Fast fashion has no home in my carefully curated eco-friendly closet.
Second hand is stylish and sustainable
Trading hard earned money for brand new clothes gives me an innate sense of remorse almost immediately after the transaction. It's like paying for pine cones at the Dollar Store when they're free in the park.
You are what you wear
How to thrift like a pro
- Bring bags
- If you’re going to Value Village, donate something from your closet or kitchen for a discount
- Don't go hangry
- Dress for undressing
- Learn how to discern quality
As Dana and I looked through the aisles, along with other thrift shoppers, and talked about fashion, home decor and consumption, I felt the same sense of enjoyment I felt when I discovered Petticoat Lane. With climate change in the news and on everyone’s minds, second hand will no doubt be the first choice for more consumers in the future. I look forward to the day when wearing vintage is in vogue. Until then, I hope to let you know that SHEIN hauls are harmful to the planet and there’s nothing posh about that.