The 13 Best Secondhand Clothes Shops in Hong Kong

8 Mins Read You can dress stylishly and sustainably with a little help from the best secondhand shops in Hong Kong. We know, WE KNOW. It’s always tempting to shop with all the new and trendy clothes everywhere, especially when it feels like they are always on sale. But we have to face facts! Our planet is suffering […]

Luxury Fashion Giant Prada Identifies Secondhand Market as a Growing Space

3 Mins Read Italian fashion house Prada is considering how to leverage secondhand sales, according to the brand’s marketing chief. The move comes in the wake of younger consumers looking for conscious ways to buy designer goods. Prada has not yet revealed how it plans to tap into the second-hand sector.  As a brand, Prada has become synonymous […]

5 Secondhand Fashion Platforms For Your Sustainable Online Shopping Fix

4 Mins Read Thanks to the digital age, secondhand shopping has totally taken off online and is no longer confined to the neighbourhood charity thrift shop. Gone are the days where you have to sort through piles of donated clothing for your next sustainable fashion purchase. Now, buying and selling preloved clothing has never been easier thanks to […]

Fully Circular By 2030: IKEA Launches Resale Hub Concept For Secondhand Furniture

3 Mins Read IKEA has launched its much-anticipated secondhand furniture program around the world, as part of the retail giant’s goal to go fully circular by 2030. The new sustainable Circular Hub concept opening across IKEA stores were originally scheduled to land in November, but have experienced pandemic-related delays. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA has opened its buy-back […]

EU-Based Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Vinted Raises US$303M With New US$4.5B Valuation

4 Mins Read Clothing and home goods marketplace Vinted recently announced that it closed an all-equity round of EUR€250M (approx. US$303M), and as a result, the company’s value now stands at approx. US$4.5 billion, a significant jump from its end 2019 value of US$1 billion valuation. The European startup’s round was led by purpose-driven global investment firm EQT Growth […]

Singapore Secondhand Electronics Marketplace Reebelo Raises US$1.25M Seed

3 Mins Read Reebelo, a Singapore-based refurbished secondhand electronics marketplace startup, has announced a US$1.25 million seed funding round. The startup’s new capital will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into Asia-Pacific markets, as well as increase its offerings such as device rentals and bundles for companies.  The seed round was led by Berlin-based tech investor June […]

Hong Kong Charity Opens 1ofaKIND Secondhand Shop To Help The Homeless

3 Mins Read Local charity ImpactHK has recently opened a second hand clothing store called 1ofaKIND. Located in Yau Ma Tei, the shop offers employment to homeless people while encouraging a circular economy for fashion, and also doubles as a community café where food and beverages are provided at no cost for anyone in need. At a time […]

Zalora Jumps On Secondhand Fashion With StyleTribute, Unveils Preloved Collection

3 Mins Read Asian online fashion retail giant Zalora has just partnered up with luxury resale platform StyleTribute. The collaboration will offer users over 10,000 new choices of preloved luxury clothing, bags and accessories on Zalora’s mobile and web platforms, a move signalling that the future of the industry is heading for sustainable. The news comes as a […]

Beauty Goes Circular: Secondhand Beauty Products Are Now A Thing

3 Mins Read It seems like it won’t just be sustainable fashion exploding this year – secondhand beauty is taking off as well. Driven by eco-conscious consumers, companies are now coming up with platforms for beauty enthusiasts to buy and sell used cosmetics and skincare products. The resale beauty market is also coming out with procedures to deal […]

Sustainable Secondhand Christmas Is Around The Corner, Says B-Stock Report

3 Mins Read According to the world’s largest online B2B platform for returned and excess consumer items, B-Stock Solutions, the secondhand apparel market is growing 21 times faster than the primary market, making secondhand gifts a likely trend this Christmas season. The company, which was founded in 2008, argues that this shift is predominantly driven by more conscious […]

What Is The Degrowth Movement And Why Should You Care?

4 Mins Read Have we consumed our way to a climate crisis? Our entire economy is based on growth indicators and well, not all growth is good. That’s the underlying message of the degrowth movement—a term used to encapsulate political, social, and economic actions designed to sustain our existence on the planet.   To some observers, the degrowth […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read If you must use the e-com behemoth, Amazon, there are still some steps you can take to try and reduce the impact of your order as much as possible. It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, […]