Did you know the average American throws away 80lbs of clothing annually and that 85% of donations end up in landfill? You can help change this stat simply by altering your purchasing habbits.
Integrating sustainable clothing with your life can be achieved in many different ways. An easy way to reduce your carbon foorprint is to generally buy less clothing. A good approach for this is to focus your purchases on more durable clothing and fixing it instead of replacing it if it does happen to tear/wear. Another great way is to purchase second hand clothing - which keeps old clothes out of landfills while also saving you money!
If you do decide that you need to purchase new clothes, you should make sure they are coming from repuatle brands that support ethical means of production. This means brands that respect both the environment as well as humans living in surrounding areas - by doing things such as avoiding the use of harmful dyes. In addition, you could make sure your clothing is produced from natural and sustainable materials like the ones listed bellow:
A set of tools to help our customers partner with Patagonia to take mutual responsibility to extend the life of the products Patagonia makes and customers purchase. You can buy second-hand repaired or re-crafted clothes, or trade in used Patagonia clothes for credit for new items.Learn More
This circular textile award winning brand sets the new standard by clothing from local raw salvaged materials, recycling them without any chemicals, generating no wastewater, recycling their own products at end-of-life, researching and developing new ways to develop circular products. They organize local sorting campaigns, workshops, collection campaigns, and facilitate other fashion companies in their circular transition. Each sweater saves 500 liters of water, 60mJ of energy, uses zero chemicals, and saves at least 6kg of C02 emissions (when compared to traditional manufacturing).Learn More