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How Green is Rental Fashion?

How Green is Rental Fashion?

However, some sustainability experts are beginning to examine the footprint of clothing rental services and they may not be as green as originally advertised.

The Issues: Shipping, packaging, and dry cleaning all quickly add up as far as rental clothing subscriptions go.

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Denim Brands Sign onto New “Jeans Redesign” for More Sustainable Denim

Denim Brands Sign onto New “Jeans Redesign” for More Sustainable Denim

Yesterday the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (known for their efforts to make apparel more sustainable) announced new guidelines to make denim more sustainable with the goal of making jeans last longer, ensuring that they can be remade into new jeans at the end of their use, and are made in ways which are better for the […]

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Millennials Opt to Rent Their Clothes, Forcing Change in the Fashion Industry

Millennials Opt to Rent Their Clothes, Forcing Change in the Fashion Industry

Clothing rental services like Rent the Runway and Le Tote are growing in popularity and an increasing number of retailers are introducing these options to reflect the way Millennials and GenZ customers are choosing to purchase (or not purchase) clothes. Rather than owning clothing that goes out of style in a season or two, renting […]

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UN forms formal alliance to address sustainable fashion

UN forms formal alliance to address sustainable fashion

The fashion industry is one of the most resource-intensive and polluting industries in the world. According to a report published in the journal Nature Climate Change last year, textile production produces 1.2 billion tons of CO2 equivalent per year, which is more emissions than international flights and maritime shipping. There hasn’t yet been a global governing body that tackled the issue of fashion sustainability in a coordinated manner and that’s why this week the United Nations announced that it will officially launch the UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion on March 14th, during a media event of the 4th U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

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