Three ways to change your fash­ion habits.

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DOWN­LOAD Good on You This app is like an en­cy­clo­pe­dia of eth­i­cal fash­ion. Just type in any brand and you’ll see its sus­tain­abil­ity rat­ing, which ranges from “We avoid” to “It’s a start” and all the way up to “Great.” The rat­ing is based on cri­te­ria like an­i­mal rights, labour prac­tices and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. The app is free, but stay­ing in­formed is price­less. LOOK FOR Ten­cel There’s a rea­son beloved eco brands like Re­for­ma­tion and Patag­o­nia of­ten use Ten­cel: It has a sim­i­lar feel to cot­ton but is made out of eu­ca­lyp­tus trees, which need 80-per­cent less water to grow than cot­ton and don’t re­quire the use of harm­ful pes­ti­cides and water-pol­lut­ing chem­i­cals. Time to start read­ing la­bels. USE The Gup­pyfriend Every time you wash those Ly­cra leg­gings and poly­blend sweaters, you re­lease mi­croplas­tics—tiny syn­thetic fi­bres—into rivers and oceans, where they can en­ter the food chain. The so­lu­tion? Gup­pyfriend, a mesh laun­dry bag that’s specif­i­cally de­signed to fil­ter out mi­croplas­tics. Do­ing laun­dry has never felt more vir­tu­ous.

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