Everlane is one of those companies that is on their A+ game when it comes to business ethics (fashion ethics per se), transparency and sustainability. They’ve impressed me from the start.
This week, the entire Everlane site is 25% off and it ends on Friday (April 3rd)!
I wanted to share some of my favorites from the site. I tried to steer away from offerings with recycled nylon and elastane. These are materials that are not super friendly environmentally speaking toward the end of their life (when they make it to the landfill at one point or another). However it is important to note that Everlane does make an effort to take waste (plastic water bottles) and create their ReNew line with it vs. sourcing new, raw materials. You can associate this act when you see “Recycled Polyester” or anything of that nature. It’s still a step in the right direction.
For these picks, I actually wanted to look for more natural materials that will biodegrade when they do make it to the landfill or are easier to recycle.
If you find yourself online shopping (on Everlane or elsewhere) for clothes in the midst of this quarantine, check the materials! I’m such a nerd and always look at what something is made of to guide my decision. The following are biodegradable materials that you can feel GOOD about.
Biodegradable means that it will naturally decompose back into the earth vs. synthetics which won’t and emit toxins/emissions into the soil and air.
Biodegradable Material Examples:
- 100% Cotton (Organic – even better!)
- 100% Linen
- 100% Silk
- 100% Hemp
- 100% Bamboo
- 100% Wool
Synthetic Material Examples:
Note: Any synthetic fibers can take 20-200+ years to decompose.
Below are some of favorite biodegradable picks from the website selection for both girls and guys! We will start with women (I’m bias). These are priced with options ranging from $22 – $73.