Did you know that the fashion industry releases more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined? This has a detrimental impact on our environment. About 10% of the world’s carbon emissions are caused by fashion production. This dries up water sources and pollutes rivers and streams. Furthermore, 20% of the planet’s water pollution is caused by the fashion industry.
It appears that fashion has a significant impact on our planet. That is why shopping pre-owned is the way to go!
Purchasing pre-owned from a Pawn Shop
Choosing to purchase secondhand has a massive impact on the planet because it cuts down on the production of new items. Pawn shops are sustainable because the things they have available are pre-owned. Purchasing pre-loved handbags and other fashion accessories keeps them out of landfills, brings new life to the items, and gives them more time to be enjoyed.
Take care of your items and make them last longer
Keeping your luxury items in good shape is essential. For example, putting your handbag on a shelf instead of hanging it from a hook prevents wear to the handles. You can take small steps to ensure you can enjoy your luxury item for a long time. If you have a luxury item you want to get rid of, you can sell it to a pawn shop! The better condition your item is in, the more valuable it will be when you are ready to sell it. This continues the product’s life cycle and keeps it out of landfills.
Buying pre-owned reduces the demand for new products
Of course, purchasing pre-owned saves you money – but this also means less demand for the production of new products. Less demand for new products means fewer greenhouse emissions, less water pollution, and less garbage!
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