Fashion shouldn’t cost the Earth — By hiring a dress that you will only wear once, you are supporting sustainable fashion and doing your bit to lower the fashion carbon footprint.
FASHION INDUSTRY FACTS
⋒ Clothing production is the third largest manufacturing industry in the world and second largest polluter, being responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions.
⋒ 100 billion items of clothing are produced every year. Over the past two decades clothing production and consumption have doubled, yet consumers keep their clothes for half as long.
⋒ Studies show that 60% of garments will end up in landfill and will be discarded within the first year of purchase, after being worn only 7 times.
Scary, isn’t it?
HOW HIRING HELPS MOTHER EARTH
The designer dress hire movement has paved the way for a sustainable fashion future by reducing landfill + over consumption and decreasing production; Ultimately leading to reduced global carbon emissions.
Extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its carbon and waste footprints by up to 30% and cuts the cost in resources used to supply and dispose of clothing by 20%, according to the Global Fashion Agenda.
Designer garments are produced of higher quality and more ethically than fast fashion companies and therefore are built to last. Most designer garments can have a lifetime of up to 30-40 wears.
That’s a 400% increase on the global standard!
The Closet Collective ships all outfits in parcels made from 100% bio degradable materials.