Do you want to wear Kate Moss’ clothes?
Well you had better be quick then
As COVID-19 has forced us all to take a break from the dizzying pace we live our lives at, it has also forced several industries to take a long, hard look at themselves and one of those industries is the fashion industry. It seems that no matter how many times industry insiders trot out the expression ‘fashion is cyclical’, the wastage from the textile industry is just horrific. And that’s before we take into account that before COVID-19, designers were even adding seasons to their annual rota, therefore increasing the amount of trends and sheer volume of clothing produced.
But, as the world took a forced hiatus, the facts started to stare everyone in the face. There is around 13 million tonnes of wasted textiles each year, 95% of which could have been recycled. It’s facts like this that got Vestaire Collective thinking, and, with access to some of the biggest names in the industry, they decided to do something about it with #secondhandsummer.
Joining forces with Oxfam, they have released their ‘From the FROW to your Wardrobe’ campaign with fashion industry heavy hitters including Kate Moss, Anna Dello Russo and Thandie Newton to support the importance of the Circular Fashion Movement.
So how does it work? Well, in September, Vestaire Collective will be selling iconic pieces from celebrity wardrobes including a Yves Saint Laurent blazer from Kate Moss, Charlotte Olympia shoes from Anna Dello Russo and a Miu Miu dress from Chloe Sevigny, with all money raised going to Oxfam to help beat poverty around the world.
Speaking of the initiative, Fanny Moizant, Co-Founder and President of Vestaire Collective said: “Vestiaire Collective is hugely proud to team up with Oxfam's Second Hand September initiative for a second year! We share their passion to drive positive sustainable change for people and the planet, the campaign pledge is a simple but powerful way for everyone to get involved and help build a better future.” Fee Glifeather, Oxfam’s Sustainability Expert weighed in with: “While the pandemic has brought suffering and loss to many, it has also provided opportunities to break old habits and build a fairer and more sustainable future. We’re so grateful to Vestiaire Collective for the support. By shopping second-hand, you’ll be helping Oxfam to beat poverty around the world, as well as reducing our impact on the planet. You’ll be investing in projects that include helping people to build livelihoods in places like Bangladesh – a country that has been largely affected by the economic fallout of the retail industry during this pandemic. Oxfam’s Second Hand September 2020 is a great opportunity to send a message to retailers that we want them to use this year to come back better for the people who make their clothes.”
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