5 reasons to choose quality rather than quantity

Clothing, accessories, furniture: less is more? Why is quality worthwhile instead of quantity?


Craftsmanship quality instead of quantity
Source: New Heritage

How many garments do you really need? How many accessories, how many furniture? The answer is probably less than you have right now. Seduced by discount prices, discount promotions and impulse purchases, we all sometimes resort to things that are not really worth buying. This is particularly evident in the example of our favorite Swedish furniture store: Actually, you just wanted to buy a pack of tealights. At the end, you leave the store with three pillows, a bedding set and a new desk.

There are a lot of good reasons to focus on quality instead of quantity:

1. If you have less, you are happier

The minimalism trend has also reached Germany long ago. It is an alternative to consumerism and based on a simple principle: ownership does not make you happy. Sounds simple, but is even scientifically proven. Those who have less are happier - and have more money to spend on experiences which really make you happy. And who buys less overall, can focus on high quality products - which in the best case also last a lifetime.

2. High-quality lasts longer and so spares the purse

Source: New Heritage

On average, every German buys 26 kilograms of clothing a year. Super-cheap textiles, however, are rarely processed which is why they usually do not last longer than a few washes. The idea of ​​saving money by buying cheap clothes does thus not work; you rather pay even more, because the clothes have to be replaced immediately. Who buys high-quality clothing and properly cares, actually saves a lot of money in the long run. A calculation example: If you buy a pair of cheap shoes for 50 Euro, you probably have to replace them after one to two years. By contrast, a pair of more valuable shoes for 200 Euro will last for ten years. In the long run, you can save hundreds of euros! Of course, this also applies to furniture and accessories.

3. Quality rather than quantity helps against exploitation and pollution

The problems that arise from the production of inexpensive textiles and leather goods are known. Anyone who buys prudently and at best supports companies that respect fair pay and environmental standards has a significant and active influence on the fashion industry.

4. High quality things can be inherited

Source: New Heritage

Would you really want to give your kids the watch you quickly put on the counter during your last shopping trip? Or the cheap desk whose chipboard you made yourself in fifteen minutes? We inherit the things we care about - assuming these things do not fall apart after a few years. High-quality products are processed to last a lifetime and can last for generations.

5. Who buys high-quality products, supports small manufactories

Anyone who wants to know what material his new cookware consists of or where the leather of the handbag comes from will not always receive an answer from the industry giants. So why not trust the small manufactory, where the owner still stands personally at the workbench and can answer all your questions about the product? By the way, it supports the middle class, which creates around 82 percent of the company traineeships and 60 percent of all jobs in Germany.

Quality rather than quantity is part of the New Heritage lifestyle

The New Heritage exhibition does not set limits to individual style, but encourages people to enjoy the real, beautiful and authentic things in life. And if this lifestyle is also kind to the environment and your wallet - all the better. If you are in Düsseldorf from December 7th to 8th, then you should definitely visit this unique event.

Author: Juliane Becker, Source: New Heritage


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