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Gone are the days of tight fits and suffocating jeans. No more jumping up and down to get trousers on or painfully peeling them off, thank goodness!
Instead, we’re looking for more comfortable, cozy bottoms. That means we’re all about the new baggy trend. These 9 brands below are designing baggy jeans and pants with sustainable materials, ethical and eco-friendly production, and—most of all—the relaxed fits we need right now.
Interested in how we’re styling our own baggy pants? Check out our sustainable streetwear guide for style inspo!
Best For | Reimagined vintage denim
Sustainable Materials | Regenerative cotton, recycled cotton, recycled leather, recycled pocketing, recycled thread, eco-sustainable hardware trims, TENCEL Lyocell & modal fibers, EcoMade Lycra
Price | $198 – $258
Did you know AGOLDE has been around for almost 30 years and that it’s owned by another biz we adore, Citizens of Humanity? This premium denim brand makes styles for everyone using 100 percent organic cotton and sustainably sourced materials. AGOLDE’s selection of baggy pants range from cargos and utility pants to wide leg denim options. Our favorites include the Cass Baggy Cargo or the Low Slung Baggy, as they perfectly pair effortless street style with sustainability.
Best For | Comfy workwear
Sustainable Materials | 100% organic cotton
Price | $88 – $195
LACAUSA is a Los Angeles brand (LA, CA, USA—get it?) offering sustainably made activewear, loungewear, and streetwear. Most pieces are manufactured locally in LA, and a small percentage are produced overseas. Regardless of the location though, LACAUSA employees receive safe working conditions and fair wages. While you can find more traditional trousers here, we are also eyeing these vintage menswear inspired pants, crafted with 100% cotton.
3. LA RELAXED
Best For | Relaxed loungewear
Sustainable Materials | GOTS-certified organic cotton, TENCEL modal & lyocell, deadstock fabrics, recycled buttons, non-toxic dyes
Price | $98 – $118
LA RELAXED emphasizes two things—responsible design and some of the softest cotton garments for free-spirited folks! Their eco-conscious approach to clothing manufacturing alongside fun and trendy styles is just what we need when it comes to choosing a good quality baggy pant. LA RELAXED commits to their 6 pillars of responsible design including sourcing most of their fabrics from mills within a 10-mile radius and never sending any garment to a landfill.
Best For | Chic sustainable fashion
Sustainable Materials | Recycled cotton, regenerative cotton, deadstock fabrics, reworked vintage pieces, OEKO-TEX 100 certified TENCEL lyocell & modal, OEKO-TEX 100 certified linen
Price | $88 – $398
Reformation is a pioneer in sustainable fashion. Back in 2013, they built America’s first sustainable factory and have been 100% carbon neutral since 2015—making for some of the most impressive milestones in the slow fashion industry! You can find baggy pants that fit your vibe amongst their huge collection of sustainable bottoms, which include durable linen styles that are perfect for warm breezy days and easy to style trousers which can be dressed up or down. The options are endless!
Best For | Essential basics
Sustainable Materials | Certified recycled fibers, GOTS certified organic cotton, Roica V550 yarn
Price | $68 – $128
If you’re on the hunt for baggy pants that won’t dig into your waist and are versatile to wear, Everlane’s got you covered. Their collection of wide leg baggy pants are made with GOTS certified organic cotton and are easy to pull on and style for those days you’re in a rush. Besides helping you look effortless, Everlane is fully transparent with the cost of what goes into your clothing so you know exactly what you’re paying for.
Best For | Active lifestyle wear
Sustainable Materials | Natural hemp fabric, organic cotton
Price | $115 – $211
Rather than using only traditional cotton or polyester (both of which aren’t the most sustainable), Jungmaven turns to natural hemp instead for its apparel. Pieces are hand-sewn and dyed locally in LA, and we’re obsessed with Jungmaven’s unisex cropped Ocean Pant, available in an impressive 12 colors. This piece is perfect for a day on the boardwalk and is made with a blend of organic cotton and hemp, so you know they’re going to be comfy! For a warmer option, their hemp/merino wool blend pants are perfect for all season wear.
Best For | Ethically made denim
Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton, deadstock & upcycled fabrics, Tencel & Refibra fibers
Price | $168 – $238
ÉTICA is working hard to change the way denim is made. They are a vertically-integrated company that is committed to using clean alternatives when it comes to the production of their timeless denim options. You’ll find a good selection of sustainable extra-baggy options, sewn with a mix of OCS-certified organic cotton and Tencel. Along the way, you’ll support ÉTICA’s values: eco-friendly water usage, fair labor practices and no use of animal products.
Best For | Trendy streetwear
Sustainable Materials | Hemp fabrics, non-GMO organic cotton, Tencel, recycled poly.
Price | $90 – $160 AUD
Born off the Gold Coast of Australia, Afends is inspired by surf and skate culture. It’s pretty evident when you look at this line of pants and jeans! Styles range from baggy flared jeans made from organic cotton, to recycled floral-patterned parachute cargos. Beyond their fun styles, Afends takes part in a number of sustainability initiatives, including using hemp fabrics where possible and cultivating change through ethical sourcing standards in their supply chain. We’re big fans too of the Unisex collection for a more inclusive range.
Best For | Utility workwear
Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton & sustainable materials
Price | $115 – $208
Carhartt’s Work In Progress is a more fashion-forward collection from the beloved workwear brand. With over a century of experience, the company knows what matters most for pants—and its utilitarian background shines through in this collection. These pants are thoughtfully designed with an easygoing fit and are made with comfortable fabrics, like organic cotton. Baggy pants that function for work and play? Yes, please.
Featured image from LA RELAXED
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