Sun & Sage Clothing helps street dogs in Bali
These clothing brands that help animals are a triple-whammy. You get nice clothing, the planet benefits (most are made from organic cotton) and animals are helped (the companies give a portion of profits to pet shelters, wildlife rescues or for farm sanctuaries). So if you need to replace a battered t-shirt or find a wool-free jumper, try these.
If you find it difficult to afford clothes and donate to animal charities – why not just combine the two? Buy what you need, and help charities at the same time. Most of these items are made from natural materials like cotton or hemp. For recycled polyester, wash in a microplastic catch bag to stop plastic fibres breaking off, and reaching the sea.
Live outside of England? The Doodle Diaries lists heaps more animal clothing companies worldwide that help all kinds of animal charities.
Clothing to Help Companion Animals
- Sun & Sage Clothing proves that real men are kind to animals, with lots of nice t-shirts, including for children. Each purchase helps to rescue and help street dogs from Bali.
Clothing to Help Barnyard Friends
- ETHCS sells nice fuss-free clothing in organic cotton, with plain packaging to keep things affordable. 40% of profits go to vegan campaigns, and you can trade used items.
- Viva La Vegan offers bright t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in nice colours and designs. The slogans include ‘compassion without action is just observation’ and ‘hardcore herbivore!’ By promoting the message, you are helping animals.
- Kind Clothing is a vegan-run company that offers organic cotton casual clothes, all printed with eco inks. And for some of the animal designs, they help wildlife charities.
- Vegan Outfitters offers 10% discounts to Student Bean card holders. All clothing is made with organic cotton using solar-powered sewing and 7 times less water, sent in plastic-free packaging. Find beanie hats, jute bags and mugs. Profits pay for kale (goats), hay (sheep), sweetcorn (chickens) and watermelon (turkeys).
- Greta Loves Mabel offers gorgeous illustrated clothes by Welsh artist Sally-Anne, who offers pet portrait and gorgeous greetings cards. Everything she sells donates a portion of money to animal welfare, and she offers t-shirts and hoodies.
- Heart Cure Clothing sells clothing to benefit a sanctuary in Northamptonshire, for rescued barnyard friends. You can buy t-shirts, joggers and hoodies.
- Viva! is a Bristol animal welfare charity that does lots of good work. Next time you need to replace a t-shirt or sweatshirt, profits help their work. Also buy t-shirts at Animal Aid.
Clothing to Help Animals Abroad
Four Paws is an international animal welfare charity, which does wonderful work. It has its own online t-shirt shop, where you can stock up, and help them at the same time. Many have campaign slogans: like one that shows a dog saved from the pet meat trade: profits help charities stopping this.
Animals Asia Store sells clothing that uses profits to help fund its work to rescue moon bears, among other work. All these tees and sweatshirts are made from organic cotton, and printed in a factory using renewable energy. The range includes clothing for men, women and children. Many have designs by artist Ekaterina Sky, focused on the amazing Vietnamese Bear Sanctuary where so many are caring for Moon Bears.
Clothing to Help Endangered Species
- Ages Apparel offers urban clothing, profits help endangered African wildlife. There are nice organic tees and hoodies (and organic beanie hats), with wildlife illustrations. Founded by two brothers, with a mixed British, Irish and African heritage.
- Big Wild Thought offers really nice t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women, often made from organic cotton and recycled polyester (wash in a microfiber catch bag). Established in Sheffield, 10% of all sales are donated to wildlife charities.
- Critically Endangered Socks are made from organic cotton/bamboo, profits help endangered creatures. These contain polyester, so wash in a microplastic catch bag.