Buying gently used clothing can have a positive impact on the environment, in addition to saving you money.
- Reduces Pollution: From transportation to the manufacturing process, the use of water, dyes, petroleum, and toxic chemical byproducts threaten the land, air, and waterways, especially in developing countries where clothing is often produced. Choosing to limit your demand for new clothing will reduce your contribution to consumption. You will also save used clothing from being dumped in landfills, where it may take years to decompose.
- Promotes Recycling: When you buy and sell your clothing on consignment, share with your friends and family, or on social media, to encourage others to do the same. More people will be inspired to buy used apparel and extend the fabric’s life span.
Supplementing your wardrobe with consignment is not only good for your wallet but is also an environmentally friendly decision.