GlamCorner is on a mission to reduce textile waste and change the way fashion is consumed by extending the life of clothing through rental.
Audrey Khaing-Jones, GlamCorner co-founder and official Sustainability Partner of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021 shares her top three tips for businesses looking to embed sustainable practices into their daily operations.
Set your intention
You have to properly understand a problem before you can fix it, so do your research and be clear about exactly what aspect of sustainability you want to focus on, as you can’t change it all in one day.
For GlamCorner this meant diving into the data of Australia’s textile waste problem.
We found out that the average Australian wears only 40% of their wardrobe and every 10 minutes, 15 tonnes of clothing and fabric waste ends up in landfill.
That adds up to 800,000 tonnes, or 31 kilograms per person per year.
These figures were just shocking to me, so we made it our mission to tackle textile waste one dress at a time.
It’s a marathon not a sprint
Enacting real change in the sustainability space can seem like an insurmountable task at times, so break it down into small, manageable steps, celebrate the small wins, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
For us getting our B-Corp certification was a huge milestone.
When you become a B-Corp you join a community of people who share your belief that we can work together to build a more purposeful business.
I recommend anyone who is interested in improving their impact look into something like a B-Corp certification.
Surround yourself with likeminded people
Remember you are not alone in wanting a better future, so look at ways you could work with other businesses and individuals that share your vision.
Connecting with brands that shared our values was key when we launched our 'Fulfilment by GlamCorner' service last year.
We are proud to partner with retailers and designers like David Jones, Spell and Camilla who are committed to supporting the circular fashion economy, and we’re excited by the prospect of expanding this aspect of our business in the future.
Audrey Khaing-Jones will be speaking on the 'Fashioning the Future' panel at AAFW Talks at Carriageworks, Sydney on Wednesday, 2 June at 5pm.