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Vestiaire expands fast fashion ban to include Gap, Zara, Urban Outfitters and more

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🗞️ Driving the news: Vestiaire Collective, a luxury resale company, has expanded its ban on fast fashion brands, now prohibiting 30 additional brands, including Gap, Zara, and Urban Outfitters
• This decision follows the company's earlier move to remove ultra-fast fashion brands like Shein and Boohoo from its platform

🔭 The context: The company initiated this policy last year, signaling its commitment to sustainable fashion
• Vestiaire Collective's actions are part of a broader effort to address overconsumption and the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Fast fashion has been criticized for its environmental footprint, including high waste production and carbon emissions
• By banning these brands, Vestiaire Collective aims to encourage more sustainable consumer practices and decrease the industry's ecological impact

⏭️ What's next: The ban on fast fashion brands is expected to redefine the resale market, potentially influencing consumer habits towards more environmentally friendly choices
• It also reflects a growing trend in the fashion industry to prioritize sustainability

💬 One quote: "We... used the past year to work with a committee of 9 fashion sustainable experts to come up with a clear definition of fast fashion allowing us to ban, with confidence, some industry giants." (Vestiaire Collective)

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