Meet Marley from rax, Canada's peer-to-peer wardrobe rental app, where you can borrow and lend your closet! Discover a world of trendy outfits, endless options, and sustainable fashion choices. Rent and return with style! 💃🌿
What inspired you to start rax?
I was looking for a dress to wear to a friend's wedding and really didn't want to spend a few hundred dollars on something I knew I was going to wear once. I borrowed a dress from a friend and thought how could this be done on a larger scale? We all have a closet full of clothes we never wear and on the flip side we often wear things once for an event and never again. After doing more research into the fashion industry and the impact it has on people and the environment, I knew something had to change. To put things into perspective, it takes about 700 gallons of water to produce one cotton shirt. That's enough water for one person to drink at least eight cups per day for three-and-a-half years. Each time an item is rented you reduce your water consumption by 24%, energy usage by 6% & CO2 emissions by 3% per garment rented.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Learning all areas of how to grow a business from the ground up! Being a solo founder I do everything from social media, newsletters, PR, website development and pretty much everything else you can think of!
Any advice for others who want to start a small business?
Do it!!! You will never feel ready and probably doubt yourself and want to quit 1,000 times but if everyone thought like that no one would ever start a new business.
It’s the end of the day and you found yourself with a free evening? What are you doing? What are you eating? Are you with anyone?
My favouriteeeeee nights are dinner & wine nights trying out a new spot in Toronto with friends and family!
Do you have any other tips on how to incorporate sustainability into one's everyday life?
Little swaps have a big impact! The easiest way to incorporate sustainability practices is swapping it into things you're already doing in your everyday routine. Think a bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic, refillable hand soaps/cleaning products (love Blueland!), silicone mats for baking instead of parchment paper or reusable food wraps.
WHAT ARE YOU CRUSHING ON...
Small business? Everly - they are a candle refill company that sources ingredients locally and is hand poured in Toronto.
Song? Anything by Morgan Wallen.
Morning pick-me-up? Oat latte. Always.
Binge-worthy show? Yellowstone.
Local restaurant? Miku! Just ordered their pressed salmon rolls last night
Drink? Espresso martini.
Fav way to stay active? Hot yoga.
Check out the rax app and starting borrowing or lending your closet at raxapp.ca.