The fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest contributors to pollution. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a staggering 26 billion pounds of textiles end up in landfills each year. The industry is also currently responsible for 10 percent of annual global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
However, as consumers become more aware of climate change and how their over-reliance on fast fashion has a negative impact on the environment, a number of labels have begun to do things differently. From sustainable fashion brands that produce high-quality, eco-friendly collections to online platforms giving a voice to those truly making positive changes, here are seven places to shop for sustainable fashion so you can look good while maintaining a clear conscience.
This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.