Exploring the Global Market & Sustainability of Second-Hand Shoes

Wholesale used aka second hand shoes

The world of second-hand shoes is shaped by a variety of varying cultural trends, economic factors, and environmental concerns.  From the bustling streets of Pakistan to the sophisticated sorting centers of Dubai, let’s take a closer look at the second-hand shoe market across the globe and its impact on the economy and the environment.   […]

Green Threads: The Environmental Impact of Credential Clothing

Stacks of used clothing in various different packages

In a world increasingly concerned with sustainability, the fashion industry has found itself under scrutiny for its environmental footprint.  However, amid the discussions surrounding fast fashion and textile waste, there shines a beacon of hope – credential clothing.  So what exactly is credential clothing? Credential clothing is collected through various means (donation bins, drop boxes) […]

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

A man grading goods in a warehouse

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 2024

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 […]

SMART: Reflecting on Steven’s Keynote speech

Last Month, our founder, Steven Bethell, had the honour to be this year’s keynote speaker for the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) Summit in Dubai. Steven spoke about the Threats, Opportunities and Responsibilities of our Industry. One of the biggest Opportunities is what the future holds for our businesses, and the incredible opportunities we […]

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 […]