Wear clothes you love, while caring for the planet. Our simple checklist will help you make sustainable shopping choices you can feel good about.
One of the biggest enemies of sustainable fashion is over-consumption. We’re encouraged to buy much more than what we need, leaving us with closets stuffed with clothes we don’t even wear. Then, in a flash of inspiration, we do a big declutter and many of our clothes wind up on the discard pile.
Fast fashion has seen stacks of low-quality, trendy clothes cycling through stores in recent decades. The impact on the planet is huge, from piles of clothes being thrown away after just a few wears, to synthetic fabrics that contain plastic and toxic fabric dyes.
The fashion industry has a big impact on the environment, and finding the most sustainable options can be tricky. For instance, a top may be organic, but the factory it’s made in could still be polluting the local river. So, it’s sometimes hard to be sure you’re making the best decision.