Sustainable Fashion

What is Sustainable Fashion?

The fashion industry is responsible for over 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable Fashion refers to a clothing supply chain that is ecologically and socially responsible. Now is the opportunity to shift the industry and consumers away from the fast fashion model and toward sustainable practices in sourcing, production, distribution, marketing and consumption.


Pile of recyclable clothes.

Ways to extend the life of your clothes.

Benefits of shopping second-hand

First and foremost, it supports the Clothing Connection and students!

Secondly, it keeps items out of the landfill. You have most likely heard “Reduce, reuse, recycle” as one of the core values of sustainable living. We should reduce the amount that we consume and then we ought to reuse what already exists in the world. Second-hand shopping lowers the impact of the things we consume as we’re reusing things that have already been produced and we are diverting them from landfills.

 Extending clothin use by 3 months can reduce waste and waste footprints.


The outfit you’re looking for, already exists!

Fast Fashion 101

Rapid mass production of stylish, inexpensive clothes is known as fast fashion. The phenomenon has created so much waste, the United Nations terms it “an environmental and social emergency” for the planet. National Geographic article

 Consequences of fast fashion



2023 Earth Day Fashion Show

National Geographic article

Bend Source article Wasted in Bend: Clothing in the Landfill February, 2019

The Environmental Center article Your Old Clothes: Too hole-y, even for church? February, 2019

EcoWatch article Fast Fashion is an Environmental Catastrophe. Is composting your cloths the solution? November, 2022

Selling, Donating, and Recycling Old Clothing


The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion, Patriot Acti with Hasan Minhaj