Tag: thrifting

Could Maximalism be Good for the Environment?

Could Maximalism be Good for the Environment?

At face value, maximalists may appear to be materialistic and downright wasteful, but the truth is that this aesthetic could not be further from these things. What may look like a person that is materialistic, is actually a person who deeply values and cherishes the individuality of their belongings, and what appears to be wastefulness is just the opposite. This “wasteful” person is actually someone who takes in clothing and furniture off the street and out of thrift stores, giving them a home rather than letting them end up somewhere worse. While the maximalist style places a special emphasis on the ideology of more is greater than less, there is a misunderstanding about how the maximalist always seems to come into “new” clothes. Maximalism actually presents a more environmentally aware lifestyle than, say, minimalism, because of the means at which maximalists use to gain more possessions and pieces for their homes and wardrobes.

5 Fast Fashion Alternatives to Look Into

5 Fast Fashion Alternatives to Look Into

So you may have heard about the unethical practices that surround fast fashion brands such as SHEIN and Fashion Nova, and want to know what you can do to support sustainable fashion. The movement can be difficult to navigate due to the many misconceptions about the best ways to participate. While expensive ethical brands do exist, they are not the only alternative to fast fashion; in fact, some of the best alternatives cost less or nothing at all. In this article, I’ll outline the harms of fast fashion and go over some excellent alternatives if you’re looking to ditch it for good.

The Ethics Of Depop Sellers Upselling Thrift Finds

The Ethics Of Depop Sellers Upselling Thrift Finds

Since vintage 70s, 90s, and 2000s looks have come back into style over the past couple years, the clothing app Depop, which lets users buy and sell their new and used clothes, has blown up as a hub for unique items that cannot be found anywhere else. However, what once began as a way for individuals to resell their old clothing or for new designers to market their original pieces has now transitioned into a comprehensive marketplace of users thrifting clothing and reselling them for quadruple the price. Based on the higher demand for vintage clothing items, thrifting has been the primary method for fashion-forward people to enhance their wardrobes, and those who don’t have access to prime thrift stores turn to Depop for thrifted items. The problem lies in the ethics of reselling items that were originally donated for lower-income individuals, and are now generating sizable incomes for privileged individuals through Depop.

To Thrift or Not to Thrift?

To Thrift or Not to Thrift?

In recent years the idea of thrifting as a means to curate an interesting wardrobe has become widely popular. TikTok’s sharing “thrift hauls” as well as creators styling items purchased second-hand has changed people’s perception of thrifting. However, not everyone is pleased about its growing popularity, as thrifting has long been seen as something you only do if you do not have the means to buy clothing new. If you’re familiar with internet discourse, you may have asked yourself, am I allowed to thrift or not?

What to Wear?

What to Wear?

Boat neck dresses, asymmetric shirts, bright bold colors, and seamless skirts are what I look forward to seeing this year in fashion. Lately, I have been disappointed when I go shop in various retailers because I don’t find anything that complements my interest. People’s style in clothing rapidly changes during the course of the year […]

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