Summer is the time to show off those legs for days!
Read on for our diverse and sustainable picks of the coolest shorts to sport in the warm season — from the office to the beach, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
Stefania Vaidani: Ilios Recycled Shorts
Made of recycled fabrics, these adorable shorts are just what you need for the season. The brand has been certified by Oeko-Tex, which means its materials are free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use. Of course, we love the light-hearted yellow and white stripes too — the perfect summer staple for any occasion!
Available at Stefania Vaidani
Sézane: Lucky Shorts
French atelier Sézane creates most of its collections with organic cotton, certified materials and recycled polyester. These high-waisted chequered shorts, for instance, are made of 100 percent natural linen and have a flattering flared leg. Just watch as their bright colour and casual-yet-classy look carry you from the boardroom to the boat party!
Available at Sézane
House of Dagmar: Tatiana Shorts
Looking for an easy yet stylish summer staple? You’ve come to the right place. The soft twill linen shorts from Swedish sustainability-focused label House of Dagmar are among the brand’s ‘Good Choice’ items that consist of at least 50 percent sustainable materials and have the most wearable and comfy silhouette. Just peep that elastic waist — we love a stress-free look! We’d wear this to an all-white party, but the possibilities are endless.
Available at House of Dagmar
Boyish: The Leon Shorts
With a novelty belt detail and wide relaxed leg, these high-rise pleated denim shorts are the definition of versatility; dress it up or down, it’s up to you! The best part is that the Los Angeles label Boyish uses ethical and sustainable practices in its manufacturing process, and these shorts are made of organic cotton and GRS-certified recycled cotton.
Available at Boyish
Whimsy & Row: Valentina Shorts
What can we say? We’re suckers for cool abstract shapes and neutral colours. These linen Valentina shorts are bound to be a crowd-pleaser no matter where you are. Just pair them with a plain basic and go! Whimsy & Row has lowered its carbon footprint by producing locally and continually strives for zero-waste by recycling its materials and only cutting limited quantities.
Available at Whimsy and Row
The Odder Side: Rive Shorts
Still looking for a pair of work shorts? These pure cotton shorts might just be what you need — the ruched waistband, belt loops and turned-up hem give a tailored feel, while the beige colour is a safe and easy-on-the-eyes choice for any room. Not only is The Odder Side certified by Oeko-Tex, but they also made these shorts with a plastic-free dedication to the environment.
Available at The Odder Side
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