Sustainability.

Resources to build a wardrobe you love with the planet in mind.

Care for your clothes.

Mending, Tailoring & Alterations.

Loved clothes last. Having a closet full of clothes that fit you well and that you mend, repair, and look after is a key to a sustainable wardrobe. Here are our favorite providers of tailoring, alterations, and shoe, handbag, and leather care. 

JD's Shoe Repair

Shoe and handbag care and repair.

Hidden Opulence

Mending and alterations, SE Portland.

Portland Alterations

Tailoring and alterations, SE Portland.

Gien’s Tailor

Mending, tailoring and alterations, SW Portland.

Ruby Asvadi tailoring studio

Mending, tailoring and alterations, SW Portland.

Recycle Responsibly.

Resources for disposing of textiles and other hard-to-recycle items.

For clothes that are in good condition and still have life left in them, consign, sell, or donate. (See our community page for a list of local nonprofit organizations we love that accept donations of in-season clothing in good condition). For everything else, see the resources below! 

Textile Recycling

Re Told

Order a “take back bag” to recycle textiles in any condition.

Smart Wool

Order a “take back bag” to recycle socks of any brand, in any condition. 

Parade x Terracycle

Order a “take back bag” to recycle underwear of any brand, in any condition.

For Days

Order a “take back bag” to recycle textiles in any condition.

Plastics, Styrofoam, Electronics & Household Waste

Agilyx

Agilyx accepts styrofoam and hard-to-recycle plastics at their plant in Tigard, OR.

James Recycling

James Recycling hosts pop-up events around Portland to collect common plastics and other household items that can’t be recycled curbside.

Free Geek

Their mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Agilyx

Agilyx accepts styrofoam and hard-to-recycle plastics at their plant in Tigard, OR.

James Recycling

James Recycling Hosts pop-up events around Portland to collect common plastics and other household items that can’t be recycled curbside.

Free Geek

mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

When it’s time to buy new.

Eco & Ethical Brands

We know that shopping consignment isn’t always the best option.  Some things (like underwear) are tougher to buy secondhand and sometimes you just need something particular. Here are some brands we love when it comes to buying new. What do we look for when evaluating a brand? Pieces made of natural fibers and natural dyes, sewn in good working conditions and not over-produced.

Arq

Underwear made of organic, natural fibers, ethically sewn.

 

Pansy

Socks, underwear and basics made from organic cottons and natural dyes, made in limited batches.

 

Pact

Affordable underwear and basics for the whole family.

 

Culo Camicia

Made-to-order unisex boxers handcrafted in Italy from old button-up shirts. What!?

 

Hu-Ha

Breathable underwear made from super soft tree-derived fabrics and infused with healing zinc oxide to decrease bacteria and keep you cool.

The Nude Label

Comfy  organic cotton Underwear For women & men that feel as good as they look. The Nude label partners with factories that prioritize sustainability and fair working conditions.

Opok

Men’s organic performance tees & underwear for working out, going out, and everything in between. Opok products are sustainably made without toxic chemicals and pesticides, the way nature intended it to be.

Pico

Men’s and women’s underwear and housewares made in India using cotton sourced from farmers cooperatives.

Bhumi

Bhumi offers trunks (boxer briefs) and boxers made from 95% Certified Organic Cotton and 5% Recycled Elastane. Their apparel is free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, and aromatic solvents and is ethically made in India in fair trade factories.

Zero-Waste & Refill Stores.

These stores sell products package-free and in bulk, so you get what you need without the waste! From home cleaning products to bath & body and even package-free groceries. We are so excited to have them in Portland!

Replenish

Refill and low-waste home and beauty products in Sellwood. 

7834 SE 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97202

Utility Zero Waste

Refillable home & beauty products at pop-up events and by appointment.

Mama & Hapas

Refillable home & beauty products. BYO container or use one of theirs! 1389 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214 & 3806 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 9722

The Realm Refillery

Portland’s first package-free grocery! 2310 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Null Refillery

Null Refillery is a neighborhood refill store for eco-friendly cleaning supplies and natural body products. 2470 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232