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Kids Preloved Clothing is the Way to Go

Ten Reasons why Kids Preloved Clothing is the Way to Go

Welcome to Kids Preloved Central.  Whether or not you’re new to the world of ‘preloved’ and ‘secondhand’, we’re here to help you on your journey by offering you affordable, sustainably sourced preloved clothes and books, and to share with you some of the lifehacks we’ve picked-up over the years.  In this and future articles, there’ll be lots of information and helpful tips to guide you along the way.

As thrifty parents, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to make our budget stretch not just a little bit further, but a whole lot further.  We get a real kick out of finding new ways to do more with less.  We’ve always made significant savings by purchasing excellent quality, preloved clothes and other essentials.  Here are ten reasons why we believe buying preloved kids clothing is the way to go:

1. Preloved Saves Money

Buying preloved clothes is much cheaper than buying new clothes.  Children grow quickly, so they often outgrow their clothes before they have a chance to wear them out.  This means that the garments are often in excellent condition, and you can obtain them for a fraction of the cost.

2. Provides Greater Value

High quality preloved clothes which have been gently used give you greater purchasing power, because you can buy once-expensive items for much less than their original price.  Our range of preloved clothes includes quality brands such as Lee Cooper, Levi’s, Osh Kosh; and surf brands including Billabong, Mambo, Piping Hot, Quiksilver, Rip Curl and Roxy.  You’re welcome to use our search function or brand filter to find other brands which might come to mind.

3. Helps Reduce Waste

The fashion industry is a major contributor to global waste and pollution.  By buying preloved clothes, you are reducing the demand for new clothes and the resources needed to produce them.  You are also helping to cut the amount of clothing going to landfill.

4. Lowers the Carbon Footprint

The production and transportation of new clothes generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases.  By choosing to purchase preloved clothes, you reduce the carbon footprint associated with the production and transportation of new products.

5. Supports Sustainability and a Circular Economy

Buying preloved children’s clothes is a sustainable choice.  You are not only reducing waste, but you are also bolstering the idea of reusing and recycling.  By choosing secondhand items, you’re supporting a circular economy where items are reused rather than discarded.

Kids Preloved Clothing is the Way to Go

6. Find Unique and One-Off Items

Buying preloved kids clothes online can often include finding unique and hard-to-find items which are no longer available in retail stores.  You can find vintage branded clothes, designer pieces, and one-of-a-kind outfits that will make your child stand out from the crowd.  See our range of Vera Pelle, Zara Trafaluc and vintage clothes.

7. Teach Your Kids about Sustainability

By buying preloved clothes, you can teach your kids about the importance of sustainability and the impact that their own choices have on the environment.  You can also teach them that by purchasing anything which has been preowned is not only good for the planet, but can also be fun, stylish and kinder to their piggy bank.

8. Avoids Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is a major contributor to resource and environmental waste.  By choosing secondhand clothes, you are avoiding the fast fashion cycle and promoting a more sustainable way of living by putting the planet’s resources first.

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9. Positively Impacts the Environment and Your Community

Buying preloved clothes is a simple way to make a positive impact on the environment and your community.  You are reducing waste, supporting small business, encouraging sustainable practices and a circular economy.

10. Encourage and Nurture Your Children’s Creativity

Buying preloved clothes can nurture and encourage creativity and self-expression.  You can mix and match items to create unique outfits which reflect your child’s personality and style.

Buying preloved clothing is not only a guaranteed way to save money, but it also promotes sustainability and creativity.  You are also making a positive impact on young minds, the environment and your community; while still providing your children with high quality, stylish clothing.  So why not give preloved clothes a go and say goodbye to expensive kids clothes forever?  You may be surprised at what you find, and get hooked on the thrill-of-the-hunt too!

In our next article, we’re looking at ways to clean and care for secondhand clothes.  So remember to look after your stuff, and it will look after of you!

Cheers, David & Cath.