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Sustainable Denim Tops and Jackets for Fall

For those of you who like to wear your denim on top, you’re in luck.  Canadian tuxedos are a faux-paus of the past, and now denim-on-denim has become a desired look.  Denim has been a staple in our wardrobes for decades, and is actually the most used textile in the world.  However, it comes at a huge environmental cost.  Denim is made primarily of cotton, which requires thousands of liters of water to produce.  Many companies also use pesticides and synthetic dyes to make jeans.  Luckily, many conscious minded brands have joined the Better Cotton Initiative, which uses less water and chemicals than other cotton, and has the least impact on the environment.

Here are a few of my favorite picks for sustainable denim tops and jackets for fall.  Enjoy!



Rita Western Shirt- ABLE

I’m wearing the Rita Western shirt, which is currently my favorite top for fall.  It’s a new take on the old Western style.  It comes in a medium wash and features pearl buttons and a raw hem that makes it unique.  It is ethically handcrafted in Mexico and made with 100% cotton.


Merly Jacket- ABLE

There’s few things as versatile as a good denim jacket.  The Merly Jacket has a faded ripped wash and makes for the perfect layering piece with a vintage feel.  This jacket is also handcrafted by artisans in Mexico.


The Reyna Tank- ABLE

If you love crop tops and raw hems, the Reyna tank is the top for you.  This non-stretch tank comes in a stonewash finish and is also handcrafted in Mexico.


Jessie Oversized Jacket- Amour Vert, Designer: AGOLDE

This oversized 90’s style jacket is crafted from organic and recycled cotton, and made in the USA.  I love the laid back look to the Jessie Oversized Jacket.

Reformation Jean Jacket- Reformation

The Reformation Jean Jacket is part of the Reformation Jeans Collection and is made from sustainable and recycled materials.  This hip-length jacket features a distressed collar and comes in multiple washes.

The Dixon Jacket- Reformation

Another cute piece from Reformation is the Dixon Jacket, which has a more rigid denim, and is also made with sustainable and recycled materials.

The Western Shirt- Levi’s

Levi’s has made a strong commitment to sustainable denim production, including reducing their water use and they are members of the Better Cotton Commition.  The Levi’s Western Shirt is a classic that comes in multiple washes and is made with 100% cotton.

The Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket- Levi’s

The Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket is a larger version of Levi’s classic jean jacket.  It is made with 100% non-stretchable cotton and comes in multiple washes.


I hope you enjoyed this list of sustainable denim tops and jackets!  Stay tuned for a post on more guilt-free denim!

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