When you buy antiques (or even just old/vintage furniture) you are choosing to help the EARTH. Here’s how:
Number 1: Antiques are green because you are re-using something old. That’s right — when you buy an old dresser, an old desk, bed frame, whatever - you are keeping that piece from going into a landfill.
Number 2: You reduce waste when you buy something old. The materials that would have been used to craft your piece of furniture are saved because you are not using them. If you continue to buy old things, you will create a growing demand and furniture stores may start stocking older pieces for you, the audience.
Number 3: You can buy them locally. Look around your neighborhood and your larger community. Chances are, you will find fantastic old/vintage/antique pieces in your back yard! Look at Facebook yard sale groups, visit local antique & thrift stores, or just check out what your friends have but maybe don’t need in their own homes.