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Secondhand Clothes

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Re-commerce: The Resale You've Been Waiting For

James Reinhart | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
James Reinhart

Following in the footsteps of retail, the future of used is all online. As technology continues to make the experience of selling and purchasing second-hand items easier and more secure, when will other verticals start to embrace resale?

Learning About the Positive Aspects of Secondhand Shopping

Jenna Isaacson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Jenna Isaacson

Remember all that stuff you donated because you outgrew it, couldn't stand it, or just plain didn't need it anymore? I'm looking at all of it and learning all about you, about your communities and about America's consumption in general.

Despite Recession, Textile Consumption Up, Recycling Down

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mattias Wallander

The economy has taken a hit, but that doesn't seem to have stopped Americans from buying new clothes in high volume. In fact, the culture of consumption is still going strong, with Americans hungrier than ever for textiles.

Barter Markets: Can Trading Beef for a Backpack Keep Consumption in Check?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

One market devotee explained, "It's a way to give value to things. To leave money aside, even if just one day a year, and to encourage more the exchange."

Thrift Stores Thrive As Economy Tanks

The Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Americans are rediscovering the fusty fix-it shops and unassuming secondhand stores on their local Main Streets. These businesses, once the left-behin...