The fashion industry is well-known for its massive pollution and waste production. Firstly, a majority of about 60% of clothing materials are non-recyclable materials like polyester, nylon, acrylic, and other synthetics. Furthermore, not all of the manufactured clothes are sold, resulting in 85% of discarded textiles being burned or in landfills.
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this equates to one garbage truck full of textiles being burned or landfilled every single second. These numbers are incredibly staggering to hear and terrible for our planet. Fortunately, this has led to numerous sustainable clothing brands entering the scene to help combat this problem within our fashion industry.
We have compiled a list of great sustainable clothing brands to help people find eco-friendly options. Let’s take a closer look!
Shop Not Labeled’s Sustainable Clothing
At Not Labeled, we use a sustainable bamboo viscose blend to create our clothing. This material is softer than traditional materials, breathable, antibacterial, antifungal, and moisture-wicking. Ultimately, these qualities make it an incredible material for year-round wear, whether lounging at home or running errands.
Moreover, bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on the earth, and it can be harvested multiple times without killing it. Even better, bamboo produces 30% more oxygen and absorbs more carbon than regular trees. We have incredible collections for men and women, bath towels, and bedding. Let’s take a look at three more brands you should know about.
Pact Sustainable Clothes
Pact is an incredible brand that partners with Fair Trade USA, Global Organic Textile Standard, and SimpliZero to create sustainable products and processes. Pact uses organic cotton to make men’s and women’s sustainable clothing, as well as home goods like towels and bedding.
Overall, their partnerships allow them to measure the amount of water saved and the carbon impact of each product.
Tentree Sustainable Clothing
Tentree is another excellent brand that offers sustainable clothes for men, women, and kids, and they have accessories as well. Tentree uses four types of sustainable or recycled materials to create their products, which include:
- TENCEL™: A wood pulp fiber.
- Organic Cotton: Produced without harmful fertilizers or pesticides
- Hemp: A crop that can be regrown multiple times without hurting soil quality. The fibers are antimicrobial and UV resistant.
- Recycled Polyester: Polyester is a synthetic plastic material, but Tentree uses discarded water bottles from landfills to create this material. This gives new life to plastics that would sit in the ground otherwise.
Colored Organics Clothing for Babies and Toddlers
Most traditional clothing options for kids are made of synthetic materials that can irritate or itch sensitive skin, but not Colored Organics. Colored Organics is a brand that makes organic, affordable, sustainable clothing for babies and toddlers.
They use natural farming methods without harmful fertilizers to harvest organic cotton for their clothing. This result is soft, safe, hypoallergenic clothing for babies and toddlers free of awful chemicals like formaldehyde.