7 Sustainable Clothing Brands With Secondhand & Refurbished Shops
From Patagonia Worn Wear To Well-Loved Jeans
There are few things we love more than sustainable and intentional brands. But sustainable brands offering secondhand shops? They may take the top spot in our hearts.
Secondhand shops make accessibility and affordability possible. Plus, it means we get to extend the lifespan of what we use, wear, and love.
Here are seven brands offering take-back and re-sell programs, giving us all an option to grab ethical and eco-friendly wear at discounted prices. Know of any others? Drop them in the comments and we’ll check them out!
If you want to learn more about shopping secondhand, here’s our how-to on getting started with online thrifting plus our favorite online thrift platforms.
1. Patagonia Worn Wear
Based In | California Best For | Sweaters, parkas, & outerwear Ethics | Certified B Corp, fair labor & safe working conditions, sustainable materials, closed-loop cleaning, gives back, upcycled options Discounts Up To | 70% off
A long time practitioner of sustainability, Patagonia’s Worn Wear program shows that the certified B Corp stays true to its roots. After collecting Patagonia’s used items from customers and old goods from its distribution centers, clothing goes through a water-free closed-loop process. This ensures new-to-you items are extra clean without the waste. Worn Wear doesn’t just sell adult apparel, it also offers children’s garments, packs and gear, and even upcycled products made from waste scraps. Get Patagonia quality at a literal fraction of the price.
2. Hackwith Design House The Sustain Shop
Based In | Minnesota Best For | Dresses & wraps Ethics | Ethically made in the USA, made-to-order, locally sourced & sustainable materials, upcycled options Discounts Up To | 40% off
Since all pieces are made-to-order, Hackwith Design House’s The Sustain Shop takes returned and gently used garments to clean and re-sell. If they need substantial repairs instead, the team works with local sewers to upcycle and transform those old pieces into new ones. Each Sustain item listing includes associated size and imagery, so you can get a sense of the fit before you buy. We love shopping here for our dresses, wraps, and light outer layers.
Based In | California Best For | Inclusively sized pieces Ethics | Ethically made in family-owned factories, fair wages & conditions, natural & deadstock fabrics, inclusive sizing Discounts Up To | 60% off
Tradlands wants you to wear what you love, and to wear it well. This intentional brand works tirelessly to ensure the best fit, fabrics, and form from concept to execution. We love its Worn Well Exchange platform for finding both samples and pre-owned pieces from other Tradlands fans. For readers who want to sell, you can also receive 100-150 percent of the purchase amount in store credit or 80 percent back in cash. Circularity at its finest.
4. REI Good & Used
Based In | Washington Best For | Outdoor gear for the whole family Ethics | Member-owned co-op, carbon-neutral, ethical & responsible production, gives back Discounts Up To | 70% off
With thousands of like-new items, REI Good & Used makes its extensive line of apparel and gear infinitely more accessible. Clothing starts at just six dollars, helping to prioritize circular production, affordability, and zero-waste practices. And especially given how expensive outdoor gear can be, we appreciate that you can find everything from hiking boots to sleeping bags without breaking the bank. As always, sales from REI are reinvested into its co-op membership so that everyone can benefit from sustainability.
5. Levi’s Secondhand
Based In | California Best For | Denim jeans & jackets Ethics | Sustainable & recycled materials, ethically made, repair & redesign program, gives back Discounts Up To | 75% off
For that quintessential denim we all love, Levi’s Secondhand is our online thrifting spot. The secondhand platform carries thousands of adult apparel goods including vintage style jeans and denim jackets, already broken in and ready for you to wear. And because denim sizing has shifted over time, Levi’s has a handy guide to help find your best fit. Shop by category or collection to find jeans you’ll love—and keep forever.
6. LACAUSA Replay
Based In | California Best For | Jumpsuits & trousers Ethics | Ethically made, sustainable & recycled materials, eco-friendly packaging, low-waste design process, gives back Discounts Up To | 30% off
LACAUSA Replay is this sustainable brand’s secondary marketplace, getting one step closer to zero-waste. Here you’ll find items that have since been archived, gently worn, or made with imperfections at 30 percent off the original price. Like all LACAUSA pieces, each is either made or cleaned in downtown Los Angeles using locally sourced fabrics whenever possible. A percentage of proceeds go back to support causes like the LA Food Bank, Garment Worker Center, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Based In | New York Best For | Women’s footwear Ethics | Ethically made, eco-friendly materials, vegetable-tanned leather, invests in renewable energy projects Discounts Up To | 80% off
Coclico crafts gorgeous and conscious footwear that we’re always eyeing to add to our closets—and now we can at more affordable prices! Through its resale platform on Treet, you can find gently used shoes for up to 80 (!) percent off. Each item includes any distinctive markings or issues, as well as photos and the original retail price. Given that these modern and minimalist shoes are always in style, it’s one of the most long-term sustainable purchases you can make.
Featured image from Levi’s Secondhand
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