Okay, this is something I've been thinking about for a bit, and I would love to see what other people think or know about the topic. I want to be more conscientious about where I get and what I do with my clothing. Recently, I've realized I need to do a major cleanout, but a big problem I have is…what do I do with my old clothes? In the past I've just donated them to thrift stores, but I've read that a lot of those clothes end up in landfills. On the opposite side, I've also read that a lot of them go to textile plants where the fabric gets reused. I'm not sure which is true and I don't really want to donate things to have them thrown into a landfill. 3 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
I know that places like poshmark and depop exist, and I've used those on items I knew I could sell. But what about all the really old stuff (not damaged, just…old)? What does lolcow suggest?
Also, what do you think about the fashion industry as a whole? Are there any places you prefer to shop? Why?
I figured we could start a convo about this kind of thing.
Ty for weighing in. I appreciate the tip about labeling bags that should be for recycling and I'll try that next time I donate.
I also think capsule wardrobes are a fantastic idea, and luckily there are many small businesses who do collections like that (they can be expensive, but I think it's better to save up for items in the collection once or twice a year instead of going to the mall every other weekend).
It's sad how much of our culture is just buy buy buy and then throw away. It doesn't help knowing about the people who make the clothing and the hardships they are facing.
>Are there any places you prefer to shop?
I buy nearly all of my tops from Uniqlo because they fit petite frames really well, and they seem to last for a decent amount of time. Aside from buying a couple jfash items to gaze at I just layer solid colored clothing. >>220495
That’s some great info. I’ll ask at the local goodwill/salvies if they separate the clothing before I donate anything.