RVAH HAS EXAMINED THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE FAST FASHION INDUSTRY.
WE ARE ADAPTING OPERATIONS TO OFFER GARMENTS SOURCED AND CREATED USING MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY METHODS TO THE PUBLIC, WHILE AFFECTING A MORE POSITIVE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND MENTAL CHANGE.
FOR EACH GARMENT PURCHASED, WE WILL INCLUDE A SUPPLEMENTAL GARMENT WITH THE INTENTION OF IN PERSON DISTRIBUTION TO SOMEONE IN NEED OF CLOTHING.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE DURING THE GARMENT EXCHANGE AND WE WILL TRANSFORM OUR SOCIAL OFFERINGS TO HIGHLIGHT THE POSITIVE IMPACT COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS CAN HAVE ON SOCIETY.
WE HOPE TO ALTER THE SOCIAL STIGMA OF HYPE, OVER-CONSUMERISM, SOCIAL STATUS, AND POWER THAT THE FAST FASHION INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT AS A SALES AND MARKETING TACTIC TO FOLLOWERS.
WE ARE DONATING OUR OVERSTOCK FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS TO THOSE IN NEED OF CLOTHING.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A BUSINESS PERSONIFIED BY ITS PEOPLE WHICH REFLECTS THEIR CREATIVE SPIRIT.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHALLENGE THE SOCIAL STIGMA BEHIND FAST FASHION AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXERT MORE TIME AND ENERGY TO CHARITABLE WORK/DONATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES AND LESS TO THE CONSUMPTION OF OUR GARMENTS.
PLEASE VIEW THE QUOTES, LINKS, AND ARTICLES BELOW AS A REFERENCE FOR THE NEGATIVE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THAT THE FAST FASHION INDUSTRY IMPARTS ON OUR WORLD.
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“If you’re an American, your next step is likely to throw those old clothes in the trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator.”
“In less than 20 years, the volume of clothing Americans toss each year has doubled from 7 million to 14 million tons, or an astounding 80 pounds per person. The EPA estimates that diverting all of those often-toxic trashed textiles into a recycling program would be the environmental equivalent of taking 7.3 million cars and their carbon dioxide emissions off the road.”
“According to the Council for Textile Recycling, charities overall sell only 20 percent of the clothing donated to them at their retail outlets.”
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