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Looking to Shop More Sustainably?

posted by Brittany Castanio

With back to school comes back to school fashion. This school year, there are many ways to update your wardrobe while still keeping your social conscious intact. Sustainable clothing is the clothing of the future and can come in many forms whether it be second hand/vintage, clothes that are rented, leased and swapped or even clothes that are custom made. If any of those methods aren’t you way though, here are some of the best sustainable clothing brands on a student budget.

Pact: Organic, GOTS Certified, fair trade, eco-friendly

Price Range: $35-$50  

20% off first order & free shipping on orders over $50

If you’re looking for super-soft basics for that 8 am class or just to walk around the city in, Pact is the brand for you. Their long-lasting organic cotton clothing is made for everyone and they offer a wide variety of products from bed & bath to men’s & maternity. Not only are the garments GOTS Certified organic and fair trade, but they’re also universally flattering and comfortable for year-round wear.

Boden: Ethical trading, fair wages, gives back, recyclable packaging

Price Range: $25-$50

15% off, plus free standard shipping and returns over $49

Boden is a British based brand that has been operating for more than 25 years. The company is renowned for its clothing collection which is equally ethical and expansive.They also offer free 90 day returns and a 365-day guarantee on all their products.

Alternative Apparel: Sustainable & eco-friendly materials, nontoxic & low-impact dyes, fair labor

Price Range: $25-$50

20% first order

Alternative Apparel is a one-stop-shop for the bargain hunter. Whether you’re searching for loungewear, scarves and socks for a harsh NYC winter, or even a gift set for a friend, they got you covered. Their loungewear and everyday basics are great for whether you’re just hanging out in Maxwell or doing yoga at the residence hall.

Ref JeansOrganic cotton, eco-friendly Tencel, eco-friendly practices, ethically made, made in the USA

Price Range: $50+

Malta Stevie Ultra High Rise Jean, Comfort Stretch

Although this brand is a little more on the higher price scale, they offer some really
great staple pieces that will stay in your closet for years to come. Launched by Reformation in 2017, the apparel collection uses the fashion brand’s same eco-material standards, as well as its sustainable and ethical practices. Starting at $98 and with dozens of styles, this is the place to find sustainable and fashion-forward jeans for your capsule wardrobe.

Topics: back to school, sustainability, Sustainable, Sustainable Fashion

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