Three Environmental Benefits of Buying from a Clothing Consignment Boutique

Buying high-quality consignment clothing is not only good for your wallet but is also an environmentally friendly decision. Here are three reasons why. 

1. Reduces Pollution

From transportation to the manufacturing process, the use of water, dyes, petroleum and toxic chemical byproducts threaten the land, air and waterways, especially in developing countries where clothing is often produced. Choosing to limit your demand for new clothing will reduce your contribution to consumption. You will also save used clothing from being dumped in landfills, where it may take years to decompose.

2. Promotes Recycling

When you share your hip clothing consignment finds with your friends and family—or on social media—you encourage others to do the same. More people will be inspired to buy used apparel and extend the fabric’s lifespan.

3. Helps the Community

Consignment stores allow customers to buy name-brand children’s clothing at affordable prices. When you have multiple kids, saving money isn’t always easy, so every bit helps. You also have the opportunity to partner with consignment shops and sell your old clothing. When it sells, you will receive a percentage of the sale price.

Buying gently used clothing can have a positive impact on the environment and your community, in addition to saving you money. Josie’s Friends is an online clothing consignment boutique, based in Smyrna, that curates fashionable styles for women, teens and children. Josie’s Friends believes in giving back by financially sponsoring impoverished children around the world, and your purchases help make that happen.