Sustainability is a priority of ours at Billy Tannery. Our collection of handmade goat leather goods was born out of a desire to prevent goat skins from going to landfill. And to make by-products into long-lasting, ethical pieces.
When it comes to sustainable leather bags and accessories, we’ve got you covered, but that’s not where it ends. We’re passionate about all forms of sustainable men’s fashion, from underwear to overshirts.
More and more brands are designing affordable ethical clothing and accessories for style-conscious men. Making it easier than ever to avoid fast fashion.
If you’re looking to make your wardrobe more sustainable - and stylish - you’re in the right place. Below we’ve summarised our favourite men’s ethical fashion brands available to shop in the UK.
Finisterre, for sustainable fashion for men
Finisterre is a British brand based at St Agnes in Cornwall. It was founded by surfers looking to bring sustainable, long-lasting and warm clothing to the market.
They’re a truly sustainable brand with ethical efforts that span several areas of the business, from their totally recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging to a fantastic repair service. Finisterre are also fully B Corp certified and have high standards when it comes to the factories that produce their collections.
This sustainable men’s fashion brand has a particularly good variety of ethically made jeans and trousers - there’s something to suit all tastes and needs.
The Magellan Fleece Lined Jeans are ideal for outdoor lovers, as are the Axis Jeans with a water repellent finish. For more everyday wear, the Acies Selvedge Jeans are a great option. This classic cotton straight cut design is ethically made by Cookson and Clegg in Blackburn, where the denim is woven on traditional shuttle looms. We also recommend the slim-fit cotton Koerner Trousers as an incredibly versatile eco-conscious option.
Pair Finisterre’s sustainable jeans with our Roll Top Backpack for a smart look, whether you’re in the town, country or enjoying a weekend by the coast.
Organic Basics, for eco-conscious essentials
Organics Basics isn’t based in the UK, but we had to include them as our top pick for men’s sustainable underwear.
This Danish brand is committed to only using natural, renewable, recycled, biodegradable and/or low impact textiles. Plus they work exclusively with certified factories who prioritise reducing their environmental impact and providing safe, fair working conditions.
What’s more, every product by this ethical fashion brand is designed to stand the test of time, just like our products at Billy Tannery.
The men’s underwear selection at Organic Basics includes classic organic cotton boxer briefs in neutral colours (perfect for everyday wear) ribbed options, intelligent boxers designed to keep you fresh, and more traditional boxer shorts in eco-friendly TENCEL™.
Organic Basics proves that style and sustainability can feature in every section of your wardrobe, including the most essential areas.
Brothers We Stand, for ethical UK style
UK men’s fashion retailer, Brothers We Stand, is all about bringing you a curated selection of ethical items made from sustainable materials.
They have their own “6 point standard” to define what makes men’s clothing truly ethical, and they make decent labour standards a priority when choosing their brands and suppliers.
Brothers We Stand requires all their manufacturers to provide a full breakdown of their supply chain. Partner brands are also asked to demonstrate how their own processes and suppliers are environmentally conscious and benefit communities.
They say themselves that “Our vision is to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and sustainably made menswear”, and their shirt collection certainly does that.
It includes something for every style and environmentally conscious man, from warm flannel shirts and classic cotton designs to eco-friendly TENCEL™ shirts and heavy overshirts. If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe with timeless and sustainable men’s shirts, look no further than Brothers We Stand.
Their selection of organic flannel shirts would look particularly stylish with our British wool and goat leather baseball cap, too.
Billy Tannery, for sustainable leather accessories
We couldn’t write a blog on sustainable fashion and accessories for men without giving ourselves a mention.
Billy Tannery timelessly stylish leather bags and accessories are handmade in small batches in the UK, from 100% vegetable tanned goat leather. This leather would otherwise be sent to landfill as a wasteful by-product of the goat dairy industry.
Our microtannery is the only tannery in the UK that tans goat leather using environmentally friendly natural bark extracts. We also offer a repair service to ensure your ethical leather accessories stand the test of time.
Shop our full collection of goat leather bags and accessories, to pair with your sustainable men’s fashion items.