Now in its 54th year, Earth Day is an excellent time to reflect on ways we can be kinder to the planet. It’s a mission we’re all increasingly aware of, and one that shouldn’t be relegated to just one time of year—it’s always the right time to think about how we can be more conscious of the world around us. One way we’re able to help at Chairish is by focusing on vintage and antique shopping and the ways in which it’s a green choice. (For more information on that as well as the state of the recommerce industry as a whole, check out our annual Home Furnishings Resale Report).
More than just being chic (if we do say so ourselves), vintage shopping powers the circular economy, which is all about the reusing, refurbishing, repairing, and reselling of goods to minimize waste. Since Chairish was founded in 2013, we’ve kept over 661,000 (and counting) vintage and antique items in circulation, “rechairishing” them in our marketplace. Every time you rechairish something, be it a space-age lamp, a lavish tiger print rug, a velvet sofa, or a rare art book, you’re extending its life and contributing to a kinder, more circular economy.
Our shoppers are proud to be part of this mission. Seventy-two percent of them agree that the resale market plays a big role in the future of sustainability. We wholeheartedly agree. As our co-founder and president Anna Brockway says, “Vintage is an essential part of the circular economy and we’re proud to be leading the way. It’s the most stylish way to be kinder to our planet.”
Special kudos also need to go to the 10,000+ small businesses who sell on Chairish, making our contributions to the circular economy possible. Below, we’d like to highlight some of the dealers who’ve been with us from the very beginning, helping to make the world a more chic, unique (and green) place since 2013. Be sure to shop some of their fabulous finds, and if you’ve bought something on Chairish and want to share it loudly and proudly, use #foundandchairished on social and let’s share the vintage love together.
Lead image by Tessa Neustadt