If the second-hand fashion fever hasn’t gotten to you yet, reading this should convince you to get into it now! Shopping for pre-loved clothes is enjoyable, fun, and most importantly beneficial. Other than designer labeled clothes, things such as jewelry, interior décor items, and fashion accessories are worth buying second-hand. (image source)
It saves you a lot of money!
You can find high fashion brands with reduced prices, 50% on average, on their clothes, shoes, bags, and even accessories. Contrary to what others might think, you are not compromising hygiene when you buy pre-loved clothing. Many shops only accept items that are relatively clean and in good condition. They also rewash everything with strong detergents.
It’s sustainable and eco-friendly.
Buying second-hand clothing means that you’re keeping quality items from being thrown away, ending up in a landfill when they’re still usable. This is the huge negative impact seasonal fashion updates have on our environment. Invest in sturdy and stylish high-quality clothes that will last for years instead of fashion trends that you can’t use as much.
You support local small business owners.
Instead of millionaire designer companies, your money goes to those who obtain these pre-loved clothes, sort, clean, and redistribute them to the market. Choosing to involve local small business owners in our purchases allows the country’s economy to grow.
It is more ethical and humane.
Besides saving the environment, you help reduce the exploitation of poor countries. Some fast-fashion brands are actually manufactured in poor countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia where workers are oppressed. They work in extremely poor conditions and get minimum pay. The worst cases might even include bonded and child labor.
You get to explore your fashion sense.
Through second-hand fashion, you can make your unique style shine through! You can find clothes that stand out from what everyone else is wearing, bringing you to the top of your fashion game. Having access to different styles, thanks to the cheaper prices, means more room for experimentation