Second hand luxury that helps the environment: Louis Vuitton

Second hand luxury that helps the environment: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is probably one of the most well-known high luxury brands in the fashion industry, their iconic monogram has been a symbol of high quality since 1854, year in which the company has been first established.
Famous especially for their leather goods, the Parisian Maison has been working on lightening their environmental footprint. Water consumption and CO2 production are the two most significant issues of the fashion production. Well aware of this, in 2015, the brand has set up an internal carbon fund; the aim of the fund, a pioneering initiative among luxury fashion houses, is to promote the financing of programs aimed at contributing to the fight against the climate crisis. Despite all the e
fforts made by Louis Vuitton in order to implement a more environmental friendly production, the most sustainable choice remains shopping second hand items. What’s better to slow down pollution than to slow down production? Fancy Lux will help you with that.

Why is pre-loved Louis Vuitton the best choice for the environment?

The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the total carbon emissions produced by humanity every year. Moreover, it is the second largest consumer of water world wide. To produce a cotton tee-shirt are needed about 2600 litres of water, while around 7500 liters are needed in order to produce a pair of jeans. The manufacturing of leather goods, core production for Louis Vuitton with their well-known bags and luggages, takes a great toll on the environment. The average consumption of water to make 1 kg of tanned leather is of approximately 160 litres, while more than 300 kg of CO2e are produced. The same can be said for jewellery, mining operations in order to extract gold are extremely water consuming. In order to have just a few grams of the precious metal are needed more than 2000 litres of water.

By buying pre-loved Louis Vuitton bag the environment approximately saves:

  • 32 liters of water
  • 100.5 kg of CO2e

By buying a second hand Louis Vuitton cotton jacket the environment approximately saves:

  • 7000 liters of water
  • 1.9 kg of CO2e

By buying pre owned Louis Vuitton gold ring the environment approximately saves:

  • 40 liters of water
  • 3 tons of CO2e

By extending the life cycle of a Louis Vuitton silk foulard the environment approximately saves:

  • 190 liters of water
  • 3.8 kg of CO2e


Choosing to buy second hand Louis Vuitton products through Fancy Lux instead of buying brand new items, not only will give you the chance to be the lucky owner of premium, one of a kind, high luxury pieces, but also you will be doing a great favour to our beloved planet earth by helping save water and avoiding the release into the environment of air pollution, in the form of CO2, and water pollution.

Be fashionable, be sustainable, buy pre-loved Louis Vuitton on Fancy Lux and help make our dear planet a safer and a better place.

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