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Thrifting is the new fashion

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The famous shopping style, thrifting, is not only one of the most popular and affordable ways to purchase clothes, but is also saving the environment. Thrifting has been a trend for a while, but it became more popular during the pandemic. Some people view thrifting as unhygienic, because the clothes are used or not as clean as some are used to buying. What these people do not understand is that it is possible to find clothes that can be just as fancy and clean, while also saving money. On top of that, thrifting is more cost efficient and beneficial for the environment. 

According to Goodwill.org, every small action counts. Thrifting brings an advantage to less resources being used to make outfits, less chemical pollution and fewer things being wasted. Thrifting lets clothing brands throw away less clothes since they will be given to the people. According to roadrunnerwm.com, a waste management service, approximately 81.5 pounds of clothes are thrown away by a single person annually. Not only is the number of textiles thrown out incredibly high, but textiles take 200 or more years to decompose in landfills. So why not just save us from global warming and invest in cheaper and often high-quality clothes that help us reduce waste and save the environment?

Not only does thrifting help the environment, it also costs less. According to minimizemymess.com, a company that provides educational information on various topics as a public service, the average family in the US spends $1,800 a year on clothes. Assuming this is true, if people start thrifting half of their clothes, they could save around 500-800 dollars a year. Another benefit of thrifting is being able to buy high-quality brand clothes at an affordable price. You are helping yourself save money and save the environment all the while staying on top of the fashion trends.

Some of the most popular online stores to thrift from are Depop, eBay and Poshmark. In those thrifting stores, you can find clothes, shoes and accessories. Depop is arguably the most viral app to shop from. On Depop people can sell and buy clothes, shoes and accessories, making it incredibly versatile. According to Depop, they do not allow the following things to be sold on their website: medicine and medical products, alcohol and tobacco products, drugs and drug-related items or hazardous or flammable materials, like lighters and paints. 

Thrifting is very beneficial by being advantageous for the environment, and can also help with self-expression. Pretty much any and every style that you can dream of is in thrift stores. From vintage to modern clothing, there is something for everyone. 

Through thrifting, you can find your true style and mix and match the outfits of your dreams, and help save the planet.

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Alma Gad, Staff Writer
Alma Gad is a freshman and a Staff Writer. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Drake. She also likes to play volleyball and spend time with friends and family.
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