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Circular Fashion & the Rise of Sustainability

What is Circular Fashion?

Circular fashion is a design approach that aims to reduce waste and extend the lifespan of clothing and accessories. It operates on several key principles:

  1. Design for Durability: Circular fashion starts with creating durable and high-quality clothing that can withstand wear and tear, ensuring a longer lifespan. MADE FREE is committed to this approach by creating products designed to stand the test of time.

  2. Repair and Maintenance: We encourage our consumers to repair and maintain their garments rather than discarding them when minor issues arise. Because of this, every MADE FREE products come with a lifetime guarantee

  3. Reuse & Recycle: Ensuring that clothing can be recycled efficiently and promoting the use of recycled materials in new garments is paramount. Reusing a canvas tote bag when you shop is a great example of daily waste reduction. And if and when you do find yourself ready to retire a MADE FREE or other fashion piece: consider donating to thrift stores or resale online. Or even better, gift it to someone who'd love it! 

  4. Resource Efficiency: The fashion industry is notorious for its waste, with millions of tons of clothing ending up in landfills each year. Circular fashion minimizes waste by keeping garments in circulation longer. Minimizing waste and reducing the consumption of water, energy, and raw materials in the production process is key. 


Embracing Circular Fashion as the Consumer:

  1. Buy Quality Over Quantity: Invest in well-made, timeless pieces that will last longer and resist trends. MADE FREE's leather collection is a great place to start! Timeless pieces made by free women and men, transforming lives and the planet!

  2. Repair and Upcycle: All MADE FREE products come with a lifetime guarantee!

  3. Recycle Responsibly: When an item is beyond repair or reuse, recycle it properly through clothing recycling programs. 

How Can Brands Promote Circular Fashion?

  1. Sustainable Materials: MADE FREE products are made from the finest eco-friendly, vegetable tanned, biodegradable leather. We use certified organic cotton that meets GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standards) and Eco-friendly (EF), vegetable tanned leather in crafting the majority of our products. 

  2. Transparency: At MADE FREE we're committed to transforming lives & the planet through the way our products are made. Start to finish our factory partners are required to meet or exceed the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) standards. We are also proud members of the Social Enterprise Alliance, The American Sustainable Business Council and The Poverty Cure. 

  3. Repair Services: All MADE FREE products come with a Lifetime Guarantee

Circular fashion is not just a trend; it's a crucial shift towards a more sustainable and responsible fashion industry. By adopting circular fashion principles in our individual choices and encouraging brands to embrace these practices, we can contribute to a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible future for fashion. Together, we can close the loop and make fashion a force for good in the world.



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