COP26: The importance of the vintage and antique industry in the fight against climate change
The City of Glasgow will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the SECC on the 1st – 12th of November 2021.
With the impact of Covid-19 only too fresh in our minds, it is now easier for us to appreciate how inter-connected we all are. No matter where we live – be it Europe, the UK, China, Brazil, the US or Africa – what we do today and tomorrow will have an effect on all of our lives. The fragile nature of our environment and how we transform our own futures; how we live, work and play – also protecting the planet we share – is something everyone needs to embrace. COP26 brings this into sharp focus. We need to face the challenges and changes that develop from this international gathering of environmentalists, Industry and world leaders, all the while grasping the inevitable opportunities and advantages it will also present.
Circular Economy in Action
As a Glasgow based company and member of the Circular Economy Club, Hunt Vintage was founded on the principles of promoting the positive benefits of the circular economy. With every purchase of vintage and antique furniture or other types of upcycled items via our platform, we not only promote the virtues of the circular economy but also demonstrate it in action:
· Benefiting customers by enabling them to purchase beautiful pre-owned furniture that can be used and enjoyed, then passed on or re-sold to others.
· Engaging with dealers that are part of the circular economy, connecting them with customers looking to purchase pre-owned quality furniture and other upcycled pieces.
· Promoting the benefits of zero waste and the circular economy.
· Creating jobs for people interested in working within the zero waste and environmental sector.
Therefore, the aim of Hunt Vintage is fully supportive of all COP26 climate change initiatives: to enable the general public to replace the purchase of new goods, which are almost inevitably discarded as waste, with unique (sometimes one-of-a-kind) pre-owned vintage and antique products. In this way, we will embrace the numerous – financial, visual and environmental – benefits that purchasing these quality upcycled pieces bring to peoples’ everyday life.
Promoting Antique & Vintage Dealers
We also Promote the work professional antique and vintage dealers do to assist the country to reduce waste and ensure that these dealers are fully recognised for the important environmental benefits they provide – finding, restoring and selling quality items, providing expertise and knowledge, creating jobs and wealth – while helping to reduce the seemingly ever-growing problem of pollution and climate change.
As a Glasgow company that is global in outlook, Hunt Vintage fully supports the aims of COP26 in reducing climate change, while promoting the benefits of a greener and safer environment in which to purchase goods, live and work.
To this end, customers can be the driving force at the centre of the important circular furniture industry, re-positioning us at the centre of job creation in the green economy. As a case in point, the current market-size of the furniture industry is approximately £65 billion in the UK and £300 billion in the EU, which is roughly one-quarter of the global world furniture market (and growing!). As this market expands and turns ever increasingly towards a greener and circular economy, the opportunity for jobs is enormous.
Hunt Vintage and Sustainability
The Hunt Vintage platform is now a part of this ever-growing green industry, with the added benefit of helping to reduce customers’ need to travel by private car or public transport, thus reducing overall footfall and the need for people to visit numerous shops to find trendy vintage, antique or upcycled pieces. This helps to reduce both our personal and collective carbon footprint in tandem with reducing climate change. #DontHuntNewHuntVintage
Please visit huntvintage.co to learn more about how to mix vintage and antique pieces, even with your existing contemporary furniture, to acquire the best look for your home or office interior.
Hunt Vintage supports the aims of COP26 #RaceToZero, placing the values of the circular economy first, moving from a linear model to incorporate a more circular economic model and creating green jobs. Opening the market wider to all customers from all wage brackets, so that owning much loved pre-owned furniture is viewed by every customer as an alternative to traditional modern – one use – items.
If you are a customer looking for unique vintage, antique and upcycled pieces or a dealer that embraces Zero Waste and our vision for growing the circular furniture industry, then visit our online platform www.huntvintage.co or email firstname.lastname@example.org