SUSTAINABILITY & ACCESSIBILITY
Rendered Inc. is working to promote sustainability by vending quality & rarely used apparel, thus recycling and making our community less environmentally harsh. Specifically, we find the best rare & unique apparel from second hand/consignment shops to vend to our customers, while giving them the education they need to make more educated and sustainable choices in their everyday lives.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
The world is addicted to cheap, crappy clothes. Thanks to low-wage manufacturing in poor countries and the rise of fast fashion, clothes have morphed from being valuable possessions to disposable items that we chuck out at the end of the season.
Production, marketing, and consumption of fashion products result in negative environmental impacts due to the massive production volume of fashion items, which directly contributes to the decline of our environment as we know it.
The fashion industry is responsible for 10 percent of the carbon footprint in the world as well as it being the second-greatest polluter of local freshwater. In most of the countries in which garments are produced, untreated toxic wastewater is dumped into the rivers. They are extremely harmful to the health of the millions of people living by the rivers banks. Also, a huge quantity of freshwater is used for the dyeing and finishing process for all of our clothes while many people do not have access to drinking water.
SABA, FOUNDER & CEO
Saba Tshibaka is a Senior Economics major, with a double minor in General Business & Technology Entrepreneurship at The University of Maryland, College Park. She established her business Rendered at the age of 19 out of her love for thrifting. She found the intersection of individual environmental impact and a viable business plan, and has been focusing her business education on it ever since. Her vision for Rendered is to never let another item of clothing see a landfill or ocean. She believes she is a part of the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.
Saba can be reached by email at email@example.com
TO THE CLOTHES YOU DON'T SELL?
We recycle them! For the items we don’t sell in a certain amount of time allotted by our team, we take it to a thrift store to allow someone else to take advantage!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT
We genuinely appreciate each and every single one of our customers and supporters. The biggest way you can support us is by telling your friends. You can also pre-order the Rendered Box through our website, funds raised will go to our operating costs & boxes will be shipped within 4 weeks of businesses re-opening