Reputable clothing companies

K. asked: "I was wondering if you might post, some time, on information you've gleaned about reputable clothing companies. I'm not sure where to start in learning about which companies I should/shouldn't be supporting... Anyways, I'm sure there are others, like myself, who'd love to hear more on this topic."

I agree K. I feel the same way sometimes, where to start...

Start by investigating the company policies of the clothes you are currently buying (not including goodwill and yard sale finds) and go from there. Ie: if you tend to buy a lot of Old Navy clothes (for lack of a better example) start looking into how their clothes are made, the conditions of the workers, their carbon footprint as a company etc... If you don't like what you find out, or there is no information available start looking and saving for alternatives to what you'd normally buy there.

Generally the cheaper a new product is the worse it is for the environment and the workers who produced it, not to mention it won't last as long further compounding the need to buy more cheap clothes - it's a vicious cycle.

I wrote a post about one of our favorite clothing companies, Patagonia, over at our family blog ADVENTUREinPROGRESS. It sums up what I feel about this company's clothing and why I don't mind spending the extra dollars. K. I hope that helps somewhat. If anyone can add something helpful in the comments, please do.

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