If you’re anything like me then you love clothes… but you also love the environment! Shopping can be a tricky activity especially now since so many fast fashion stores exist. The truth is second hand clothes are probably what is best for the environment and the more we circulate clothes that already exist the better! Thrifting/shopping sustainably can have many positive benefits and impacts towards your overall climate impact.
If you're still not convinced, here are some facts that might interest you:
Reduce clothing in landfills - About 60% of clothing made across the globe are made from plastic synthetic materials. Buying from a thrift store means that we’ll be keeping that plastic outside of the landfills
So if you're convinced then here is a list of some of the top sustainable clothing brands for both men and women that you can shop from without feeling guilty:
A. Online shopping:
- Maw Supply
- Fair Indigo
- Alternative apparel
- The classic T-shirt company
- The Good Tee
- Third Mind
So far I have only shopped using the online platforms, which would make sense due to COVID. But I have loved my online thrifting/ second hand experience! Shopping off of Depop, Thredup and Vinted have been nothing short of exciting! It's fun to know that you are giving to a certain individual through buying with them. From my experience, the prices are reasonable and the people are super helpful so I would 10/10 recommend.
Do you have any stores you would like to share?