Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

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The rise of fast fashion resulted in a tidal wave of clothes on this planet’s landfills. Even conventional style decisions can enhance your environmental footprint if not chosen utilizing sustainable criteria, cared for and washed accurately, and worn till you donate or recycle it. Meet Erin Houston, cofounder of Wearwell, a woman-owned firm that helps prospects select sustainable clothes, equipment, and footwear, in addition to resell used gadgets they not need to put on. Erin and her group fastidiously design the Wearwell catalog to characteristic responsibly manufactured style, clothes from certified B Corporations that blend revenue with social affect, in addition to from women- and block-owned style traces for girls of all sizes. The firm additionally gives a recommerce possibility, Wearwellagain, that gives prospects free transport of pre-loved clothes, footwear, and equipment and awards between 5% and 15% off their subsequent buy.

Erin Houston, Cofounder and CEO of Wearwell, is our visitor on Sustainability In Your Ear.

The query is whether or not humanity can discover satisfaction in making the clothes we purchase last more. Much of the issue is as a result of give attention to purchasing fairly than sporting and caring for clothes. The change we have to make is to put the emphasis not on what number of clothes items we purchase however as an alternative on making them final. Recommerce, promoting used gadgets that others can put on, is a possible supply of satisfaction for the patron craving change. Wearwellagain and related companies might allow the fixed change of clothes to fulfill the necessity for novelty — however limiting transport and different recommerce-related environmental impacts will likely be a problem till we obtain a carbon-neutral transportation infrastructure. There are many modifications to make and myriad alternatives for brand new companies. You can study extra about Wearwell at

Editor’s Note: This podcast was initially printed on November 17, 2023.