WHY SECOND HAND IS BEST?

★      6 reasons why you should buy second hand clothes for your children     ★ 


As the world is preparing for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place end of November 2015 in Paris, here’s our opportunity to point out why it makes sense to purchase second hand clothes for you and your children.

 



Here are the top 6 reasons why purchasing pre loved clothes is good for mother earth, good for your children and good for you:

 

  1. Second hand clothes are already here, and in this particular case, already in Zürich for you. They don’t need to be shipped from India, China or Pakistan a second time.
  2. Second hand clothes have already been produced.  You don’t need more energy for machinery to transform cotton to the finished product. It’s been done.
  3. You don’t need to use more ties and chemicals to dye the clothes and keep them in good shape.
  4. You don’t need more cotton and more water to produce new clothes. Make what nature has given you last for as long as it can.
  5.  Avoid risks of allergies and rashes on your children skins. The most common reason for those skin irritation are formaldehyde resins and irritant dyes as per this article. Second hand clothes have been washed many times before it came to you.
  6. Save when you buy second hand clothes. The quality remains but you don’t have to pay full price.

 

Süssigkleid believes in SLOW WEAR.

At Süssigkleid we are well known for being particularly picky on the inventory we take in and we have very high quality standard. As such, what you find at our store will last for years and years. Because children grow so quickly, most of the outfits have only been worn a season, sometimes less than 6 months so it would be a waste to throw them away.  And they still look so beautiful!

Same for maternity clothes: they are made to last much longer than the 3 to 9 months you are wearing them.

 

This is a little something you can do to help prevent global warming, at your level, while still enjoying all that life has to offer. No need to buy hemp and shapeless clothes, continue and indulge in fashionable style, luxurious fabric while saving on carbon, energy, plants, water and health bills.