It’s that time of year: temperatures are dropping, snow is falling, and many of us are ready to get outside for winter sports. But buying new, high-performing outerwear like ski jackets can come with a hefty price tag and the production of durable gear is often really resource intensive. In fact, research shows that the production of a jacket emits approximately 14-17 kg CO2e, which is about 2-3 times more emissions than when producing a t-shirt.*
As we discussed in our circular economy blog, the best thing we can do to reduce the environmental impact of this production is to keep high-quality garments in use for as long as possible so that those resources don’t go to waste. You’re doing just this by buying outerwear secondhand (or using your mom’s old 80s ski jacket). So, whether it’s hitting the slopes, the rink, or a cold stroll in town, Beni is here to help you save money and help the planet as you gear up for winter. Here are some of our top tips.
You can find super high-quality (read: very warm) jackets for much less
When those sub-zero temps hit, you’re going to want the warmest coat possible. Resale is a great way to get high-quality coats for much less money. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or taking your pup for a walk, you can use Beni to easily find deals on this season’s warmest winter coats. Check out these examples:
Kids grow fast. Save money and get your kids’ snow clothes secondhand.
If you have kids, you know that they’ll grow out of the clothes they have now long before the next Winter season hits. As a busy parent, it can be hard to find the time to find the right kids clothing directly on secondhand sites. This is where Beni comes in. Simply shop on your kids’ favorite sites and easily find secondhand options through Beni. Save time, money, and the planet! Find all sites supported by Beni here.
If you’ve always wanted an outlandish vintage ski suit, we are here to say: Go for it.
We don’t know about you, but we think anyone who rocks full-on neon ski jumpsuit from the 80s is pretty darn cool. Resale sites like eBay and Poshmark have a lot of options to choose from. Check out this killer jumpsuit that our CEO found on eBay for a recent trip:
If you score some ski clothes through Beni, send us a picture - we'd love to see what you find! Wishing you a wonderful (and healthy) Winter season.
- Team Beni