Depop has long been one of our favourite apps for buying cool and vintage clothing that is unique. Sites like Depop are really important as it stops people throwing away clothes they don’t wear anymore and gives them a new lease of life, and reduces the amount of clothing waste which ends up being thrown away and ending up in landfills. According to Clothes Aid, 350,000 tonnes, that’s around £140 million worth of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.
You can buy pieces off any user who lists items, including people in the public eye. Notable people who have listed clothing on the app include Gemma, Sophia Smith, Upsahl, Phoebe and Daisy Tomlinson, Emily Ratajkowski, and Ashley Tisdale.
As a seller it’s easy to list your items. It literally takes minutes on your phone. You take photos, write a description of the item, set your price and postage fees and upload it.
Gemma has long been an advocate for sustainable fashion and devoted an episode to the subject in the first series of her hugely popular podcast Good Influence. In the episode she spoke with Venetia La Manna who is a broadcaster and fair fashion campaigner. Earlier this year she co-founded Remember Who Made Them, a digital campaign and podcast series with aims to re-energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. She also uses her own history of fast fashion consumption to teach others about the industry and how to approach your wardrobe in a more sustainable way.
The aim of the episode was to look at how our habits might need to change, the importance of remembering who makes our clothes and the most sustainable outfits.
Earlier this year Depop announced a two year sustainable fashion plan which also see them become climate neutral by the end of 2021. You can read all about the brands plan, here!