Carbon-Conscious Consumers Shop National Pawn And Jewelry

This year’s hottest trend: Sustainable Shopping

Despite being around for thousands of years, pawnshops are at the forefront of one of today’s strongest retail trends—sustainability. According to Thredup’s 2020 Resale Report, shifts that were already afoot in retail and consumer behavior got accelerated over the last twelve months. One thing became abundantly clear during the market disruptions that came about due to the pandemic: consumers everywhere are prioritizing value, convenience, and sustainability more than ever before.

Led by Gen Z, today’s consumers are increasingly focused on sustainability while shopping. Younger shoppers pay far more attention to their carbon footprint than they do to any perceived stigmas associated with secondhand goods. In fact, 80% of Gen Z’ers responded that there was no stigma attached to buying secondhand goods whatsoever, according to the Global Data Consumer Survey.

To better understand how pawnshops like North Carolina’s National Pawn and Jewelry represent the best of resale, it’s important to understand how they work. “Pawnshops obtain most of the inventory on their shelves from people just like you who bring in items that they don’t want or are no longer using. Instead of going through the risky and time-consuming process of selling their items on an online marketplace, customers walk in with an item of value and walk out with cash in their pocket,” explains owner Bob Moulton.

If the customer wants to retrieve that item later, they can use it as collateral for a short-term loan. If they don’t want it back, then they can simply sell it to the pawnshop for cash. Either way, transactions at National Pawn’s 23 North Carolina locations are fast and painless and never impact a consumer’s credit. National Pawn also offers customer-first benefits like an easy layaway plan and a worry-free guarantee which set us apart from other pawnshops.

As a result of all of these transactions, Nation Pawn and Jewelry ends up with items on their shelves that are in good condition and have value to someone else. By contrast, throwaway retail culture depletes natural resources and overfills landfills.

The single best thing that all of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint, of course, is to consume less. That doesn’t mean, however, that we have to give up the items that we want. You can still enjoy the experience of shopping for high-quality goods ranging from tools and equipment to luxury watches or gold and diamond jewelry. Buying them from National Jewelry and Pawn instead of new extends the life cycle of luxury items like these, making shopping at a pawnshop smart, sustainable, and rewarding. “We are changing the perception of the pawn industry one customer at a time,” Moulton says.

Since 1987, National Pawn & Jewelry has been providing confidential and courteous instant cash loans on items of value. This family-owned and operated business has over twenty locations throughout North Carolina. Learn more at

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