Hey, you HEY!! Why are you not thrifting? It’s great for the environment, saves you money, and helps support the local community. I’ve listed a few things that I believe are reasons to start thrifting.
- Thrifting helps our environment, plain simple. As someone with a fashion degree, this has always been a very important reason that I try to limit my consumption (or find sustainable ways to repurpose clothing). The BEST and most sustainable way to shop is by shopping secondhand! Whether that’s Goodwill, Salvation Army, a local thrift shop, Plato’s Closet, etc. you are helping the environment.
- If you didn’t already know this, the fashion industry is the SECOND most toxic industry right behind oil/petroleum. You probably would’ve NEVER thought that to be possible! I remember seeing the entire creation and consumption process in the documentary True Cost and if you need any more motivation on top of this post, you need to watch it. It really allows you to think about our actual wants vs. needs
- You’ll also be sad to find out that most of your clothing that’s donated to Goodwill, or other big chain secondhand stores, is sent overseas to be sold. This hurts local economies and takes away from artisans who need to sell goods to survive! Buying from these thrifts shops helps to keep these items out of landfills and out of resale markets in third world countries.
- HUGE reason. Kids grow in the middle of the night, really you kiss and tuck a 2feet tall person into bed and wake up to a 4feet tall person. Believe me, I’ve seen this happen. Secondhand is always a great option for their growing bodies. You can find some great secondhand clothing, if you take the time to look.
I know that a lot of people think of Thrifting as old ragged, ugly clothing. But if you give Thrifting a try, I promise you will find some great treasures. Hey, you might even find your next side hustle! “One closet purge, is another closet treasure”-Closetevict
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