1. Buying second-hand clothing saves money
You may already know that buying second-hand clothes can save a lot of money. You will never pay close to full price, which is very useful for you to find high-quality clothing from brands you know and trust. The amount of savings depends of course on thrift stores near you-they are all different.
So, explore second-hand stores in your area to see who has the best clothing/deal, or find other attractions in your area for second-hand products. Plan frequent visits so that you can have good relation switch the staff and can get to know about the upcoming sales much in advance.
2. You extend a garment’s life-cycle
Do you have clothes in good condition in your wardrobe, but you don’t wear them for some reason? Or maybe something you wear often no longer suits your style, no longer fits, or you no longer like it?
You don’t throw away things in good condition just because you don’t wear them anymore, do you? Someone should benefit from it. Just like you, this person is likely to fall in love with it.
3. Buying used promotes sustainable fashion
Another reason you should buy second-hand clothing is that it promotes sustainable fashion.
The purchase of second-hand clothing is an important part of a slow fashion trend and a key factor in starting to create a sustainable wardrobe.
Sustainable fashion is about slowing down fashion.
This means wearing old clothes, buying sustainable and/or ethical clothing, and using fabrics made from ecological materials such as organic cotton, Tencel, and hemp.
In other words, a sustainable wardrobe is filled with second-hand clothing and/or clothing produced by slow fashion brands, both of which can do wonders for the environment.
4. Secondhand clothing is unique
Most of the clothes that can be found in thrift stores are completely unique. There is very little chance of two identical items in the same thrift store or other thrift stores.
And it is very likely that you will never find the same work again, because they may not be manufactured anymore, especially vintage clothing. Therefore, if you want a unique garment, second-hand shopping is a good way to buy it.
5. Buying used clothing saves resources
When buying second-hand clothing, you can save resources and create favorable conditions for the environment. This is because resources have been used to make clothes.
Instead of buying new shirts or pants that consume resources to make them and distribute them to stores near you, buying second-hand clothes will not consume any resources.
6. Reduces fast fashion demand
When you buy second-hand clothing instead of buying new clothes from a retailer, you are reducing the demand for fast fashion. Nowadays, fast fashion brands just spit out cheap new clothes, because many people have accepted the idea of easy discarding clothes.
But, imagine whether everyone starts buying second-hand clothing or shopping for fashionable fashion. These fast fashion companies will no longer exist or must comply with the new regulations.