By  on April 22, 2019

Buying previously owned jeans instead of new ones saves the planet 279 liters of water and 11 driving miles; a cotton dress, 218 liters of water and 9 miles; a wool sweater, 101 liters and 18 miles, and a viscose top, 20 liters and 6 miles.

Those are tallies made by a sustainability calculator being introduced by The RealReal, allowing its consignors and buyers to understand the extent to which their activities on the e-commerce resale site are softening luxury’s blows to the environment.

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