Second hand fashion is becoming increasingly popular each year and weddings are no exception to this positive trend towards a greener planet! Throughout this blog we will be discussing why resale is trending and why it is becoming so important with in the wedding industry. Planning your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. It is crucial to keep in mind your carbon footprints impact on the environment when planning your magical day.
Did You Know ?
The Green Bride Guide states that "the average wedding produces over 400 lbs of garbage and about 63 tons of CO2. Weddings produce over 1 billion lbs of trash each year, with an estimated 2.5 million weddings each year." That is more emissions than 4 people would produce in a year, all in one single day at one singular event!
The first step to planning an eco-friendly wedding is becoming more aware of the impact that your wedding will create on the environment. However, there are so many great alternatives for each step of the planning process from stationary, venue, jewelry and so much more. Read our recent blog "Sustainable Weddings: How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding" for more info!
As sustainability becomes more of a core value over recent years, consumers are placing more responsibility on brands that they choose to shop from. That is why it seemed to be normal for Borrowed to include resale to their services. Borrowed believes in being a pathway towards green weddings. Borrowed uses sustainable practices from 1. plastic free/ recyclable packaging, 2. only partnering with sustainably conscious brands, and lastly, 3. using resale methods in order to extend a products lifecycle up to 1.8x which could ultimately contribute to lowering fashion's greenhouse gas emissions.
About Borrowed by LJB:
At Borrowed there are two options to choose from. You can rent or (coming very soon) buy second hand accessories from veils, stunning head pieces, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Renting at Borrowed allows brides to save while having a selection of hand crafted one of a kind accessories. All original pricing ranges anywhere from $100-$300 per item, however, each item when renting costs only $49.00. Renting at Borrowed allows luxury items without breaking the bank.
Most of the brands we are partnered with are exclusively available second hand on our website and nowhere else!
Why use pre-loved items instead of buying?
Resale creates a positive impact on the planet. No need to buy and wear it once. Resale/ Renting allows consumers to stay on top of fashion trends and save money. Renting allows consumers to embrace experiences while looking their best instead of just having ownership over materialistic items they will only wear once. For more reasons on why you should rent, read our blog "10 Reasons Why You Should Rent Your Bridal Veil and Accessories:"
Why buy second hand with us? We guarantee the quality of the product as opposed to when you buy from a private seller, you are never 100% sure of what you will get especially when it is a pre owned item. We can help you find the perfect pieces with our “style me” service.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it.
Browse our selection of accessories now and contact us if you have any questions.
Wedding Photo Photography - Kathrine Brackman
Accessories Photo Photography - Alisha Norden