Why I Thrift & A Haul

Thrift shopping has become one of my favorite activities recently. I adore it so much! I’ve been learning a lot about the dangers of fast fashion, which is a huge reason why I started thrift shopping. Here are some issues with fast fashion;

  1. Out of the country manufacturers have less regulation and will dump harmful byproduct into rivers and lakes
  2. Transportation of goods from country to country causes a great increase of greenhouse gases into the air
  3. Synthetic fibers (made from oil, coal, or natural gas) produce 3x more carbon dioxide in its lifetime compared to cotton
  4. Those synthetic fibers make up over 60% of clothing, take decades to degrade, and are toxic to the environment
  5. As our desire for fast fashion increases, so does the supply, which leads to more detrimental waste…

& many, many more

I can’t say that I have completely cut out major clothing brands from my wardrobe. As a college student, it is more affordable to shop at a thrift store and get simple t-shirts and jackets, but sometimes I can’t find what I really need. Dresses, undergarments, and formal clothes are harder for me to find when thrift shopping. More casual items, such as plain t-shirts and jeans, are an important purchase for me when I thrift shop. Instead of paying $15-20 for a simple white t-shirt or $45 for a pair of ripped “mom-jeans”, I can buy them for 1/3 of the price at Savers, wash them, wear them knowing that they are just as good as the ones I would have bought from Urban Outfitters. It feels really good knowing that I’m doing some good for the environment. It might not be my whole wardrobe, but every bit counts!

I also wanted to share a few more items I recently purchased at Savers!

Calvin Klein T-Shirt – Retail $10-15 – Paid $4.99

Plain Black Belt – Not sure retail value – Paid $2.99

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Multi-Colored Sweater – Retail $15-20 – Paid $6.99

Coliseum Blues Denim Shirt – Retail $20-30 – Paid $3.99

That’s everything I got at Savers!

What do you think about fast fashion?

Are you into thrift shopping?

Leave a comment below!

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail

Where My Mind Has Been

Self-love has been a crucial growing point for me over the past few months. I’ve been trying to work towards this for some time now, but the true meaning of self-love has only recently sunk in. I had to focus on my personal growth while ignoring what others had to say. I had to start making decisions that made me feel good. I had to stop listening to the norm and follow my heart.

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