic smocking at the wrists and entire bodice. Made in a confetti chambray fabric which has tiny neon dots woven throughout. Made in a very limited edition in New Delhi, India.

Sizes S – XL

 

“Cloud” top by Grant Blvd

Cloud top by Grant Blvd

Cloud top by Grant Blvd

We’re major fans of Grant Blvd, by Kimberly McGlonn and this sweet top is just one example of why. A sheer blouse with delicate white flowers on a cropped top with long sleeves. Sustainably sourced from deadstock fabric. Made in Philly with Love. All fabrics are 100% cotton

Sizes  XS – 2XL

 

Rework Champion Sweatshirt Bustier by Frankie Collective

Frankie Collective Champion Bustier

Frankie Collective Champion Bustier

Frankie Collective is locally made by our friends up north in Vancouver, BC. Their specialty is taking name brand performance wear and reworking it into something more fun and fashionable.

Bustier’s seem to be everywhere at the moment but we’re loving this bustier tank upcycled from a vintage sweater. Flattering tank style with curved bottom and zipper back closure.

Sizes/Availability varies as these depend on the garments they are reworking.

 

Viola Top by Synergy Clothing

Viola top by Synergy Clothing

Viola top by Synergy Clothing

Sleeveless V neck in organic cotton embroidered voile with sweet ruffle details. This loose fitting top can easily elevate your look. Made with GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton Embroidered Woven Voile in India

Sizes XS – XL