Consigned Sealed Delivered (CSD), a new online retailer for authenticated luxury consignment, has announced its partnership with Climate Partner as part of its mission to be a fully carbon neutral company by 2030.
Over the course of the next nine years and beyond, CSD will become carbon neutral in its operations and across its supply chain, accounting for all Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitted. CSD will be committed to using eco-friendly and sustainable packaging from inbound shipments to its office. It has also pledged to only use sustainable delivery methods for inbound and outbound shipments. More information is provided on DHL’s website regarding the eco-conscious promise.
CSD has also invested in Oxwash to clean its retail garments, ensuring it reduces the consumption of unnecessary products. Climate Partner will conduct yearly carbon audits of CSD’s emissions to ensure the company’s goal of full carbon neutrality is progressing as planned.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation reports that an estimated 92-million-tons of textile waste is created each year and the equivalent of a rubbish truck ends up on landfill sites every second. What’s more, by 2030, the global population is expected to discard more than 134-million-tons of textiles per year. This is largely due to the linear ‘take-make-waste’ model traditionally adopted in the fashion industry.
Consignment brands like CSD extend the lifestyle of clothing through a circular model, which is restorative and regenerative by design.
“A more sustainable fashion future must start with shipping. That’s why we’re teaming up with some of the world’s leaders in fashion and sustainability to reach our goal of becoming a fully carbon neutral company by 2030”, says CSD’s Founder and CEO, Gamal Marwan.
Shipping plays a vital part in the global economy, which recognizes a more sustainable future is needed to meet future demand. By working towards a more sustainable model, also cuts down the CO2 emissions protecting the environment from pollution. Gamal continued; “Ecommerce deliveries have increased by 32.4% in the wake of COVID-19, and we believe that the powerful consumer demand signals can be a force in creating a more sustainable fashion economy.”
With the increase in online shopping in the wake of COVID and the impending growth of eCommerce, more sustainable ways to meet demands must exist. CSD is a fully paperless business, and every item in its offices including desks, chairs, and laptops are upcycled, recycled, and previously loved. Additionally, CSD has joined numerous sustainability coalitions, partnerships, and initiatives to create a circular fashion economy:
● Oxwash – CSD’s inventory is dry cleaned exclusively with Oxwash, using sustainable materials and non-toxic chemicals to minimize environmental impact
● One Tree Planted – Its first project has planted 1,000 trees in the Albertine Rift forests of Uganda as part of its restoration partnership with One Tree Planted and the Jane Goodall Institute
● Sustainable Packaging – CSD uses 100% biodegradable, recyclable and compostable packages made from wood pulp sourced from managed plantations. The ribbons used are made from 100% post-consumer waste plastic, using 90% recycled water during the manufacturing process. CSD stickers are made with compostable and biodegradable Nature Flex Clear material, sourced from wood pulp.
CSD is an international retailer for consigned luxury goods, transforming luxury resale by providing an end-to-end service that offers a curated and personalised boutique experience online on a global scale. It is a superior retailer offering fashion classics, limited editions, future collectibles, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces that will elevate the current resale market offering by providing a highly desirable inventory and an exceptional design aesthetic.