the following are reasons why next time you’re searching for a new outfit you might want to consider thrifting, the healthier and cheaper shopping method for fashion
1. not gonna lie, it’s pretty cool
You can find so many unique articles of clothing while thrifting, pieces that become real gems in your closet. You can find used clothing from twenty years ago or something that was the latest trend from 2 months ago. Either way that shirt looks really cute on you, where’d you get it? Thrift store? no way!
2. it’s the better bang for your buck
Thrift store prices are very low from the beginning. Shirts for as low as $2 in some places and jeans for $5, but wait both have a yellow tag which means they’re 50% off today.
3. you’re during the environment a favor
In 2013, Americans created 15.1 million tons of textile waste. Textiles that are mainly not bio-degredable and made with toxic dyes and chemicals. We’re producing more clothing than we need but only because we the consumers continue to give a demand. It’s time to give the planet a rest from creating more clothing when so much exist already. Reduce, reuse, recycle, the steps to creating a more sustainable lifestyle should also be applied to your closet.
4. it’s the ethical option
The fashion industry is not the cleanest of all industries. Many of us have heard about sweatshops and if anyone were to ask we would reprimand such cruel conditions. But we support such abuses by paying for products made by companies who do not care for their employees. Workers are taken advantage of by companies who make them work cruel hours, low wages, and in very dangerous working conditions and environments. By thrifting we lower the demand to companies who exploit and abuse their workers. As a consumer we must vote with our dollar. It’s important to remember who made your clothes and think about the conditions they were made in. These aren’t just workers but people.
curious on a little more?
Join ( or follow on instagram @whomademyclothesunt) UNT’s club that advocates for ethical fashion labor practices.
Find out if what you’re wearing is ethical at https://directory.goodonyou.eco and replace what isn’t.
Join the fashion revolution https://www.fashionrevolution.org