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Building a Sustainable Wardrobe: The T-Shirt

We can’t discuss wardrobe staples without mentioning the T-shirt. I’m not talking about a vintage band tee or merch from your favorite coffee shop but rather a classic, neutral-colored, cotton T-shirt. 

Whether layered under a sweater in fall or tucked into your favorite denim cut-offs in summer, a well-constructed T-shirt is evergreen. And, when wanting to overhaul your relationship with fashion, stop getting sucked into the downward spiral of trends but rather piece together a timeless and elegant look, knowing what wardrobe essentials will help you get there is key. 

Might I remind you that this article is part of the series “Building a Sustainable Wardrobe”. Where I highlight key styles that can be included in a transeasonal, neutral, “capsule” style wardrobe. So far we’ve covered; cable knit sweaters, wool coats, tailored trousers, cardigans, blazers, and now t-shirts. 

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buck mason boxy white t-shirt

buck mason | pima boxy crew

Buck Mason focuses on domestic manufacturing and using natural fibers. The Pima Boxy Crew comes in 5 neutral colors that and is designed to (almost) outlive the rest of your wardrobe..


ecoalf | bod t-shirt

This 100% linen tee is a closet essential! It comes in a variety of fresh colors that are perfect for any mood. What’s more, it’s recyclable and biodegradable. It can be recycled when its useful life comes to an end.


Kotn | Women’s ’90s Tee

This tee is a nod to the low maintenance aesthetic of the ’90s. Perfect for any style or weather, Kotn’s ’90s t-shirt is ethically crafted Egypt with certified OEKO-TEX® non-toxic dyes.


asket | The Lyocell T-Shirt

For effortless dressing, slip on this Lyocell t-shirt. With a subtle drape and silky hand-feel this T is designed to elevate any outfit with a hint of casual elegance. This T-shirt is made from a lyocell called TENCEL™ which is derived from the wood pulp of certified renewable sources. The material provides superior breathability and combined with a cut that has a loose profile, open neckline and slightly shorter sleeves it allows for fluid movement.


classic white sustainable t-shirt by another tomorrow

another tomorrow | t-shirt

The T-Shirt by Another Tomorrow is available in black, white, and navy. The material is a 100% Organic long-staple cotton blend, sourced from three farms in New Mexico and Texas.


oatmeal colored sustainable t-shirt

BLEUSALT | The Perfect T

The Bleusalt Perfect T is made in the USA from TENCEL™ Modal. The brand encourages a capsule wardrobe approach to dressing and offers an array of interchangeable styles. 

–Rachael Noll


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