Sustainable Swap:

  • Above all else, reduce your consumption and avoid fast fashion.
  • Shop at thrift stores, consignment stores, and used clothing apps like Depop, ThredUp, and Poshmark.
  • If you do buy something new, look for manufactures that offer warranties.
  • As your budget allows, try to opt for quality over quantity.
  • Check out Good on You for brand ratings based on three factors: planet, people, and animals.
  • Opt for natural fibers like cotton, hemp, and tencel over synthetic materials (polyester, nylon, spandex, etc.) which shed plastic fibers into the environment, especially when washing.
  • Donate clothes to thrift stores. If it's too worn out for resale, put it in a fabric recycling bin. These can be found at some recycling centers.