Good morning everyone! I plan to give you one tip a week, on how you can easily chose a more ecofriendly choice. So as the heading says, why should you chose second hand?
First of all, it is so much better for the environment. Some people say, just stop buy new clothes when you don't really "need" it, well that's easier said than done. When you are a fashionista how can you possible stop buying new clothes? Then meet the environment and your needs 50/50, if you buy new produced clothing, you know that they need to make more of that piece because they need to fill up stock. If you instead go and buy something vintage or second hand, this item was probably arleady made years ago so you can be calm that you are not causing any more products to be made just because you bought that shirt. And that's really what it's all about, make the new production less or stop it from increasing, that's what a normal man/woman can do, really easily. So to everyone saying that you don't know what you can do, and that you don't have the energy, keep following my postings and you will know exactly what and how to do it, without extra energy needed. Because who wants to save the environment huh?
Secondly, as everyone probably knows, it is cheaper. So if you are struggling with money in the end of every month, go and shop second hand instead of new produced clothing. I am a student and on top of that I like to save money, so I mix second hand with high street shops. Partly because I love shoping second hand where they make you work for it, sometimes you need to look long to find something you like, but that's really the charm with it, then you know you might be the only one wearing that piece of clothing, how amazing isn't that? Everyone wants to be different today, so why not make it easier for you?
Thirdly, this is not only for clothing. When you need interior, second hand is the best and only way to go, there's where you find the best pieces to make your home unique. And with some creativity, you can make really cool stuff of what you find.
If you live in London, there is really no excuse, we have so much second hand in this town and you can find amazing things, I can give you a list of my favorite spot later on. I'm trying not to write to much because I know you will get tired of reading, so I'll give tips on places in another post.