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9 Non Binary Brands Creating Conscious & Gender Neutral Clothing


Gone are the days where fashion is a duality.

Gender neutral clothing brands who care as much about the planet as they do the people are changing the status quo. 

Fashion often falls short of the inclusivity mark, “let’s squeeze every person into XS-L”.

And while there are an increase in the number of plus size clothing brands, inclusivity means more than size.  

But what is non binary clothing?

It’s clothing that transcends men’s and women’s styles, cuts, and sizing so that anyone can wear them, no matter where on the spectrum they fall. While you’ll still find options that may be considered femme or masculine, they can be worn by any body.

And more brands are seeing the need for general neutral clothing for trans and non-binary folx.

KINdom believes we’re all kin, regardless of identity. Their androgynous clothing collection asks us to “put human back in humanity”.

tonlé’s pop selection of non binary dress clothes comes with equally inclusive modeling.

For underwear and non binary exercise clothes, TomboyX’s eco fluid activewear range is full of fun prints and plus sizes.

Head to the end of the article to see how we handpicked these non binary brands that prove the best fashion is also the most fluid fashion.

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1. KINDOM

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About KINdom

KINdom is a recycled clothing brand that believes:

“Because humans and nature are created from the same building blocks of the universe, we are directly related to each other.” 

Their Gender-Free collection is what we’re particularly striking a balance with right now. Shop a handful of graphic tees, convertible shirts (yep, you read that right), fun plaid print trousers, and more.

KINdom’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

KINdom uses natural, reclaimed, recycled, and indigenous fabrics combined with compostable cotton labels.

These include organic cotton, bamboo textiles, rPET textiles (made from recycled plastic bottles), and reclaimed headstock, along with some occasional blends of rayon or viscose.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

KINdom’s environmental and ethical goals are in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, like supporting marginalized communities, using closed-loop production processes, and working with fair-trade suppliers.

In pursuit of these, they work with organizations to form a circular economy, only working with fair trade partners in China, and preserve diverse cultures by using indigenous materials.

Green business practices: 

A veggie-based bioplastic bag is used for all of KINdom’s packing and storing, and they use a 100% recycled mailer for shipping.

Inclusivity: 

KINdom was started with the idea to build a true KINdom, where all of us are connected and make up the world that we live in.

This mentality contributes to their XS-XXL sizes and genderqueer clothing options.

Community & charitable giving: 

KINdom partners with various charitable organizations, including the Global Fashion Exchange, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, and Polar Bears International.

Available: KINdom


2. TOMBOYX

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About TomboyX

Looking for gender neutral clothing underwear?

TomboyX has got your back (or your butt?) with a range of ethical unisex underwear, loungewear, sleepwear, swim, tees & tanks, socks, and sustainable activewear for everyone. 

This Seattle-based brand doesn’t use tomboy in the traditional gender-role sense. 

It’s not limited to girls who like to play with toy cars. In their eyes, a tomboy is anyone who does their own thing and dresses in any way they want. 

Founders Fran and Naomi wanted to design garments to make “any body feel comfortable, regardless of where they fall on the size or gender spectrum.”

TomboyX’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Materials in their gender neutral clothing line include sustainable-sourced beechwood fiber MicroModal and OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

They work with women-owned ethical factories in the USA, Canada, and China, which they regularly visit.

Inclusivity: 

With XS to 4X sizes, they’re an excellent source for plus size gender neutral clothing.

Community & charitable giving: 

TomboyX is passionate about the #humanagenda, meaning they’re passionate about giving back to LGBTQ, women’s rights, and social justice organizations.

Available: Tomboy X


3. STELLA MCCARTNEY

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About Stella McCarthy

For designer non binary aesthetic clothing that transcends the typical, Stella McCarthy is a stand out.

With unique items and limited edition partnerships, statement fashion is par for the course from this non binary clothing brand.

While they also offer traditional gendered categories, their Unisex collections includes sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, jeans, jackets, tops, and eco friendly handbags.

Stella McCarthy’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

With many non binary clothing styles, you’ll find lots of materials, but organic cotton dominates the scene.

Other materials you may see include recycled polyester, bamboo, traditional cotton, upcycled deadstock, solvent-free polyurethane, and limited percentages of spandex and polyamide.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Ethical Trading Initiative member Stella McCartney works with factories all over the world, though the majority of their non binary clothing line appears to be made in Italy or Portugal.

Each product description states the country of origin.

Their ETI-compliant Code of Conduct enforces standards regarding wages, working hours and conditions, and prohibition of abuse and force/child labor.

Green business practices:

Stella McCartney does many things to reduce their impact, including reducing water use during manufacturing, refusing to use the most harmful materials like PVC and leather, and measuring the impact of each item.

More than anything, however, their products are designed to last a lifetime.

To ensure that happens, their clothes resale partnership with The RealReal ensures your unwanted SM products find a second home.

Inclusivity:

XXS-XXL is the complete range of sizes, though some garments top out at XL.

Community & charitable giving:

With an extensive list of charitable partnerships to their name, part of your purchase may go back to helping NGOs like the ASPCA, H.E.A.R.T., and the Kering Foundation.

Available: Stella McCarthy


4. RILEY STUDIO

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About Riley Studio

London-based Riley Studio prioritizes transparency to put people and the planet first.

According to the brand, “Style knows no boundaries, and neither should we.”

While their tops, bottoms, loungewear, accessories, and outerwear, are technically split into men’s and women’s categories, the styles and fits in both are largely androgynous and can be worn by anyone, hence the “Gender Free” badge.

Riley Studio’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Their genderless clothing is made with ECONYL® Yarn (made from recovered fishing nets), Recover® Yarn, (made from textile waste and recycled plastic bottles), GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton, linen, recot® (an organic-recycled cotton blend), and lyocell.

The zippers are recycled.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

By producing their gender neutral clothing line in small, limited runs, Riley Studio is able to prevent overproduction.

All factories are SMETA audited, which means fair and safe conditions for workers.

Green business practices: 

Riley Studio designs with longevity in mind and offers a lifetime guarantee.

They also have a guide on how to care for their clothes and offer a repair program.

Once their clothes reach the end of their lifespan, you can return them to Riley Studio to be recycled.

Inclusivity: 

XS-XXL sizes are labeled 0-5 and each size includes room to grow for those natural body fluctuations we all experience.

Available: Riley Studio


5. TONLÉ

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About tonlé

tonlé is much more than a zero waste fashion brand helping you shrug off unnecessary fashion industry waste.

Their affordable gender neutral clothing can also help you shake off unnecessary gender pressures.

Their Gender Inclusive collection contains dresses, pants, shorts jumpsuits, jackets, sweatshirts, tunics, and many other tops.

Whether you identify with earthy neutrals or pop colors, their collection is complete, including some particular stylish non binary femme clothing.

tonlé’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

tonlé is considered zero waste because all their clothing is made entirely of deadstock offcuts sourced from large garment factories.

Their recycled fabric selection commonly includes cotton, rayon, denim, linen, elastic, and sweater-fleece offcuts paired with recycled hardware and zippers.

Sometimes you’ll find non-recycled GOTS certified organic cotton. 

If more dyes are needed, it’s done with natural, water-based dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices:

This Certified B Corp is based in California but manufactures most pieces in Cambodia, where their deadstock fabric is also sourced. 

This small workshop provides living wages, skills and management training, paid vacation, and free lunch.

Green business practices:

Everything is handmade in small batches and shipped in recycled packaging.

Any scarps tonlé products are donated for reuse by Weaves of Cambodia. 

Through the Open Closet program, you can take old tonlé pieces and recycle clothes for money for anywhere from 25-60% of the original price.

Inclusivity:

In addition to inclusivity through their gender non binary clothing, they’re size inclusive with US 0-26 sizes. 

Each one is also ~3” larger than average (so check the size chart).

Community & charitable giving:

Via their activism community, they incentive anyone and everyone to participate in monthly calls to action in exchange for store credit.

Available: tonlé


6. ONE DNA

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About One DNA

One DNA is an androgynous clothing brand that offers a somewhat small but curated collection of everything from non binary exercise clothes to sweaters to vegan leather jackets.

The range includes sweatpants, sweatshirts, hoodies, tanks, tees, button-down shirts, jackets, shorts, and accessories.

One DNA’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The Heritage Collection contains their most sustainable genderless clothing, made of 80% organic cotton and recycled polyester.

Other garments are somewhat less sustainable, made of either 100% cotton, 100% silk, or a polyester/spandex vegan leather blend.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Many products are made in the USA, produced in small batches in New York City.

We’ll reach out to inquire where the rest of their products are made and what worker protections they have in place.

Inclusivity:

One DNA is a black and queer-owned business that offers unisex sizes in S-2XL.

Community & charitable giving:

Donations occur on a rotating basis based on sales of their most popular items.

Currently, 10% of profits from the Women Are Powerful collection go to nonprofits like the National Women’s Law Center.

Available: One DNA


7. OLDERBROTHER

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About Olderbrother

If pleats, boxy fits, and natural, muted colors are up your androgynous alley, the totally gender neutral clothing store Olderbrother is all you need.

Their clothing—which commonly includes some form of jeans, jackets, “anti-fit” button-down shirts, shorts, and overalls—is released in nature-inspired biannual seasonal collections with names like Pollination and Fermentation.

In addition to finding their non binary clothes online, visit their Portland store for experiential learning exhibits and installations based on their current collection’s theme.

Alternatively, keep an eye out for one of their pop-up shops in major US cities near you.

Olderbrother’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Their non binary alt clothing features materials like organic cotton, hemp, wool, linen, and woven rice paper.

Everything is naturally dyed using materials like iron oxide, natural plan tannins, herbs, wood bark, hibiscus, madder root, indigo, and fungal enzymes (for vintage denim washing).

Their Pollination current collection also uses locally harvested bee pollen for dyes.

Products are finished using up-cycled fabric defects for patchwork details, corozo nut buttons, and beeswax reinforced panels.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Most products are knitted, dyed, and sewn in California using materials largely sourced from Japan, though denim products are washed and dyed in Japan as well.

Green business practices:

Truly one of the most unique gender neutral clothing brands we’ve encountered, Olderbrother’s seasonal collections do more than just provide a unique aesthetic.

They’re also designed to work synergistically with the natural world.

For example, the Pollination collection is created in collaboration with California’s Eli’s Bee Company. Through them, the brand owns 16 beehives that are carefully monitored and harvested in order to optimize bee health and increase biodiversity.

All packaging is biodegradable.

Inclusivity:

Olderbrother offers “universal garments, equally tailored to fit men, women and people” in XXS-XL sizes.

Available: Olderbrother


8. KIRRIN FINCH

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About Kirrin Finch

Kirrin Finch is one of our favorite gender neutral fashion designers for a few reasons.

This Brooklyn, NY-based brand wants to “do good in this world” through their ethical and sustainable garments that embody dapper designs for formal or casual occasions. 

If it’s a wedding or a casual Friday night out, you’ll be looking great and feeling authentic with their non binary professional clothing that includes suits, blazers, dress suits, pants, shirts, oxfords, and shorts.

Kirrin Finch’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

They prioritize natural materials and incorporate organic ones when possible. They also use low-impact dyes. 

While Kirrin Finch does use pure blends of natural fibers (namely either 100% cotton or 100% Italian wool), there’s no mention of their cotton being organic or where the wool is sourced.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

They’ve spent time scouring the globe for factories that use some of the most ethical and fair labor and manufacturing practices.

When you shop, you can see where each product was made.

Inclusivity: 

The menswear-inspired androgenous clothing features conscious design—right down to the reduced boob gap on their button-downs.

Whether you’re small, tall, or all, they’ve got sizes for you, from 0-24, meaning plus size gender neutral clothing, too.

Community & charitable giving: 

Kirrin Finch regularly supports various projects aimed at helping LGBTQ communities and women.

Available: Kirrin Finch


9. COSMOS STUDIO

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About Cosmos Studio

Let’s break down Cosmos Studio into the acronym that it is: Creation Of Styles Made Of Sustainable practices.

The Hong Kong-based gender neutral clothing brand uses conscious design combined with an eco-minimalist approach to make clothes that are sustainable, ethical, and cruelty free. 

Cosmos Studio keeps it simple with genderless tees, tops, and caps.

Cosmos Studio’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials: 

Cosmos Studio works with programs like the Better Cotton Initiative to ensure their cotton is better for Earth.

If they’re not using sustainably-grown cotton, they’re using materials like recycled polyester (from plastic bottles) or bamboo viscose, either regenerated or produced via a zero wastewater process.

Products are colored with eco friendly Green Spun™ technology.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

With a factory based in Shandong, China, Cosmos knows it’s important they keep a close eye on labor standards, which is why this factory is regularly monitored by BSCI.

All cotton is sourced via Better Cotton Initiative channels and their supply chain is entirely cruelty-free.

Green business practices: 

Cosmos Studio’s production both requires zero water to dye and produces no wastewater.

Inclusivity: 

Everything comes in unisex sizes and has been designed to be worn by everyone in sizes XS-L.

Available: Cosmos Studio


WHY GENDER NEUTRAL CLOTHING BRANDS?

As with all our forays into fashion, this article on non binary clothing brands was informed by our cornerstone sustainable and ethical fashion guide. 

So, what does this mean for the gender neutral clothing stores we deemed “ethical” and “sustainable?”

Materials:

Materials matter most.

Materials right out of nature are best (here’s looking at you organic cotton, hemp, and Tencel), but our next picks are semi synthesis (lyocell and modal, or recycled synthetics that have been repurposed to reduce textile or other plastic waste.

Supply chain and labor practices:

Whether they’re able to trace individual products back to certain factories and suppliers or they work with auditing bodies to ensure that their production is as fair and safe as possible.

We also want non binary queer clothing to be non exploitative, so we only choose brands that go to great lengths to eliminate human slavery, abuse, unsafe work conditions, and unfair wages in the making of their products.

Green business practices:

One of the key aspects of sustainability is longevity. If a product can last longer, it’s almost automatically better for the earth, so we like to see repair and recycle programs, lifetime guarantees, and even resale programs.

That said, just because these brands are pumping out new gender neutral garments, doesn’t mean that you need to constantly update your androgynous wardrobe. Wearing what you already have is our #1 tip for dressing sustainably.

Inclusivity:

Usually we look at inclusivity from a size and diversity lens. For this article, however, inclusion took on a new level of meaning and importance. 

It’s better still when brands actually use genderqueer, trans, or non binary folks to model their products, as that sort of representation is still lacking in the fashion industry.

Community & charitable giving:

Brands that give back to the community or to larger do-good organizations are truly the trim on any piece of non binary formal clothing.


FINAL THOUGHTS ON NON BINARY CLOTHES

Sustainable and ethical supply chains are crucial, but wearing fluid fashion that suits everyone, just looks and feels even better. 

These non binary clothing brands are just the beginning of a gender neutral clothing takeover. We’ll continue to revisit this topic as no doubt this list will only grow. 

Know anyone who could use a sustainable non binary clothing overhaul? Share this guide them so we can all enjoy a more inclusive fashion industry.


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2 thoughts on “9 Non Binary Brands Creating Conscious & Gender Neutral Clothing”

  1. A great sustainable and gender neutral brand is The NP Studio (www.thenpstudio.com)

    It’s a new independent streetwear brand with great values and beautiful designs.

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