If you’re anything like me, you’ll relate to this. It’s that special feeling you get on finding a perfect item of designer clothing at a second-hand shop for a majorly discounted price. There’s nothing like it, it’s so satisfying, isn’t it?!
My most recent bonus buy moment was the discovery of a gorgeous pure wool Ralph Lauren light suit jacket in a gorgeous caramel and beige texture. Not only do I love it because the price was wallet-friendly, but also because I am giving the planet a high five. By keeping my money out of the fast fashion industry and simultaneously withdrawing support for unfair and even dangerous work practices in places where clothing is manufactured, a lot of people benefit.
GOOD FOR THE WORLD
Isn’t it good to know that you can avoid aiding and abetting modern slavery so easily?
If the latest roundups of fashion labels and their ethical practices are anything to go by, this is a pertinent and important consideration.
By sharing our clothes and hand-me-downs at reduced prices we are participating in ‘collaborative consumption’. We are using goods that belonged to someone else and are likely to then pass them on again. This reduces the load on the planet to produce new stuff but also reduces waste by extending the life of a piece of clothing rather than discarding it.
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