In the world of fast fashion, be the mindful buyer.
According to the Business Insider, fast fashion “emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined”. The fact is we buy more and more clothes and thus enable the fashion industry to manufacture more collections, produce more carbon emissions, release more microfibers into the ocean, and add more clothing items into the landfills.
Of course, the blame is not entirely on the consumers – us -, but if we have ways to avoid fast fashion and reduce its toll on our environment, why not at least try?
1. Project CECE
Project CECE is a platform that shows you all up-to-date deals of sustainable clothing brands. It’s a sort of repository for ethical fashion stores and fair trade brands. If you’re looking for sustainably-made clothes, this is the perfect platform for you, as you don’t have to click through different websites and stores to find the one most fitting to your style – it’s all in one place!
2. Mycotech Lab
Mycotech Lab is the name behind leather-like products, made from Mycelium, or simply put – mushrooms, and is made from agroforestry byproducts.
You can shop products made with their technology here.
Olives offers bags, purses, and backpacks made out of vegan leather. Their materials include cotton fibres, pineapple leaves, and recycled polyester. Not only are their products cruelty-free, but with their minimalist and elegant look, they surely enhance anyone’s fashion style.
4. Cruelty Cutter
Cruelty Cutter is a helpful and effective app when buying cruelty-free products. With the help of this app, you simply scan any item you wish to purchase and Cruelty Cutter will let you know if animals were hurt in the making of it.
Not only that, the organization behind this app (Beagle Freedom Project) is actively fighting to ban testing on animals. See how you can take action here.
Less of a fashion statement and more of a necessity, but we wanted to include it on the list nonetheless.
Fluus is the brand behind the “first fully flushable period pad“s. Fluus pads are biodegradable, microplastic-free, and safe to be flushed down the toilet, consequently producing less greenhouse gas emissions, plastic, and landfill waste connected to period products.
We hope these suggestions proved helpful to you, maybe they inspired or informed you of all the possible sustainable clothing replacements there are out there.
If you like this post, see also recommendations for sustainable gift-giving, reduced food and consumer impact, and how to use internet for good.
Do you have a favourite sustainable brand?
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