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2020: Secondhand Shopping Slow Down

December 10, 2019

I have no idea what the norms really are when it comes to my thrifting–statistically speaking. 2019 was my first full year (of many to come I hope!) of shopping entirely secondhand, which is a privilege that I’m able to enjoy being straight-sized in an industry that completely caters to my body and have enough disposable cash to spend an average of $84 a month on clothing. Over…

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Feature Interview: Arren

July 11, 2019

When you purchase from a fast-fashion company, you are supporting illicit practices in other countries (whether that is forced labor, impractical working conditions, or textile waste) . So just be conscious of the next thing you buy and know that you don’t necessarily have to have it in that second. When you decide to overrule your impulse, you understand that you can take control of your life and…

Closet Update Ethical Fashion Thrifting

How Much Have I Actually Spent on Thrifting?

July 2, 2019

It was difficult to get a direct answer as I perused Google. I found a handful of different figures that give sort of a ballpark idea. According to a recent survey conducted of women's shopping habits, "It appears most women, on average, will spend somewhere between $150 and $400 on clothing on a monthly basis, which equates to approximately $1,800 to $4,800 per year." Credit Donkey states, "The…

Feature Interviews

Feature Interview: Gi

June 6, 2019

"It goes beyond just fashion. It’s tied to so many other industries and issues—the environment, human rights, equality, representation, etc. Additionally, ethical/sustainable fashion is a spectrum and I think it’s important adapt a system that works sustainably for your lifestyle. There’s no right answer. Do your research."…

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