Tag: fast fashion

Overproduction

Fashion production is generating 10% of all greenhouse gases. Each year, 80 billion garments are produced, that’s 400% more compared to 20 years ago. As you can imagine, this has very harmful environmental, social, political, and economic implications. Long gone are the seasonal collections designed, produced, transported, and sold (then discarded – more on that … read more

Overconsumption

Reclypt is the alternative to fast fashion, but why is one needed? Welcome to our multi-part series: Why do we need an alternative to fast fashion? Let’s start with what fast fashion is: Fast fashion is cheap, trendy clothing & accessories that relies on the exploitative business model of getting the newest styles to market … read more

A huge problem you probably haven’t thought about: Returns

Heavy inspiration from this article in The Atlantic. TLDR: It’s estimated that 25% of returns are discarded, and another chunk are simply destroyed because it’s cheaper to throw returns away than to restock them. Last year alone, U.S. retailers took back more than $100 billion in merchandise sold online. This means those returns are doing … read more