Thrifting in person is always an adventure, and with so many online thrift stores and apps now available, purchasing used clothing has never been easier. Online options make secondhand shopping more accessible and considerably less frustrating if you are having trouble finding your size. For the best success, choose items … more
It’s time to understand the journey of secondhand clothing post-export: the salvage market. Where the salvage market thrives is within developing countries that are willing to take in millions of tonnes of “stuff” every year via shipping containers. These items go for resale in street markets and usually small shops run by marginalized communities.
Giving or receiving jewellery is often part of important celebrations and significant milestones like weddings, engagements, birthdays, or anniversaries. Besides being a beautiful gift, these pieces can express love, commitment, and many other meaningful things. Unfortunately though, the reality of jewellery production is anything but joyful – full of corruption, … more
It’s Fashion Revolution Week and one aspect I love is the Haulternative campaign which promotes secondhand shopping, vintage, mending, renting, DIY – basically avoiding buying new clothes for a more sustainable and conscious wardrobe. 💚 This year I polled my Patrons about what they would like to see as a … more
With capsule wardrobes, investment pieces, or just for a more sustainable wardrobe buying good-quality clothing is important, but how can you tell if a garment is good quality? These are some things to look out for: Check the fabric is it appropriate for the garment’s function can and will you … more