Fast-fashion brands are taking over the clothing market with their highly affordable and trendy products. A constant supply of new items is being produced to satisfy the demands of trends and micro-trends worldwide. Although these practices are convenient for the consumer, they adversely affect the environment. The large number of products being produced for short-term trends results in an abundance of discarded clothing and accessories in landfills. One can effectively offset the amount of excess by thrifting items of clothing rather than buying them new. Thrifting refers to the act of purchasing previously owned or donated goods, typically at resale stores or online resale storefronts. When thrifting an item of clothing, you are repurposing an otherwise discarded garment at a meager cost. Thrifting is the most sustainable way to shop and will be the future of retail.
"Second-Hand Kleidung Für die Umwelt,"
COD in Lingua: Vol. 2, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.cod.edu/codinlingua/vol2/iss1/4