Over the last few weeks, I have heard dealers and those in the antiques business talking about how antiquing is really one of the "greenest" industries today. Furniture, for example. How many times have you seen ‘disposable’ furniture decorate today’s home, only to be discarded in the trash or at garage sales within a year or two?
Now, look at the returning popularity of real wood furniture that can be found in many antiques stores-malls. Even today’s generation is finding value in the solid built items of times past.
We talk about our society’s need to recycle; paper, plastic, metal, bottles. It’s in the news everywhere. We even have a special trash can to put our items in that can be recycled. There’s a website dedicated to ‘Going Green’. Look up: www.GoGreenInitiative.org.
But isn’t the antique business the KING of recycling?
I’m seeing more and more people, deciding to buy products from the past; rather than buying sub-quality items found in many of the big box stores.
We should be promoting ourselves as ‘GREEN’, in everything we do. Maybe, we can come up with a new logo or slogan that reminds everyone about the quality items available from antiques dealers and the great values that can be found.
Oh, and there is already a website: