5 benefits of reselling your kids’ clothes

Whether you’re looking for more sustainable fashion choices or want to shop smart, buying preloved for your kids is a great option. In case you need a little convincing, here are five reasons why making the switch to preloved is an idea worth considering.

1. Reduce your carbon footprint

This might seem like an obvious one, but let’s look at the facts: the fashion industry was responsible for 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2018, which is about four percent of the global total.
Buying preowned clothes keeps items out of landfill and also reduces your carbon footprint by 82%.

2. Participate in a circular fashion economy for kids

Keeping things out of landfill means avoiding the breakdown of synthetic fibres, some of which can take hundreds of years to decompose. If they have that long, why not extend the life of the garment itself and send it onto a new, loving home?

3. Shop $mart

Preloved kids items are still in excellent condition because they rarely get worn. Some of the items you’ll find on Kids O’Clock are BNWT (brand new with tags). It’s a great opportunity to access good quality, well-treated, higher end items without the punchy price tag.

Explaining the beauty of preloved to your kids will help them embrace slow fashion as they grow older.

4. Experiment and shop for your kids’ personality

No one child is the same. They have a unique sense of self, self-expression and their own way of doing things. Following trends, even for kidswear, can seem stifling and less exciting than dressing them for their own personal style of comfort, whether it’s a navy sweater or a pair of tiger-print leggings. It’s all to play for!

5. Raise your kids to become conscious warriors

As of late, the environmental impact of fast fashion has found its way to the forefront of people’s minds. Somewhere in the midst of that, the impact on human lives has lost its way. 

Due to the buy-and-throw nature of fast fashion and serious mass production, garment workers have found themselves suffering at the hands of big brands and factory owners. 

Explaining the beauty of preloved to your kids will help them become conscious and build them up to embrace slow fashion as they grow older.

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