Sustainable Clothing - Go for Preworn
#SecondhandSeptember is coming up, and a chance to revolutionise the way we buy our clothes, if we haven’t already done so, or at least consider doing it. But where do you start? Well, you could take a look at Preworn!
Preworn knows all about second hand clothing because they are on a mission to clean up the fashion industry. They are based in North Wales in the beautiful area of Llangollen and the started off in 2017. They researched the fast fashion industry and its impact on the environment and determined to make a difference and do things differently.
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So they set themselves up for the circular fashion revolution. And now, they have 900,000 items available for sale – so they are a HUGE second hand clothing retailer in the UK!
They have everything for all the family, and they have a HUGE range of brands to choose from – check out their online store and their A-Z of brands which makes it easier for you to find your favourite clothing brands.
As well as clothing, they have bags, scarves and purses, and also types of shoes such as boots, flats, trainers, heels and sandals. On the clothing front, they’ve got active wear, tops, coats, denim jackets, denim wasitcoasts, dresses, hoodies and sweats, jackets, jumpers, cardigans, tops and shirts, active wear bottoms, jeans, shorts, skirts and trousers. Phew!
Fast fashion is very damaging to the environment which needs all the help it can get. If we can look after the earth, she will look after us.
Preworn have some stats about the fast fashion industry on their site, such as:
- The fashion industry is responsible for over 10% of the worlds entire carbon footprint and this is due to exceed 25% by 2050.
- 1.3 billion tonnes of carbon emissions are produced every year in manufacturing new clothing.
- 40% of all of the new clothing that is purchased in the United Kingdom is rarely or never worn.
- Over 70 million trees are logged each year to make fibres such as rayon, viscose, modal and lyocell.
How Preworn works
Preworn is reducing the impact of each garment, giving it a new home. They buy second-hand clothing in bulk from major UK suppliers. Their sorting department and listing team undertake rigorous quality control checks, and they sell online to keep prices low, giving as many people as possible access to sustainable fashion. They have a number of waste streams for items that can’t be used or sold, if they don’t make it past quality checks. These don’t go to landfill or the incinerator – Preworn works hard to clean up the world in a sustainable way.
They want to inspire us all to buy preworn over new, so that everyone can get involved in preserving the planet and the natural world.
This is a great chance to make a change in our lifestyles and shop differently, buying second hand clothing. It will help reduce your carbon footprint and help fight climate change.