Buy one antique or vintage item and together we can make a big difference...
31 March 2022
Buying a pre-loved, antique, or vintage item not only provides you with unique style and value for money but it also goes a long way to reducing landfill, and the annual emissions of an antique or vintage item can be as little as one sixteenth of those of its new equivalent!
Sworders is proud to be collaborating with Antiques are Green - the movement founded by Nigel Worboys of Worboys Antiques in 2009 to promote “a greener future created from the past”.
When Antiques are Green launched 13 years ago, hundreds of businesses rallied behind it to promote the green credentials of buying an antique or vintage item and it quickly became commonplace for this message to be cited by television presenters, journalists, dealers and consumers.
The incredible work the movement did with the Antiques Trade Gazette on their original carbon footprint comparison of an antique versus a modern chest of drawers remains regularly quoted, but it was perhaps just sadly a little ahead of its time.
The truth of it is, sustainability is now a time critical issue for us all. Antiques are Green is relaunching and we need more people to get behind it to raise awareness and show their support.
Like many people, we passionately believe in doing all we can to help reduce the effects of climate change, over consumption and waste, and small actions from many of us can add up to make a big difference.
You can read Antiques are Green's fascinating carbon footprint study of a Georgian chest of drawers versus a modern equivalent here
Have you found yourself a bargain to be repurposed/upcycled? We'd love to hear about your projects!
For more information about the work of Antiques are Green, please visit -
From Tuesday 24 May to Sunday 12 June, visitors to the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, Suffolk, will be offered a rare opportunity to view a collection of over 40 paintings, watercolours and drawings spanning the 60 year career of one of the world’s most loved equestrian artists.
18 May 2022
Sworder’s Design department is excited to announce a private consignment of Clarice Cliff Lotus and Isis jugs, to be offered for sale in the forthcoming auction in July, and we now actively seek further examples to embellish the category.
11 May 2022
The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, Essex, has undergone a major refurbishment and reopens with one of its first shows supported Sworders.
6 May 2022