Apr 22 2020
3 Reasons Why Consigning and Shopping Pre-Owned Is The Eco-Friendly Alternative
As if both making money and making more room in your closet were not reason enough to start consigning and/or shopping pre-owned, we've racked up a list of reasons why it is not only beneficial for you, but to everyone around you.
Yes, Sabrina's Closet is part of the fashion business, but we are equally a part of the recycling business as well. We recycle more than just fashion - we also recycle energy back into the community.
We are fashion lovers and we know how much fun it is to collect pieces in our closet, even to the point of excess. The downside to this is that it is harmful to the environment, and in turn, to all of us. The good news is that by shopping and selling second-hand, we can all have our fun in a much more sustainable and less wasteful manner.
By recycling fashion, not only are we saving money, but we are also contributing toward the reduction of our carbon footprint.
Did you know that by consigning/shopping pre-owned, you are contributing toward the circular economy? Instead of buy, use and dispose of, we should make well, buy well, resell.
Here’s three reasons why consigning and shopping pre-owned is the eco-friendly alternative:
1 | REDUCE WASTE & USE LESS RESOURCES
A single pair of jeans uses approximately 1800 gallons of water to make and generates greenhouse gases equivalent to driving over 80 miles. Think of all the clothing in your closet and do the math. Shopping pre-owned makes more use of these precious resources thus reducing waste.
2 | LESS POLLUTION
Did you know that approximately 20% of pesticide use across the globe is used for cotton plants? In fact, 90% of the cotton grown for textiles in particular is genetically modified. This causes water contamination and acidifies the soil. Not to mention the dyes used for textiles are often dumped in rivers and lakes, evidently polluting water supplies. In addition, synthetic fabric production releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
3 | DECREASES LANDFILL WASTE
The average American throws away 81 pounds of clothing per year which results in about 26 billion pounds of clothing going directly into landfills. By recycling your items and giving them a new life, you are doing your part to bring that number down.
Simply switching to second hand shopping/selling won’t completely solve all of the problems within the fashion industry, but it is a step in the right direction. With many little steps, collectively we can make a difference.
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