Sydney, November 2021 — Following the launch of its digital fashion consignment platform, the first of its kind in Australia, SwapUp is proud to announce its support for the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network as its first chosen charity to support. Through the platform, customers have full control over the proceeds from the sale of consigned items listed on SwapUp. Customers can choose to cash out, shop with the earnings, or donate them to one of SwapUp charity partners.
Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network working to build up the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people standing strong to protect country, culture and communities from the causes and impacts of climate change. From Borroloola in the gulf of the Northern Territory, to mob in Tasmania, to communities across the Kimberley, and island nations throughout the Torres Strait, Seed supports young mob with the skills, confidence, networks and plans to lead the movement for climate justice.
SwapUp is proud to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, who have strong and long connection with the land and nature, and who are experiencing the impacts of climate change first and worst. "At SwapUp, we strongly feel that the Indigenous wisdom of caring for land and country sustainably, as First Nations people have been for tens of thousands of years, is critical for building a better future for our people and the planet.” says SwapUp co-founder, Adi Nagara.
Fast fashion is one of the highest polluting industries in the world, producing 8-10% of all carbon emissions due to both resource-intensive production and wasteful consumption. And as people buy more cheap clothes, only 40% of clothes purchased are ever even worn. Along with the pollution created through producing these clothes, the fashion industry creates significant amounts of waste. In Australia alone, approximately 6,000 kg of fashion waste are dumped into the landfill every 10 minutes. That is one delivery truck full of discarded garments every 10 minutes, or 144 delivery trucks full of waste in one day.
Seed and SwapUp are two of many organisations which are fighting for a more just and sustainable world by creating ways of living and being that are in harmony with our people and the planet. SwapUp is excited to use its platform and power to bring more awareness to the importance of sustainability and to promote the work of Seed through its networks.
Seed is on a powerful new phase of its journey as it works to become Australia’s first and only First Nations youth-led environmental nonprofit. SwapUp is proud to be using its platform and community to elevate the voices of First Nations young people who are fighting for climate justice to support and stand in solidarity with First Nations people across Australia.
SwapUp is one of the largest online consignment and thrift stores based in Sydney, Australia, offering thousands of unique women and kids fashion items to choose from. The start-up was founded by Alifa Putri and Adi Nagara to make secondhand mainstream and reduce waste, which is why all SwapUp’s products and packaging are either reused, recycled or compostable.
The Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network supports First Nations young people to take action for climate justice. Seed’s vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. Through our training and mentoring programs, we build the capacity of First Nations young people to take action for climate justice.
All donations made to Seed via SwapUp are tax deductible.
If you want more information on this, please call Adi Nagara at 0490 759 494 or email email@example.com