Our Commitment to Sustainability

RAVS is a retro and vintage store located in central Swansea, offering sustainable and high-quality fashionable clothing and accessories – Run by students, for students.

Sustainability Statement

Sustainability is a concept that lies at the heart of the RAVs ethos and business model alike, as we seek to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of the products we sell, without ever compromising on quality or price.

RAVS is proud to offer a selection of both branded and non-branded recycled second-hand items. As part of our efforts to combat fast fashion, we also sell a variety of reworked and upcycled garments, customised using a digital embroidery machine in-store.

Second Hand Selling

Alongside bringing back retro styles, the vintage clothing RAVs has to offer is second-hand and acquired through both donations and purchases. This reduces waste generated by the ‘fast-fashion’ industry by giving clothes and accessories a second chance to become a valuable part of someone’s wardrobe again and not just another item in the landfill!

This commitment towards a more circular fashion industry, achieved by stocking recycled products, results in less resources being wasted in the future; a cotton t-shirt requires 2700 litres of water to produce!

At RAVS we offer a clothes buy back scheme, where you can sell your unwanted clothing to us, which we can then recycle and sell on. Click here for more information on how to sell your clothes to us.

Upcycling

To further contribute towards a fully sustainable future, RAVs now stocks a range of upcycled clothes and accessories embroidered with customised and unique designs. This maximises the usage of recyclable garments to offer our valuable customers both fashionable and eco-friendly fashion choices.

Upcycling

To further contribute towards a fully sustainable future, RAVs now stocks a range of upcycled clothes and accessories embroidered with customised and unique designs. This maximises the usage of recyclable garments to offer our valuable customers both fashionable and eco-friendly fashion choices.

Clothes Buy Back