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26 Sustainable Clothing Brands to Shop If You’re Trying to Ditch Fast Fashion

The textile industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters—according to the EPA, Americans send 21 billion pounds of textile waste to landfills every year. Yeah, that’s a LOT. But sustainability in the fashion industry is finally becoming more and more of a priority, and consumers are really pushing for more accountability from brands. “Sustainable” can really mean so many things, like brands using natural, biodegradable fibers in clothes, reducing water use, or initiating recycling programs. But there are also companies that are transparent about its supply chains, give opportunities to local communities, compensate their workers fairly and treat them ethically, and support important causes. All of these aspects are equally important!

And while slow fashion is usually more expensive than fast fashion, that’s part of the point. You’ll be way more thoughtful about your purchases and subsequently, your impact on the environment. So with that in mind, here are 26 sustainable, eco-friendly fashion brands doing their part to make this Earth a little bit better.

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