H&M's new Conscious Collection features beautifully-crafted and sustainable clothing pieces made from recycled materials, as it continues to promote sustainability in the affordable segment of the fashion industry.
The retail giant uses many sustainably-sourced fabrics, including organic cotton, recycled polyester, and regenerated nylon. It also makes some of its eco-friendly clothes with semi-synthetic cellulosic fibers such as lyocell and cupro.
H&M offers a sustainable collection of inexpensive garments made from organic and recycled fabrics since 2019.
57% of the materials used by H&M today are recycled, organic, or sustainably sourced. Its central goal is to reach 100% recycled, repurposed, or more sustainably sourced materials by 2030, if not sooner.
H&M has long been aware of the disastrous impact of fast fashion on people and the environment. It's continuously making efforts to become more ethical and sustainable.
The clothing retailer is exploring new, more sustainable ways to make, transport, and package its products. H&M is fighting against waste by collecting used garments, promoting repairing, and remaking.
"At H&M Group, we are continually working to make our business model more sustainable to secure long-term growth and, at the same time, make a positive contribution to the world."
- Helena Helmersson, H&M Chief Executive Officer
It's very encouraging to see large retailers like H&M support sustainability initiatives and work towards a more sustainable fashion future, even though only a small portion of their product range is ethical and eco-friendly.
Now is the perfect time to crave recycled wardrobe-essentials. Consciously furnishing your closet with a few sustainable pieces increases your budget, improves your fashion style, and protects the planet.
Here are some of the most affordable H&M recycled clothes that help you look great, feel good, and do good.
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H&M makes Girlfriend Regular Jeans with partly recycled cotton, regular waist, looser fit, and stretch. Recycled cotton is one of the most environmentally-friendly materials.
The denim jeans from H&M are flattering and high value for the price. They are well-made, comfortable, and fit perfectly.
2. Lace dress
This short A-line lace dress contains 100% recycled polyester. It features a stand-up collar, opening at the back of the neck with buttons, seam at hips, and flared skirt.
The recycled lace dress has long, wide puff sleeves and wide cuffs with pearlescent plastic buttons. It's an affordable, beautiful, classic essential for every conscious wardrobe.
This double-breasted blazer features a comfortable woven fabric made of recycled polyester. It showcases a straight-cut, notched lapels, pearlescent buttons at front, and front pockets with flap.
It’s an oversized blazer but very flattering and made of quality materials and construction. The sleeves aren't loose, and the shoulders aren't too big.
H&M makes a cute, eco-friendly, and inexpensive dress in airy chiffon made from recycled polyester. The material is lightweight and comfortable.
The chiffon dress features a ruffle-trimmed V-neck, elasticized cuffs and waist, and wrap-over top section with a concealed snap fastener at the front.
H&M makes seamless leggings with partly recycled nylon. They feature a ribbed jersey with a regular waist. They have a minimum number of seams for a more comfortable fit and increased freedom of movement.
H&M designs workout clothes that are affordable, practical, comfortable, and easy to wear. This recycled activewear fits the lifestyle of every conscious consumer for exercising or relaxing.
H&M designs shell pants in woven fabric made from recycled polyamide. It showcases a high waist and covered, elasticized waistband and drawstring.
These recycled nylon pants also have side pockets, leg pockets with flap, and tapered legs with elasticized hems.
The padded jacket from H&M comes with a lined hood. Lining contains recycled polyester. The stand-up collar is also padded, and the jacket features a front zipper.
It's an affordable and eco-friendly option to stay comfy and dry this cold season. The sustainable padded jacket is multifunctional, versatile, warm, and cozy.
H&M released a pencil skirt in washed, stretch denim made partly of recycled cotton. It features five pockets, a regular waist, zip fly with button, slit at front, and raw-edge hem.
This skirt is extremely comfortable, cute, and high quality. It has a perfect fit and length, great with a tee shirt or a cropped sweater for the weekend with boots or sandals.
H&M released a stylish, soft, washed denim jumpsuit made of 100% recycled cotton. It showcases long sleeves, notched lapels, V-neck, and concealed buttons at the front.
The denim jumpsuit also features a chest pocket, front pockets, back pockets, and straight, wide legs. Wearing clothing made of recycled cotton is a great way to promote circular design and sustainability.
10. Knit cardigan
H&M offers a soft, long cardigan that contains recycled polyester and no buttons. It features long sleeves, high slits at sides, and ribbing at cuffs and hem.
This piece is very comfortable and cozy but also may feel oversized. It's perfect for fall weather and chill days. The cardigan isn't scratchy at all but beautifully soft with the right length.
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About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.