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Sustainable Back to School Fashion

Alongside new notebooks and textbooks, a wardrobe refresh is probably on your back-to-school list. But did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions?

Here are some more sustainable options for your back-to-school clothes shopping.


Nuuly: A Hub of Rental Fashion

In the United States, the average person throws away almost 81 POUNDS of used clothing every year, of which a whopping 95% could have been recycled or reused. Renting clothes can reduce this waste, which is where Nuuly comes in. 

Nuuly was born to help you change your relationship with clothing—wherever you are on your sustainability journey. With Nuuly rent, get 6 pieces of stylish and sustainable clothing delivered straight to your door every month. At the end of the month, you can buy what you love, and send back what you don’t! 

Get $20 off your first month with code "Future20". 


ForDays: Elevating Basics with Sustainability

ForDays redefines the concept of wardrobe staples by creating timeless, high-quality basics using organic materials. Their closed-loop system ensures that your old ForDays items can be returned, recycled, and remade into new clothing. This circular approach minimizes waste and extends the lifespan of your garments, making it a fantastic option for building a sustainable back-to-school wardrobe.

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Unspun: Custom-Tailored Jeans

Unspun takes customization to the next level by offering made-to-order jeans with a focus on fit, style, and sustainability. By producing garments only when they're ordered, Unspun reduces excess inventory and waste. Their commitment to data-driven design and sustainable practices makes them a great option for jeans that will last you a lifetime. 

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Ministry of Supply: Performance Meets Sustainability

For those seeking a balance between style and functionality, Ministry of Supply offers innovative clothing that seamlessly merges performance with sustainability. Fashion at Ministry of Supply is versatile, timeless, and durable, meaning you can make more with what's in your wardrobe without needing to constantly buy new pieces - which can save you $$$. 

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Out of the Woods: Sustainable Bags

Out of the Woods takes an inventive approach to sustainable fashion by using tree-cellulose to create sustainable bags. Using tree cellulose, a renewable resource, results in lower carbon footprint and reduces deforestation. It also makes the bags durable, washable, and stylish. 


Thrift Stores: Goodwill and More

Thrift stores like Goodwill should be your go-to for budget-friendly and sustainable fashion. These stores offer a wide range of pre-loved clothing items waiting to be discovered, and shopping secondhand is one of the best things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.