The sustainability of buying vintage

The sustainability of buying vintage

They say the most sustainable garment is the one already in your closet. We believe this also goes for garments that have already been in someone else’s closet such as timeless, vintage pieces.


Many reports site fashion as the second most polluting industry in the world. This is mostly due to fast fashion brands and their rapid production of low-quality, largely disposable garments. Wear it a few times and it won’t be a surprise if it falls apart and soon ends up in a landfill. On top of this, fast fashion brands are only able to keep their prices so low because they barely pay the garment workers who produce the clothing they sell.


With the reality of climate change and social injustice, we all want to make better choices, even when it comes to simple every day actions, like the clothing we choose to wear. One of the best and simplest ways to adapt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle is by buying and wearing sustainable clothing. We can vote for the world we want to live in by what we choose to buy.


Whether you call it sustainable, ethical, slow or conscious fashion, it all generally means the same thing – fashion that is fairly made, without unnecessary environmental impact, and designed to be worn beyond a single season but for years to come. The best way to personally combat the detrimental consequences of the fashion industry is by buying high-quality, well-designed and timeless garments. With that in mind, few items are more sustainable than vintage clothing.


Vintage clothing is the antithesis is fast fashion. By definition, sustainable means something that is able to continue over a period of time. Vintage clothing is not only designed to last but has actually proven to stand the test of time. Luxury vintage pieces, including Chanel jackets, are not only rare and hard to find but they often increase in value as time goes by. Consider it an heirloom piece hanging in your closet. While the high fashion label makes them innately luxurious, many aspects make the actual garments prized possessions, covetable and also sustainable. 

Vintage Chanel jackets in particular are crafted with the kind of attention to detail that is hard to match in this day and age. They’re also made using only the finest quality materials that ensure the garment will be an enduring piece in your wardrobe. Not only are they investment pieces that you can wear for years to come but they’re timeless pieces that you’ll actually want to wear year after year, season after season. Whether you dress them up or dress them down, wear them with a fancy dress or distressed jeans, a Chanel jacket transcends any passing trend. They say Loved Clothes Last and a vintage Chanel jacket is undoubtedly one that you will love and with care, will always last.