Clothing for a Healthier Earth

November 19, 2018

As I become increasingly concerned with my role in climate change mitigation, and invested in living more minimally, the topic of clothing has loomed large. Simply put, clothing waste statistics are alarming. Did you know that in the US alone more than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated annually, and that it mostly ends up in landfills? In the past 20 years, the amount of clothing waste has doubled and is only increasing – yikes! One way that we as individuals can better this disturbing trend is to participate less in “fast fashion” and instead invest in fewer, higher quality garments that we wear for longer. This is where MATE the label comes in…

Based in Los Angeles, MATE the label delivers elevated essentials that are perfect for chill days, athleisure ensembles and warm weather vacations. Better still is the brand’s commitment to sustainability and ethical manufacturing practices. They source organic, high quality fabrics and partner with hyperlocal factories to deliver pieces you can feel good about buying and wearing for longer. The practice of wearing things longer is key! By extending the life of your clothing by “just three months, it reduces five to ten percent of their carbon and water footprints, as well as waste generation”. So since we clearly don’t have to sacrifice style to make this more sustainable choice, let’s give it a go!

Mate the label $68-$128

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