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Rosie – Saving the planet (and your bank balance) with sustainable luxury

This week’s blog post is reposted from Lawful London SHARESHARE ON FACEBOOKTWEETTWEET ON TWITTERPIN ITPIN ON PINTEREST Fashion is the second most polluting industry globally due to air, water and solid waste pollution caused by textile consumption. In an attempt to reduce waste, preserve our planet and empower women through monetising their wardrobe, peer-to-peer marketplace, Our Closet introduces a sustainable alternative to…

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How I Started the AirBNB of Fashion

This week’s blog post is a repost from How I Started Please introduce yourself and share with us – what business did you start? I’m Rosie, and I’m the founder of Our Closet, the UK’s first online P2P clothing and accessories rental marketplace. I’m originally from New Zealand but after living in Asia for a number of years I settled…

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@everyfootprint shares her story

My phone lights up with a notification, an invite to my friends 21st, hen do, black tie dinner, wedding, etc. What to wear? Something new, fresh, exciting? Previously, I would have then gone “I’ll check out ASOS”.   After endlessly scrolling through these fast fashion giants for hours on end, trying to find the perfect outfit for an upcoming occasion,…

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Introducing: Urbancode London

Wearing fur is not considered fashionable anymore… But nothing is more fabulous and chic than faux fur! Urbancode London launched with its line of women’s accessories in 2008, from its London based design house. The brand has evolved to include womenswear with an emphasis on faux fur and outerwear. The design team have achieved critical acclaim for its ability to…

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Introducing: Dressarte Paris

Nothing is more frustrating than dressing up, spending so much time getting ready for a special event to then realize you are wearing almost the same outfit as everyone else. If not exactly the same… I bet, every each of us has been in this awkward situation. Well, you shouldn’t! Dressarte Paris offers you a new innovative approach to fashion.…

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Introducing Elizabeth Grace Couture

We believe that the wedding gown should live BEYOND the wedding day. Every design in our collection is designed to be Restyled, Reworn or Retailored, so our brides can wear a piece of their wedding day for the rest of their lives. Established in 2015 by founder and designer, Elizabeth Grace, the brand was created after Elizabeth’s own struggles as a bride…

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Our Founders Interview with WoW

WoW Woman in Fashion Tech | Rosie de Malmanche, founder of Our Closet October 15, 2019 Interview by Marija Butkovic With a background spanning various sectors including Real Estate, The Resource Industry and Fashion, Rosie is passionate about creating a more sustainable society by tackling the pollution associated with the fashion industry. Originally from a farming background in a small…

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Using Fashion to Plant a Tree

We are so happy to introduce our latest designer offering rentals directly through our platform, Shopyte. Created by Dovilė Šopytė, she describes her brand as “a fashion brand crafting elegant, classic clothing for women, who value quality, femininity, and sustainability. When designing each collection, I see the unpredictable and dimensional city muse, moving through her day with grace and ease,…

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Thoughts from a Wedding Photographer on an Indoor Shoot

I used to think the best and only way to take bridal portraits was outside in the daylight. However after this editorial bridal shoot, I may have been converted. I had a the privilege of working with a fantastic team and the luxury of time to try out multiple looks. With just one extra light source we were able to…

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New Designer Alert: Simonetta Sabo

Simonetta Sabo: I have been designing professionally since 2013, although It has been the part of my whole life. My granny’s sister was a seamstress and my grandpa’s brother had his own seamstress factory and many people from our family was working there. I remember standing next to my granny’s sister, watching her sewing and giving my designs to her…

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