The Conscious Closet

What’s in the sustainable wardrobe today?

Whether by choosing items created using sustainable materials, understanding their production methods or tuning into the philosophies of the brands that designed them, developing a more sustainable way of dressing begins by getting informed.

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The 2020 Highlights

Here we showcase highlights of what a sustainable closet could look like now, focusing on pieces that have been crafted with environmental concerns at the fore. Click through the carousel to get the lowdown on each item and see how well they’re performing

Source: FARFETCH marketplace sales data, with insights from


The anatomy of a sustainable sneaker

Sneaker culture shows no signs of abating and is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion per year. Although sneakers are a mainstay of most people's wardrobes these days, a lot of them are just not sustainable, while the frequent drop model can encourage over-consumption.

But sustainable sneakers do exist and offer a glimpse of how the culture could evolve.

Take a 3D look at the anatomy of one of them, Gucci's Tennis 1977 high-top sneaker.

Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers

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Conscious Kicks

The number of sneakers classified as sustainably produced is growing. Here are a few more examples to whet your appetite — download the FARFETCH app to try them on virtually.

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Camper Together sneakersBalenciaga Speed sneakersVeja x Rick Owens runnersCariuma CATIBA Low Stripe Charcoal Grey Suede and Canvas Contrast Thread SneakerGucci Tennis 1977 sneakers
Future Insight: Conscious Footprint
FARFETCH Fashion Footprint Tool

We’re seeing luxury consumers globally shift their focus to shopping with more consideration for the world around them. But knowledge is power so at FARFETCH we aim to give our customers the data they want and need

With the full facts in front of them, consumers can make informed decisions and begin to craft an individual wardrobe for themselves that represents a sustainable approach. Our Fashion Footprint Tool, launched in 2020 and recently relaunched with improvements, enables its users to understand the sustainability impact of specific materials, get an indication of the benefits of shopping pre-owned and the factors they can use in their decision-making, to improve their personal environmental footprint.