A staggering 100 billion items of clothing are produced each year; 85% of these textiles end up in landfill or incinerated. Further, it is predicted that apparel consumption will rise 63% from 62 million tonnes today to 102 million tonnes in 2030. This is why circular fashion is so important. A circular fashion model is a regenerative system designed to eliminate waste and prolong the life of materials. To combat the devastating effects of the fast fashion industry on the planet, innovative and sustainable clothing brands are paving the way for a better future.

Here are 8 fashion brands committed to saving the planet!

1. For Days

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For Days is an innovative fashion brand on a mission to eliminate clothing waste to benefit people and the planet. They make 100% recyclable fashion in a zero waste system available to everyone and have built a network of expert recycling partners to keep clothing out of landfills. They offer everything from clothing to accessories and shoes.

2. Tiny Rescue

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Tiny Rescue is a mission-based, woman and minority owned sustainable fashion line breaking the mold for zero waste fashion and is on a mission to raise awareness through sustainable apparel. The climate change collection is one of the best we have seen! All Tiny Rescue apparel is certified net carbon neutral, and GOTS certified organic cotton, and packaging is 100 percent plastic-free and made entirely from plants. Tiny Rescue’s manufacturing partners are entirely powered by renewable energy, which means their supply chain processes and factories cause zero harm to the planet. All products are printed to order on fabric made of zero-waste natural fibers, and through organic materials, renewable energy supply chains, and sustainable packaging, they offer the planet-minded consumer an opportunity to participate in a circular economy!

“99% of clothes are never recycled. At Tiny Rescue, we welcome you to the 1%. We are proud to say our clothing is made out of waste materials!” says Preeta Sinha, Founder of Tiny Rescue.

3. Pact

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Pact is a sustainable clothing company, and its products are Certified Organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They partner with Fair Trade Certified™ factories to ensure safe working conditions for employees and have also partnered with an eco-tech company that allows their shoppers to offset the carbon footprint of their shipments! They offer women, men, kids, and baby apparel and bedding and bath products.

4. BOODY USA

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BOODY USA is a sustainable and innovative fashion brand with mindful consumption at the top of its priorities. They offer quality, sustainable, everyday basics, and essentials, all made from bamboo viscose. They use rainwater to grow their bamboo, and the water used in the production process is recycled and reused. They’re on a mission to encourage conscious basics and a lean, green wardrobe.

5. Whimsy and Row

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Whimsy + Row is a stylish and eco-conscious lifestyle brand that uses only locally sourced, upcycled, and low-impact materials, to create quality pieces that will last years. The brand is limited Run and locally made to avoid waste. All of their clothing is made within a few miles of their office, to ensure that factory employees receive fair wages and treatment. They use low-impact fabrics like Certified Organic Cotton, Linen, TENCEL™, Cupro, Silk, and Deadstock/Upcycled Fabric, and are carbon neutral!

6. Malaika New York

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Malaika New York is a  sustainable brand that “features unique zero waste garments for the contemporary minimalist.” Founder Malaika Boysen Haaning uses futuristic designs to create wardrobe essentials that are stylish and ethically made, with zero waste packaging. The brand utilizes as many sustainable and up-cycled textiles & materials as possible to avoid waste, and all textiles come from North America. All pieces can be worn all year round, throughout the seasons!

7. A.BCH

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A.BCH is a circular fashion brand that aims to be as sustainable and as affordable as possible. They’re on a mission to bring awareness to circularity, ethics, and sustainability in the fashion space, and all of their pieces are made in Melbourne from renewable, organic, and recycled materials.

8. NAZ

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NAZ fashion is a Portuguese brand on a mission to “Create Democratic Fashion For a Mindful Tomorrow”. Since 2016, they have valued transparency in how they source their products, sustainability, and respect for all people and the environment. They use recycled fabrics to eliminate waste and save resources.

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