Chumbani, closet in Swahili, was founded with love – for fashion, fun and friendship, but mostly, with serious matters in mind.
In an era of global warming, wastefulness, pollution, and pandemics, we decided to promote an alternative shopping experience that is just as elite and refined as it is socially responsible.
Chumbani takes pride in addressing our 21st-century accustomed needs and expectations while taking into consideration important social and environmental issues. We offer a first-class shopping experience of second-hand items that reduces waste while celebrating fashion and style.
The fashion industry is constantly ranked among the topmost environment-harming industries. In recent years, this has only escalated. Brands roll-out new items and mini-collections year-round. They take advantage of our need for the new, our desire to shop, and our expectation for immediate satisfaction.
The implications of these fast-fashion trends result in a decrease in quality, a shortened lifespan of items, and poor labor conditions. It also impacts water consumption, carbon emissions, soil degradation and several other polluting factors.
Recent events, such as covid-19, have taught us some much-needed lessons as well. They have put a spotlight on the significant things in life, the effects the environment has on our well-being, and the importance of smart consumption.
This has elevated and emphasized the need to go-green and maintain a conscious, sustainable lifestyle.