A recent British survey by First Insights found that 25% of men go physical shopping over 6 times a month... It’s definitely time to put men’s shops in the spotlight. Here at COSH!, we’re aware that it can be difficult to find sustainable clothing for men in shops... But don’t worry, we’re here to change that! After reading this blogpost, you’ll be all clued up and know exactly where to head to kit yourself out in sustainable clothes from head to toe.
Shop sustainable fashion in Antwerp
We’ll start with a staple. César Menswear sells menswear in an interior reminiscent of an old-fashioned brown bar. For example, the coat racks have been replaced by beer taps, beer bottles hanging from the ceiling, billiard tables are used to display clothes and people pay at ‘the bar’.
A funky shirt from Brava Fabrics, a t-shirt from Dedicated or jeans from Nudie Jeans. They have it all there. The icing on the cake at César Menswear is that they have a terrace for you to enjoy a glass of their home-brewed beer Reveer on. César Menswear is for environmentally-conscious men who enjoy a fresh pint!Find out more about César menswear
Do you prefer baked goods to fresh beer? Then HOST is the right place for you! House Of Sweets and Things, ie HOST, was founded by the Antwerp sisters Eva and Laura Broeckx. In this concept store, you’ll find only the most sustainable clothing brands. You can shop til you drop here without feeling guilty! For men, there is a range of several well-known sustainable brands including Armed Angels, Dedicated, Maium and Brava Fabrics.Find out more about HOST Berchem
Moose in the city has a healthy selection of Scandinavian men’s fashion in its walls all with a minimalist touch. Father and son can shop together because they have fashion for all ages! Rumour has it there will soon be a lot more sustainable clothing on offer at Moose… We can’t tell you more but it’s definitely worth checking out!Find out more about Moose in the city
Do you like buying from Belgian brands? Be sure to check out Local Collab, a collective of young Antwerp labels! You’ll find several sustainable Belgian brands, including Hooked: an environmentally conscious outdoor brand for adventurous men with a passion for nature.
Hooked only uses organic cotton from carbon neutral fair trade suppliers. The other materials the brand works with are Tencel, Lyocell, sheep’s wool and alpaca wool.
Sustainable fashion lovers have probably already heard of Supergoods. In addition to their branch in Ghent, they also have a shop in Mechelen and Antwerp. They have a wide range of 100% sustainable brands of which loads cater to men, yay! Head here for clothing, shoes and even cosmetics!Find out more about Supergoods
Sustainable shopping in Flemish Brabant and Brussels
Anyone who loves punk, rock-n-roll and tattoos will feel at home in Mr. Ego. This shop in the centre of Brussels likes to bring colour and craziness onto its street and has opted for a striking window and interior design. You should check it out for yourself! Currently the shop consists of 30-35% sustainable brands: Dedicated, Thinking Mu, Kings of Indigo, People Tree,...Find out more about Mr. Ego
Looking for a unique piece with an original print? Head to A ka so. This sustainable Belgian luxury brand brings 2 cultures together by incorporating the designs of the Kara tribe in Ethiopia (inspired by their body paint artwork) with Western clothing styles. A ka so has cosy jumpers, t-shirts and handbags for men. By shopping at A ka so, not only do you participate in the development and preservation of the Kara tribe but you also help with the preservation of the planet.Find out more about A ka so
Harvest Club is the spot for shopping as a couple (or with your little one). You will find a colourful range of fair fashion for men, women and children. Raincoats from Maium, clothes from Organic Basics, Thinking Mu & Dedicated, socks and underwear from Adam or Veja trainers… You’re guaranteed to walk out of this concept store with a new trendy purchase!
Anders Getint in Leuven opts when possible for brands that use organic cotton and produce in Western countries. Men can head there for environmentally-friendly clothing from Revolution, Tranquillo, Up-Rise and Munoman, among other brands.Find out more about Anders Getint
Sustainable shopping in East Flanders
Supergoods really is the Walhalla of sustainable clothing. The shop only sells 100% environmentally-friendly brands. As a man in Ghent, you can now shop in peace and quiet at the Supergoods Men pop-up while your other half shops in the main Supergoods shop.
Buy a sustainable shirt from the Ghent brand Mr. Manchette (support local business!) or discover other European brands such as Ecoalf or MUD jeans. Looking for cosmetics for men? Supergoods also has brands like Doers from London for sale.Find out more about Supergoods
Sustainable clothing at reasonable prices! That’s why Just Hazel is the place to be for environmentally-conscious boys and girls. This cosy shop stocks carefully selected pieces from brands such as Dedicated, Swedish Stockings, EYD,... If all that shopping makes you hungry, you can also order a bite to eat and drink at Just Hazel. And you guessed it: the cafe also only serves fair products.
At Studio AMA, you will find timeless pieces made from textile waste streams. Founder Soraya researched the entire supply chain from fabric to finished product to ensure everything was as sustainable and ethical as possible. Studio AMA offers jobs to locals who would otherwise struggle to find employment. Would you like a super local sustainable t-shirt or jumper made from textile remnants? Then make sure you visit her studio or shop online.Find out more about Studio AMA
Do you think conscious shopping is hard? Think again! Fans of urban streetwear are in the right place at Freedom. The shop has an extensive range of sustainable brands such as Dedicated, People Tree, Ecoalf, Iriedaily,... They also stock the cool Freitag backpacks made from old truck tarpaulins.Find out more about Freedom
Hip men’s fashion in West Flanders
Fresh is the ideal place for men who want to dress sustainably at an affordable price. The owner, Thomas, tries to avoid polyester as much as possible when selecting his collection and chooses clothes and accessories with a Scandinavian look. He also has his own t-shirt line which is GOTS-certified and Fair Wear Foundation approved cotton. Visit Fresh for a relaxed shopping experience!Find out more about Fresh
A wide range of women’s and men’s clothing in a quiet and classy setting is what to expect from Machteld! In addition to shirts and suits, you can also go there for more casual clothing. The staff will be happy to help you make the perfect choice.
Discover also shop owner, Luc De Maeght,’s own brand Share The Passion. Their range includes sustainable masks, homeware and shoes. A really cool service here is that you can buy a pair of white sustainable trainers from Luc and then he will customise them for you so they’re totally unique to you.Find out more about Machteld
Do your jeans never quite fit? Then try out a custom-made pair of Godfrieds Jeans. Godfried Vanden Daele makes jeans and trouser suits from environmentally-friendly raw denim for every body type. Interested? Make an appointment with Godfrieds and he will welcome you with open arms.Find out more about Godfrieds
Would you like to discover more shops? Use our shopping guide to find shops that fit with your style and budget.Click here to go to the shopping guide