The original inspiration for Kids Closet was to reduce contribution towards the major environmental issue of fast fashion.
Maybe you've already heard it all before, but take a second to consider these facts:
- It takes 2,700 litres of water to make one cotton T-shirt
- Australians are currently disposing of 6,000 kilograms of fashion and textile waste every 10 minutes
- The fashion industry accounts for approximately 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.
- Between 1992 and 2002 the time we keep our clothes decreased by 50%.
We wanted a convenient way to purchase kids clothes with reduced environmental impact. Originally inspired by sister company The Closet - a sustainable shopping option for women's clothes - we felt there was a gap in the market for the same convenient, quality shopping for children's clothes. An important part of our vision was to create a sophisticated online shopping experience that is easy to navigate, including quality photos and descriptions that clearly reflect the products.
Life is busy enough without kids, and as we are both raising our own boys, we know the value in keeping things simple where possible! We are passionate about the advantages we provide for parents selling items through us. We believe there should be an easy and convenient option for removing items you no longer need (recouping some of the cost is a bonus)! The consignment model we provide takes away the pain of managing listings for individual items, liaising with buyers and organising descriptions and product photos.
We recognise so many of us are seeking to de-clutter our lives. Reducing un-needed items from a household can have the impact creating space, calm and tranquillity.
Our vision is that ultimately each one of us, as consumers, will consider the quantity as well as the quality of what we purchase. We hope that as consumers we can role model to our children how critical it is to reduce our consumption in all aspects of our lives.
Clare & Jo x