Your Guide to Sustainable Shopping!

Fashion is one of the worlds leading polluting industries. We’ve all heard terms like ‘fast fashion’ and ‘the high street’. This ever-growing movement has created 52+ clothing seasons instead of the 4 seasons we actually have! The most common fast fashion stores are H&M, Forever 21, TopShop & Zara. Fortunately, designers & consumers are seeing the impact and we have many eco-friendly brands to shop from now.

There are so many ways to be more sustainable with your clothing! You can buy second hand from thrift stores and consignment shops. Did you know GoodWill has an online store?! You can also buy new pieces from companies that only use dead-stock fabric, like Reformation. Another option is to buy pieces made with sustainable fabrics in an ethical manner.

This is an ever growing list, but if you’re just starting the process of sustainable shopping here is a guide for women’s fashion. A lot of the brands listed overlap from one category to another, but the main production source is listed at the top. Each store is linked under the image. Bookmark favorites that suit your style and budget.


DEPOPPOSHMARKTHRED UPGOODWILL
THE REALREALVESTIAIRE COLLECTIVETRADESYREBAGFASHIONPHILE
DENIM BY ORLEEETSYLEVISRE/DONEFREE PEOPLEURBAN OUTFITTERS
REFORMATIONREF JEANSCHRISTY DAWNEILEEN FISHER RENEWCHARLOTTE BIALAS
AMOUR VERTEVERLANEPEOPLE TREEVETTALACAUSA
PATAGONIALA RELAXEDYIREHFAIR CLOTHMAISON DE MODEDOEN
WHIMSY & ROENEO THREADTONLELIZ ALIGDORSUROTHY’S

There are many more sustainable brands that are amazing, but this list helps if you’re just getting started.

Article by Rachel Gheen. You can view more content by Rachel on her blog Rag Trends or her Instagram @Rachgheen

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