How to Become a (More) Sustainable Brand
Clothing brands often ask us how they can be more ethical and sustainable. Here’s a few resources we’ve come across and recommend from the sustainable fashion world.
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Looking for ethical and sustainable suppliers for your clothing brand? Sourcing Playground can help. They connect you to suppliers with ethical and sustainable certifications, and they do the added due diligence of verifying that a factory’s certifications are real and valid.
Circularity is one of the things we look for on our criteria, earning brands like Patagonia and Taylor Stitch points for taking back, repairing, and reselling their clothes. But the cost of a program like WornWear can be prohibitive to a small brand. That’s why we partnered with our friends at Recurate to help smaller brands that are interested in incorporating circularity, at a much lower price. They utilize a Shopify app to allow you to resell your customers to resell your brand’s second-hand clothes right on your website, keeping those clothes in the loop and keeping your customers on your site. If this is something you’d like to discuss more contact us to jump on a 15 minute call.
Looking to connect with other sustainable fashion professionals? Common Objective can help. They are “the LinkedIn of sustainable fashion.” Sign up for free to start connecting with suppliers, marketers, other brands, consultants, and more.
Looking to quantify you environmental impact? Green Story can help your brand tell its sustainability story with data. How much water are you saving by using organic cotton? And what if you switch to hemp? Green Story can help you quantify that impact and show it right to your customers.
Planning to start a sustainable fashion brand? Factory 45 is an accelerator program just for entrepreneurs like you. You’ll find that a list of successful sustainable brands have come from their previous cohorts. If you’re not sure where to begin, this might be a good place to start.