Being Sustainable at Graduation

Three years of all-nighters in the library, chasing mice out of your student flat and downing a stupid amount of vodkas in your favourite club. Now, it’s all over. Time to grow up and find a grad job, or so they say.

The final bittersweet page of your university book is graduation. Your parents are crying as your name is called out along with your degree classification which you worked so hard for. You rock the squared hat and shapeless gown and collect your diploma.

However, what you are really dying to show off is the amazing dress underneath which you have rented from Hirestreet. Don’t worry, you certainly will that night when you and the girls go out for one last shenanigan filled bevvy.

The average girl stupidly spends 3 figures on looking their best for events such as graduation. With Hirestreet, you are able to slash the cost of this massively. Why spend so much money to wear a dress once, when you can pay a small price to wear it for the same length of time?

Importantly, by doing this you are being sustainable and contributing positively to climate change, which is directly affected by fast fashion and your typical graduation fuelled buying behaviour. The fashion industry produced almost 5% of manmade CO2 emissions in 2015 – more than aviation and shipping combined. Something to think about…

We have picked out some of our favourite graduation dresses and shown you the savings you could make by switching to renting. Just from these 5 dresses you could save a total of £485. That is a summer holiday…. Mykonos anyone?

KEEPSAKE THE LABEL - PURPLE SATIN MIDI

RRP: £174

Hire: £21

Saving: £153

HOPE & IVY BLUE RUFFLE LACE MIDI DRESS

RRP: £70

Hire: £12

Saving: £58

BARDOT TURQUOISE LISANDRA MIDI DRESS

RRP: £163

Hire: £19

Saving: £144

HOPE & IVY FLORAL CONTRAST WRAP MAXI DRESS

RRP: £85

Hire: £13

Saving: £72

HOPE & IVY NAVY FLORAL LONG SLEEVED MIDI DRESS

RRP: £70

Hire: £12

Saving: £58

LITTLE BIT ABOUT Hirestreet

Millions of items of clothing end up in landfill sites every year, which impacts our lovely planet. Our mission is to help reduce this by bringing our beautiful customers the best dresses in the land, so you don’t need to buy them anymore. It’s a smarter way to shop, and we are sure you are going to love it. Together we can do our bit, and we can't wait to get started. We have worked long and hard to try and bring you a simple, premium and beautiful experience and we would love to know what you think! Please get in touch, we would love to hear from you! xx