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No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore


Offbeat  (tags: used clothes, environment, humans, society, unusual )

Lone
- 207 days ago - bloomberg.com
A once-virtuous cycle is breaking down. What now?



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Sue L (62)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 9:08 pm
The fashion industry creates an artificial market for new clothes every season by changing designs and colors. I've never understood the obsession with having the latest style and wearing uncomfortable clothing to be fashionable. The whole industry is a racket to begin with so it's no surprise that as 3rd world countries become more affluent, they follow America and Europe's poor choice to change fashions with the season. Thus leaving little demand for used clothing to recycle. Although thrift shops and consignment shops seem to be going strong here in the US.
 

Animae C (506)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 10:55 pm
They do here!
 

Carole K (195)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 6:40 am
In attempt to follow sustainable living practices, our family buys very little new clothing. For @ least the last 10 yrs or so, the entire wardrobe of all family members has been purchased @ thrift shops, consignment shops, garage sales &/ or traded @ clothing swaps which are trendy in our locale. We use Savers Stores which are also a chain of second hand stores in our area in the larger cities. I am hearing that such second harvest stores are becoming increasingly more common for not only clothing but other goods as well. I often find that recycled clothing is often of better quality than newly manufactured. The only clothing that we do purchase new is underwear & some but not all shoes. And, no one notices the difference or cares! And our planet is better off from maximizing reuse & recycling lifestyle.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 9:42 am
I too agree that people do. We have homeless, low income people who would cherish to have clothes that were from someone else. As long as they are clean and not like rags, When I was younger my parent couldn't afford to buy the new in-. They bought me decent slacks, tops and dresses that could be mixed and matched. Even today, some of the new styles, I wouldn't be caught.wearing. Thanks Scooby
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 9:43 am
Oops Sorry, I meant thanks Lone
 

Melania P (122)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 11:07 am
No good news :-( This is pure consumerism. I donate my clothes as well, many people are in need in a poor, third-world country like mine.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:45 pm
Shared article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 3:29 pm
TYFS
 

Connie O (44)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 4:26 pm
I donate a lot of used clothing, not because I am buying new clothes, but because I am finally getting rid of the clothes that I once thought "I might fit into again." I have no trouble purchasing second hand clothes. There are a lot of beautiful garments out there that had previous owners.
 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 6:59 pm
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