As we continue to spend more time at home, comfy trousers have become the new working from home staple. The lines are blurring between loungewear and work attire as we strive for comfort while also looking and feeling great and therefore, more motivated and productive! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite comfy sustainable trousers that are perfect for working from home if you’re sick of your sweatpants!
If you’re looking for comfortable trousers with a more elevated look, we’ve got you covered here at ELLISS with our ‘Activist Trousers’. Made from 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane, these stretchy flares are soft on your skin and kind to the earth! The print features black female activists from the 19th Century, with all profits going to ‘BLACK MINDS MATTER UK’. Their mission is “to connect black individuals and families with free professional mental health service across the UK.” Grab yourself a pair of these super comfy statement trousers and do your bit for charity and the environment.
Nanushka’s ‘ONI Knit Pants’ are made from a blend of recycled cashmere and the recycled fibre LYOCELL so they feel luxuriously soft. They are also manufactured locally to their studio in Budapest to reduce their carbon footprint. These knitted drawstring wide leg trousers are a great option for working from home if you’re looking to combine warmth, comfort and style!
3. NINETY PERCENT
Looking for something comfortable and sustainable but still want to retain a smart and elevated style? Look no further with Ninety Percent’s ‘Compact Organic Cotton Kickflare Pants’. Made responsibly in Bangladesh with compact organic cotton, these soft, stretchy cropped trousers feature a high waist and panelled seams, and will be sure to become your working from home staple.
For a more relaxed and sporty aesthetic, Nagnata have got you covered with their new ‘Romeo Track Pants’ in a variety of bold colour-ways. Inspired by vintage streetwear, Nagnata’s organic cotton track pants have been designed with a versatile fit for a genderless aesthetic. The Australian contemporary sportswear brand seeks to challenge the rampant consumerism brought on by fast fashion by producing sustainable pieces made to last.
5. MATE THE LABEL
MATE the Label brings you a working from home essential with these super soft 100% organic cotton thermal trousers. Made in their staple colour-ways along with limited edition colours, these wide leg drawstring trousers will keep you warm all day from working, to lounging around in the evening. MATE the Label uses organic and sustainable fabrics as well as having a localised supply chain (within 10 miles of their studio in Los Angeles) which reduces their carbon footprint and allows them to build meaningful relationships with their factories.
If you’re on the hunt for lighter ‘working from home’ trousers with the warmer months approaching, look no further than Ganni’s ‘Responsible Materials’ section. These seersucker checked trousers are made with half recycled polyester and half organic cotton for a light, breathable feel with a paperpag waist and cropped wide leg. Working with recycled fibres decreases the demand of virgin fibres and organic cotton reduces water usage and greenhouse gas emissions, while also feeling soft against your skin!
You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic, loose fitting track pants to lounge around the house in. Pangaia are well known for their easy-to-wear sportswear and loungewear made from innovative bio-based fibres and recycled materials, solidifying their mission to combat the climate crisis. These heavyweight recycled cotton track pants are made with a responsibly sourced recycled and organic cotton mix, with thicker fabric for the days where you want to feel a little more cozy.
8. THINKING MU
These ‘Caramel Trash Milda Pants’ from Thinking Mu are a must-have for your working from home wardrobe if you’re a fan of earthy tones. Made from a blend of organic cotton and a pioneering recycled fibre called REFIBRA, these wide leg ribbed trousers are simple yet unique. Sustainable practices are key to Thinking Mu, having introduced their zero waste initiative ‘Trash’, making upcycled clothes out of regenerated fibres, recovered from post-consumer garments.
9. PEOPLE TREE
People Tree is a longstanding sustainable and ethical brand who produce classic, easy to wear pieces like these khaki wide leg fair-trade organic cotton trousers. Their mission is to only use natural fibres or fibres that follow closed-loop processes, such as Lenzing certified TENCEL, as well as GOTS certified organic cotton. These cropped, elasticated trousers feel soft, thick and luxurious – perfectly suited for working from home.
Poetry’s cropped knitted trousers are made from a blend of pure new cashmere and recycled cashmere so feel luxuriously soft and warm for working and lounging around while at home. The tapered fit give an effortless yet smart look and can be easily dressed up or down. Poetry’s ethos is to make understated, beautifully made pieces that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Make your working from home life as comfy, sustainable and stylish as possible with our top 10 trouser picks!