11 Linen Apparel Brands To Keep You Cool All Summer Long
2019-04-09T08:00:00-0400
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These clothing brands use natural linen to create dresses with stunning silhouettes, tapered bottoms, and oversized tops that are perfect for relaxing in warmer weather.

Move over cotton, there’s a new sustainable material in town: linen. Grown from flax plants, linen is easy to grow, requires little water, and is biodegradable. Once sourced, it’s durable, resilient, and only gets better (and softer!) with time. As if that’s not enough, linen is breathable and moisture-wicking, so it will keep you cool through the warmer months, and can be comfortably layered in the cooler ones. (And it requires almost zero special care—so sign us up.)

We’ve found 11 apparel brands that are using natural linen for dresses with stunning silhouettes, tapered bottoms, and oversized tops that are as relaxing as they are sustainable. Whether you’re intrigued for its eco-friendly properties or simply want to invest in long-lasting looks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you make the switch.

Based In | Nashville, TN
Ethics | Ethically made, made in USA, natural fibers
Our Pick | Harlow Dress
Price | $40 (belt) - $255 (pants)

Elizabeth Suzann has a desire for quality and a dislike of excess: they create well-designed and long-lasting apparel that speaks to their philosophy. Cut, sewn, and designed out of their stunning Nashville space, this made-in-USA brand is all about simple designs and versatility. Their midweight linen comes in a variety of neutral shades, showing off feminine silhouettes and boasting the perfect lived-in look. Most importantly: their sizing is inclusive and made to be universally flattering on women of any size or shape.

Based In | New York City, NY
Ethics | Organic linen, eco-friendly, ethically made
Our Pick | Organic Linen Shirt Dress
Price | $98 (tank) - $398 (long cardigan)

In the market for sustainable and stylish linen? Look no further than EILEEN FISHER. Their ethically made 100% organic linen apparel is made to last. Using flax from France, their neutral pieces can be mixed and matched for an effortless work-to-weekend wardrobe. Our top picks include their jackets and cardigans, ideal for any season and occasion, and their light and breezy dresses. Every piece from their linen collection has been sourced via organic farming and dyed naturally. The right texture, the right fit, and the right ethics.

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | Low-impact, ethically made, sustainable, made-to-order
Our Pick | Camilla Pants
Price | €75 (top) - €183 (dress)

Want one-of-a-kind pieces that are made to order and natural? Look no further than Ode To Sunday. Utilizing Lithuanian medium-weight linen, their tops, dresses, and bottoms are as sustainable as they are effortless. Made by tailors paid fair wages, you can expect your order in 1–2 weeks, since each stunning piece is constructed by hand. With dozens of options, there is the linen look you want for any reason—or for any season.

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | Eco-friendly, organic, ethically made, small batch
Our Pick | Color Block Adria Dress
Price | $48 (top) - $124 (robe)

MagicLinen began when founder Vita noticed how her mother’s and grandmother’s linen apparel lasted way longer than her own in their home country of Lithuania. Today, MagicLinen has grown to be a family-owned business loved by many, specializing in bespoke linen textiles and apparel. Their stonewashed and softened linen comes in a number of sizes and can be even be tailored for custom orders—all the more reason they’ve received thousands of 5-star reviews on Etsy. With maximum prices of $125, you can add this shop to your list for affordable apparel.

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Eco-friendly, sustainable, ethically made, made in USA, women-run & operated
Our Pick | Hart Top
Price | $98 (top) - $248 (dress)

Did you know Reformation sources their linen from GMO-free farms in France? After being spun and dyed, they craft and sew custom designs out of their Los Angeles space for maximum quality. And what ends up on your doorstep is wearable, breathable linen that’s made for warm summer days and social nights out. With each piece, they offset nearly 700+ gallons of water and cut their carbon footprint for the most sustainable apparel around. To that, we say oui.

Based In | Sydney, Australia
Ethics | Handmade, small batch, supports Balinese women
Our Pick | Phoenix Shirt
Price | $91 (bandeau) - $212 (set)

Posse believes we can invest in timeless looks and women: their line of linen apparel is handmade by women in Bali. Ethically made and supporting women who can earn livable wages while still living at home, they’ve created a resourceful and sustainable supply chain that is better for us all. And the results are stunning and chic wear for the everyday and beyond. Based out of Sydney, Australia, the team ships worldwide—so go ahead and join their posse.

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Eco-friendly, handmade, made in USA
Our Pick | Wide Jumper
Price | $169 (pants) - $299 (jumper)

Black Crane wants your life to be simpler and more relaxing—and the same for your wardrobe. Tag-teamed by two directors and designers in Los Angeles, everything is made locally. Their oversized cardigans, draped jumpsuits, and wide-leg jumpers speak to a more comfortable and loose lifestyle that many of us only yearn for. But Black Crane shows us that reality is closer than we think—we just have to take the first steps with our clothes, and extend outwards from there.

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | Eco-friendly, sustainable, recyclable packaging, ethically made
Our Pick | Wrap Linen Summer Dress
Price | $48 (top) - $99 (shirt dress)

Since 2014, the husband-and-wife duo behind Linenfox has been crafting linen garments that are sustainable, beautifully designed, and ethically made. With hundreds of apparel options (including jumpsuits, tunics, and even aprons), you’ll find any kind of piece you need all at a cost-effective price. Made in Lithuania, they also ship internationally and use eco-friendly packaging so you’re opting for some of the most low-impact apparel around. Not sure if you’re ready to pull the trigger? Check out their thousands of happy customer reviews on Etsy!

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Low-impact, eco-friendly, ethically made, made in USA
Our Pick | Chambray Linen Overalls
Price | $110 (top) - $248 (overalls)

If you’ve ever struggled to find cool and comfortable clothing for warm climates, Pyne & Smith knows exactly what you’re going through—and they’re here to present the solution. Starting with 100% flax linen from Europe, the team behind P&S crafts small batches of their custom-designed dresses. They even recycle leftover fabric for car and airplane seat coverings. Finished in an ethical factory in LA, we’re left with dresses perfect for work, dinner, the beach, and beyond. (And if you’re on the hunt for linen overalls, we got you.)

Based In | Lithuania
Ethics | Ethically made, 100% natural & eco-friendly, made-to-order
Our Pick | ELI Wrap Top
Price | $52 (cami) - $100 (maxi dress)

Love and Confuse knows we don’t have to choose between style and sustainability. Their seriously gorgeous line of linen tops, dresses, and pants are made ethically by this family-run business, and packaged with eco-friendly materials. Cut, sewn, and made to order, you can select from dozens of styles in nearly any color, made just for you—all through their Etsy shop. And at a $50–$100 price-point, it’s worth stocking up on more than just a few pieces. Consider this our new wardrobe.

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Natural, ethically made
Our Pick | Blanca Top
Price | $130 (Top) - $398 (Suit Jacket)

Throw on and go: that’s the motto of luxury ethical brand Mila. Their ethically-made linen apparel is made to be simple, chic, and forever comfortable. Their tops, pants, and dresses are made in Chile, with 100% linen that feels simply magical on your skin. We love their extra-soft texture, warm colors, and focus on hand-washing and air-drying for the lowest impact. Add one of their artisan-made fanny packs to your look, and you’re all set to take on the world.