Fashion lovers might think that exchanging their expensive clothes for second-hand is helping to build a sustainable future – but it’s not.

In some cases, the existence of thrift stores gives us a sense of innocence, says Fitzpatrick: “People can swap out their entire wardrobe by exchanging things. “We don’t wear it in the hope that it’s put to good use. Instead of buying less, we fool ourselves into being able to shop this way.”

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In fact, the volume of clothes is much, but only about 10-20% can be used for a long time. 80% turns into rags after use. In addition, textile recycling is an energy-intensive business.

Fashion expert de Castro says one of the ways to combat these systems is to think twice before you shop. If you buy fast fashion items, you will have to pay to repair or upgrade them after just a few wears. Because most cheap clothes are made of poor quality materials, they fade easily or can be torn quickly.


As buying secondhand clothes reaches new heights of popularity, many people are noticing an increase in prices at these stores. This can create lucrative bait for those who rely on the used market to trade in low-quality clothing.

The fashion industry hasn’t always been kind to people with different body sizes. According to Vogue Business , while 70% of American women wear size XL or larger, only 20% of clothes are made to that size. Commenting on this, fashion icon Tim Gunn told The Washington Post: “It can make shopping a horribly insulting and demoralizing experience.”

So consumers need to keep in mind when it comes to your wardrobe, “less is better for society and the planet,” says de Castro.

Source: Zing news

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