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Gentlemen, pop your (fair trade) collars.

© Angela Wallace Sasstainable 2013

Menswear brands are offering high quality, ethical dress shirts, with great design details of luxe textiles, slender fit, and french seams. Here are two of my favourite brands offering savvy – and sustainable – style for the modern man.

Arthur & Henry (pictured above)

Arthur and Henry sell beautiful men’s shirts in the UK with a vintage sentiment from, “an era when men dressed just that little bit smarter and clothes were made to last.” They use fair trade, GOTS certified, organic cotton, support ethical manufacturing and they pay attention to the details. Their shirts are cut with modern fit and style in mind. I love this one featuring vintage fabric trim in the cuffs. Roll it up for a flash of floral. From £60.00.

Arthur & Henry Blue Fine Stripe Shirt

Glass House 

Glass House produces high quality shirts in Chicago, offering a slender fit, European styling, sustainability, and American-made credentials. Their designs include textiles like organic gingham and cotton, limited edition dead stock fabric (end of roll) and signature corozo nut buttons, like the ones on the Blue & Camel Organic Gingham shirt below. Glass House fulfills their “…goal to fuse style, sophistication, and sustainability.” From $178.00.

Glass House Blue & Camel Organic Gingham

Written by Angela Wallace of Sasstainable

Angela Wallace is the founder and editor of, an expert voice on ethical luxury and sustainable lifestyle. In 2009, she was granted Ryerson University’s Top 30 Under 30 Alumni award, because of her work as a motivational speaker, when she inspired over 30,000 students across North America. In 2013, she completed her MSc in Environmental Management at the University of London, at the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy. Her passion for the environment grew out of her family’s rural property in Raglan, Ontario, now a designated Natural Heritage System area in the Ontario Greenbelt. She is a published writer, contributing articles to Women's Post, Toronto’s leading business magazine for women. She enjoys urban gardening, writing, fashion and yoga and currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, Owen.

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