We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Coyuchi #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Ten Thousand Villages #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Thought #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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7 Sustainable and Eco Friendly Robes for Feeling Like Royalty


Just in time for winter, we’re getting to roll out our cold weather uniform (AKA we’re looking for an excuse to spend all day in a robe). 

Whether you refer to it as a robe, dressing gown, or house coat, you likely want cozy comfort, durability, and materials that don’t make you feel extra guilty about spending a day in your PJs. 

So, in the theme of all things sustainable and ethical fashion, we’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes.

Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean (for your tropical vacay or those in the Southern Hemisphere blissfully coming out of  winter). 

Here’s a snapshot of our findings:

We’re not coy about sharing our love for Coyuchi and their organic robes for men and women. Between hemp and all their participation in numerous ethic fashion initiatives, it didn’t take much thought for Thought to make the top.

Finally, Pact helps us all minimize our impact through their organic cotton robes for women. 

How did we pick out the most fluffy and eco friendly of these sustainable robes?

We’ll elaborate at the end of the article. 

*This post contains affilate links

QUICK LINKS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY ROBES


1. COYUCHI

We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Coyuchi #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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About Coyuchi

Count sheep with California’s Coyuchi.

No really, they’ve got everything you need to say “goodnight” with true peace of mind.

That includes environmentally-friendly sleepwear, linen sheets, bedding, and organic bath towels

Top off your eco friendly PJs with one of their 9 best eco friendly robes for women—including a few unisex options suitable for men, too. 

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Whether you go with the Unisex Waffle Robe or the Women’s Solstice Kimono Robe, you’ll be all wrapped up in GOTS and MADE SAFE-certified organic cotton. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

They work with farmers & factories, some of which are Fair Trade certified. 

For cotton sourcing, they specifically work with India’s Chetna Coalition, which supports sustainable farming communities.

Green business practices:

Coyuchi makes it easy to discover how green they are with product impact counters on each page. See how many days of water each product saves, how many driving emissions prevented, and how much land is farmed without pesticides.

Even better, some of their products (like fair trade scarves and ethical winter gloves) are made via climate beneficial farming practices. 

Their impact extends even after farming, as they work with factories who recycle 98% of wastewater. They’ve also got a 2nd Home Take Back program which allows customers to send back their old Coyuchi linens to be recycled and resold as a new product. 

Oh yeah, and by 2022 they will be completely plastic free. 

Inclusivity:

Most of their sustainable bathroom robes run from XS-L. Interest-free payments are available with afterpay, making them more financially inclusive. 

Community & charitable giving:

Coyuchi is a fellow member of 1% for the Planet

As per this commitment, they are currently partners with White Buffalo Land Trust and Fibershed to further support regenerative agriculture. 

Available: Coyuchi

2. SNOWE

We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Snowe #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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About Snowe

When Snowe founders Rachel and Andres were setting up their home, they realized the ethical essentials they dreamed of weren’t available on the market.

They began working with designers to create some long-lasting and simple home essentials themselves.

Using cutting-edge craftsmanship and some of the world’s best materials, Snowe’s products for around the house are designed to last. Even better, they bridge the gap between consumer and factory, selling exceptional products at prices just as great.

Speaking of around the house, choose from unisex Classic or Honeycomb eco friendly robes (each available in three colors). For true pampering all the way, opt for a spa set with each.

Snowe’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The Classic is everything you want when it comes to eco friendly bath robes. It’s fast drying, super plush, lightweight, elegant looking, and 100% OEKO-TEX-certified long-staple cotton. 

The Honeycomb is similarly made of OEKO-TEX certified long-staple cotton, but it comes in a waffle weave (which, coincidentally is perfect for breakfast waffles in bed). 

Supply chain & labor practices:

The Honeycomb robe is made in Italy and the classic is made in Portugal. These two countries are known for their high-quality craftsmanship. 

Aside from the fact that those countries generally have higher worker protection standards, we don’t know too much about the specific working conditions or wages. We’ll be reaching out to ask about a Code of Conduct.  

Green business practices:

Snowe only uses paper-based packing materials that are 100% recyclable. 

Inclusivity:

Their robes run from a size S to L. 

Available: Snowe

3. THOUGHT

We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Thought #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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About Thought

Thought is thoughtful about what goes into their easy-to-wear clothes.

They’re committed to responsible sourcing, conscious design, and fostering change from within the fashion industry. 

We love this UK-based brand because of their affordable and sustainable range of eco friendly t shirts, sustainable sweaters, bottoms, and ethical sweatpants.

They may just have one robe option on their website, but really, do you even need more than one robe? 

Thought’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Their lightweight summery Mabal Hemp Robe is made with 100% hemp! It’s sustainable, durable, and super soft (and will get softer over time). 

It also comes in a hemp bag which can be reused in a variety of ways. 

While this soft sustainable robes isn’t certified (because hemp has no organic certification yet), many of their products are backed up by standards like GOTS, FSC, ECOCERT, Global Recycled Standard, and OEKO-TEX.  

Supply chain & labor practices:

Thought partners with Chinese farmers and factories as it allows them to keep their supply chain localized. Because China generally has a bad rap, they share their Code of Conduct.

It elaborates on some of their practices like prohibiting child labor, ensuring equality of opportunity, and how they provide living wages. 

Thought is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, as well as one of the founders of fashion impact initiative Common Objective. They play a big role in holding them to strict fair trade-equivalent supply chain standards. 

Green business practices:

As per their thoughtful environmental policy, Thought’s yarns require less water, less pesticides, and are responsible for less CO2. In addition, they upcycled leftover production fabric to minimize their waste.

They also ship via 100% sea freight, which minimizes their shipping emissions, and they only use plastic-free packaging plastic free (including biodegradable garment bags).

Inclusivity:

The robe comes in sizes XS to L.

Community & charitable giving:

In addition to their efforts with Common Objective, Thought also donates some of their unsold stock to disadvantaged individuals through partnerships with UK-based nonprofits

Available: Thought

4. PACT

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About Pact

Pact does it again!

One of our top picks for sustainable fashion and maker of “Earth’s favorite clothing” once again makes it into our hearts and closets with their range of women’s organic cotton robes. 

If Pact has yet to make an impact on you, we’d recommend that you take a look at some of this Colorado-based brand’s clothing.

From eco friendly socks to sustainable leggings and organic maternity clothes, there’s sustainable fashion aplenty choice for the entire family (kids and babies included). 

For now, we’re going to focus on their sustainable (and affordable) Pocket Robe.

Pact’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

This comfy robe is 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton—nothing else. Whether you go with Arctic Stripe, Charcoal Heather, or classic Black colors, the excellent Earth-friendly materials remain the same. 

When you scroll through Pact’s products, you can see each one’s impact. In the case of their Pocket Robe, 66.5 gallons of water are saved per product. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Not only is the organic cotton fair trade certified, but in the case of the robes, so are the factories. Any factory Pact works with that is not Fair Trade certified are (at a minimum) child labor-free and sweatshop-free. 

They also get the majority (74%) of their organic cotton from India, which allows them to have a positive impact in different areas of the world. 

Green business practices:

Mother Earth is Pact’s number one customer. Sustainability is a part of most of their operations, like using recycled/compostable packaging, preventing fabric waste, and conserving energy and water. 

Inclusivity:

Pact gets a 10/10 for inclusivity. The sizes of the eco friendly robes range from XS to XXL. 

Community & charitable giving:

You may feel like a lazy bum wearing a robe all day, but you can also feel good about the fact that you can use the box your robe came in for good.

Pact’s Give Back. Wear Forward program accepts any-brand of gently-used clothing and distributes it to nonprofits working with disadvantaged communities. 

Available: Pact

5. UNA PLUMA

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About Una Pluma

Una Pluma is “for the planet and her people.”

This Etsy shop uses some of Earth’s best materials to keep our loved ones and our planet safe from toxic chemicals.

People are big fans of this—the shop has more than 16,000 sales and an average five-star review.

Based in Portland, Oregon, they make mainly women’s comfy activewear, dresses, leggings, and undies, though they have a few men’s item’s, too. 

They have two robe options that will instantly put you in chill-mode: a cozy hooded robe and a lightweight robe (pictured) that could be perfect as an eco friendly beach robe. 

Una Pluma’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Their organic and eco friendly robes are made with either 100% GOTS organic cotton fleece or 95% lightweight organic cotton jersey material (blended with 5% lycra) for the above robes, respectively. 

Don’t forget the low-impact dyes!

Supply chain & labor practices:

The brand is based in Portland Oregon but all garments are sewn by skilled artisans in a Kathmandu, Nepal factory.  

Their product line embraces the traditional crafts and methods that have been passed down through generations. The brand ensures their craftspeople are paid fair wages and work in safe environments 

Green business practices:

Working to completely eliminate plastic from their production process, they now offer shipping bags made out of deadstock fabric and dyed using a solar eco process.

They are also currently working on a capsule collection (made from deadstock materials!), which if you’ve read our article about avoiding fast fashion you’ll know we’re big fans of this! 

Inclusivity:

Realizing bodies come in an endless array of shapes and sizes, Una Pluma works hard to make clothing that fits different bodies. While they offer sizes from S-XL, they have clothing that’s either fitted, has a relaxed fit, or is oversized.

Additionally, their models represent women with all different types of bodies. 

The robes are even designed with no side seams, so they’re a great fit for any shape and size. 

Available: Etsy

6. TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES

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About Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) is hands down our favorite “maker to market” shop.

When you add things to your online shopping cart you’ll be helping break the cycle of generational poverty and contribute to positive social change for poor communities around the world. 

Their range of ethically-sourced handmade wares is extensive, including clothing, shoes, kitchen items, accessories, outdoor goods, gifts, and much more. 

They’ve got quite a selection of fair trade robes alone (13 options at the time of writing) like the Rest and Relaxation and Rainy Day robes.

Most have pockets and we all know that anything with pockets is 10000x better.

Ten Thousand Villages’ Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

You’ll feel calm and cozy when lounging around the house and a 100% soft cotton robe, the only material you’ll find in these ethical sustainable robes

Supply chain & labor practices:

Partnering with the Association for Rural Advancement through Voluntary Action and Local Involvement (Aravali for short), TTV provides fair trade, year-round work for young Indian artisans. The supply chain goes beyond that, however, touching 20,000 makers in 30 different developing countries. 

TTV works directly with artisans to determine what fair prices look like, ensuring they’re enough to provide income and allow their artisans to truly thrive. 

They focus on working with women and people with disabilities, as well as any other individuals who are often excluded from opportunities in the global economy. In addition, they work with artisans to develop long-term partnerships that allow them to truly flourish.

Green business practices:

TTV prefers recycled, locally sourced, natural, and renewable materials. Not all their wares are fully sustainable, but many are.

They work further with their artisans to develop programs to reuse or minimize the energy and water used in production. 

Inclusivity:

The robes come in one-size-fits-most, but based on their dimensions are probably better suited to women or small men. 

Available: Ten Thousand Villages

7. OCELOT MARKET

We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Ocelot Market #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle
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About Ocelot Market

This brand’s got an OceLOT to offer the world.

As one of the best ethical online shopping platforms, Ocelot Market brings together small brands and independent artisans to offer some of the fairest and most sustainable handmade clothes, homewares, shoes, jewelry, and more…all in one convenient location. 

We’ve been into wrapping up with Ocelot recently, falling head over heels for their fair trade gifts, scarves, ethical boots, and now robes, including some of the best men’s sustainable robes we found. 

While Ocelot’s robes only come from two independent brands, Anatolico and Novica, you’ll find all different options—thick or thin, long or short, beach or bath.  

Ocelot Market’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Anatolico is all about 100% Turkish cotton— and this is what you’ll find in their absorbent, lightweight, and quick-drying robes. Their Sky Robe looks great on men and women, as does their Karia Robe

100% cotton is also the # 1 material choice for Novica. They’ve incorporated the material into a Bali-esque design in their Batik robe. Full disclosure, we did see some rayon robes, too (which is less sustainable than cotton).

Supply chain & labor practices:

Anatolico keeps things localized by sourcing Turkish cotton and working with Turkish artisans to hand-loom it in the authentic and traditional way. Additionally, they only partner with artisan families who choose eco friendly and ethical processes.  

Novica operates in a similar way and works with small batch makers and communities from around the world. Handmade techniques are prioritized over machinery and all artisans receive direct compensation for their products.

Over the years, they’ve supported their artisan communities with more than $105,000,000 in fair pay!  

When you shop with Ocelot Market you’re choosing between nearly a hundred brands, some of which are Fair Trade and all of which are ethical. 

Green business practices:

Novica reduces the environmental impact of their shipments by grouping products together into a bulk shipping order, which may mean a small delay.

If ordering as an eco friendly gift, be sure to do so well before the big day!

Ocelot Market itself prioritizes recyclable and compostable shipping materials and has a Made-to-Order Collection, though sadly, no robes are in it. 

Inclusivity:

Anatolico’s robes come in S, M, L (but, being men’s sizes, should fit most) and Novica’s are one-size-fits-all. 

Community & charitable giving: 

Ocelot returns 99% of profits back into sustaining the marketplace and their artisan partners. They also plant one tree for every order in a Madagascar forest. 

Available: Ocelot Market

HOW WE FOUND THE BEST SUSTAINABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY ROBES

Sorry to disrobe you but did you know that formaldehyde, flame retardants, AZO dyes, and toxic softening agents make their way into most clothes—including our robes?

Not to mention the impact these chemicals have on our planet…

Sustainable and ethical fashion to the robe rescue so show us there’s a better way to stay cozy. Here’s how:

Materials:

Sometimes a robe goes on your freshly cleaned body. Do you really want plastic and chemicals in direct contact with your birthday suit? We don’t. Nor do we want our lazy day to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and intensive water and pesticide use…

For those reasons, we stuck with natural (and preferably organic) materials for these sustainable robes, like hemp and (ideally certified organic) cotton.

A few all-natural options, like those made of Turkish cotton, aren’t organic and we’re holding out judgment to learn more about the processing methods behind these fabrics.

We opted to keep synthetics (like elastane and lycra) at a minimum.  

Supply chain and labor practices:

A comfy terry robe might keep us warm, but our hearts warm to see brands with transparent supply chains, providing their artisans with fair pay, or ensuring that their partner factories provide safe and fair working conditions. 

We were also happy to see many supply chains kept close together, with materials farmed and processed in the same country. 

Most ideally, we look for brands where all this was backed up by a Fair Trade certification (or equivalent).

Green business practices:

Some common green practices we picked up on included reusable and recyclable materials, water recycling, the reuse of textile waste, and traditional hand manufacturing techniques. 

Inclusivity:

While there is some room for improvement when it comes to some of these brands’ sizes (literally) we were happy to find that, for the most part, a range of sizes was available—with diverse models to match.  

Community & charitable giving:

While not an absolute must for our robed days at home, it’s always an extra comfort knowing ecosystems, farming communities, and artisans are being supported in ways that go above and beyond what it is to be an ethical business.   


FINAL THOUGHTS ON SUSTAINABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY ROBES

We’ll take absolutely no blame at all if this article makes you want to call your boss, claim a “sick day,” and curl up in your comfiest robe for the next 24 hours.

Remember the most sustainable robe is the one already hanging in your closet (and then there’s always a thrift store for some second hand finds).

Otherwise, consider supporting one of these brands by choosing an eco friendly robe. By doing so, you’ll not only feel justified in taking that sick day but you’ll also be casting a vote in support of a more sustainable fashion industry.


We’re cozying up to some of our favorite sustainable and eco friendly robes. Available in all shapes and sizes, they’re the perfect way to dress after a hot bath or a cool off in the ocean Image by Ocelot Market #ecofriendlyrobes #sustainablejungle

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