1% For The Planet
We are very proud to partner with 1% For The Planet.
1% of every sale we make goes to support environmental non-profits across the world. So, that means with every order you make, you are also supporting this incredible organisation and doing your part for the environment.
Please visit their website to find out more about the amazing work they do.
We only use 100% recycled paper to package every order. That includes everything from the wrapping paper to the mailing bag itself.
We don’t use any plastic whatsoever in any of our packing materials.
All the packing materials used are very easy to recycle even further, so we encourage you to to do so once you have received your order.
Benefits of investing in quality
We only source and sell premium quality clothing from some of the best brands across the world.
As our products are pre-owned, you are able to purchase them at a fraction of the retail cost.
As they are made using a higher standard of materials, hardware and construction, these items will last you longer. Investing in quality pieces will actually end up saving you money over time, as you are able to wear them year after year without purchasing disposable clothing every season.
Environmental cost of ‘fast fashion’
Low cost ‘fast fashion’ retailers are able to offer the season’s latest trends at affordable prices.
This is a trap that many of us fall into.
Unfortunately, to be able to keep prices so low, many corners are cut before an item of clothing is put on a shop floor or even ends up in our wardrobe.
Each of these steps from manufacturing, transport and waste management can have an extremely harmful effect on the environment.
Significant quantities of toxic chemicals are used throughout the production process. So much so, that textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally.
The nature of the more prevalent cheap materials used in production such as polyester, means that every time the item is washed in domestic washing machines, harmful microfibres are shed and drained, adding to the rising levels of plastic in the oceans.
The constant desire for new (and for more) has lead to a dangerous mindset of trend driven purchasing and disposable clothing. In the past 15 years, clothing production has almost doubled. In the same time, the average number of times a garment is worn before it ceases to be used – has decreased by 36% (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017).
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of clothing waste ends up in landfills in the UK alone.
Rewearing, repairing and reducing our consumption of such disposable products can all have a positive impact on the environment we all live in.
If you are interested in finding out more about this topic, there are many resources available online. This is a great place to start.
Contributing to a circular economy
The clothing industry operates in a linear way: huge amounts of non-renewable resources are used to produce clothes that are more and more being used for only a short period of time, after which the materials are mostly sent to landfill or incinerated.
There is a long way to go to improve this, but it is encouraging to see more and more large brands commiting to eliminating their use of plastics, harmful chemicals and thus designing waste and pollution out of the industry.
We can all do our part as well, by increasing and prolonging our use of quality, well made items and finding new and better ways to reuse and recycle them.