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The benefits of buying and selling second hand clothes

21st May 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

From sentimental items you can’t bear to part with to impulsive bargain buys, we can all relate to holding onto an item of clothing in the hope we might fit into it again or become fashionable again – even if it’s a onesie from 2009. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and purging the wardrobe can be the perfect way to give unwanted clothing a
new lease of life.

The latest data from Shpock shows Britons saved 5175 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions last year by buying and selling on marketplaces – which is the equivalent amount of emissions as driving around the world in a standard car 574 times or driving to the moon 60 times.

From January 2021 to March 2021 Shpock data saw the number of fashion items sold on its website increase by a third on average (33%) and future predictions show that by shopping on marketplaces, Britons could be potentially saving 1.2 million tonnes of plastic, 7.8 million tonnes of steel and 0.7 million tonnes of aluminium.

Aston spoke to international interiors therapist Suzanne Roynon to discuss the mental health benefits that come with clearing clutter and offered her best advice when it comes to spring cleaning.

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