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Our Dream

 

Our dream is to revolutionize the fashion industry with an environmentally sustainable business model that empowers women and builds community, a model that fashions the future.

 
 
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SUSTAINABLE

Share to wear is devoted to caring for our planet and altering the culture of fashion.


THE FACTS... 

·     Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, and the second largest consumer of water. 
·     Textile production accounts for 20% of the worlds industrial water pollution and 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.  
·     The production of clothing consumes over 80 billion gallons of freshwater, uses 20 billion pounds of chemicals, and excessive amounts of energy. 
·     14 million tons of that clothing ends up in land-fills where it takes centuries to degrade, all the while emitting harmful greenhouse gasses.

Renting dresses instead of buying new ones keeps them from ending up in a landfill. Join us in doing your part to reduce the fashion industry’s detrimental impact on the environment. 

 

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EMPOWERING WOMEN

It all starts with a dress, and the desire to share.


We wear dresses that make us feel comfortable, confident and reflect who we are. Our goal is to pass this confidence on to all of our customers. In our shop women try on clothing they may not have felt comfortable trying before. We help them feel empowered to be themselves, celebrate who they are, and how they look in whatever they choose to wear.

We bring women together, sharing within our shop, across our campuses, and within our team of women entrepreneurs, one dress at a time.

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ACCESS

Our customers spend less and wear more, and get a return on what they share.


Our renters get access to one big, wonderful closet, full of fashionable, fun looks that are on trend, for just a fraction of what they would cost to buy.

Our dress-owners free up space in their closets, without throwing anything away, and get the added bonus that every time their dress is rented they earn a profit — a big deal to a budgeting college student.

We offer increased access to high-end fashion by making it much more affordable, and make fashion a revenue-generating investment for our dress lenders.

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OUR TEAM


Our team of young females started out as a group of college friends who were frustrated by the high cost of fashion, and were happy to share our dresses with each other to help expand each person's access to fashion. We soon realized we were serving a need that went far beyond our friend group. We decided to take action and expand our shared closet to our whole college campus, creating Share to Wear in the fall of 2016. 

We believe that together we can create a revolution in the fashion industry, an industry in sore need of a makeover. We believe we can, and should, alter the culture of fashion from the old model that serves industry giants to one that better serves the wallets and fashion needs of each individual dress owner and wearer.

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JOIN US


Our business model is one of women-supporting-women to achieve our ambitions together. We are passionate about the communities we create within our shop and within our team, communities that value our earth, our fellow females, and the need for accessible fashion. We have endured the challenges that are inevitable with start-ups to build the resilience and persistence necessary to succeed. We aim to pass on everything we’ve learned and grow our community of empowered women.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, find out how by clicking here. You could be our next business partner, influencer or campus contact!