Cloth & Co. x Upparel, Minimising Fashion Landfill

Cloth & Co. x Upparel, Minimising Fashion Landfill


This Global Recycling Day we are proud to be building on our efforts to support the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. At Cloth & Co. our mission is to produce thoughtfully designed, affordable collections that have a truly positive impact - both social and environmental. As such, we’re advocating for a better and more sustainable world by teaming up with Sydney based textile recyclers UPPAREL to make it easy for you to minimise what you’re putting into landfill.

On average, Australians purchase 27kg of new textiles each year and then discard 23kg into landfill - annually

As you know most of our well-worn clothing is not suitable for charity or second-hand clothing stores and dumping our clothes on them comes at an enormous cost... So now we have a solution that is much more sustainable!

Upparel offer a circular fashion model to save on our individual landfill waste. Providing an actionable solution to reusing and recycling garments, Upparel are helping us achieve actionable measures towards tackling the climate crisis. 

To date, Upparel have saved an incredible 1,747,768 items from landfill, made up of clothing, linen and shoes. This impact has saved 883,921kg of greenhouse gases polluting the atmosphere. 

Image source - The Conversation

Did you know?

Clothing production has doubled since 2000 

While people buy 60% more garments, they only use them for half as long

Big fashion retailers went from 1-2 collections a year to 10+ 

85% of all textiles go to landfill each year

Our partnership with Upparel offers you an easy solution to minimise your waste, de-clutter and do good for the environment. Just clear out your wardrobe and pack up to 10kg into a box, and have it collected at a small cost of $25. As an added bonus, we will reward you with a $25 Cloth & Co. gift voucher to spend on any full-priced item online! 

Book your collection online here.

"If the fashion sector continues on its current trajectory, the share of the carbon budget could jump to 26% by 2050, associated with a 2°C pathway. Moving away from the current linear and wasteful textiles system is therefore crucial to keeping within reach of the 2°C average global warming limit" 
Ellen Macarthur Foundation

There's no easy solution but together we can help keep fashion circular and work towards reducing our carbon footprint and a more sustainable future. 

To learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and what we can do as individuals you can register for this virtual event running throughout April:

Discover the SDGs - To Make Peace With Nature, convened by the Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, is a virtual educational experience to accelerate climate action and ambition from the global fashion industry.

Thank you in advance,

Cloth & Co. xx


The Business Insider - Fast Fashion Environmental Impact
Upparel - Cloth & Co.