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If you’re looking for a marketplace that has credited commitment to sustainability, Hurr is the platform for you. The first rental platform to achieve a B Corp Certification, Hurr currently has a B Impact score of 87.1 and is regarded as “the Airbnb of Fashion” by Forbes.
The Devout works around flexible rental subscriptions for fashion, offering different plans from 3 to 10 months. Making rental more personalised, The Devout allows customers to change their subscription plans to whatever suits them best. All plans also include compostable packaging and carbon-neutral couriers.
Based purely on peer-to-peer fashion rental, By Rotation is made for the consumer community. They have an impact scale on their app that tracks positive savings by renting rather than buying, encouraging sustainable consumption behaviour. By Rotation is part of the Sharing Economy and also is partnered with aftercare specialist BLANC, offering sustainable alternatives to dry-cleaning.
Earth Hero is an American-based online marketplace dedicated to sustainable products. Selling a wide range of items from toothbrushes to sportswear, it’s a versatile sustainable marketplace. It’s also certified B-Corp, climate neutral and emphasises the importance of education surrounding sustainability.
Vestiaire Collective is a resale platform that is dedicated to luxury. Recently banning fast fashion giants including Zara and H&M, Vestiaire Collective has joined the fight against fast fashion to encourage their community to reject the “outdated, exploitative system”. As they prioritise luxury and designer goods, they have rigorous authentication checks to ensure the items are genuine, protecting their customers.
Probably one of the biggest culprits for encouraging “single-use” fashion, wedding dresses are often sitting in people’s wardrobes after being worn once. Still White is a platform dedicated to wedding dress hire and, aiming to subvert the idea that wedding dresses are single-use only. Introducing bridalwear into the circular economy, Still White highlights “every purchase reduces carbon emissions, water and textile waste”.
Ever stare at your wardrobe and can’t think what to wear? This app is for you. Whering is a platform where you essentially upload your clothes to a digital wardrobe to help make the outfit-making decisions easier and more structured, even offering recommendations. It’s made for helping clothes last longer, giving new inspiration for styling outfits. As well as being a digital wardrobe, Whering also offers “circular services” such as second-hand shopping options, dry cleaning and repairs to help make clothes last longer.
Although not directed at consumers, UPPFIRST offers an alternative way for brands to produce and sell their products. Pioneering a new wave of community-led commerce, UPPFIRST allows creators to directly connect with their audience. The presale platform enables a more dynamic approach to pre-sell, ready-now and post-sale, offering specialised tools for each phase. It's a sustainable marketplace that encourages an “on-demand” production model, producing only what is sold.
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