Let's change the way we get dressed, one rental at a time.
We believe that we can make a difference.
According to statistics from the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore generated 205,800 tonnes of textile and leather waste in 2019, of which only 6% was recyled. This category, according to an NEA spokesperson, includes used clothing, linen and bags. We are advocates of the idea that waste reduction is everyone's responsibility, and hence wish to empower our users to make a difference.
Sustainability drives every decision we make at Evrywear. We know that our customers are looking for more socially conscious and sustainable ways of consuming fashion, and our mission is to challenge the status quo by vastly extending the life of clothes using a circular economy.
In the past 15 years, global clothing production has doubled to meet demand and this increased appetite has seen the clothing and footwear industries account for a combined estimate of 8% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, making fashion the third highest polluting industry in the world.
The value of unused clothing in wardrobes has been estimated at around $30 billion. It is also estimated that $140 million worth of clothing goes into landfill each year. A McKinsey report discovered that three-fifths of all clothing items are incinerated or end up in a landfill within a year of being produced - the worst offenders being fast-fashion producers.
We believe we can offer a real solution to these issues:
Every time you rent, you're saving the water and electricity used, while reducing emissions involved in the process of manufacturing a new piece of clothing that you may have otherwise purchased.
The average woman throws away 82 pounds of clothing per year. Renting and returning your clothes maximises the number of wears each item of clothing goes through.
We close the loop in the lifecycle of our garments by exporting them overseas to be recycled, thereby preventing clothing from ending up in the landfill.