Depop's Impact

At Depop, impact is part of our DNA. We believe in the power of our community to change fashion consumption, creating a system that’s kinder to both people and the planet.
We’re proud of the impact our community is already driving in the world, by making circular fashion more desirable and accessible to everyone. Buying and selling on Depop helps to keep clothing in use for longer - making it easier for our community to extend the life of their clothes and to find alternatives to buying new. It also helps empower a diverse community of sellers and small businesses, many of whom upcycle, restyle or design their own items.


Items that already existed that have been given a second life by Depop users since 2021[1]

9 in 10

Purchases made on Depop prevent the purchase of a brand new item elsewhere[2]

Scope 1, 2 and 3

Depop's quantified Scope 1,2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions are offset annually - including every delivery[3]

Introducing Our Impact Goals

Our Impact Goals, for 2023 and beyond, focus on the issues that matter most to our community, and where we can make the biggest impact.
We’ve committed to advancing targets across five key environmental and social focus areas:
  • Circularity - Our aim is to change the way we shop, by keeping clothes that already exist passing from person to person. We’re promoting a more circular fashion industry and inspiring more people to shop circular. Learn more about circular fashion.
  • Net Zero Emissions Reductions - We’re committed to a better future for the planet, and have set a Net Zero target in line with science-based Net Zero standards[4]. Learn more about Depop’s climate actions.
  • Sustainability Operations - We’re aiming to run best-in-class sustainable operations, which covers our commitments to renewable energy, zero waste and energy efficiency. Read our Impact Goals to find out more.
  • Employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - We want to build the most diverse, progressive home of fashion, and, to get there it starts with our own teams. Diverse and inclusive teams are key to building more creative and innovative solutions for our community. Read our Impact Goals to find out more.
  • Marketplace Diversity Equity and Inclusion - We’re a community-led platform; everything we do is aimed at supporting and promoting our incredible collective of buyers and sellers. We work to ensure our platform is a diverse and inclusive place to buy and sell, expanding access to economic opportunity through programmes like Now/Next and Level Up.

Impact resources

Explore our impact research, reports and publications

The environmental case for resale

A simple way to reduce the environmental impact of fashion is to reuse what already exists. We were keen to understand the environmental benefits of shopping secondhand on Depop. So we developed our own environmental impact measurement methodology, starting by calculating our displacement rate.

Read our Displacement Rate report
Read our Environmental Impact Measurement Methodology

Circular fashion at Depop

At Depop our aim is to change the way we shop, by keeping clothes that already exist passing from person to person. We are taking steps to promote a more circular fashion industry and bring circular fashion to more people.

Read our circular fashion definition

Understanding secondhand fashion

It isn’t always easy to understand how our small choices affect the big picture. Read on to learn about how you can be part of shaping a new fashion system that’s kinder to people and to the planet.

Read our secondhand fashion FAQ

[1] Refers to secondhand items listed and sold with ‘Used’ condition attribute in 2021 and 2022. Brand new items and items without a tagged condition attribute are excluded.
[2] Based on a survey sample of 5,531 Depop users in the UK, US and Australia who made a purchase on Depop between December 2021 and February 2022. Depop Displacement Research 2022
[3] Depop has been offsetting quantified Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions since 2021. See our climate actions page for more details.
[4] Net zero is the internationally agreed upon goal for mitigating climate change. The United Nations (IPCC) determined the need for net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 to prevent global average temperatures from increasing more than 1.5C.