At Closet, we are well aware that the textile industry has become one of the most polluting industries in the world.
It is not unimportant to know that in the last 15 years we have doubled our consumption of clothes and halved their lifespan.
For reference, one pair of jeans could travel around our planet up to 1.5 times and would use 2,000 liters of water to get from the cotton field to the store.
THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS NOW MORE POLLUTING THAN ALL EMISSIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AND OCEAN SHIPPING COMBINED.
Worse, only 1% of textiles are recycled, while the rest are buried underground or incinerated. To put this in perspective, the equivalent of an entire garbage truck full of clothing is destroyed worldwide every second.
HOW DO YOU HELP?
There are many ways to help our planet in the face of this textile crisis, and it starts with more responsible and discerning consumption. Here are four points:
As simple as it may sound, all it takes is to recycle your clothes by donating, trading, selling or even taking them to a collection point.
2. CONSUME BETTER
By preferring so-called basic or timeless garments, such as well-cut jeans, white T-shirts or the famous little black dress, you will no longer fall victim to fashion trends and therefore wasteful clothing.
3. BE MORE DEMANDING
If you become more demanding, you will prefer designer clothes that are not part of fast fashion (zara, H&M, etc.), short production routes, and high-quality natural materials.
When you shop at Closet, you are purchasing second hand luxury items at the best prices and promoting the sustainability of quality items by giving them a second life.
When you sell at Closet, you choose to recycle your item in an environmentally friendly way by giving it the opportunity to make a new buyer happy.
To stay responsible, sell an item you no longer use before buying a new favorite. This way you recycle your closet and avoid cluttering yourself unnecessarily and unknowingly.
At Closet, you participate in the positive cycle of environmentally conscious warehouse sales by selling your luxury item and replacing it with a new, carefully preserved quality item if you wish - all without guilt!