INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
4 WAYS TO SHOP MORE SUSTAINABLY
By Steven Potter, April 22, 2020
We’ve started by making our returns process paperless, and by improving our plastic-packaging situation. Our bags are made from recycled materials and are recyclable, too – just stick them in with your next ASOS return, and we'll either reuse them or turn them into new bags. We're also using more eco-friendly manufacturing processes and materials in the clothes we sell. And there’s lots more on the way. If you wanted to start making small changes too, but aren’t sure where to start, below you’ll find four ways to shop – all with more sustainability in common. #WeAreOnIt
The Repsonsible edit
The edit includes items made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials, and products created using more eco-friendly processes that waste less water. If you want to find out what makes your favourite styles in the edit so special, take a look at the fabric info in the product description for the full low-down.
Giving clothes a second chance is way better than styles ending up in landfill, and there’s no better place to find amazing, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces than ASOS Marketplace. Think Versace and Polo Ralph Lauren shirts, Reebok sweats and Tommy Hilfiger jeans (plus loads more big-name brands) – that are 20+ years old! That’s true vintage, people.
That’s not all, though – ASOS Marketplace is also home to loads of sustainably-minded boutiques, as well as brands that upcycle and rework old garms into totally new pieces. So, not only are you giving these styles another life and saving them from landfill, but you’re also supporting up-and-coming brands and small businesses – while scoring looks that no one else is gonna have. Ideal.
Upcycle your old trainers
Switch up everyday things
Even things like the bag you use every day can help, whether it’s choosing one made of recycled materials, or picking up a couple of simple tote bags to help reduce the amount of plastic bags you need to use for your weekly shop.