We live in a world of overconsumption. We buy more than we need, and discard what we don’t want without a second thought. This has a significant impact on the environment, but also on our finances. We work hard for our money, but it often feels like much of it goes to waste.
Relove is a program that offers a way to turn your unwanted items into cash without having to sell them or donate them. You pick what you want to get paid for, and Relove takes care of the rest. You can choose to sell your items in Relove’s own resale marketplace, or you can choose to donate them and have Relove give the proceeds to a cause of your choice. It’s a win-win situation, and it helps you take matters into your own hands when it comes to making a difference.
Summer Somewhere is a women’s clothing shopping club that delivers directly to customers’ doors once a month. With just a few clicks, customers can design their own outfits, choose between a range of stylish garments, and have their orders delivered straight to their door. But with so much choice, how do customers know which items to purchase? That’s where the shop’s order history feature comes in handy.
The circular fashion ecosystem is defined by an ever-expanding collection of items that are designed to be used and altered. The first circular item is clothing, which is designed to be worn and worn again. Over time, items lose their value and are phased out in favor of newer, better iterations. This continual process of creation and regeneration is the essence of circular fashion. Each garment resold saves 6 times its weight in CO2. Each time you resell a garment, its carbon footprint is lowered by 82%. Knowing this motivates people to part with the 9 Bn pieces of clothing we have in our wardrobes.
If we don’t do something right now, if the fashion industry continues on its current path, by 2050 it could use more than 26% of the carbon budget associated with 2°C global warming limit.
Quote from Meghna Goyal
“Sustainability is an inherent part of our core values at Summer Somewhere. We produce in small mindful batches; however, overconsumption & overproduction are at an all-time high. We are taking our commitment to the planet one step further by enabling our customers to resell their pre-loved Summer Somewhere garments via our platform itself”
Powered by Relove Tech
Relove is a technology company that powers the summer sale experience at the Relove store and on the Relove platform. It ensures that every buyer is matched with a qualified and trustworthy seller in real-time, and that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible. It also powers the Relove Marketplace, a community where people can buy and sell with confidence, and the Relove Rewards program, which gives shoppers a financial incentive to shop at the store. The Relove store is located at 612 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Relove is simply a technology that lets a fashion brand’s customers resell their clothing through the brand’s website.
Quote from Prateek, Co-Founder Relove
“Technology has the power to change the way we have structured business models in the past because a lot more is possible now, by building circular technologies that are user-friendly we hope to change the way the world works”
Link to the website: https://www.summersomewhereshop.com/collections/relove