To celebrate Earth Day I’m talking all about how to shop at the thrift store. If you’ve ever wondered how people like me find the best finds, how we save hundreds if not thousands a year on clothing, shoes, and accessories then you will love this video.
Used clothing isn’t dirty, gross, or unusable. In fact, most of it is gently used and sometimes even new. You see, we’re at a crossroads in fashion. Not to be a Debby-downer…but we Americans collectively throw away 65 pounds of clothing per person per year.
That’s how it is averaged out amongst our population. So even though you may not be personally throwing clothes into the trash can, what you donate after cleaning out your closet may end up in a landfill.
Unfortunate. But true.
Because of the rapid production of we find from the fashion industry. Trends change so quickly now that it can take as little as six weeks for a brand to pick up on a trend, get designs and manufacturing going to hit the stores in record time.
That means we’re left holding the bag so to speak. When that garment becomes passé or loses its charm, we toss it donate it. That’s where we are presented with a unique opportunity as a country to make the greatest change.
Shopping second hand is, in my opinion, a great opportunity to not only save mother earth, but also to find killer designer, vintage, and gorgeous styles at a fraction of the price.
I’m a thrift store veteran and am sharing all my valuable secret tips on how to find the best deals, what fabrics to look for, how to wade through all the excess to get to the good stuff, and what to never, ever do when you’re shopping at a thrift store.