Le Tote is a circular, subscription-based clothing and accessories platform with rental options for both maternity wear and classic wear.

Le Tote is a fashion subscription service enabling members to lease clothing and accessories for a fraction of the cost of buying the same items. Each shipment includes three pieces of clothing and two accessories, curated using Le Tote’s smart algorithm, which customises clothes based on previous preferences. Members can swap items ahead of delivery, keep them as long as they like, and have the option to purchase leased items for 20-50% off retail prices.

Le Tote has developed an apparel cleaning process that utilizes biodegradable detergents, resulting in a 36% more efficient cleaning process, 43% lower electricity usage, and 50% less water consumption than regular cleaning processes. The company donates the clothing that it removes from its circulation to partner charities and consignment organizations.

Wasteful retail practices have significant economic and environmental consequences. We’re committed to creating a sustainable, value-driven solution for our members, while doing our part to reduce fashion’s environmental footprint..

Brett Northart – Co-Founder and President, Le Tote.

Why you should care

Textile waste going into landfills as a result of overspending and overproduction is a global issue. In USA alone, people buy five times as much clothing as they did in 1980, and on average 80% of a woman’s wardrobe is not worn on a regular basis. Le Tote’s return model addresses this issue by ensuring longer garment lifespans and reducing textile waste.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Responsible Consumption and Production

By reducing the turnover rate of clothes and extending the lifestyle of garments, Le Tote is challenging some of the fashion industry’s fundamentally unsustainable business models.