Buying second-hand items is a very common practice.
Above all, many young people, especially students, adopt this solution in order to be able to afford a few treats without placing an exaggerated burden on their own or their parents' wallets. In fact, you can find beautiful clothes at extremely low prices and it’s even better for the planet, because you avoid contributing to the waste of fast fashion and the textile industry. You just need to know where to look and know the tricks, because the great thing about second hand is that you can find top quality garments as they were made before the advent of fast fashion!
There are many reasons to buy second-hand, but not all of them are valid for everyone. There is, however, one reason on which most of us will agree on, which is that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting in the world, and by recirculating our clothes - by buying, wearing and donating second-hand items - we can help reduce the demand for new clothes. And this in turn could help reduce the damage to our planet.
Below, we have decided to list a couple of good reasons that you should take into account when deciding to switch to second-hand.