United Wardrobe is a Dutch marketplace for secondhand fashion. Buying second hand is always better than buying new, even from a very sustainable brand. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. The manufacturing of clothing requires materials, water, energy and chemicals and is often at risks of violating labor rights and animal welfare. Then there’s packaging, transportation and other impacts you don’t even think about. While packaging and transportation still happens when you buy second hand, at least you buy a pre-owned piece of clothing for which no new production is needed. This makes buying second hand the most sustainable thing you can do to reduce your climate impact. There are a lot of great initiatives like The Next Closet where you can buy amazing items for a great price. Because you never know what you’re going to find, it can be fun as well! Consider it a treasure hunt. Let’s get thrifting!