Swoon Worthy Fashions with Swap Society, Nicole the Founder of an online clothing swap for women & kids. It’s really big problem of fashion waste and pollution.
This is created by the fashion industry inhumane labor conditions and for me personally. I didn’t want to be a part of that system anymore and so I had started swapping in my clothes.
* Thrift shops isn’t really a great solution either because less than 20% of what gets donated to charity shops ever gets resold. They end up in the dump.
* XR boycott fashion and they’re trying to get people to boycott fashion for a whole year the hashtag #XR 52 and just to really draw some attention to the fact that what we wear really has a connection to the global climate crisis.
* The fashion industry puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
* Also the industry itself is the #2 Polluter after agriculture.
Listen to the rest of our conversation about Swap Society with Nicole Robertson and I, how you can become a part of the solution instead of the problem.
How it works:
Our team carefully inspects each item received, then photographs and lists each accepted item, and our proprietary algorithm assigns a point total. Points are based on a few key metrics including desirability, seasonality, condition, inventory and retail value. We review your clothes, our algorithm assigns points to accepted items and we email your point total. You can also view your points by logging in to your account.
Unaccepted items are upcycled by sustainable fashion brands MeWe Clothing and ELLERALI or donated to charity, including Downtown Women’s Center (DWC). DWC is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. They envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Their mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy.
Other resources: of Recycled fashion designers: https://www.brit.co/recycled-fashion-designers/
World Project Wear: http://worldwearproject.com/about-us/global-responsibility
** It’s an unusual post, I’ll be writing more about the people who I interview on my Podcast “Creating an Impactful Legacy.” the original topics are about happiness, workplace wellness, culture.. because of the title it seems attract social good causes and businesses. Every week a Podcast is promoted on Monday, I’ll have a post about the podcast. If you want to listen to the many others you can watch them at https://podcasts.heartatworkonline.org
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