As many equestrians try to keep up with the latest matchy-matchy trend or the latest look it could be easy to forget equestrian fashion is a contributor to environmental decline.
In the UK, the equestrian industry contributes over £4 billion to the economy each year, a large percentage of which is spent on equestrian apparel and equipment.
Jodie Jago, founder of Tack Room Trading said: “As a horse owner myself with three children who all compete and ride, I have found that the second-hand market for equestrian items is my go to place whenever we need new items as this helps me feel like I am doing my bit for the environment”.
Tack Room Trading will help you to become a more sustainable rider when you sell your unwanted items on the platform and search for items you need.
Three things that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint to become a more sustainable equestrian in 2022 are:
- Reduce the demand for a constant supply; we can do this by reducing the amount of new products that we buy each year. The saying of buy cheap buy twice comes to mind, investing in products that are a higher quality means that they are more likely to last the test of time. We can also reduce the need to purchase by taking proper care of the products that you purchase extending their expected lifespan.
- Reuse items, this can be done very easily by purchasing second-hand as opposed to buying new. Do you have old items that you want to get rid of, instead of just disposing of any unwanted items, if they are still in useable condition; why not sell them on Tack Room Trading? This will earn you some cash and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
- Recycle your unwanted items if they are no longer in a resalable condition, instead of just throwing them away where they will end up in landfill. There are several fashion retailers that now offer to take your unwanted garments or you can search online for the nearest textile recycling facility.
Another way that you could help to be greener should you have to purchase a brand new product is by investigating which companies are making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment. By choosing to buy from one of these companies you would in turn be helping to reduce your own carbon footprint, especially if their packaging is recyclable and some companies are now using recycled plastic in the manufacture of their products.
Have you just had a clear out and do you have any unwanted items that are still in good condition? Instead of throwing them away why not start on your journey to being a sustainable equestrian in 2022 by selling your unwanted items on Tack Room Trading for free!
Visit tackroomtrading.co.uk to sign up today.