We all wear it and we all love it: THE WHITE TEE. A classic white tee is a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe. Of course, it should be produced in the most ethical and sustainable way possible. Thank god, there are many options when it comes to the fit, material, and price. You don´t need to buy cheap fast fashion brands anymore! We sourced the internet for you and discovered 42 eco-friendly and fairtrade white t-shirts for every budget. Keep scrolling and shop your favorite ethical white tee.
Mate The Chase Crew ($68.00 USD)
The shirts from Mate belong to our favorites! Ethically made in downtown Los Angeles, the raw edge rib neckband and the loose fit is oh so Californian vintage. Composed of 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton jersey.
Back Beat Rags Natural Distressed Hemp Crop Tee ($39.00 USD)
Get that effortless Californian vintage look and combine this crop top with your favorite high waisted bottoms. Made from 60% hemp and 40% GOTS-certified organic cotton. Entirely produced in L.A.
Bassike Classic Vintage T-Shirt ( $55.00 AUD)
An oversized short sleeve shirt in organic cotton jersey with a vintage neckline. Sustainably manufactured in Down Under.
Kowtow Building Block Relaxed Tee ($89.00 USD)
A timeless basic with a curved hemline and twisted seams on the side. This organic cotton lightweight jersey is fair trade certified and sustainable, such as everything else at Kowtow – all the way down to the coffee they drink in the office.
Armedangels Lida Organic Cotton T-Shirt (€24.90)
The German label Armedangels fight against fast fashion: their Lida t-shirt features various certificates including Fairtrade, GOTS, organic, CERES-08 and PETA approved vegan.
The soft Amour Vert Enli Tee is made from a blend of 50% organic cotton and 50% modal, a carbon neutral and sustainably sourced beechwood fiber. This fiber combination is free of harmful toxins and is safe for your skin.
Organic basics Women’s SilverTech Tee (€44.00)
This GOTS-certified organic cotton tee will keep you fresh – whether you dance like Beyoncé or hit the gym like Arnie. The antibacterial silver thread makes the tee breathable and you will sweat less.
Reformation Priah Top ($58.00 USD)
Here’s to a more girly, cute tee. Spare the world some energy with this eco-friendly round neck top with ruffle edges sleeves.
The simple, loose shirt looks good on girls and boys. It is produced in-house under ethical conditions in Denmark. Material: 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. As whitened with oxy bleach, it has a low impact on the environment.
Matin Short Sleeve Fine Knit T-Shirt ($280.00 AUD)
This soft fine 100% cotton tee is locally designed and made in Sydney, Australia. Exactly what we need to feel comfy.
Hund Hund Hakon Organic Tee (€39.00)
This natural white shirt is made without using synthetic bleaches. To be as transparent as possible, the Berlin-based label Hund Hund (“Hund” means “dog” in German) lists all costs that went into each step of its production process.
Free Label White Johnny Tee ($68.00 CAD)
Made from organic cotton and anti-bacterial, breathable bamboo viscose, this long shirt is the perfect piece for workouts.
Brochu Walker The Alisa Tee ($158.00 USD)
Details matter: the pleated back gives the Alisa tee a special female touch. The cuffed short sleeves make it dynamic and different. Made from 55% linen and 45% viscose.
The Baand Bailey T-shirt (€134.70)
The long and sleek Bailey tee can either be worn with a blazer and skirt for a stylish office look or jeans and sandals for more casual days. Made from 100% GOTS-certified super soft Peruvian Organic Pima cotton!
With its oversized cut and light texture, this shirt from the Portuguese sustainable fashion label Näz is a must have on comfy days. Made from 100% linen or 100% cotton.
CAIT SHEA Blank Canvas Tee ($98.00 USD)
A simple lightweight 100% linen shirt with the perfect fit and side cuts. The sustainable slow-fashion brand makes all their pieces by hand in their own studio in Chester, CT.
AG Adriano Goldschmied The Henson Tee ($78.00 USD)
The Henson Tee is classic and looks cool with jeans. The double-tuck seam on the back makes a nice silhouette. Made from 100 % Pima cotton using ozone technology, which cuts water consumption in half and minimizes the use of chemicals and energy.
ROTHOLZ ‘Basic’ T-Shirt Big Collar White (€39.00)
It couldn’t be more minimalist: the straight, slightly wider cut shirt with an extra wide collar can be worn with anything. It’s made from super soft ring-spun organic cotton. Rotholz stands for sustainable and fair production and works with local manufacturers and artists in Germany.
Noyoco Flower tee-shirt (€45.50 €
This cute basic from the Parisian label Noyoco aka “no youth control” shouldn’t be missed in your eco-friendly cloakroom. The small flower embroidery is made by hand. For girls and boys. Organic cotton, bien sûr.
337 Brand Circularity T-Shirt ($78.00 USD)
This will be your new favorite tee. Made from upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, the fabric may be speckled. With every shirt you buy, 337 Brand donates 1 dollar to One Tree Planted. We think that’s pretty cool.
Annukka Luxe Tee, Organic Cotton White ($79.00 AUD)
A simple and boyish wardrobe essential with a scooped hemline. The fabric (100% GOTS-certified organic cotton), as well as the tee itself, is ethically made in Australia.
CHAFOR Basic Round Neck T-Shirt From Pima Cotton (€129.00)
The silky soft unisex tee is made from a mix of Pima cotton and a new type of fabric made from algae fibers which are sourced from the unique ecosystem of the Icelandic fjords. It can be worn with pretty much everything.
Lacausa Frank Tee ($55.00 USD)
The ultimate t-shirt: Californian ease meets your inner tomboy. Ethically made from 100% vintage jersey cotton in a local factory on Los Angeles.
Colorful Standard Classic Organic Tee (€30.00)
This pre-washed tee won’t shrink when washed and will last a long time. The 100% organic cotton shirt is made in Portugal. Colorful Standard donates 5% of its proceeds for a good cause.
Akazi Ingrid Drape Top ($99.00 AUD)
This simple yet elegant top is made from 100% linen. As it is made-to-order in Australia, you may expect a 2-week wait on this garment. It’s so totally worth it.
ATO Berlin Shirt Anju (€19.90)
A simple white t-shirt made from 100% organic cotton with a slightly waisted fit. Comes with “Green Material, Green Process” tag which stands for eco-friendly materials, sustainable and fair production.
YT is specialized in t-shirts made from premium cotton. The unisex tee is super classy with a relaxed cut. A part of the profits goes to the education of girls around the world.
Alazia Camiseta Lyocell Mermaid Shirt (€49.00)
This lyocell tee is extremely soft with a silky touch which is great for sensitive skin. Lyocell is a form of rayon which consists of cellulose fiber made from dissolving pulp. Practical: the breast pocket for small daily essentials.
Alternative Rocker Garment Dyed T-Shirt ($38.00 USD)
The Rocker with its dropped shoulders and softly rolled sleeves will make you feel more relaxed than ever. Made from 100% organic cotton. Every tee comes in a biodegradable packaging.
Live The Process Boy Tee ($88.00 USD)
Not from your boyfriend. Just for you. Made from cotton and cashmere blended Japanese gauze, this multifunctional piece can definitely be worn every day. Ethically made in the USA.
Adva “With Love, Me” T-Shirt (£70.00)
Make a statement and spread some love with this 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton shirt and its message on the back “With Love, Me”. Ethically made in London. Oversized fit, unisex. We love it!
The Minimal The Wanderer Tee ($59.95 AUD)
Okay, this one is simply sexy. Combine the low draped back organic cotton shirt with your fave pants and you’re ready to go! The Minimal donates 5% of the revenues of this shirt to one of their nominated charities.
A classic tee made from linen. Easy to combine with high waisted jeans or skirts. TwoThirds only produces what is going to be sold. Pre-order this item and help them save water, energy, and materials.
Shjark The Bastion Tee ($139.00 NZD)
Less is more: a relaxed fit cotton tee with crew neckline. Made in New Zealand.
Royal Bamboo The Original Shortsleeve (€39.95)
We love the ivory color and the tight fit of this bamboo viscose shirt. If you get two, you will get a discount of 10 Euro on the second item!
Christina Lehr Easy Crew Shirt ($115.00 USD)
This super comfy white short sleeve shirt completes every laid-back outfit. Constructed from 50% organic hemp and 50% organic cotton. One size fits all.
On Atlas Linen Shirt (€105.00)
This linen shirt with a belt emphasizes your beautiful waist. Ethically made for women who care more than just about their looks.
Vetta The Cropped Flutter Tee ($49.00 USD)
This organic cotton tee is as flexible as you. Wear the v-neck in the front or back – we personally think both ways look pretty hot. Made in Los Angeles.
Vatter T-Shirt Daily Daisy (€35.00)
The round neck shirt “Daily Daisy” is a real all-rounder. With a slightly waisted, loose cut and short sleeves. Fabric: 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.
Made & More Modal T-Shirt Annie (€45.00)
Get that effortless French chic with the elegant and simple Annie shirt. It is made from 50% modal and 50% cotton. Made in France.
Calder Blake Rampling Linen Tee ($79.00 USD)
This one was inspired by a request from Sofia Coppola for the perfect tee. Made from 100% fine Supima cotton jersey, knitted in Los Angeles.
Dorsu Rolled Sleeve Crew (€22.50)
One of Dorsu’s bestsellers, for good reason: wearable and available all year round. Comfy fit, easy slouch. Made from blended lightweight cotton jersey.
Text: Mia Windisch-Graetz, Copy Writing: Antonia Böhlke
Antonia is the founder and editor-in-chief of MOCHNI. Her mission is to share voices (including her own) and transparent information to help people make stronger and more impactful decisions in their lives and make the world a little slower, cleaner and fairer. She is a certified fashion and textile manager and is studying quality journalism in Germany.