Nov 15, 2021
S5 Ep38 ONLOAN: a fashion rental subscription founded by Tamsin Chislett and Natalie Hasseck - on clothing rental as sustainable fashion, launching a rental business amidst the pandemic, and pushing back on constant style newness.
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Pre-Loved Podcast: Onloan
Today I’m speaking with Tamsin and Natalie, two friends who founded the fashion rental business Onloan together. Tamsin and Natalie have a shared mission to address fashion’s wastage problem, support a designers long term creative vision and provide circular solutions for a garments life cycle. Their professional backgrounds are very different, and they share a bit about their journey into this space and how it’s looked for them starting Onloan.
We also chat about clothing rental in the context of sustainable fashion -- you may have seen a recent study that suggests clothing rental is “less sustainable than throwing your clothes away” -- yeah, we did into the details on that. We also talk about what it was like to launch this business just six months before the pandemic changed the entire world, and how things are looking forward for clothing rental.
All that and more on today’s show! -- so let’s get into it!
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