The World of Graded Goods: Understanding Second-Hand Clothing Grading

A variety of second hand clothes

In the ever-evolving world of sustainable fashion, second-hand clothing has found its spotlight, and within this niche, a fascinating system has emerged – the world of graded goods.  This intricate process involves the sorting, categorizing, and grading of used garments, creating a structured framework that guides buyers and sellers through the realm of pre-loved fashion. […]

Discover the buying and selling of Bric-Brac through Bank & Vogue

At Bank & Vogue, we take pride in offering a diverse selection of Bric-a-Brac, which includes a wide range of fascinating items such as dishes, kitchenware, vases, knickknacks, collectibles, jewelry, glassware, and small home décor items. Packing is done in either gaylords or boxes, depending on the quantity and weight. For gaylords, a 1×40′ High […]

The World of Bric-à-Brac: A Treasure Trove of Sustainability

Antique Bric-à-Brac items including pots, silverware, and mugs

Bric-à-brac, the eclectic world of knick-knacks and vintage oddities, is a global phenomenon.  From developed nations to those still emerging, the allure of these unique trinkets transcends borders.  However, the journey of bric-à-brac across the world is not without its challenges, and in this blog, we will explore its popularity, its influence on the circular […]

Global Wholesale Used Clothing Statistics & Information For 2023

A bale of clothing in a warehouse

With the global apparel market being worth 1.53 trillion US dollars last year, the secondhand apparel market currently valued at approximately 211 billion US dollars, and the global wholesale market being valued at 45 billion US dollars you might be wondering how the global wholesale clothing market is changing, especially when it comes to used […]

Converse Renew Upcycled Shirts

A series of converse low top and high top shoes

  As the pressure for retailers to adopt more circular practices increases, 2022 has seen even more companies and governments set goals to become carbon neutral in the years to come. There are many different ways to transition into a circular economy, as demonstrated in the popular phrase ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. Remanufacturing has become one […]

History of Polar Fleece

Polar Fleece was a winter staple renowned for its high-performance; with optimal thermal and moisture-wicking capabilities, Polar Fleece was infamous for maintaining a super-lightweight and soft feel, unlike fabrics such as chinchilla and wool. In recent years, the material has largely fallen out of rotation due to innovation in Fleece fabrics and concerns over its […]

Rag News: June 2021

  The second-hand market in Tunisia Tunisia’s second-hand industry is one of the largest markets in North Africa. For many Tunisians, it is common to head to the flea markets on a weekly basis. The markets, known as frippes, are full of hidden gems. People can find Prada shoes, Versace scarves; they are full of […]

Helping those in need, one sustainable mask at a time.

A Collaboration Between Penarc and Bank & Vogue Charities are essential for many people around the world, as they receive a selfless gift from people who do not ask for anything in return. The main purpose of a charity is to bring a tangible benefit to the public as a whole or significant section of […]