Where to Buy Sustainable Clothes
Need some new pieces for your wardrobe? Here are some of our favorite places to get sustainable clothes!
The most sustainable option when purchasing new clothes is to not purchase new at all, but rather purchase preloved garments. The rise of thrifting means almost infinite possibilities for extending the life of your closet!
Thrift stores, consignment shops, and flea markets are all easy and affordable places to buy sustainable clothing. Clothing swaps with friends and family or your local community are also great options for refreshing your closet. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to find interesting swaps.
Online secondhand retailers are a great place to look when trying to find a specific item. We love ThredUP, Depop, Poshmark and eBay. But those are just the tip of the iceberg, you can also try the following e-commerce sites:
And don’t forget – with the FutureCard Visa® Debit Card**, you can save 5% cashback* at secondhand retailers nationwide.
As with almost all facets of sustainability, doing your research is crucial to ensure you are buying clothes sustainably. Luckily, as more consumers demand transparency from brands, businesses have shifted to eco-friendly practices. Plus, resources are readily available to help determine what is greenwashing and what is genuinely sustainable.
Good On You is a helpful tool that rates clothing brands based on their ethical labor conditions, environmental impact and animal welfare.
We have also collected our favorite sustainable brands below! When you use your FutureCard Visa Debit Card**, you can get 6% cashback at select FuturePartners.
Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be more expensive Yes Friends produces affordable clothing that is both ethical and environmentally friendly. Their clothing is made from sustainable, vegan materials such as Fairtrade organic cotton and produced in a factory powered by renewable energy. Even better, Yes Friend’s fully traced supply chain confirms they pay their garment workers a living wage.
For a truly unique shoe produced in a radically sustainable way, HILOS has you covered. The young company uses 3D printing to create high-quality, distinct designs on demand. This reduces waste, water use, and other environmental impacts. Every component of a HILOS shoe can be recycled and repurposed. HILOS also conducted an environmental assessment to provide transparency into the impact it takes to create their shoes. Hilos is a FuturePartner, so you can earn 6% cashback* when you shop with your FutureCard Visa Debit Card**.
Given Patagonia’s commitment to fighting climate change, you can feel extra good about purchasing from this outdoor clothing retailer. Not only does the B-Corp certified brand prioritize eco-friendly materials and minimize carbon emissions throughout the supply chain, but they also donate 1% of their total profits to preserving and restoring our environment. For an even lower carbon footprint at a discount, check out Patagonia’s secondhand site for circular fashion.
Originally focused on athletic gear, Girlfriend Collective offers everything from cozy loungewear and intimates to fun accessories and trustworthy swimwear. This fair-trade company uses recycled plastic bottles to construct their garments and ships in 100% recyclable packaging.
Ministry of Supply’s timeless pieces for men and women are designed scientifically to ensure your purchase is of the highest quality with the lowest environmental impact. Their clothes will last a lifetime and are tested for durability and performance. Best of all, the company is climate neutral and has developed a circular manufacturing process so your old clothes never become waste. Ministry of Supply is a FuturePartner, so you can earn 6% cashback* when you shop with your FutureCard Visa Debit Card**.
If you want your sustainable wardrobe to speak for itself, Chnge’s pieces will help you make a statement. You can filter to browse clothing that proudly reflects the causes you care about (including Zero-Waste, BLM and Reproductive Rights collections). While Chnge’s garments have a clear message, their pieces are also made sustainably with materials like certified organic cotton. Plus, limited-edition collections reduce waste.
Reformation is not just a popular brand, but also a leading voice in sustainable fashion. Carbon-neutral since 2015, the company is currently focused on achieving a zero-waste supply and production chain. Their efforts are published in quarterly sustainability reports to maintain transparency and accountability. Besides enhancing circular fashion, Reformation focuses on ethical labor as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.
For Days makes fashionable and 100% recyclable clothes in a zero-waste system. Plus, with their Take Back Bags, you can send in your textiles to be recycled. With every Take Back Bag sent to recycling, you earn $20 in Closet Cash to put toward your next purchase! ForDays is also a FuturePartner, so you can earn 6% cashback* when you shop with your FutureCard Visa Debit Card**.
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