Sustainability is at the heart of Bounce. Not only are we sourcing and selling vintage clothes – a form of recycling, we also hate waste at Bounce. We do not throw any item away – our clothes are either beautifully repaired or re-worked to create a unique vintage piece. Such unique quality pieces are not bound by fashion seasons. This is the perfect antidote to fast fashion, which is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Buying vintage is a way to help save the planet with style.
All of our vintage clothing is recycled, and sent out to our customers in 100% recyclable packaging. We are sourcing these clothes from around the world, and instead of them being sent to the inevitable landfill, we are saving them and giving them another chance at life.
Every single item we save and offer to our customers, is one less potential piece of clothing that needs to be produced in the future. It takes on average 2700 litres of water to produce one cotton t-shirt, the average water drunk by a human over 2 and a half years!
Why Buy Vintage?
Vintage clothing by its very nature is sustainable and better for the environment than fast fashion. Some of our items are very old and may have had at least two previous owners, yet they are still in great condition and ready for a new keeper to enjoy. Fast fashion is thought to be the third biggest contributor to climate change and 10% of global carbon emissions are as a result of creating and shipping fast fashion. Much of this is then thrown away within a year. It contains man made fibres which take thousands of years to decompose. Vintage clothing, on the other hand, is generally better made which is proven by it’s longevity. It isn’t just for this or next season, but is for until it wears out, and even then the fabrics can be made into other things.
Buying vintage is more than enjoying unique and classic clothes. It is a step away from the unethical and unsustainable ‘Fast Fashion’ mentality, and a step towards buying quality over quantity, giving recycled clothes use for years or even decades to come.
Reuse, recycle and repair. Rather than take, make and waste.