Monday, July 4, 2016

The Sustainability of Thrifting Your Fashion

In this day in age we face the ethical dilemma of fast fashion. We want our fashionable clothes at a low low price. Example of this would be Forever 21, or H&M. You can walk into a store and buy 6 items for under $60. Unfortunately we live in a global economy, and companies outsource their labor. So you have people working for less than a dollar an hour to make the clothes we so desperately want. Although we are in luck. There is a way to still get the fashion for even less money, with out contributing to cooperation run sweatshops. The solution is thrift shopping. Everyday people are donating their clothes to stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Buffalo Exchange, Plato's Closet, and many independent businesses. Not only can you get the clothes you need, you can get them at a fraction of the price than at the stores they were originally bought from. The other perk of thrifting your clothes is it is more environmentally friendly. When people donate their clothes they are not ending up in the landfill.

If you would like to increase your sustainability, learn to stitch, make you're clothes last longer that way, and earn to up cycle. You can find how to do a basic stitch Here, and ideas to up cycle clothes Here

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