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Best Jacksonville stores to get your sustainable home decor in 2021

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Kelly E.
Kelly E.
 28 days ago

Old is the new "New"

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Sustainable furniture is the trend of 2021Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

According to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops, thrift shop sales are growing at a pace of 5% per year. It's a small, but positive move in the right direction for slow fashion.

The recent move to slow fashion is a backlash against the damaging effects of fast fashion.

With fast fashion clothes are "in" one minute and "out" the next, but it's becoming and outdated model as many designers and consumers make the shift toward sustainability.

It's not just clothing that's been caught in the fast fashion trap either. Many home decor items are made cheaply, unethically, and unsustainably. These items are designed to last only a short time before they fall apart or the 'next best thing' catches your eye.

"Globalization has made it possible to produce clothing at increasingly lower prices, prices so low that many consumers consider this clothing to be disposable," says reseacher Luz Claudio.

"Yet fast fashion leaves a pollution footprint, with each step of the clothing life cycle generating potential environmental and occupational hazards," he says. "For example, polyester, the most widely used manufactured fiber, is made from petroleum."

The fashion industry, influencers such as slow fashion advocate Kara (pictured above), and consumers are clued in now to the negative impact on our resources that fast fashion causes and they've had enough. No wonder there's been an increase in thrift shop sales.

But we can go one better and make our home decor sustainable too.

3 Jacksonville stores for your sustainable decor:

1. Rusted: A Vintage Market for painted furniture and upcycled decor

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Upcycled decorRusted, Facebook

2. The Looking Glass, For antiques and decor

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The looking glass has a mix of old and newThe Looking Glass, Facebook

3. Avonlea Antiques and Interiors For furniture, jewellery, art, and decor

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Deck out your house with sustainable decorAvonlea Antiques Catalogue