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How to Dress Fashionably Sustainable this Christmas & NYE in Singapore & Hong Kong

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Christmas and New Years Eve are basically at our doorsteps. It’s a time of celebration, festivities, family time and fun. With all these festive occasions coming up, don’t add textiles to your waste and clutter to your wardrobe – be fashionably sustainable with these dress rental, clothes swapping and thrifting options!

Lighten your load this festive season and make the choice to be a sustainable fashionista for all the parties, dinners and NYE celebrations you’ll be at this year- you’ll only dazzle them all more, while spending (and wasting) less!




Dress Rental | Rent here

On a mission to stop the wear-it-once-culture one dress at a time, Rentadela is a fashion rental company inspired by what modern women want. With new additions each week and the latest fashion trends, you can get your hands on some of the seasons hottest dresses at a fraction of the cost. From pretty brunch two pieces to fun party dresses to full ball gowns, there is something for any occasion. You can make an appointment to visit their showroom to try or order online for delivery to your door.



Dress & Accessories Rental | Rent here

If you’ve seen Crazy Rich Asians, you would have noticed one of the 70 dresses that Covetella provided for the film. Priding themselves on having the widest selection in the city, they have accessories and dresses for women of all occasions including evening, cocktail, daytime, ethnic wear, maternity, petite and plus size. Regardless of your budget, Covetella wants you to feel beautiful and sustainable through the sharing economy.



Clothes Swapping & Pre-Loved Clothes | Swap here 

Introducing Singapore first permanent fashion swapping space! Brainchild of sustainable fashion advocate Raye Padit, not only can you swap your wardrobe 7 days a week from a huge range of pre-loved pieces, but you can also upcycle, have items tailored and learn about styling tips and tricks all in one place. If you don’t want to swap, you can also purchase these pre-loved items at a steal. By getting involved you can reduce your waste and share your wardrobe as a resource.



Pre-Loved Luxury – Buy & Sell | Buy here 

Style Tribute wanted to address the age-old question “To buy or not to buy?”. Their solution – sell what you own and buy what you want. A treasure trove of pre-loved luxury bags, shoes, accessories and clothes, you can give your wardrobe and these items a second lease of life. The shopping experience is a beautiful one, where you can have the thrill of a ‘new purchase’ knowing it was a sustainable choice. Each item goes through a strict authentication process.




Rental & Share Your Wardrobe | Rent here

Own the look, not the dress is the motto for Wardrobista. They’re envisionsing a future where wardrobe-sharing and clothing rental will be a norm around the globe. They offer a clothing & accessories rental service that frees up space in our modern wardrobes and puts more money in consumers’ wallets. Wardrobista is synonymous with fashion, integrity, fun and social good, and are building  modern communities of well-informed, connected people who enjoy countless possibilities of outfit options without frequent disposal of clothing.



Pre-Loved Luxury Children’s and Maternity – Buy & Sell | Buy here

Raising little tykes can be expensive and hard on the environment- Kids speed through seven sizes of clothing in the first two years of their lives! The problem becomes a question of what to do with their great clothing once they’ve outgrown them; and that’s what Retykle is here to address. RETYKLE makes buying and re-selling great quality baby, kid’s and maternity clothing as convenient and as stylish as buying new. RETYKLE helps meet price and eco conscious needs without sacrificing style or quality- so you can easily turn idle kids clothes into cash without wasting any of your precious time and create value (not to mention closet space!) for themselves and for another family.



Pre-loved Clothes – Buy & Sell | Buy Here 

“Try Before You Buy, Think Before You Trash.” That’s the philosophy behind Green Ladies, the first social eco-enterprise operated by consignment model in Hong Kong. Through their collection of high-quality fashion and accessories, they promote secondhand clothing as a means of sustainable use of resources. Shops act as eco-platforms to highlight the beauty within secondhand fashion and change the general public’s perception towards it. They’re trying to keep textile waste out of Hong Kong’s landfills, one beautiful dress at a time.



Swap Wardrobes with your Friends or Go Thrift shopping! 

Swapping outfits with your friends and family members is totally FREE, fun and sustainable. Especially if you happen to be the same size! Finding amazing deals and vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces at your local thrift store is similarly low-cost yet can yield amazing results; so why don’t you start shopping from your own wardrobe/the wardrobes closest to you first?


While you’re here, check our other Conscious Christmas guides! Including Conscious Gifts under $50, or how you can have a Zero Waste Christmasa Vegan Christmas, Zero waste swaps for eco-friendlier presents or even a Conversation about Climate Change. Also, do you know which GREEN SPICE you are yet?

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Stephanie is the founder of Green Is The New Black. She is a marketer, event organiser and avid connector of conscious individuals and brands. She loves bringing people together to connect, find inspiration, gain knowledge and be able to take action to create a better life. Previously she spent four years working for an international events agency, planning luxury events and fashion weeks around the region. As a third culture kid, she’s fascinated by other people and is always seeking new experiences.

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