by Ally Hudson

Many love making new outfits and constantly look for new trends and styles. But the reality is that some brands don’t produce their clothing items sustainably. They put out more new clothes to make business and a profit. The rapid rate of production has a terrible impact on our environment with its carbon emissions and much more. While we can’t just go up to a big company and tell them to use more ethical practices, we can do something on our part. I’m not saying you have to completely stop buying from places that contribute but take a second and think about if you really want it. There are likely similar items from other companies that are more environmentally conscious.  

It can be difficult to purchase more sustainable clothing as it’s likely more expensive, but in the long run, it’ll last, and you won’t have to worry about buying another pair. Plus, a good way to limit your consumption of fast fashion is by buying staple pieces. You may wonder what this means, and it’s just purchasing neutral and basic pieces that you can build on. For example, a white shirt, jeans, and neutral tank tops are all great starting places. Then you can find a statement jacket or accessories that bring the whole outfit together. This trick will help your outfits be diverse and match all your clothes. 

If you want to start buying from more sustainable brands, here are some that may fit your style, and you should try them out! There are a variety of different clothes that these listed brands make – from tops and dresses to shorts and pants.

Sustainable Ways to Shop 

  • Reformation 
  • Patagonia 
  • With Jéan
  • Levi’s
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Organic Basics
  • Tentree
  • PACT
  • Boyish
  • ThredUP (online secondhand clothing)

I know it’s not easy to make a new wardrobe, so next time you want to buy something, look at these brands. They’re unique pieces that not everyone on the street will have. Not only do they offer unique pieces, but they also prioritize ethical and eco-friendly practices in their production. By supporting these brands, you can feel good about your purchases and make a positive impact on the environment. Make an effort to wear what will make you and your environment feel good!