ThredUP just went one step further in maintaining a circular economy for apparel.
The online consignor has unveiled its own brand, Remade, along with a collection of staples. Each item in this eight-piece clothing collection is affordable, available in a wide range of sizes (from XS to 3X), and fulfills a wardrobe necessity, from a classic pocket tee to the ever-versatile little black dress.
While, at first glance, creating new clothing in order to produce less waste seems counterintuitive, every piece that Remade makes is timeless and created with high-quality fabrics that are built to last. Each item is also created with the idea of resale in mind; the tags feature QR codes to make the clothing easy to file in and out of thredUP's marketplace.
"At thredUP, we know exactly what resells," James Reinhart, CEO and founder of thredUP, said in a statement. "With that data, we want to help consumers buy clothes that can be resold instead of discarded—a mindset shift which is ultimately good for wallets and the planet." The lifecycle of each item in Remade's collection is easy to imagine, even before buying. Each item lists an exact buy-back price from thredUP, ensuring that once a shirt or dress doesn't fit your ever-changing wardrobe, it will still end up benefitting both the environment and your wallet.
Have other clothes you'd like filter out of your wardrobe? Earlier this month, thredUP announced an initiative to turn your old threads into Reformation credit, so there's no reason for any apparel to go to waste.
Check out Remade's first collection, below.
Remade, Gray Open Front Cardigan, $40, available at thredUP.
Remade, Black 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress, $50, available at thredUP.
Remade, Classic Off-Black Pocket T-Shirt, $20, available at thredUP.
Remade, Ivory Long Sleeve Top with Bow, $33, available at thredUP.
Remade, Floral Short Sleeve Top, $28, available at thredUP.
Remade, Ivory Sleeveless Top, $25, available at thredUP.
Remade, Floral 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress, $50, available at thredUP.