Our selection of best clothes brands
Why is it important to choose our clothes better?
The fashion industry generates more greenhouse gases than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Vibrant colours, prints and fabric finishes are often achieved with toxic chemicals. As a result, the textile industry is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture. Polyester is the most popular fabric used for fashion. But when washed in domestic washing machines, polyester clothes shed microfibres that end up in our oceans. Cotton? Well, cotton growing requires high levels of water and pesticides to prevent crop failure.
What can we do?
It is possible to dress more sustainably. We need to choose better quality clothes, keep them longer, mend them when needed, and recycle or upcycle them. Materials also matter. By choosing the right materials, and by caring about where they are produced, we can reduce the water consumption and the water pollution. Finally, it is important to choose brands with sustainable practices who will promote good working conditions.
Have a look at our selections of sustainable clothes brands
Organic Basics use organic cotton grown without the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides – helping to prevent soil contamination and other harmful chemical effects. They also work with factories that minimize textile waste and down cycle all of their off-cuts. All of this in turn reduces harmful CO2 and other greenhouse gases.