Thoughts on Sustainability

Here at L'Histoire we care deeply about the environment, and are committed to being as transparent as possible regarding our policies. 
  • All packaging materials are 100% compostable, biodegradable, and post-consumer recycled materials. This is our commitment to you as our conscience customers.
  • When clothing must be laundered, we use environmentally friendly detergents always.
  • Buying previously owned clothing is inherently sustainable and environmentally friendly. With every purchase at L'Histoire you are helping create a more circular fashion economy.

Please read below for further information on the damaging environmental impact of the fashion industry

Fast fashion has skyrocketed in popularity, upending the fashion industry over the last decade. Along with that growth, statistics show that Americans toss out an average of 81 pounds of clothing every year. Staying on trend has never felt more accessible; however, we’re ultimately paying a much higher price.

Let's Talk About Fashion's Sustainability Problem

Fact 1: The apparel and footwear industries account for a combined estimate of 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world.

Fact 2: A 2016 McKinsey report revealed that three-fifths of all clothing items will end up in an incinerator or landfill within a year after being produced.

Fact 3: If we keep this up, by 2050 the fashion industry could use more than 26 percent of the “carbon budget” associated with a 2°C pathway (a long-term goal to limit global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels).

Fact 4: We don’t really wear our clothes. Worldwide, clothing utilization (how often we put something on) has decreased by 36 percent compared to 15 years ago.

Fact 5: It’s estimated that less than 1 percent of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into something more. That’s about a loss of 100 billion USD worth of materials every year.

Fact 6:  By 2030, it’s expected that fashion waste will increase to a 148 million ton problem.

Fact 7: Cotton, a popular material in clothing, requires high levels of water and pesticides, which cause issues in developing countries.

Fact 8: About 2,000 different chemicals are used in textile processing — yet only 16 are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Fact 9: According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the fashion industry produces 20 percent of global wastewater.

Fact 10: Only 15 percent of consumers recycle their used clothing.


Shopping sustainably means being a part of the solution. If you have any questions regarding our practices, please email anytime.