5 Astonishing Benefits Of Renting Clothes Instead Of Buying Them

You might have noticed that more and more fashion triabilizers are raving about the benefits of renting premium designer clothing and accessories instead of going on yet another sartorial shopping spree. But why people choose to rent?

You might have noticed that more and more fashion triabilizers are raving about the benefits of renting premium designer clothing and accessories instead of going on yet another sartorial shopping spree. But why people choose to rent?  

As Fashion for Goods Future of Circular Fashion report suggests, there are three circular business models that are set to lead the sustainable fashion movement into the future: Rental, Subscription Rental, and Recommerce.

In the words of Stella McCartney “The future of fashion is circular. It has to be. We need to evolve from just reducing our impact to making a positive impact, but this can only happen if we all work together.” Borrowing one-occasion clothing instead of buying them is the new “it” thing to do. 

Here are all the amazing benefits of renting clothes instead of buying them:

1. Renting clothes is cheaper than buying

Having a closet arsenal filled with Victoria Becham designer dresses and Michelle Mason dazzling jumpsuits might be every fashion maven’s dream. However, it’s rarely a possible scenario. Renting premium designer clothing for special occasions is significantly cheaper. The best part? You won’t have to forego style, quality or luxury. 

2. Renting clothes has less environmental impact

Another benefit of renting clothes is minimizing your environmental impact. Basically, you will be reusing the resources that are already available in the fashion industry in order to be kinder to the environment. According to The Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), by the year 2030, the fashion industry is predicted to increase its water consumption by 50 percent. Rental services offer an alternative way to spice up your wardrobe without polluting the environment.

3. Supporting ethical designers/manufacturers

We are all very familiar with the catastrophic business practises of fast fashion companies. In 2021, 67% of consumers consider sustainable materials to be a factor in purchasing a fashion item. The good news is that in the coming years, environmentally friendly clothing will be sustainable fashion’s fastest-growing segment. 

By choosing to rent clothes instead of buying them, you actively support ethical luxury designers that adhere to strict standards when it comes to production and distribution of their collections. For example, in Bangladesh the minimum wage for garment workers is $94 per month, whereas the living wage is estimated to be $569 per month.

 Now, if you take into consideration the use of cheap, toxic textile dyes, which makes the fashion industry the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture, the right choice is pretty obvious.

4. Renting clothes requires less laundry 

If you do have better things to do with your time and a need to minimize your water consumption, clothing rental services are for you. Especially when it comes to certain fabrics, cleaning can be a very time consuming and costly process. For this reason, we partnered up with Stomerij SuperNette, a leading dry-cleaning service in the area of Amsterdam. 

Rest assured that we only use biodegradable cleaning materials. All you have to do is place back your items, hangers, and plastic covers in the Runway Closet garment bag and send it over to us.

5. Constant refresh of your wardrobe

Clothing fatigue is one of the most prominent reasons why people choose to rent designer clothing. Your ensembles will always remains current without having to spend hundreds of dollars on special occasion clothing you won’t get to wear more than once or twice. Not to mention that for events and even work clothes will save you a lot of closet space.

Now that you are aware of all the amazing benefits of renting clothes instead of buying them, head over to our website to choose your favorite premium designer fashion to rent from our virtual shelves.

Our closet in a sneak peek

Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress

Asymmetric belted crepe dress

€45,00
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress

Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress

€30,00
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress

Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress

€30,00
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse

Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse

€45,00
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top

Ribbed knit turtleneck top

€30,00
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit

One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit

€48,00

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