Every year in Europe, 80% of new or used clothes are thrown away in our garbage, which represents about 4 million tons of textiles. Second hand means thinking about recycling and circular economy solutions in order to offer several lives to your clothes. Here we present the 5 advantages of buying second hand (luxury or not!)
1 - Give several lives to an object
We all have clothes stored in our closets waiting to be worn. Instead of throwing it away, or getting a new one, why not give it a second life? This would make someone happy and you can also take advantage of this mode of consumption, you will have the opportunity to find unique, vintage and trendy pieces! A good idea: renew your wardrobe more regularly while limiting your ecological impact.
2 - Saving money
Second hand is also about saving money. You will find pieces at a lower cost, negotiate deals if the person really wants to get rid of his dressing room.
You will also have the opportunity to find pieces that are unattainable for you on the new market but affordable in second hand, and that's hot!
3 - It's ecological
Buying second hand allows a garment or other item to last longer. According to a study by WRAP, extending the life of a garment by 6 to 9 months reduces carbon emissions, water and textile waste by 20 to 30%. Buying second hand encourages not to consume new clothes and therefore save important resources for the planet (mainly water).
4 - Create your own style
The majority of fast fashion stores generate the same trends with the same fashion pieces, you often end up with the same style as many people! The second hand is very often unique and vintage pieces or old collections that you can't find anywhere else... it's your opportunity to be unique, what do you think?
5 - Fight against overconsumption!
To consume second hand is to be on the side of your wallet and choose not to consume in mass.
To consume second hand is to avoid the manufacture of new products.
To consume second hand is to choose to move from a linear economy to a circular economy: it is the solution to fight against fast fashion, overconsumption and to opt for a more eco-responsible consumption.
Entrupy is a cutting-edge technology that uses artificial intelligence to authenticate luxury bags. At Closet, we use this technology to fully guarantee the authenticity of our second-hand luxury bags. Here are all the details about this app and how it works.
Today, approximately 100 billion garments are sold each year in the world. The textile sector is the second most polluting industry in the world