Considering the environmental impact alone- the case for secondhand clothing is indisputable.
Facts are facts.
- 1.5 trillion liters of water is used every year to produce fashion*
-13 million tons of textiles are thrown in landfill every year in the US alone. **
Secondhand’s not sounding so bad, now is it?
As far as I can fathom, secondhand is the most sustainable way to shop because of the enormous amounts of resources you are saving vs. buying brand new- water, energy, fuel, etc.
It’s impossible to turn a blind eye to the ethical and environmental injustice in the fashion industry. Whether you love fashion or hate it. We all wear clothes. We all go out and buy clothes. We all choose what to put on our bodies, our chosen skin.
If we are all fashion decision makers, we can all be fashion change-makers. By just choosing differently we can have so much influ