Fast fashion has a few different sides to it – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
The apparel industry is one of the most destructive industries to the Earth. These articles discuss how to make more informed apparel purchases - to save you money, improve your wardrobe, and lessen the amount of clothing waste that ends up in landfills.
I’ve always loved perusing thrift stores.
When I was younger, shopping secondhand was a hobby of mine and I would drag friends with me on the weekends to share in the thrill of the hunt. The promise of finding something unique that no one else had was always a huge draw and with my student budget, I knew it was the more responsible way of spending my money.
Beyond the fact that secondhand shopping is less expensive, there are many reasons to choose secondhand over buying brand new: it reduces your waste by buying something preloved, it supports local community programs, and you can find unique items that are often of higher quality than what you can find in retail stores.