Sometimes you need to wear your heart on your sleeve, or your values on your chest, as the case may be. I looked for the best vegan t-shirts I could find to share them with you here. What makes these vegan t-shirts the best? Besides being fun and purposeful, they’re all made with organic cotton and some are a recycled polyester / organic cotton blend.
As you may know, while it’s a natural material, commercial cotton is not eco-friendly for a couple of key reasons:
- It requires a lot of water to grow.
- If it’s not organic, it’s grown with a lot of pesticide and herbicides.
Thus, I always look to see if there are organic cotton versions of the products that I present on UniGuide that are made with cotton. I also look for recycled materials, and in this case – t-shirts that are made with recycled polyester vs. virgin polyester.
Like commercial cotton, polyester is not an eco-friendly material. It uses a lot of water in its production, in addition to emitting greenhouse gas emissions when it’s made. Furthermore, it’s not biodegradable. But it can be recycled. So, it’s always great to see recycled polyester being kept out of the landfill and used in cool products like these vegan t-shirts!
Have you ever been asked that question – Where do you get your protein? Uh yeah… Save some time and energy for those unenlightened folks with this cheeky t-shirt. It’s hand-printed with water-based, non-toxic, and eco-friendly ink, plus it’s made with 100% certified organic cotton. It’s available in standard unisex sizes and comes in a variety of colors.
About the brand:
Veganese Tees makes a t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and other eco-friendly items that have positive, activist messages printed on them with non-toxic ink. Be sure to check out their collection in their Etsy store
This vegan t-shirt, also by Veganese Tees, is hand-printed with a water-based, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink. It’s super soft and is made in the USA with 100% organic cotton. It comes in green, gray, and navy blue. It’s available in standard women’s sizes.
Stick up for your animal pals! Here’s another great vegan t-shirt from Veganese Tees. Like all of their styles, it’s made with organic cotton and printed with non-toxic, eco-friendly ink. This t-shirt comes in standard unisex sizes, and it comes in five different Earth-tone colors.
Sometimes those who aspire to veganism need a little motivational shove. Remind them that there’s a wonderful life awaiting them – and it has delicious vegan cheese in it. Another eco-conscious design by Veganese Tees, this t-shirt is also made with organic cotton and printed with water-based, non-toxic ink. It comes in five different Earth-tone colors, and standard unisex sizes.
Another fun vegan t-shirt by Veganese Tees, this style comes in light blue, navy blue, and three other Earth tone colors. It’s also made with 100% organic cotton and printed with non-toxic ink. This cute donkey will win over the hardcore carnivores. He’ll help you win friends and influence people wherever you go.
This vegan tee is one of my faves because I loved frogs and toads as a little girl, and I still do! But no animal should be a science project. This t-shirt is 100% organic cotton and made in the USA. It’s available in standard unisex sizes.
This t-shirt says it artfully. If you’re not comfortable wearing a “Vegan AF” t-shirt, this might be right one for you. It’s printed with water-based, non-toxic ink, and it’s made in the USA. The soft, eco-friendly fabric is 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester (RPET.)
If only the whole world would take this simple mantra to heart! This ladies’ vegan t-shirt is made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. GOTS certified is cotton that is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, which is the leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. When a fiber is GOTS certified, every step in the supply chain is certified to meet strict ecological and social criteria. This t-shirt comes in black or white.
About the brand:
The Green Family France creates eco-friendly women’s and men’s t-shirts, tote bags, and accessories that are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester.
This stylish ladies’ t-shirt has a wide scoop neck, a loose fit, and a shorter, cropped look. It’s also by The Green Family France and is made with GOTS certified organic cotton. It comes in black or white.
Another design by The Green Family France, this vegan tee is made with GOTS certified, Fair Wear Foundation approved, 100% organic cotton. The Fair Wear Foundation is nonprofit that works to improve conditions for workers in garment factories.
Another not-so-subtle fashion statement, this saucy green ladies’ t-shirt is hand-printed in London. The slogan comes in men’s styles too. This t-shirt is made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and it’s Fair Wear Foundation approved.
This eco-conscious t-shirt is also created with a low carbon footprint, and the ink is water-based and Soil Association approved. The Soil Association is a UK-based nonprofit that advocates for healthy, humane, and sustainable food, farming, and land use.
About the brand:
Simple Animal Design makes ethical totes and t-shirts in their workshop in London. Check out their Etsy store to see more socially conscious designs.