The fashion industry accounts for 10% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. Former lawyer Beri Hosiyar wants to do something about this. She founded her own green company out of her love of vintage clothing and sustainability. Reassessing fashion has given new vitality to much-loved designer clothing.
Revalue Fashion buys second-hand clothing, cleans, repairs and resells it. Berry:’The more you know about sweatshop abuse and the impact of the fashion industry on our planet, the less clothes you want to wear. Fortunately, fashion is cyclical and everything will come back. Opportunities for second-hand clothing. Berry also believes that the reusable fashion market is growing: “A large number of young people are consciously participating in sustainable development. We millennials have grown up on environmental issues, and we really want to do something about it. With Revalue Fashion, we try to make our footprint as small as possible.
Beri uses fashion bags to send clothes. I am always looking for the best, cheapest and most sustainable products. This is how I ended up entering PostNL. Their stylish packaging is a reusable and recyclable smart transport packaging. Now, I don’t have to put extra bags around the clothes because the packaging is already waterproof. This saves plastic. The packaging is delivered in a sustainable manner as much as possible. And because it fits into the mailbox, only one delivery attempt is required. All the benefits of green. Beri also believes that personalized fashion bags are a plus: “I sent our design, and now when ordering the packaging, PostNL will immediately print our logo on it. This looks professional and saves ink because I No need to do anything or put stickers on yourself.
In addition, Revalue Fashion uses straw paper packaging to order larger orders. Half of it is composed of recycled paper and cardboard, and the rest is composed of sun-dried grass. Compared with the conventional paperboard production process, this can save a lot of water, chemicals and carbon dioxide emissions. Berry: “When doing business, I always focus on the three Ps: people, the earth, and prosperity. They are very important to me. Therefore, I try to maintain as sustainable development as possible in all aspects, but sometimes Very difficult. Fortunately, I noticed that I am not alone: everyone is looking for sustainable alternatives.
Berry calls her industry slow fashion: “Fast fashion has a lot of waste and pollution. However, it is predicted that the second-hand clothing market will surpass the fast fashion market within ten years. You will see, such as Zalando, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger. Large companies in this category are increasingly investing in collecting and reusing their own clothes. Slow fashion is a trend!
Even if it is not necessary, find alternatives. This inevitability appeared naturally. So, see if certain tasks can be done digitally. Or in other packaging. No matter which industry you are in, there will always be more sustainable options.
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