April 5, 2021News
Maybe you’ve indulged in a little too much online shopping during the pandemic. Perhaps you’re trying to Marie Kondo your life. There’s a dozen different reasons why you might want to get rid of some of the clutter sitting around in your closet. After all, that’s money going to waste. We’re all becoming more aware of the dangers of fast fashion and the role we all have to play in making the industry more sustainable. It’s just as much about what we do with our clothes at the end of their life that matters as the clothes themselves. Instead of sending your clothes to landfill, you can put them for sale on one of these resale apps.
Depop is everyone’s favourite fashion resale app. The app plays host to thousands of small businesses and vintage resellers who are making a small fortune by selling second-hand clothing. If you’re looking to find the fashionistas, most of them are on Depop. You might be able to get a little more cash for your clothing if you use Depop.
The tried and tested resale app will always be eBay. While you can certainly sell clothing on there, it’s the best choice for you if you’re having a general declutter. You can list your clothing alongside anything else you’re detoxing from your life. You can enjoy the convenience of keeping all your online listings in one spot so they’re easier to keep track of.
Sometimes, you don’t want to go through the hassle of packaging and shipping orders. After all, you have to make sure you accurately work out the price of shipping and the other person could always end up wanting to return their items. Using Facebook Marketplace allows you to list your clothing to people in your community who can meet up with you to collect the clothing in person. This method makes it a little less risky and you don’t have to worry about additional fees.
Everyone lives on Instagram, looking at what everyone else is wearing. If you’ve got an Instagram following, you could also promote your unwanted clothing on your Instagram stories. If you’ve got an extensive collection of pieces to sell, you might even consider opening a second Instagram account to use as your own fashion marketplace. If you’re selling on Instagram, you’ll want to make sure all your buyers pay for their goods via PayPal to give you both a layer of protection for the transaction.
You’ve likely seen ads for Vinted all over your social media channels. The app is user-friendly with over 34 million people selling their used clothing on the app. With such a larger user based, you’re guaranteed to find someone who will buy your pre-loved clothing. It’s the perfect way to make some extra cash, especially as you can list your items for free. Vinted also offers a zero selling fees policy, meaning you keep more of your money than you would on any of the other apps.
Over-consumption… the accessibility and high functionality of online shopping has given rise to a the detrimental effects of shopping, on the planet and one’s well-being. Human desires are a source of great pleasure and during the age of the internet, we can often be overwhelmed with the colourful spectrum of temptations screaming for our attention. Many advertisements, playing on the basic human needs of happiness, friendship and success, forget of the correlation between the value they promise and the value they bring.
When the pandemic hit, most of us finally decided to get on TikTok. Since then, the app has rivaled Instagram for its ability to start a trend and make something go viral. It’s turned average people into celebrities and dominated the fashion industry by setting trends and canceling skinny jeans. We’re rounding up five of the biggest TikTok-inspired Fashion trends that you don’t want to miss out on.
Artificial intelligence is changing our everyday lives, so it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see it popping up in the fashion industry. Thanks to COVID-19, this development has been supercharged and sped up to arrive quicker than most of us expected. While it’s impossible to predict the future, especially where technology is involved, there are a few clear trends that we’re seeing.
Artificial intelligence is a buzzword right now, yet how has it been used to transform one of the world's most significant industries? AI is being used to improve productivity in the textile sector as well as in market administration. Modern and innovative technology may be used to promote sustainability and deliver a tailored, individual consumer experience.