Vintage clothes are not only cool, they also have a lower carbon footprint than today’s fast fashion
Do your clothes have an ok carbon footprint? A single t-shirt that you buy from a store produces between 2 and 5 kg of carbon dioxide and comes with a water consumption of up to 120 litres. That’s huge!
But the garments that take the most carbon to produce are jackets, dresses, and jeans. Jeans for example have 4-5 times the carbon impact of a T-shirt, based on the weight of the fabric required. If you buy these items secondhand, you can cut the most carbon.
Returning clothes has a significant impact on the environment. Only 50% of returned garments are restocked by traditional retailers, and a shocking 25% of them end up in landfill. Please see our size guide to find clothes that fit you perfectly.
By choosing used over new, you reduce your carbon footprint by 60-70%. Here’s a cool website where you can calculate the CO2-footprint of your wardrobe.
But clothes with a low carbon footprint are not enough. Packaging of clothes is usually plastic-intense and shipping clothes from one town to the other, or from one country to another is emission-intense.
That’s why we pledge:
- All our packaging is 100% plastic-free and compostable
- Within EU, all parcels are sent climate neutrally with DHL GoGreen
- Within Berlin, you can choose GreenCircle as delivery method and will get your clothes delivered in a reusable box and with an electric car. So there will be zero waste!
- For every order, our partner treeboost.io plants 2 trees in one of their projects <3