21 Feb '13, 7pm

For the Environment’s Sake, Lease Rather Than Buy Those Designer Jeans

For the Environment’s Sake, Lease Rather Than Buy Those Designer Jeans

Customers pay 20 euros (about $27) up front to cover shipping and administration fees, and then 5 euros a month for the duration of a year until the contract expires. At that point, the renter can either send the jeans back, obtain a new pair and repay the initial fees, or keep the jeans for the price of four months rent and a 20 euro deposit. When the jeans are returned from the wearer, they are washed and either repaired, put back out onto the market, or shredded and returned to the factory. Since launching early this January in an Amsterdam jazz club, several hundred people have already signed up to try out the novel concept.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/for-the-environments-sake-lease-...

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