Resell Platform Vestiaire Collective Vows to Ban Fast Fashion Site-wide
December 19, 2022
As the fashion world has changed course towards a future that prizes sustainability in style and circular consumption, online fashion resale platform Vestiaire Collective has taken a stand to announce their ban against the major pollutant of fast fashion.
Equipped with an inventory of 3 million pieces and counting, Vestiaire Collective is an app-based platform with a community dedicated to sustaining the life cycle of existing and used apparel. Launched in Paris in 2009, before sustainability becoming fashion’s favourite buzzword, the company has now expanded to offices in New York, L.A, Seoul, Singapore, a tech hub in Berlin, and Hong Kong. The new scheme sees them working with The Or Foundation, a joint non-profit between the U.S. and Ghana focusing on the reduction of fashion waste.
What follows the denouncement is a three-year plan on Vestiaire Collective’s behalf, whereby a criteria of fast fashion elements will be drawn up and used as a metric to vet clothing to be listed on the site. This scale will consider the product quality, working conditions behind the item’s manufacturing origins, as well as its carbon footprint based on the label it’s produced by.
To find out more about Vestiaire Collective, check out their site here.
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