Miranda Larbi / 5th September 2020
It’s all very well doing a Marie Kondo and chucking out all the clothes we no longer wear, but wardrobe purges do tend to be very wasteful.
Cos, however, is giving you the opportunity to make a quick buck off your old clothes while having access to other people’s pre-owned garms.
Cos Resell is a project that allows shoppers to buy and sell their Cos clothes. Think of it like the Depop of minimalist style.
To sell, all you have to do is enter your item details, upload photos, set your price and set it live. Listing is free.
Every year, we chuck 1.5 million tonnes of clothing into landfill. Some of that may be unwearable but given how addicted we are to new, cheap, fast fashion, it’s fair to guess that the majority simply fell out of favour. Brands feed our addiction by bringing out new collections with alarming regularity.
Second-hand September is a great initiative aimed at getting us to commit to not buying new clothes for 30 days. If we have to buy anything, make it pre-loved.
This new section of Cos takes that idea further by allowing us to prioritise second-hand fashion all year long. If we have to buy new, Cos’ range of eco-luxury materials is ever-growing, with recycled cashmere loungewear and organic cotton shifts.
The greenest solution should be the easiest solution – that’s how people are going to change their habits. It’s great to see some fashion labels embracing the fact that there is money to be made from sustainability, or at least that they can help consumers reduce their environmental impact at no extra cost.
The buying section of the Resell site isn’t open just yet but you can start uploading your products to sell already. Get ready to find some bargains!