Sustainability

Runway Closet cares deeply about minimizing the environmental impact of fashion and takes all necessary steps to reduce its footprint.

SUSTAINABILITY

Runway Closet cares deeply about minimizing environmental impact of fashion and takes all necessary steps to reduce its footprint.

Rent

By renting a garment you participate in the shared clothing economy. You spend less on clothes you'll rarely wear again, while you reducing the amount of clothes ending up being thrown out.

Recycle

We try to recycle and reuse as many of the materials we use as possible. That's why we ask you to ship back the plastic cover and hangers when you return your garment..

Reduce

20% of all items in fashion go unsold while, on average, we only wear each garment 7 items. A sustainable alternative is to rent clothing, which also helps reduce clothing waste.

Reuse

Our garment bags have been made from durable materials to ensure they'll be reused several times. Additionally, we clean the hangers you return and reuse them.

Rent

By renting a garment you participate in the shared clothing economy. You spend less on clothes you'll rarely wear again, while you reducing the amount of clothes ending up being thrown out.

Recycle

We try to recycle and reuse as many of the materials we use as possible. That's why we ask you to ship back the plastic cover and hangers when you return your garment..

Reduce

20% of all items in fashion go unsold while, on average, we only wear each garment 7 items. A sustainable alternative is to rent clothing, which also helps reduce clothing waste.

Reuse

Our garment bags have been made from durable materials to ensure they'll be reused several times. Additionally, we clean the hangers you return and reuse them.

Rent

By renting a garment you participate in the shared clothing economy. You spend less on clothes you'll rarely wear again, while you reducing the amount of clothes ending up being thrown out.

Recycle

We try to recycle and reuse as many of the materials we use as possible. That's why we ask you to ship back the plastic cover and hangers when you return your garment..

Reduce

20% of all items in fashion go unsold while, on average, we only wear each garment 7 items. A sustainable alternative is to rent clothing, which also helps reduce clothing waste.

Reuse

Our garment bags have been made from durable materials to ensure they'll be reused several times. Additionally, we clean the hangers you return and reuse them.

DID YOU KNOW THAT

10% of global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry?

It’s no secret that the fashion industry is the second-biggest perpetrator of pollution, but what you probably weren’t aware of is that this dirty industry wreaks havoc to our planet’s beautiful, fragile environment from almost all the angles imaginable. That’s right, the full picture is a lot worse than just our old clothing clogging up waste dumps!

On the flip side, since the fast fashion industry carries out a multiple and differing forms of environmental assaults at a time, this also means that each of us have a variety of ways and opportunities to do better, many of which we at Runway Closet are already employing to ensure that our overall system allows you to enjoy being fashionable with the cleanest conscience possible. 

DID YOU KNOW THAT

10% of global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry?

It’s no secret that the fashion industry is the second-biggest perpetrator of pollution, but what you probably weren’t aware of is that this dirty industry wreaks havoc to our planet’s beautiful, fragile environment from almost all the angles imaginable. That’s right, the full picture is a lot worse than just our old clothing clogging up waste dumps!

On the flip side, since the fast fashion industry carries out a multiple and differing forms of environmental assaults at a time, this also means that each of us have a variety of ways and opportunities to do better, many of which we at Runway Closet are already employing to ensure that our overall system allows you to enjoy being fashionable with the cleanest conscience possible. 

Runway Closet reusable garment bag, which is used for every shipment and cleaned thoroughly before each following use

Waste

In the fashion industry, waste doesn’t just refer to the wasted space hardly worn clothing takes up in your closets. In fact, out of the 100 billion garments that are produced each year, 20% of all those items go unsold. That’s right, fashion waste is an issue before it even reaches wardrobes let alone waste dumps! Unfortunately, despite this clear over production, the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Runway Closet empowers you to reduce fashion waste by simply giving you the choice to rent rather than shop. Through renting by occasion, you can avoid going out and purchasing something you’re only likely to wear once. This system poses the best solution to the issue of waste because, not only are you saving space in your closet by renting, you’re also no longer contributing to the need to produce new garments. 

Pollution

Not only does the fast fashion industry produce wasteful amounts of clothing, but it also produces fashion waste, aka pollution. A major example of this pollution is the soil degradation that results from the heavy reliance of chemicals when growing cotton as well as the fresh water needed to grow this thirsty plant. In fact, 20 000 liters of fresh drinking water is needed to produce just t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

In addition to encouraging individuals to rent rather than buy, Runway Closet has implemented a number of ways to reduce its environmental impact. Firstly, we only use environmentally friendly cleaning and dry-cleaning solutions, so you can enjoy clean reused clothing with a clean environmental conscious. Secondly, all delivery package items, e.g., plastic covers, garment bags and hangers and containers, are reused and/or recycled for other orders. By asking you to send back hangers, we’re empowering you to get involved in our greener process. Thirdly, by only choosing to offer designer clothing, we’re investing in clothing that is made to last. That way, more individuals can get more joy out of a single piece. 

Woman picks up a sweater to check it, while standing in front of a mirror.
A green closet with hangers that carry virtual garments made of the nature

Ethical practice

Most fashion garments are produced in developing countries, particularly regions with poor labor laws. The result is that in the entire fashion industry, only 2% of workers earn a living wage. Runway Closet aims to empower you to combat this problem by only offering designer wear. This is because designer wear tends to be produced in factories located in regions that uphold strict production and labor laws that benefit both the integrity of workers and the planet.

Waste

In the fashion industry, waste doesn’t just refer to the wasted space hardly worn clothing takes up in your closets. In fact, out of the 100 billion garments that are produced each year, 20% of all those items go unsold. That’s right, fashion waste is an issue before it even reaches wardrobes let alone waste dumps! Unfortunately, despite this clear over production, the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Runway Closet empowers you to reduce fashion waste by simply giving you the choice to rent rather than shop. Through renting by occasion, you can avoid going out and purchasing something you’re only likely to wear once. This system poses the best solution to the issue of waste because, not only are you saving space in your closet by renting, you’re also no longer contributing to the need to produce new garments. 

Pollution

Not only does the fast fashion industry produce wasteful amounts of clothing, but it also produces fashion waste, aka pollution. A major example of this pollution is the soil degradation that results from the heavy reliance of chemicals when growing cotton as well as the fresh water needed to grow this thirsty plant. In fact, 20 000 liters of fresh drinking water is needed to produce just t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

In addition to encouraging individuals to rent rather than buy, Runway Closet has implemented a number of ways to reduce its environmental impact. Firstly, we only use environmentally friendly cleaning and dry-cleaning solutions, so you can enjoy clean reused clothing with a clean environmental conscious. Secondly, all delivery package items, e.g., plastic covers, garment bags and hangers and containers, are reused and/or recycled for other orders. By asking you to send back hangers, we’re empowering you to get involved in our greener process. Thirdly, by only choosing to offer designer clothing, we’re investing in clothing that is made to last. That way, more individuals can get more joy out of a single piece. 

Ethical practice

Most fashion garments are produced in developing countries, particularly regions with poor labor laws. The result is that in the entire fashion industry, only 2% of workers earn a living wage.

Runway Closet aims to empower you to combat this problem by only offering designer wear. This is because designer wear tends to be produced in factories located in regions that uphold strict production and labor laws that benefit both the integrity of workers and the planet. 

Waste

In the fashion industry, waste doesn’t just refer to the wasted space hardly worn clothing takes up in your closets. In fact, out of the 100 billion garments that are produced each year, 20% of all those items go unsold. That’s right, fashion waste is an issue before it even reaches wardrobes let alone waste dumps! Unfortunately, despite this clear over production, the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Runway Closet empowers you to reduce fashion waste by simply giving you the choice to rent rather than shop. Through renting by occasion, you can avoid going out and purchasing something you’re only likely to wear once. This system poses the best solution to the issue of waste because, not only are you saving space in your closet by renting, you’re also no longer contributing to the need to produce new garments. 

Pollution

Not only does the fast fashion industry produce wasteful amounts of clothing, but it also produces fashion waste, aka pollution. A major example of this pollution is the soil degradation that results from the heavy reliance of chemicals when growing cotton as well as the fresh water needed to grow this thirsty plant. In fact, 20 000 liters of fresh drinking water is needed to produce just t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

In addition to encouraging individuals to rent rather than buy, Runway Closet has implemented a number of ways to reduce its environmental impact. Firstly, we only use environmentally friendly cleaning and dry-cleaning solutions, so you can enjoy clean reused clothing with a clean environmental conscious. Secondly, all delivery package items, e.g., plastic covers, garment bags and hangers and containers, are reused and/or recycled for other orders. By asking you to send back hangers, we’re empowering you to get involved in our greener process. Thirdly, by only choosing to offer designer clothing, we’re investing in clothing that is made to last. That way, more individuals can get more joy out of a single piece. 

Ethical practice

Most fashion garments are produced in developing countries, particularly regio ns with poor labor laws. The result is that in the entire fashion industry, only 2% of workers earn a living wage. Runway Closet aims to empower you to combat this problem by only offering designer wear. This is because designer wear tends to be produced in factories located in regions that uphold strict production and labor laws that benefit both the integrity of workers and the planet.

Rethink Fashion

20%

of all items in fashion go unsold

Runway Closet | Sustainable dress

10%

of global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry

Runway Closet | Carbon emissions due to the fashion industry

7 times

on average we wear a garment we have purchased

Runway Closet | Fashion items are worn a few times

68 items

of clothing a year is what the average shopper buys

Runway Closet | Buying excessive number of garments

Rethink Fashion

20%

of all items in fashion go unsold

10%

of global carbon emissions due to the clothing industry

7 times

on average we wear a garment we have purchased

68 items

of clothing a year is what the average shopper buys

100 billion

garments are produced every year

Runway Closet | Amount of garments produced every year

10%

more clothes we are buying today than 1980

Runway Closet | We buy more clothes than we used

20,000 liters

of water is needed for 1 t-shirt and pair of jeans to be produced

Runway Closet | Excessive amount of water needed for producing garments

2% of workers 

in the clothing industry earn a living wage

Runway Closet | Fashion workers don't earn the living wage

100 billion

garments are produced every year

Runway Closet | Amount of garments produced every year

10%

more clothes we are buying today than 1980

Runway Closet | We buy more clothes than we used

20,000 liters

of water is needed for 1 t-shirt and pair of jeans to be produced

Runway Closet | Excessive amount of water needed for producing garments

2% of workers 

in the clothing industry earn a living wage

Runway Closet | Fashion workers don't earn the living wage

100 billion

garments are produced every year

Runway Closet | Amount of garments produced every year

10%

more clothes we are buying today than 1980

Runway Closet | We buy more clothes than we used

20,000 liters

of water is needed for 1 t-shirt and pair of jeans to be produced

Runway Closet | Excessive amount of water needed for producing garments

2% of workers 

in the clothing industry earn a living wage

Runway Closet | Fashion workers don't earn the living wage

20%

of all items in fashion go unsold

10%

of global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry

7 times

on average we wear a garment we have purchased

68 items

of clothing a year is what the average shopper buys