If you've ever heard someone say they're going to go thrifting, you might be wondering what they mean. Simply put, thrifting means to go shopping at a thrift store, garage sale, or flea market where you'll find gently used items at discounted prices. Thrift-shopping is a great way to buy resale high-end clothing and accessories well below retail prices.
In today’s era, fast fashion has taken the trend. Fast fashion is the practice of making inexpensive clothes very quickly so retailers can be up-to-date with all the latest trends. It’s a highly disruptive industry for many reasons. Producing mass amounts of clothing requires tons of water, pollutes our natural waterways and puts microfibers into our oceans that eventually enter our bodies when we eat seafood. Additionally, it produces tons of textile waste, generates greenhouse gas emissions and deposits chemicals into our soil.
Shopping in thrift stores is a significantly more sustainable way to shop. When you choose second-hand over fast fashion, it decreases the demand and as a result, causes less pollution. Second-hand items don’t require more resources to produce- they’re already made! More and more people are giving pre-loved clothing a second chance at life and for a good reason. In short, Thrifting is cheaper, sustainable & thrifting gives back to the community.
TOGETHER, LET’S TAKE AN EXTRA MILE FORWARD TOWARDS SUSTAINING HUMANITY AND SHEILDING OUR VERY OWN MOTHER EARTH