Circularity is at the heart of what we do at GlamCorner.
A circular fashion system aims to continue using items that already exist and design out waste, unlike the take-make-use-waste model of the linear economy.
Founded in 2012, GlamCorner is a premium online fashion rental service which circulates high-quality garments and reduces fashion waste.
In 2022, the team behind GlamCorner founded RELOOP, a concierge recommerce service which enables every retailer, brand and individual to resell, rent, repair and recycle their garments and reduce their fashion footprint.
We are dedicated to going the extra mile and actively seeking more sustainable practices and solutions. That’s why we are proud to have become a B Corp in 2018 meaning we’ve been independently verified to the highest standard of social and environmental impact.
To become a Certified B Corporation we had to undertake what is known as the B Impact Assessment. This assessment measured the overall impact of our social and environmental performance across a range of credible, comprehensive, transparent, and independent standards. We believe that business should be a force for good, and through our work and our practices we are helping to reduce waste in the fashion industry.
At GlamCorner, we pride ourselves on the care we take in cleaning our garments. The GlamCorner garment care and laundry process involves two cleaning systems: Miele WetCare Cleaning System and GreenEarth Dry Cleaning System.
Miele WetCare Cleaning System
GreenEarth Dry Cleaning System
We enforce very strict quality control processes when preparing and shipping styles to our customers. If any items fail these tests, they are sent back through our cleaning and repairs system.
We are experts in caring for and refurbishing garments. We even have our own button machine so we don’t need to source new buttons, which would add additional impact to the environment through production and shipping.
We work to minimise waste through recyclable, compostable and biodegradable solutions.
- Eliminated virgin plastic from packaging in 2018
- Introduced compostable satchels in February 2022
Logistics are an important part of our model. Through Shippit, we work with Couriers Please, Toll and Australia Post to send your garments out and collect them back. Shippit also offset a portion of our deliveries through Carbon Neutral. We also do our best to minimise our carbon footprint through one drop off/pick up for each courier service.
When items are no longer in ‘as new’ condition, we either sell them through our sister company RELOOP or our eBay outlet, or donate them to one of our charity partners, Red Cross and Dress for Success. When items are not fit for re-use, we have partnered with UPPAREL and BlockTexx so they can be used to create new yarn or shedded and used for things like insulation.
Customers are able to donate their pre-loved clothes to the Red Cross or Dress for Success via GlamCorner's prepaid return satchel (included in every GlamCorner order). Donations assist in raising funds for people in need and our community has donated over 110 kg of items since 2019.