The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
Ed Peters
Opinion

Opinion

Ed Peters

Christmas is taking a toll on the environment: I’m no Scrooge, but let’s cut back

  • The argument for 24 hours of enforced merriment, rather than months on end
  • From food waste and plastic packaging to electricity, the environmental impact of the festive season is huge

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The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
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Second-hand designer items are part of a growing Christmas shopping trend. Hermès bags available on RealReal.

Vintage Birkin in your stocking? Used high-end fashion could be next Christmas shopping trend

  • Second-hand and thrift shops are being joined by e-commerce sites as the used clothing market grows
  • Millennials and Gen Zs are more likely to buy sustainable goods, and that includes Christmas gifts
Topic |   Fashion

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Second-hand designer items are part of a growing Christmas shopping trend. Hermès bags available on RealReal.
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