Waste-Conscious Clothing


Since beginning this journey I’ve been seeking out new and less wasteful ways to shop for clothing. Admittedly, I don’t have the monetary resources to always choose the most eco-friendly brands and thrift stores overwhelm me.

Recently, I heard about the online retailer thredUP, which seems to me to be the online equivalent of a Buffalo Exchange but with more thoughtful practices and without the hassle of actually going to a Buffalo Exchange.

I just requested my first “clean out” bag, which allows me to send in gently used clothing items for them to be sold on their site. Whatever they don’t sell they recycle–I receive cash, store credit, or can donate to charity. Sounds like a good way to waste less clothing… so I’m giving it a try!

If you would like to give it a try and get $10.00 towards your first upcycled clothing purchase, check them out here: http://www.thredup.com/r/QMBQ6E

I’m not completely sold yet, but it seems like a better option than buying cheap clothes that are brand new from some store that is less than thoughtful in their practices across the board.

Check out their blog here: http://blog.thredup.com

What are some of your ideas/solutions for being more waste-conscious when shopping for clothes?



3 thoughts on “Waste-Conscious Clothing

    • Waste-Free PhD says:

      Love it! Thanks for sharing. I sent some items to ThredUp but it takes them several months to process items, so I was planning to wrote another post on the the whole thing once it was completed.

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