In a time when the fashion industry accounts for 10% of the global carbon emissions, plagued by environmental disasters, secondhand online fashion shopping represents a glimmer of sustainable hope.
While the sales of brand new footwear, apparel and accessories are forecasted to grow by 26 per cent by the end of this decade, the secondhand fashion market is expected to outperform fast fashion in terms of sales by then.
In fact, according to a 2019 market report by ‘ThredUp’, the secondhand online fashion retail grew 21 times faster than the traditional apparel market, in the last three years, and this couldn’t have come at a better time for the future of animals and the planet.
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