5 reasons to shop second-hand when buying clothes
More people than ever are choosing to buy second-hand clothing. The beauty of it is there are so many different benefits to shopping this way, here are just five...
The Environmental Benefits
“The fashion industry accounts for about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater.”
This line always shocks us. The fact is the fashion industry has had, and is continuing to have, a huge impact on the environment around us. It’s one of the major reasons we are seeing more people than ever buying second-hand.
One of the biggest benefits of shopping second-hand is you can get great products at brilliant prices. Top brands for a fraction of their new cost. Take a Burberry trench coat, through Haru you can bag one for half or even a third of the new cost. This also feeds into the next point about the quality of second-hand items.
Buying second-hand puts more focus on the quality of a product. As shoppers, it makes us pay closer attention to material and condition of the clothing. In turn, this reveals the brands and makers who create products that are built to last. For example, Dr Martens and Levi’s sell well second-hand because they are known for lasting. At Haru, our team reviews each item to ensure it meets our quality standards, making it easier to shop second-hand with confidence.
More options than ever
From your peer-to-peer platforms like Depop and eBay to the managed marketplaces like Haru and of course the brilliant charity shops. There are more options than ever to buy second-hand.
The joy of it
In the world of second-hand no two items are the same, there are always slight differences and with that comes the joy of it. You can find clothing made decades ago or more recently, limited editions, bargains, personalised pieces and so much more. This way of shopping breaks us out of seasonal and cultural trends and focuses more on individual tastes.