For the past six months, I been a subscriber to the Glossy podcasts. Each of these podcasts last thirty minutes and have a heavy hitter guest from the retail, brand, or tech sectors. Usually some sort of combination of the above. Per the website:
The Glossy Podcast is a half-hour, no-holds-barred conversation about how technology is transforming the fashion, luxury and beauty industries with the people making change happen in the space. Featured guests discuss the challenges of navigating an increasingly complex digital environment.
This past week, the Glossy hosted Anthony Marino from ThredUp. As someone who has frequently shopped ThredUp, I was interested in his insights and the future of the company. I enjoyed it so much that I dug into the Glossy podcast archives and found the podcasts for two competitors of ThredUp: Poshmark and TheRealReal. Tracy Sun represented Poshmark and Rati Levesque represented TheRealReal. I highly recommend listening not only to these podcast episodes, but also the originating episodes circa 2016.
These companies speak to sustainability as they contribute to the secondary market, which is an embodiment of the reuse principle of the environmental sustainability trifecta. Reduce, reuse, recycle – remember?