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How to Get to Know Your Neighbors? Have a Stoop Sale

TueNight | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
TueNight

Like Brooklyn, Philadelphia had plenty of perfect stoops: Cement or red brick stairs that you plop down on whilst sipping a soda, waiting for people to stroll by and spot your amazing -- and probably dusty -- wares.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | 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?

Sewing Machines, Bicycles, and More

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation

Social Change for Free Is a Difficult Price Point to Undersell

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

We can and must learn to acknowledge -- indeed respect -- the sincerely committed social innovator without unthoughtfully endorsing every social innovation.

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?

Second-Hand Clothing Gets a Second Life

Vivian Weng | Posted 09.09.2012 | Style
Vivian Weng

Over a dozen venture-backed peer-to-peer fashion marketplaces have launched in the last year. Re-commerce, it seems, is green in more ways than one.

Why I Stopped Clothes Shopping for 6 Months

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
LearnVest

"Dave," I announced on our final night of the "How Poor Are We?" summit, "I am going to give up my clothing budget for six months."

Helping Women, One Closet at a Time

Julie Spira | Posted 09.19.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Jill Alexander isn't your ordinary fashion reseller. She's the founder of The Divorcée Sale, where their tagline is "Her Past. Your Future."

Used Clothing Collection Bins: Why They're Good for the Environment

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Let's not limit ourselves when it comes to recycling -- there's more to it than aluminum and glass.

Textile Waste: Taking Cues From Emerging Markets

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The average American consumes over 60 pounds of new clothing a year. Unlike us, emerging economies protect the environment by consuming millions of tons of second-hand clothing each year.

Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.