Episode 168 | THREDUP + THE MASSIVE RISE OF RESALE
In episode 168, Kestrel welcomes Erin Wallace, the brand director at thredUp, to the show. The world’s largest tech-powered resale marketplace, ThredUp’s platform gives you the chance to buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes.
“I mean if everyone in the U.S. bought just 1 item used instead of new this year, it would save around 6 billion pounds of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of taking half a million cars off the road for an entire year.”
-Erin Wallace, Brand Director at thredUp
On this week’s show, Erin shares more on how the secondhand world brought her into the sustainability conversation — she got her start working at Crossroads years ago. We also chat about the thrill of the hunt when it comes to secondhand, and how we both got into thrift shopping, in search of those extra special pieces that nobody else would have.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
thredUp processes up to 100,000 items per day
At this time, thredUp lists over 2 million unique items on their website
“We have definitely felt the Marie Kondo effect. We had an 80% spike in our clean-out kits, when ‘Tidying Up’ aired on Netflix.”
Choose Used, thredUp’s partnership with Olivia Wilde + Conscious Commerce
The Circular Fashion Fund, 501(c)(3) under thredUp, that invests in the next generation of non-profits and businesses pushing to transform the fashion industry
thredUp’s 2019 Resale Report
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