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CALIFORNIA – Online marketplace Ebay has released new data which highlights an exponential increase in consumer appetite for second-hand fashion.  

According to its insight, as of June more than 12 million people had bought a pre-owned fashion item this year on Ebay, representing a 1,211 per cent increase in such sales compared to the same point in 2018.

Emma Grant, head of pre-loved at Ebay, says: “It seems that lockdown ultimately sped up the transition to a greater sustainability-conscious society. With people’s wallets becoming tighter, an uneasiness about going out shopping, and after some time away from the materialism of day-to-day normality, the nation was more in tune than ever with charities, small businesses and caring for the planet.”

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