As the fashion and jewellery industries grow, more and more consumers are actively trying to look into more ways to be more ethically sustainable and eco friendly with their fashion and jewellery choices. As fast fashion and jewellery emerges and companies are brought to light for their unethical practices, the demand for a more sustainable way to be fashionable is becoming increasingly popular. There are many ways to be sustainable with your jewellery choices, with the main change being buying second hand or pre owned instead of brand new. Here at TH Baker we have the UK’s largest collection of second hand jewellery and this is why we are the ideal place to start looking for the perfect second hand watch.
When it comes to purchasing a watch or any piece of jewellery, there are always multiple questions to look at and make sense of before committing to the purchase. When it comes to pre owned watches and jewellery, one thing you don’t have to worry about is the contribution to unethical and unsustainable practices it may be making. With the items having already been purchased and worn, the damage that may have potentially been caused has already been done, therefore you would be having less of an impact on the environment by purchasing an item that has already been mined or sourced, rather than contributing to another unnecessary new creation.
Second hand no longer has the image of hand me downs, there is much more of an emphasis on the “vintage”, “retro” and “antique” element nowadays and it excites consumers. However, pre owned items still have a specific market which is ever changing as the concepts on second hand items change. Brands like T. H. Baker are actively trying to put more focus into their second hand ranges and highlight the impact they are having by stocking these collections.
Deciding on whether the second hand watch you want to purchase is sustainable is the perfect question to ask when you’re looking into taking the first step into consuming second hand items. In the grand scheme of things, yes, the purchase you are about to make is in itself sustainable. Choosing to buy a second hand or pre owned watch is a way of contributing to a more eco friendly lifestyle. The item has already been created and purchased by someone prior to yourself, meaning it has already had a life and a story to tell; you will just be contributing to that story.
Purchasing budget jewellery and watches can contribute to the high waste turnover that has pushed the sustainable lifestyle to become increasingly popular. Many budget jewellery items, including pre-owned watches tend to only be worn a few times before finding their way into landfill. These pieces are normally made with materials that don’t biodegrade and will then go on to release dangerous toxins into our air and waters.
Here at T. H. Baker, all our second hand watches are selected carefully by our experts and inspected to ensure their authenticity and the quality of the product. All the items chosen to be in our collection are ethically chosen to fit the brands standards of second hand watches and other pre owned items in our selection.