Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Happy Earth Day!
Did you know the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to the pollution of the planet? At JBIER, sustainability is a key factor in our business model as we provide second-hand items through our @JBIER Poshmark account.
Shopping sustainably has become more common as people have begun to reduce their consumption for a better quality of life in the future. Poshmark released their findings in honor of Earth Month and we are here to share what we’ve learned with all you fashionistas!
Let’s talk numbers for a moment. 60% of consumers throw away clothes within a year of purchasing them. This is a scary number as the waste left behind from clothing affects our planet. Another horrifying statistic is the production of one pair of jeans uses 7,500 liters of water. If that doesn’t make you want to start shopping secondhand, I don’t know what will.
According to this report, 74% of items sold on Poshmark in 2019 were second-hand. Now, this is a number we can get behind. Circular models of selling clothes will not only extend the life of these items but extend the life of our planet. Poshmark’s Reposh system allowed users to relist products in order to lean towards a sustainable lifestyle.
You don’t have to compromise stylish pieces in order to be sustainable. Don’t believe us? One of Poshmark’s top trending secondhand items was 2000’s throwbacks. We all know shoulder bags, straight-leg jeans, and colored sunglasses are making a comeback. Skinny jeans are out, stay in vogue with a pair of secondhand jeans that won’t waste thousands of liters of water. Not only can you repurpose clothing, but kitchen items and home products are a great way to protect the environment.
Make a sustainable purchase this Earth Day, you won’t regret it. Tell them JBIER sent you.