Every year in the UK, every household throws away 35kg of clothing a year. That’s the same as 90 pairs of jeans. That’s a lot when you consider the population of the UK is over 64 million people. That’s a serious amount of clothing going to waste. The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, and with 95% of the clothing we throw away able to have a second life, we’re on a mission to do just that.
If we waste less and recycle more, we can make a lasting impact on the world. Plus, with so many beautiful vintage and secondhand clothes, there’s plenty of choice for a more sustainable wardrobe.
Our goal is to make a real impact on these numbers and help the world of vintage clothing to continue to grow. In a society that is obsessed with the way we look and the clothes we wear, learning to love and appreciate the uniqueness of vintage clothing will hopefully change the disposable fast-fashion world we currently find ourselves in.
Since the birth of 89 Vintage, this has been our goal and our vision. We want to be able to do what we love and not only keep our carbon footprint as small as possible, but help to reverse some of the damage that has already been done. We are constantly on the lookout for more recyclable products to use at our warehouse, and greener ways to continue the future of 89 Vintage.
We recycle any item of clothing we cant resell to ensure it has a future elsewhere on the planet. We recycle cardboard, paper, plastics and glass that we use. We even recycle our coffee grounds in to compost for the plants in the garden at 89 Vintage HQ!
Not only are we recycling product and saving textile waste from landfill, but also making a conscious effort to streamline every part of our business, from our packaging to shipping, to minimise the negative impact on the environment. Please join us by continuing to support the ever growing vintage clothing movement and make sure the mark you leave on this world is a green one!