Even more radical than laboratory-made silk: [Stella] McCartney’s habit of telling her customers who come looking for sustainability advice to rent clothes or to buy vintage or secondhand.
— Vogue Magazine, September 2018

secondhand is sustainable

The fashion industry is really, really bad for the environment. The first most-polluting industry in the world is oil (picture: oil spills). The second most polluting industry is fashion. But there’s not much to encourage you to picture here, because we as a culture don’t often consider where our clothes came from. The truth is, the fashion supply chain is murky, but what we do know is that the vast majority of our clothes are made by women and girls in uncomfortable and often dangerous conditions, using unsustainable materials and pollutant-rich dyes.

At And We Evolve, we understand that in order to lower the carbon footprint and unethical conditions of making new clothes, we have the opportunity to use what we already exists in the world (which, ahem, is a lot).


In an ideal world, we’d be able to buy all our clothes from ethical fashion designers. Unfortunately, clothes that are made in America or made from environmentally sustainable fabrics tend to be pretty expensive. Since secondhand prices are 50 to 70 percent off that of retail prices, shopping secondhand is a way to shop both sustainably and affordably.

secondhand is chic

Millenial consumers (spanning ages 21 to 37) have grown up showcasing their personal style on social media. This places a higher value on wearing unique and eye-catching clothing, as opposed to clothes that anyone could purchase from fast fashion retailers.

Secondhand clothes offer the ability to mix and match a variety of styles and brands to match your own unique fashion point of view. This differentiates And We Evolve from other subscription boxes, as we can accommodate your specific style preferences based on our styling team’s vast knowledge of brands.

secondhand is unique