8 Fun and Flirty Tops for Spring from Responsible Fashion 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!

Valentina Top by Whimsy + Row

Made from the 100% linen or Tencel, the classic Whimsy + Row Valentina top pairs perfectly with the pants, shorts, or skirts for an easy outfit.

It’s versatile and can be worn with the adjustable tie in front or in back for your preferred comfy fit. Our fave thing is that there are over 10 colors to choose from like abstract clay or a summer sage.

Sizes XS – XL


Cropped Flounce Top 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


Kiki Tie Dye One Shoulder Top by Yes And

Yes And brings you the fun Kiki Tie Dye One Shoulder Tee. Doesn’t the one long sleeve say casual on the right and the cut-out scream sexy on the left? We think yes.

And if it wasn’t great already, this spicy piece is made of is 100% organic cotton jersey. The light-weight fabric is perfect for those 60º spring days. Pair Kiki with jeans or a skater-skirt, and you’re good to go.

Sizes XS – XL


Daphne Blouse by Abacaxi

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


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


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


Aurora Washable Silk Top by Amour Vert

Liberate your skin with the Amour Vert Aurora Silk Top. 100% of this garment –from the crew neckline to the adjustable waist tie–is made from sustainably created Chinese Crepe Silk. The top button closes the keyhole that leaves your back open to the summer breeze. The ink striped top pairs well with mid- and high-rise bottoms and can be tucked in or left out.

Sizes XS – XL


Leonore Top by Reformation

Cute top. This is a cropped top with a smocked bodice, ruffled straps and a ruffle edged hem.

Made from 88% TENCEL™ lyocell, 12% spandex

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 Rib is a medium weight, stretchy ribbed knit with a soft handfeel.

Sizes XS – XL

–Destiny Washington


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