Sustainability and Fashion: Are Shopping Second-hand and Vintage the New Trend?

Sustainability and Fashion: Are Shopping Second-hand and Vintage the New Trend?

Resale offers a clear way to extend the life of used clothing and accessories, but doesn’t help with their afterlife—and how to keep them out of landfill. The challenge is hidden behind the scenes: according to Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2022, 85 per cent of brands do not disclose their annual production volumes, making it impossible to track the amount of fashion waste and whether it’s being resold, recycled or dumped. In response, some companies have taken the lead in offering alternatives to buying new.

Farfetch, for example, aims to become more circular than linear by 2030, “with more than 50 per cent of all the products sold or serviced to be recycled, upcycled, pre-owned, re-sold, donated or repaired”, says Thomas Berry, senior director of sustainable business at the platform.

 

 

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