Sustainability

THE CONSIGNED SEALED DELIVERED (CSD) SUSTAINABILITY MISSION

 Sustainability

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Fashion is one of the most polluting industries of all time. From the mountains of discarded clothes that end up in landfill every year, to the unsustainable practises and culture of overproduction and overconsumption, the fashion industry is wreaking havoc on the environment. At Consigned Sealed Delivered (CSD), we’re committed to not only making our own practises sustainable but fixing the fashion industry’s sustainability issues from the inside out. CSD rejects the traditional ideal in the industry that new is always better. Instead, we’re pioneering the power of pre-owned luxury fashion. Buy and sell designer clothes, used designer bags, used designer dresses, used designer shoes and more. Vintage designer pieces are also a big part of CSD’s sustainability mission. Shop vintage designer clothing, vintage Chanel, vintage used Gucci bags, vintage pre-loved designer bags, vintage Chanel shoes and more. Crucially, we’re open and honest about the true environmental impact of all sectors of the fashion industry. This means accepting that luxury fashion plays a role in the industry’s devastating environmental impact, not just fast fashion. CSD has partnered with several environmental organisations to work on projects and we are devoted to ensuring that all aspects of the CSD process are sustainable.

Sustainability is CSD’s reason for being. Our mission is simple and ambitious: revolutionise the fashion industry. As a luxury consignment reseller, CSD are already doing so much to make this dream a reality. But before we explain just how sustainable CSD’s motivations and actions as a company are, we want to make a pledge to you, the people who make it all possible. We will never stop looking for ways to innovate, excel, and lead this industry into a sustainable future. The slow fashion movement isn’t showing any signs of slowing down and neither are we. CSD’s goal is to make sustainable fashion accessible for everyone, from vintage style aficionados to fair fashion activists. Whether you’re searching for top designer shoes, the most sought after and expensive purses, cold weather outfits or need inspiration to create outfit ideas for spring, CSD lets you find the luxury fashion you want sustainably! 

At CSD, we’re using the power of luxury consignment to start a sustainable fashion revolution! No matter if you’re looking to build a capsule wardrobe or simply sell designer clothes, bags and accessories, there’s a way to get involved! CSD sells everything luxury fashion, including used designer bags, used designer shoes, used designer dresses and more. Shopping sustainably doesn’t mean missing out on the luxury brands you love. CSD offers used Christian Louboutin and used Chanel shoes, used Hermès and used Gucci bags and a host of other styles from high end luxury brands, including vintage designer pieces.  

The fashion industry, and especially fast fashion, is responsible for 10% of all yearly global emissions. This is a devastating number, dwarfing the 2% of emissions accounted for by aviation. CSD has joined forces with ClimatePartner, and with their help, we’ve taken huge strides towards achieving our goals. Right now, our company is funding afforestation in Nicaragua, and reforestation in Brazil. With ClimatePartner’s expertise, CSD are developing strategies to make an even bolder stance on the side of climate action, and reducing our carbon footprint day by day.

CSD’s shipping practices have been carbon neutral since we launched. Better still, we’re aiming to be completely carbon neutral as a company by 2030. Because accountability is key, we conduct monthly reviews to make sure that we’re meeting--or exceeding--our goals.

Every step of our process is sustainable, from quality control to shipping. Our practices, from the big quality control jobs, like working with non-toxic dry cleaners, to the small details, like pasting on vegan shipping stickers, have been carefully considered and designed to mitigate waste and environmental impact. Even our offices are completely paperless.  

CSD is also a proud partner of One Tree Planted, aiding them in their mission to plant millions of trees every single year. Supporting CSD supports One Tree Planted: one dollar equals one tree. We’re always keeping an eye out for organisations and partners working to decrease the devastating impact of fashion on our planet. 

Fast fashion is often the sole receiver of blame when it comes to the fashion industry’s negative environmental impact. While fast fashion and the unsustainable practices it uses and promotes are a large part of fashion’s devastating environmental impact, it’s not the only segment of the industry to blame. The majority of the fashion industry, including luxury fashion, plays a part in fashion’s harmful impact on our world. Due to overproduction, overconsumption and the modern throw-away culture, the fashion industry in its current state largely discards many perfectly usable items. By constantly producing new products despite the existence of many pre-owned luxury items which go unused, luxury brands are also to blame for the industry’s environmental pitfalls alongside fast fashion retailers. 

But, unlike the first hand market, luxury resale offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the dangerous cycle of overproduction, overconsumption and waste. At CSD, we exclusively sell designer clothes, bags, shoes and accessories which are pre-loved and therefore, by making use of existing pieces, CSD are helping to boost a circular fashion industry. This model eliminates waste and is the key to a sustainable fashion future.  

At CSD, we understand that our quest for a sustainable fashion future is an ongoing fight. That’s why, as our company grows, we are committed to continually adapting our processes to ensure that CSD are doing as much as we can to make that sustainable fashion future a reality.

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