I’ve been having a hard time finding new sustainable clothing locally. When I got an email from Amazon telling me about their new Prime Wardrobe program, I knew I had to try it! Basically, you pick out 3-8 items you want to try on and they will send them to you. After you get your package, you try them on and send back the items you don’t want to keep. You only get charged for the items you do keep. I ordered 6 items to try on. I found that there were somethings I really liked about this program and some that I did not. Here are the 6 items that I tried on:
1. Long Leggings from Pack – I was really excited about these as a new alternative to polyester yoga pants. However, they were too thin to wear just as pants. If you need regular leggings to go under a dress or long shirt, this would be a great item. I was happy that it fit, but I ended up returning it as they were too thin for what I needed.
2. prAna London Jean – I really liked these jean and I loved that they were made out of organic cotton.
3. Satva Organic Cotton Sports Bra – I really liked this one, but like the other sports bra I ordered, it ran a little small. Organic cotton is definitely a better option over polyester for yoga clothes. I’ll might purchase this one in a larger size!
4. Aventura Arden Pant – This were a bit different for my style. I was hoping that they would be good for hiking or other outdoor activities. They were a bit big for me and just didn’t match my style. I love that they are organic cotton though!
5. Vero Moda Danny Ruffle Sleeve Top – This one looked so cute on the model photo, but the sleeves were not my favorite on me. I thought they’d be a little longer. It’s such a cute organic cotton top and it’s such a great price!
6. Satva Recycled Polyester Cropped Sports Bra – While recycled polyester is still not the most sustainable option, it’s definitely a step in the right direction! I was so excited to try try this sports bra because it’s longer than most I’ve seen. Unfortunately, the sizes ran a little small and this one didn’t quite fit.
Pros to Prime Wardrobe: Since it’s so hard to try on sustainable clothing locally, this gives me the opportunity to try items on before spending a ton of money or spending extra on return shipping if sizes don’t work out. It also helped me find sustainable brands I had not heard of before! And it saved on packaging compared to if I ordered all these items from the separate stores.
Cons: I can see a lot of waste happening from shipping items to customers and the return packing compared to traditional shopping at local stores. A lot of the items came in packaging and it was hard to get it to look exactly like it did before I opened it. I’m curious if they have to replace all the packaging before sending them out to other customers.
Overall, I really liked being able to try these sustainable items from Prime Wardrobe! I’m excited to see if the program continues and what other brands will be included in it. I’d love to see more sustainable companies! Also, this post was not sponsor! I just wanted to share my experience in case you wanted to try it!
Have you used Prime Wardrobe? What did you think of it? xo. Laura