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Sustainability and Circularity

Love the planet and take care of what you love

Since the start, we have designed our service with a strong belief in sustainability and circularity.

From business model to internal operations, we make sure to close the loop. We believe in using our resources more and keeping them active for as long as possible. Only together with our Closet Hackers and business partners, we make it work.

17 years

That is for how long you can subscribe to Hack Your Closet and receive 1 box/month until you have emitted as much green house gases as 1-month average clothing consumption in Sweden. Did you know that Swedes consume about 10 kg of clothes per year? And throw away about 7,5 kg of clothes per year? The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency requested a random sample analysis of this waste and it shows that more than half of this – around 60% – is still in good condition. These clothes are our treasures.

Våra utsläpp

Our emissions

For us, it’s important that everyone feel confident in knowing that our service is a sustainable alternative – for real.

The whole value chain has been taking into consideration when we have calculated our emissions. That is, from when the clothes arrive to when they have been circulating between our Closet Hackers.

The chart shows the amount  of GHG emissions in kilogram for 1 monthly subscription.

Put in perspective

Maybe the amount of GHG emissions doesn’t say you so much in terms of sustainability. To put this in perspective, we have compared it to something more relatable.

The chart shows a comparison between 1-month average clothing sonsumption in Sweden, buying 1 new t-shirt and 1 month Hack Your Closet subscription.

Circular packaging

our boxes

It’s not only the clothes that are circulating but also our unbleached cardboard boxes. We have chosen strong boxes that can be reused up to 6 times. The boxes are then recycled by our partner, who is the first climate positive recycling company in Sweden! Together with them, we are restoring the Mangrove forest in Kenya.

Sustainable transportation

A circular business model partly means that we keep ownership of our products. That means that one transportation route is added when our Closet Hackers send back the clothes to the closet, compared to a traditional linear business model.

Together with our distribution partners, we have been able to optimize the transportation to make it as sustainable as possible. For example, we exchange the return box for a new box during the same route to avoid different drivers picking up and delivering boxes. One of our distributors also compensates for all transportation through different projects following UN’s guidelines The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Read more.

Our other distributor invests in fossil-free vehicles and some of our boxes are therefore transported in electric vehicles or bikes.

Despite the compensation and the fossil-free vehicles, the emissions from the transportation of a 1-month subscription could be compared with buying one-tenth (1/10) of a newly produced t-shirt.

The chart shows the number of kilograms of CO2eq for the transportation of a 1-month subscription. 

We are supported by EIT Climate-KIC

Together, we accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy

8326 L water

is what you save per month by subscribing to HYC instead of consuming new clothes as an average consumption month in Sweden.

27 kg CO2eq

is what you save per month by subscribing to HYC instead of consuming new clothes as an average consumption month in Sweden.

139 people

is the number of people who can get their daily intake of clean drinking water thanks to the liters of water you save by subscribing to HYC.

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