The fellow B Corps will help more Aussie shoppers take steps to reduce their fashion footprint with pre-loved fashion and carbon neutral shipping
Sendle, Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery service, has partnered with the leading online resale marketplace Vestiaire Collective to help more Australians shop sustainably, affordably and exclusively with secondhand fashion and carbon neutral shipping.
Vestiaire Collective is an online marketplace where consumers can buy and sell authenticated pre-owned luxury fashion. Since launching in Paris in 2009, the platform has amassed over nine million members across 50 countries worldwide. In 2020, the company launched its platform to Australian shoppers motivated by sustainability, affordability and exclusivity, and looking to buy secondhand items.
The new partnership with Sendle will give Vestiaire Collective customers in Australia access to affordable and sustainable parcel delivery for the first time. From the Vestiaire platform, sellers and buyers can print Sendle labels and book door-to-door parcel delivery, with low national flat-rates, free tracking and 100% carbon neutral shipping. The partnership will support Vestiaire Collective’s rapid expansion in Australia and help more Australian shoppers to participate in the second hand fashion market and circular economy.
Recent research from Vestiaire Collective and the Boston Consulting Group estimated the value of the apparel, footwear and accessories resale market between $100 and $120 billion worldwide, more than three times the size it was in 2020. The resale market is worth 3% to 5% of the overall retail market and is estimated to grow as much as 40% as more shoppers look for ways to consume fashion sustainably.
“Vestiaire Collective is the leading global app for exclusive pre-loved fashion created in 2009 with one mission: to transform the fashion industry for a more sustainable future,” said Dounia Wone, Chief Sustainability and Inclusion Officer at Vestiaire Collective. “We’re excited to partner with Sendle, a fellow B Corporation, to offer more sustainable ways to use our platform to Australian shoppers”.
“Sendle has been the preferred sustainable shipping partner for small businesses and side hustlers since 2014,” said Laura Hill, Managing Director at Sendle Australia. “We’re proud to partner with Vestiaire Collective to provide more sustainable shipping solutions to their customers and help more Australian shoppers to embrace the resale fashion market and change the way they buy, sell and ship their clothes.”
Vestiaire Collective and Sendle are part of the B Corp movement, with Sendle becoming the first certified technology B Corporation in Australia in March 2014 and Vestiaire Collective becoming the world’s first B Corp fashion resale platform in September 2021. To become a certified B Corporation, companies must meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.