As a biochemistry major, I spent the majority of my studies examining ways the use science for the better. The biologist inside of me defines “for the better” as bettering the Earth that provides for us. Consumerism has made us greedy in utilizing the resources we have, and we often forget that these resources are not replenished.
One of the industries that is impacting the environment the most is the clothing industry. It takes materials to not only make clothes, but also to make them look desirable and ship them across the country. As a female consumer and a financially unstable recent graduate, it is hard for me to not fall into a cheap clothes rut. However, I have made it my mission to try to buy sustainable clothing items even if it means I have to invest a little more.
Here is a list of some of my favorite sustainable companies I have discovered.