SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The RealReal became the first company in the resale industry to join the UN Climate Change's Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Alongside more than 60 participating companies and organizations--including luxury leaders like Kering, partners like Stella McCartney and retailers like Levi's--The RealReal will be helping forge a more sustainable future for fashion.
"The RealReal has been an advocate for reducing fashion's footprint from day one," said Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal. "We're a proud member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 USA, and joining this Charter is a natural next step for us to be an agent for change on a global level. We're excited to be a voice for the circular economy in actionable conversations about reducing fashion's impact."
By taking responsibility for their carbon footprint and engaging the industry around a path to a low-carbon future, members of the Charter aim to limit global warming and inspire climate action even beyond the fashion sector. The RealReal has joined one of the initiative's working groups to help create a clear path to achieve the actions outlined in the Charter and has taken a personal stance on reducing its environmental impact.
"We make it easy for consumers to shift their consumption behaviors to a more sustainable model, and we challenge ourselves as a company to find new ways to become increasingly sustainable," added Wainwright. "As part of joining the Charter, we're working toward reducing our carbon emissions by 30% by 2030."
About The RealReal
The RealReal is the leader in authenticated luxury consignment. With an expert behind every item, we ensure everything we sell is 100% real. We have 90+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items available online each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by brands from Chanel to Cartier, and hundreds more, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping. At our stores in SoHo NYC and Los Angeles, customers can shop and consign and meet with our experts to learn more about luxury authenticity and sustainability. In ten retail locations across the country, our expert staff provides free jewelry, watch and handbag valuations. Extend the life cycle of luxury items. Join the consignment movement.
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