We’ve heard it before: the fashion choices you make – what you buy, where you buy it and how it’s made – affect our planet more than most realise. And while hearing it is one thing, taking action is a whole other (and sometimes overwhelming) story. Which is why French luxury reseller, Vestiaire Collective, has come up with a simple, comprehensive four-step challenge that readers can take part in.
Tapping on fashion-savvy names such as girl about town and style star Mae Tan, actress and environmental activist Lily Cole and model Arizona Muse, the platform has come up with the month-long ‘Wardrobe Reality Check’ challenge that will encourage shoppers to start building a sustainable and stylish capsule for years to come and to sell pieces that are no longer of use. And you won’t have to do it alone, either. With Tan, Cole and Muse – alongside entrepreneur and Kardashian bestie Steph Step and TV host Cara G Mcllroy – taking the challenge themselves with some pro tips thrown in. Said Step: “Invest in pieces you will wear over and over again. Avoid trendy impulse buys. Know your brand’s labor and fabric practices.”
Vestiaire Collective is also throwing in a big motivator: the platform will take a significantly smaller commission from all pieces between $150-$300 so that you get more from what you choose to sell. The more items deposited from users will also result in gift vouchers to use. Sounds enticing? You can take part in the challenge here. You’ll also be able to shop from all the girls’ wardrobes. For a quick breakdown on Vestiaire’s guide and how some of your fave It girls are getting involved, browse the gallery above.