Have you heard of “fast furniture”?
What is it?Similar to fast fashion, fast furniture is the concept of frequently repurchasing products that are low cost and short-lasting.
What’s the problem?
A high repurchase rate requires more natural resources, which are often not sourced responsibly.
The furniture parts are made overseas, where companies can pay lower wages.
What to do?I want to buy furniture and I don’t want to support this, but I can’t afford expensive furniture. What do I do?
Here in Canada, there are many small businesses that sell beautiful second-hand furniture. Some of them also do restoration to make sure everything is as new.