What does better quality mean

5 reasons why you should focus on quality over quantity

How many items of clothing do you really need? How many accessories, how much furniture? The answer is probably: less than you currently have. Seduced by discount store prices, discount campaigns and impulse purchases, we all sometimes resort to things that are actually not really worth buying. This is shown particularly well by the example of our favorite Swedish furniture store: Actually, they only wanted to buy a pack of tea lights. At the end you leave the store with three pillows, a bedding set and a new desk.

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

1. Whoever has less is happier

The minimalism trend has long since reached Germany. It sees itself as an alternative to consumerism and is based on a simple principle: possession does not make you happy. Sounds simple, but it has even been scientifically proven. Those who have less are happier - and have more money to spend on experiences. They really make you happy. And if you buy less overall, you can concentrate on high-quality products - which in the best case scenario will last a lifetime.

2. High quality products last longer and are easy on the wallet

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On average, every German buys 26 kilograms of clothing a year. In the rarest of cases, however, super-cheap textiles are so well made that they last longer than a few washes. So the idea of ​​saving money by buying cheap clothes does not work; you are more likely to pay extra because the new shirt has to be replaced right away. Buying high-quality clothing and caring for it properly actually saves a lot of money in the long run. A calculation example: If you buy a pair of cheap shoes for 50 euros, you will probably have to replace them after one or two years. A pair of higher quality shoes for 200 euros, on the other hand, will definitely last ten years. In the long run, you can save several hundred euros! Of course, this also applies to furniture and accessories.

3. Quality instead of quantity helps against exploitation and environmental pollution

The problems caused by the production of cheap textiles and leather goods are well known. Those who buy prudently and ideally also support companies that respect fair pay and environmental standards have a significant and active influence on the fashion industry.

4. High quality things can be inherited

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Would you really leave your children with the watch that you quickly put on the counter on your last shopping trip? Or the cheap desk whose chipboard panels you put together yourself in fifteen minutes? We inherit the things that are close to our hearts - provided that these things don't fall apart after a few years. High-quality products are processed in such a way that they last a lifetime and can therefore last for entire generations.

5. Those who buy high-quality products support small manufacturers

Anyone who wants to know what material their new cookware is made of or where the leather of the handbag comes from will not always get an answer from the industry giants. So why not trust the small manufactory, where the owner is still personally at the workbench and can answer all your questions about the product? In addition, it supports medium-sized companies, which create around 82 percent of in-company training positions and 60 percent of all jobs in Germany.

Quality instead of quantity is part of the New Heritage lifestyle

The New Heritage exhibition sets no 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