It’s said that every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Most plastics are not biodegradable—they just keep breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces and, along with more trash than we can readily comprehend, end up dumped into the ocean and swallowed by hundreds of animal species.
Plastic has got to go, but while companies and people are beginning to cut down, it’s not disappearing any time soon. If we continue to use and dispose of it at the current rate, the ocean will have almost 400 million metric tons of plastic by 2050. I don’t know about you, but that terrifies us here at Good On You.
That is where recycling comes in. While only a small portion of plastic is currently recycled, more and more fashion companies are doing their bit by transforming plastic waste into—you guessed it—clothes and accessories. If it’s going to be around for hundreds of years anyway, why not wear it?
So, we dug up fashion brands that have taken up the gauntlet and given this immortal waste new life, so you can do your bit in the war on waste, too. Here are 11 fashion brands that make clothes using recycled plastic.