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7 Clothing Companies To Buy From This Earth Day And Still Be Enviornmentally Friendly

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clark chapter.

We ran an article earlier this week on how the fashion industry is one of the worst to the environment. On the flip-side of that story, however, there are certain companies that are doing good. Here’s a few you should check out.

1. Columbia Sportswear Company

This brand makes clothing from responsibly sourced material, such as recycled polyester. They have a Rethreads Program that gives costumers a discount in exchange for old, used clothing and shoes (they don’t even care about the brand!). This insures these clothes or shoes will be donated or recycled instead of placed in landfills. The company also donates money and products to places such as The Conservation Alliance and The Ocean Foundation.

2. Go Lite

Go Lite is an outdoor clothing and equipment maker. They have a goal to lessen 100 percent of its environmental mark. They use “Environmentally Preferred Materials” like nylon and polyester. The company is also trying to make its headquarters a zero-waste zone.

3. North Face

North Face works to keep their products out of landfills. They incorporate recycled fabrics into its clothing line. North Face also works hard to lower their chemical, water, and energy waste. The brand has a Clothes the Loop Program, rewarding customers for donations of old, used clothing and shoes. North Face is known to fight against climate change through funding and activism, such as the Hot Planet/Cool Athletes program.


PACT is made in America. It is a Fair Trade Certified organization, insuring its commitment to the environment and justice. They are also a B Corp, certifying that PACT meets both social and environmental standards. PACT takes careful measures to make sure everything from the harvesting of the cotton to the sewing of it is all clean and conscientious. They use non-GMO cotton too!

5. Patagoina

Patagonia grew from a small company selling climbing gear to a large corporate that many have heard of today. Their mission, though, is to help the environment. They do not want to cause any unnecessary harm. They have a Worn Wear Program that makes sure their gear lasts and stays out of landfills. They use recycled materials in their clothing. Their stores are even environmentally friendly. And one percent of company sales are donated to various environmental groups worldwide.

6. People Tree

People Tree is a Fair Trade company. This means they have a commitment to transparency and respect. They seek equity in international trade and sustainability. They too, then, how to bring more justice to the world. People Tree partners with Fair Trade artisans and farmers. Their clothing is then ethical and eco-friendly. They use biodegradable materials, which is a lot better than normally clothing if it was to end up in a landfill.

7. Thought Clothing

Thought Clothing uses organic cotton and sustainable fabrics to care for the environment. Their fashion is both beautiful and environmentally conscious. The company even goes beyond their clothing when thinking about justice. They have a relationship with their factories and suppliers that ensures everyone is treated properly and has respectable wages and working conditions.

Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.