Support clothes hire launch & get first month free

by Social Style UK in Fallin, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th March 2020 we successfully raised £12,250 with 143 supporters in 38 days

A game-changing sustainable clothing subscription service: rent quality everyday womenswear each month - free delivery, returns and laundry.

by Social Style UK in Fallin, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

These extra funds will buy reusable garment bags for your clothes to be delivered & returned in. As well as working hard to protect your clothes during transit, they're made from recycled material & are recyclable at the end of their life. 


THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION IS HERE - YOU CAN BE PART OF IT

If the idea of sustainable style fills you with images of worn out kaftans, or sends your bank account into panic, you're not alone. But why should sustainable style only be available to people who can afford it, or offer such a limited range of style and choice? Every woman deserves to be able to look and feel amazing, without worrying about the impact their love of fashion has on the planet! (Spoiler: the fashion industry is one of the biggest environmental polluters.) 

Social Style's clothes hire service helps you look and feel fabulous without the pangs of guilt fashion purchases often bring, because renting instead of buying new is better for the environment (and your wallet!). We're a pre-trading women-led start up with a vision to provide widespread affordable access to high quality everyday clothing from well known high end brands and sustainable designers. 

WE HAVE TWO CORE AIMS

1. Provide a stepping stone for people across the UK to switch to a more sustainable lifestyle, by renting instead of buying new clothes. 

Social Style will disrupt the fast fashion industry's "buy, wear once and discard" model, offering a mainstream alternative without compromising on quality of product or service. Members will be able to hire clothes from high end high street brands and prestigious designers. We'll also partner with local ethical designers to offer their products alongside recognised household brands. 

2. Tackle some of the image-based challenges created by social inequality in the UK.

Social Style will partner with employment service providers and social justice charities like Funeral Link, to offer their clients free or subsidised hire when they need it most. Our company profits will support existing social and environmental justice organisations in delivering their goals. And by operating as a B-Corp, ethics and sustainability will be woven into everything our business does. 

WANT TO KNOW HOW IT WORKS?

Subscribe quickly and easily online for a monthly membership (pause or cancel at any time); scroll our slick website to select the clothes you love most; sit back and wait for delivery, then enjoy your new pieces for a whole month. It's free to send them back at the end of the month and you can swap out for new pieces - or hang on to them for another month! We'll take care of laundry, but everything comes with care instructions in case you want to wear again and again.

IN THE BEGINNING

I was inspired to set up Social Style after seeing the fallout of Stacey Dooley's documentary Fashion's Dirty Secrets. People everywhere expressed outrage at the devastating impact fashion was having on communities and the environment after the show aired, but there was almost no change to people's shopping habits. I realised this was because there was no credible alternative. More ethical, sustainable options were generally either way more expensive than most people would pay, or involved hours of trawling through vintage & second hand shops. Realistic alternatives still don't exist. So I decided Social Style would fix this, bringing rental of high quality affordable womenswear to people anywhere in the UK. Using my own skills of finding the cream of the pre-owned crop and running strict quality controls on everything we find, the company will offer everything our customers want on a slick website at the click of a button. 



IF YOU LIKE IT PUT A PLEDGE ON IT 

Want to see Social Style offering our service UK wide? Clothes hire businesses have high set-up costs so we can't launch without your support. We need £9,500 to source a wide range of clothes so there's something for everyone. With your amazing pledges, you can secure your first clothes hire experience at a reduced rate and be first in line when we launch - or simply show your support for an innovative new ethical business model! We've a range of rewards in return for your support. As a pledger, not only will you be one of our original supporters, helping us get off the ground, but you'll also be sending a strong message to our other funders that there is demand and support for our service. We want to show them we can raise £9,500 in 28 days and you amazing people can help us do this! 

So... 

If you want to be able to hire from us in 2020, PLEDGE NOW!

If you want to be one of the first Social Stylers, PLEDGE NOW!

If you want to see more people renting instead of buying new, PLEDGE NOW!

If you want to support businesses who measure success by social and environmental impact instead of pure profits, PLEDGE NOW!

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT THOUGH?

If you've got this far, and you'd like to know more about the the challenges we're looking to solve, check out the following links for more info... 

#Environment #Sustainability #SustainableFashion #CircularEconomy #CircularFashion #EthicalFashion #Inclusivity

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Behind the scenes tour & personalised styling sesh

Behind the scenes tour of our warehouse for you and a friend, with a personalised styling session where, over bubbly and sweet treats, you'll both be able to try on as many clothes as you like, taking away four pieces each to hire for a month.

£5 or more

Our Appreciation

Our eternal thanks and the knowledge you've put a huge smile on our faces and helped us on our way to launching our fabulous new service! You're ace!!

£10 or more

Personal thanks on our website wall of support

Launch of this service will be the result of incredible collaboration between so many of us, and we'll recognise our community publicly on a permanent page on our website. Please select this reward if you'd like your name to feature here, as a big thanks for helping make this happen!

£35 or more

8 of 120 claimed

One month subscription (4 items). Usual price £40

Pledging £35 today will cover your first months subscription of 4 high quality pieces of clothing when we launch later this year - all yours for a whole month! To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

£70 or more

3 of 60 claimed

Two months subscription (4 items). Usual price £80

Pledging £70 today will cover your first 2 months subscription of 4 high quality pieces of clothing per month when we launch later this year. To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

£80 or more

0 of 60 claimed

One month subscription (10 items). Usual price £90

Pledging £80 today will cover your first months subscription of up to 10 high quality pieces of clothing when we launch later this year - all yours for a whole month! To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

£200 or more

1 of 20 claimed

6 Months Membership (4 items/month usually £240)

Pledging £200 today will cover your first 6 months subscription of 4 high quality pieces of clothing per month when we launch later this year. To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

£390 or more

1 of 20 claimed

A Years' Membership (4 items/month, usually £455)

Pledging £390 today will cover your first 12 months subscription of 4 high quality pieces of clothing per month when we launch later this year. To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

£875 or more

0 of 20 claimed

A Years Membership (10 items/month usually £1,025)

Pledging £875 today will cover your first 12 months subscription of up to 10 high quality pieces of clothing per month, when we launch later this year - all yours for a whole month! To make sure we deliver the best service to our customers, we have limited the number of subscriptions available - so secure your spot while you can...

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