Circular Fashion

Circular Fashion

Circular fashion, what is it exactly?
Keep clothes in use. For example re-sell, clothing swaps, store take back schemes, garment repair and up-cycling.
Circular fashion is reusing the resources the fashion industry already has, while ensuring those materials are biodegradable and free from harmful materials when they are finally discarded.
The best way to make your fashion habit sustainable is to simply wear clothes that already exist, whether they are found in your closet, a secondhand store, rented, bought or handed down from another family.
As of now we don't have a take back scheme at Vara Barn in place but we work with clothing brands that are experts in the area, for example;

Frugi, a pioneering brand in sustainability, with GOTS-certified organic cotton at its core for the last 18 years, continues to innovate and lead the way in circular childrenswear. A long-time champion of protecting the planet for future generations, the Cornish-based brand is once again raising its credentials to provide certified circular children’s clothing and will be the first kids clothing brand to join the Circular Textiles Foundation’s revolution.

The brand is working to embed key circular principles throughout the design, development, and manufacturing process, to create a ground-breaking range of fully recyclable clothing for the Spring/Summer 2023 season.

You can read it all about it here,

Patagonia is the most circular brand in the world of fashion retail, using a high share of recycled materials – for example, 36% of cotton or 90% of nylon. 

Worn Wear – a standalone used Patagonia clothing store that enables customers to buy second-hand Patagonia online or in selected stores, as well as getting items repaired, to keep them in play has been introduced. 2017, Worn Wear went online, and since its launch, they’ve repaired more than 130,000 items, keeping them in play.

Read more about Patagonia's quest for circularity program here.




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