Forget Houses, It’s Time To Rent Your Clothing
It’s our first summer out of lockdown, and it’s shaping up to be a great one. We get to (finally!) swim in the ocean, picnic in the park, celebrate birthdays, engagements, and weddings; practically finding any reason to drink champagne.
We all want to feel incredible this summer, and often that means getting yourself new shorts, dresses, bathers and any other outfits that make us have fun in the sun. But, it adds up quickly.
Either you go with fast fashion and get cheap trendy outfits that look okay but aren’t sustainable, or you go for a sustainable brand, but break your wallet because you can’t be seen in the same outfit twice.
According to ABC's War on Waste, Australians throw out 6,000 kilograms (six tonnes) of clothing and textiles every 10 minutes. Plus, global clothing sales are projected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025, which means textile waste is only going to grow more. So why not take advantage of the clothes that already exist instead of buying more, by renting.
Renting clothing is a great way to be more sustainable while also saving money and looking great. Fashion rental services and wardrobe-sharing platforms are becoming more and more popular. So, if you want to express yourself through fashion or just look amazing, without hurting the planet or your budget check out these clothing rental services.
If you're looking for something community based then, Rent a Dress is for you. Rent a Dress is a peer-to-peer rental service with over 3,000 items available. This means you can find an outfit or be an owner and list your garments to make some extra money. The platform is Australia-wide and has been around since 2014.
GlamCorner is your new go-to for designer dresses. With over 200 brands featured on the site they started with a vision to solve the “I’ve got nothing to wear” crisis. GlamCorner comes with free $100 accidental damage insurance, plus they take care of the dry cleaning.
If you prefer to shop in person check out Style Theory. The Melbourne-based company allows you to book a 30 minute styling session to try on and rent formal wear. Or if you're not in Melbourne you can also shop on their online store all around Australia.
The Volte is a high-end clothing rental platform. While the prices may be a bit higher the pieces are also more exclusive. They partner with stores and designers to list current and old season garments. This is a great choice if you really want to turn some heads.
If you want all your bases covered, Dress Hire AU is the way to go. The platform offers clothing and accessories for rental, plus if you are anywhere near Eltham you can go to their warehouse to browse and try on their huge collection. Also, at the Eltham location they offer in-house hair and make-up services creating the ultimate one-stop-shop for getting ready.
So, if you do want to be outfit repeating at all your events this summer why not try out a fashion rental service for a more eco-friendly option.
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