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RE.STATEMENT | Upcycled Fashion Marketplace

RE.STATEMENT | Upcycled Fashion Marketplace (
Private sector

    RE.STATEMENT is an online marketplace that specializes in upcycled fashion, offering a curated selection of sustainable clothing items. By promoting upcycling, RE.STATEMENT contributes to the growth of sustainable fashion. It encourages the reuse of materials, reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Through its platform, RE.STATEMENT empowers independent designers and artisans who prioritize ethical practices and craftsmanship, providing them with a platform to showcase their unique upcycled creations. By connecting conscious consumers with these sustainable fashion options, RE.STATEMENT plays a vital role in driving the demand for and adoption of sustainable fashion practices.

    Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

    One major aspect of RE.STATEMENT is the establishment of educational programs and workshops. These programs provide industry professionals, designers, artisans, and other stakeholders with opportunities to enhance their understanding of upcycling techniques, sustainable materials, ethical production practices, and circular economy principles. By offering these educational initiatives, RE.STATEMENT equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to create and promote sustainable fashion.

    In addition to educational programs, RE.STATEMENT actively engages in knowledge sharing through partnerships and collaborations. The organization seeks to forge alliances with academic institutions, research centers, and industry experts to exchange best practices, conduct joint studies, and develop innovative solutions. By leveraging these partnerships, RE.STATEMENT facilitates the dissemination of valuable insights, research findings, and emerging trends within the sustainable fashion ecosystem.

    Finally, RE.STATEMENT utilizes digital platforms and technology to facilitate knowledge sharing. The organization maintains an online resource center that provides accessible information on sustainable fashion practices, upcycling techniques, and relevant industry trends. 

    Coordination mechanisms

    RE.STATEMENT's online marketplace operates through a well-coordinated system that facilitates designers' listings, sales, and custom orders, while providing a seamless experience for customers. This is achieved through the implementation of various coordination mechanisms and the utilization of specific strategies, programs, and platforms.

    Designers who wish to list and sell their upcycled fashion items on RE.STATEMENT's website go through a structured onboarding process. This process includes an evaluation of their designs for quality, sustainability, and adherence to the platform's guidelines. A coordination mechanism in place involves a dedicated team that oversees the selection and curation of the designers' offerings to ensure they align with RE.STATEMENT's vision of sustainable fashion.

    To facilitate custom orders, RE.STATEMENT employs a personalized design request mechanism. Customers can submit their requirements and preferences through the platform, and the designers can review and communicate with the customers directly. This coordination mechanism enables seamless communication and collaboration between designers and customers, fostering a personalized and sustainable shopping experience.

    As part of their strategies, RE.STATEMENT actively engages in marketing and promotional initiatives to drive customer traffic and visibility for designers' listings. This includes targeted social media campaigns, collaborations with influencers, and participation in sustainable fashion events. By utilizing these strategies, RE.STATEMENT maximizes exposure for designers, amplifying their reach and creating a vibrant marketplace for sustainable fashion.

    In terms of platforms involved, RE.STATEMENT leverages a user-friendly and intuitive e-commerce interface. The website provides a secure payment system, detailed product descriptions, and high-quality visuals to facilitate the purchasing process. This platform ensures a seamless and trusted transaction experience for customers.

    Through these coordination mechanisms, strategies, and platforms, RE.STATEMENT creates a thriving marketplace where designers can showcase and sell their upcycled creations, while customers can explore and purchase unique sustainable fashion items. These mechanisms work harmoniously to support the growth and success of both designers and customers within the RE.STATEMENT community.


    An essential evaluation aspect is measuring the environmental impact. RE.STATEMENT aims to continually assess and improve its practices to minimize the carbon footprint associated with its operations. This includes analyzing energy consumption, optimizing packaging and shipping methods, and exploring sustainable sourcing options.

    Another critical assessment pertains to the inclusivity and diversity of the platform. RE.STATEMENT acknowledges the importance of representing a broad range of designers, artisans, and sustainable fashion brands. Ongoing evaluations are conducted to ensure inclusivity in terms of gender, ethnicity, geographical representation, and socio-economic backgrounds.

    Goal 5

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Goal 5


    End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere


    Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non‑discrimination on the basis of sex


    Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

    Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age


    Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence


    Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

    Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18


    Proportion of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting, by age


    Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate


    Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location


    Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life


    Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments


    Proportion of women in managerial positions


    Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences


    Proportion of women aged 15-49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care


    Number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education


    Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws


    (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure


    Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control


    Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

    Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex


    Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels


    Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

    Goal 8

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    Goal 8


    Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries

    Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita


    Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors


    Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person


    Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services


    Proportion of informal employment in total employment, by sector and sex


    Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead


    Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP


    Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP


    By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities


    Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities


    By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Proportion of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training


    Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms


    Proportion and number of children aged 5‑17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age


    Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment


    Fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 workers, by sex and migrant status


    Level of national compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status


    By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products


    Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate


    Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all


    (a) Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults and (b) number of automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults


    Proportion of adults (15 years and older) with an account at a bank or other financial institution or with a mobile-money-service provider


    Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

    Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements


    By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization


    Existence of a developed and operationalized national strategy for youth employment, as a distinct strategy or as part of a national employment strategy

    Goal 12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    Goal 12


    Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries


    Number of countries developing, adopting or implementing policy instruments aimed at supporting the shift to sustainable consumption and production


    By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources


    Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP


    Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP


    By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses


    (a) Food loss index and (b) food waste index


    By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

    Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement

    (a) Hazardous waste generated per capita; and (b) proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment


    By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse


    National recycling rate, tons of material recycled


    Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

    Number of companies publishing sustainability reports


    Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities


    Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans


    By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature


    Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment


    Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production


    Installed renewable energy-generating capacity in developing and developed countries (in watts per capita)


    Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products


    Implementation of standard accounting tools to monitor the economic and environmental aspects of tourism sustainability


    Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities


    Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies (production and consumption) per unit of GDP

    Goal 13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    Goal 13


    Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries


    Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population


    Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030


    Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies


    Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning


    Number of countries with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


    Total greenhouse gas emissions per year


    Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning


    Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment


    Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible


    Amounts provided and mobilized in United States dollars per year in relation to the continued existing collective mobilization goal of the $100 billion commitment through to 2025


    Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities



    Number of least developed countries and small island developing States with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Name Description

    The online marketplace for eco-conscious shoppers to find unique, upcycled clothing that starts a conversation for themselves and for the planet

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    Action Network
    Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network
    15 December 2022 (start date)
    31 December 2028 (date of completion)
    1. North America
    Geographical coverage
    New York, New York, USA
    Other beneficiaries

    Designers and Artisans: RE.STATEMENT provides a platform for designers and artisans specializing in upcycled fashion to showcase and sell their creations. By joining the platform, these individuals gain visibility, access to a wider customer base, and opportunities for economic empowerment. They benefit from the marketing and promotional efforts of RE.STATEMENT, which helps amplify their reach and exposure within the sustainable fashion industry.

    Consumers: RE.STATEMENT benefits consumers who are passionate about sustainable fashion and seek unique, eco-friendly clothing options. Through the marketplace, consumers have access to a curated selection of upcycled fashion items, promoting conscious consumption and encouraging the adoption of sustainable fashion practices. Consumers benefit from the convenience of an online platform that prioritizes ethical production, transparency, and quality.

    Local Communities: RE.STATEMENT's partnerships with local artisans and sustainable fashion brands contribute to the socio-economic development of local communities. By prioritizing fair trade practices and supporting entrepreneurship, the organization helps create opportunities for economic growth, job creation, and skill development within these communities.

    Sustainable Fashion Industry: The work of RE.STATEMENT has a broader impact on the sustainable fashion industry as a whole. By promoting upcycling and sustainable practices, the organization fosters awareness, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration within the industry. This benefits sustainable fashion brands, organizations, and professionals by fostering a supportive ecosystem and driving the overall growth and adoption of sustainable fashion practices.

    Environment: One of the primary beneficiaries of RE.STATEMENT's work is the environment. Through the promotion of upcycled fashion, the organization reduces the demand for new clothing production, thereby minimizing resource consumption and waste generation. By encouraging the reuse and repurposing of materials, RE.STATEMENT contributes to the conservation of natural resources and helps mitigate the environmental impact associated with the fashion industry.

    United States of America
    United States of America
    Contact Information

    Hannah M. Le, Founder & CEO