by Jane Fellner

We all know now how plastics are polluting our planet.

But did you know that the total greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production are a whopping 1.2 billion tonnes annually, more than all the international flights and maritime shipping combined?

One of the ways to reduce these emissions is to “close the loop” between the use and re-use of clothes rather than letting them become the quarter of all clothes that end up in landfill. And kids’ clothes which only get a few wears before they are grown out of are the perfect contenders for resale.

Extending the life of a child’s t-shirt by just nine months will significantly reduce its carbon and water footprints: to make one kilo of cotton -the equivalent of a pair of jeans – manufacturers use 10,000-20,000 litres of water and produce 23.2 kilos of CO2e.

At Loopster we are proud to be part of the growing movement to develop a sustainable circular fashion industry.

But we don’t do it alone!

We would like to thank all the parents who send their clothes to us and shop on Loopster. Nothing goes to waste at Loopster, most parents donate the clothes we don’t buy to the charity Traid.

They turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes. It’s a further sustainable loop!

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Jane Fellner is an entrepreneur, she started Loopster, an easy way to buy and sell nearly new kids clothes, last year. Previously an investigative filmmaker for twenty years, Jane learned about the human cost of fast fashion when she went undercover in Bangladesh for a film about child labour making clothes for a major retailer.  Ever since she has been passionate about extending the life of clothes.  When she became a working mum, Jane was continually frustrated there wasn’t a quick and easy way to get quality checked nearly new kid’s clothes for her son rather than having to buy new. The idea for Loopster was born.

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