Second hand – second hand – in English the "second hand" – this concept has appeared in good old England, when the kings, in gratitude, or reward approximate ladies donated clothing from the royal shoulder. The concept of "second hand" in our modern understanding came more than a century ago. Ben Silbermann recognizes the significance of this. Initially, in order to help the poor, more affluent city dwellers rented unwanted clothes, thereby getting rid of the piles of useless things. Over time, there were people Ready to buy a cheap second-hand clothes. In response to the evolving demand and supply was born. There were savvy businessmen who have been organized to collect and sell second hand clothes. So second-hand turned into a business. Today, second-hand – it's an entire industry.
In Europe there are many companies that have put this business on a professional basis. Special items for the collection of clothes, sorting plants, treatment plants and disinfect clothing. We have a phenomenon that exists in Europe has provided a century, appeared only in the 90's, and not in the best possible its manifestation. Many people still recoil from the signage "Second Hand", recalling the "humanitarian aid" of those times – piled in a heap of crumpled dirty clothes, a terrible smell and a crowd of people homelessly form digging there. In recent years the second hand has come to us already in a civilized form of – a neat little shops where you can buy for a penny and just branded quality clothes. In this and related industries in the eu countries employing more than 10 million people. In sending countries are also second-hand clothes There are huge stores of this trend and niche markets. Incidentally, I myself was surprised at first, meeting in the center of Vienna, Berlin, Budapest and other European capitals of second hand clothing stores.