we are nick + sabrina, an aussie - canadian duo.

Breeze stemmed from a passion to be more sustainable in every aspect of our personal lives, which meant slowly changing our every day choices including not only our fashion choices, but overall consumption.

Nick is a co-founder and the brains behind the madness. Sabrina, well, is the madness. She is also a co-founder and currently studying holistic nutrition, while Nick has worked as a designer in the digital space for nearly a decade across Canada and Australia and runs his own product and UX/UI design business. We hope to create a space of simplicity and be a part of the sustainable movement in our modern, fast-paced world.

Our promise to you is to be sustainable in all aspects of Breeze. We’ve been there and we get it, it can feel impossible and time consuming at times to choose the more sustainable option. Let’s prove that it can be easy to choose the slower alternative, especially when it comes to reducing the fast fashion options that surround us.

 

HERE’S HOW WE’RE DOING IT

fashion.

We love the idea of second hand shopping, but we found the customer experience was always lacking and never kept us coming back for more. After talking to a few friends, and also realising I had too many clothes in my closet I wanted to sell, it clicked that a lot of us we were in the same boat. And that’s how this all began…

With Breeze you can charge whatever you like, we are not a consignment store that buys your items from you. We do not choose the price you deserve for your item, that’s up to you! You get to be the owner and we are simply the middleman that takes care of the sales, marketing, and customers (basically all the time-consuming aspects of selling your clothes).

We want you to shop with Breeze instead of purchasing from a fast fashion brand. We want you to sell your pre-loved clothes instead of keeping them in your wardrobe. We want you to allow someone else to enjoy your pre-loved items and do your part in the circular fashion movement (all while making some cash). It’s okay to be selfish and buy yourself something nice, but rethinking how you shop and being more consumer conscious is our goal. 

Also let’s be real - a lot of trends come back in fashion at some point, so this is the perfect place to find some trendy pieces on a budget. Let’s make second hand shopping the mainstream, keep circular fashion afloat and do good for the planet, it needs us.

Learn more about selling your clothes

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fast fashion facts.

we wanted to dedicate this space to sharing some articles about the fashion industry and it’s current impact on our environment. this topic is so important to us and is the reason behind why we wanted to start Breeze in the first place. we thought we would create this space to share any info and insights into this situation. 

we will constantly be updating this page with new material, so have a read through some of the links and facts listed below and feel free to reach out if you have any comments or suggestions.

 

The Fashion Industry and it’s Impact on the Planet

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69 Facts & Statistics about Fast Fashion

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A Great Resource for Sustainable Fashion

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Global Fashion Agenda Document

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more important facts

  • The production of one cotton shirt requires 2700 Litres of water – the amount a person drinks in 2.5 years. (UNECE)

  • One kilogram of fabric generates an average of 23 kilograms of greenhouse gases. (McKinsey 2016)

  • Nearly three-fifths of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within years of being made. (McKinsey 2016)

  • The average Canadian throws 32 kilograms of textiles into landfills each year. (Alternatives Journal 2015)

  • 1 in 6 millennials aged between 16-34 say they generally keep their clothes for under two years before throwing them away.(YouGov 2017)

  • 38% of millennials have purchased at least half of the clothes that they own in the past 12 months (YouGov 2017)

  • 1.4 quadrillion microfibres are estimated to be in the ocean as a result of laundering clothes. (Elle MacArthur Foundation 2017)

  • Total greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production, at 1.2 billion tonnes annually, are more than those of all international flights and maritime shipping combined. (Elle MacArthur Foundation 2017)

  • Each year 1.3 trillion gallons of water is used for fabric dyeing alone. (World Resources Institute 2017).

  • If the industry doesn’t change, and its fashion business as usual, the apparel industry’s climate impact is expected to increase 49% by 2030. (Global Fashion Agenda 2017)

  • North Americans are the largest consumers of new textiles, consuming 37kgs each. (Textile Beat 2016)