Have you ever been to a thrift shop? The chances are that most people have gone thrift shopping. What are the benefits of thrift shopping? Here are the reasons why thrift shopping is worth trying:
- Reduces waste- Did you know that manufacturing, production, packaging, and distributing new clothes wastes a lot of energy and water? If not, now, you know. Shopping in the local thrift is one of the easy and simple ways of going green. Disposing of unwanted clothing affects the environment as the materials take a long time to breakdown into landfills.
Choosing to purchase second-hand clothes will therefore reduce waste and help the earth generally.
- Creates uniqueness- most people desire to dress according to the latest trends in fashion. Thrift shopping helps you make a one-of-a-kind wardrobe; the vintage and unique clothes.
- Offers high-quality products for affordable prices- thrift stores have a wide range of fantastic deals. By shopping at a thrift store, you get the chance to save on furniture, shoes, clothes, books, games, accessories, and home decor.
It’s a great feeling to get more quality items at a low price.
- Unlike other retail chains, which means f supporting the community- thrift stores are put in place to serve others. The stores are not meant to generate a profit for stockholders but to impact community members.
As seen in the video “Thrift Haul 2020! Thrifted Fashion & Home Charity Shopping #SecondHandSeptemeber / Lara Joanna Jarvis’ thrift stores have a wide range of unique items to buy. Did you know that you can get a unique wedding band for your partner in a thrift store? Visit a thrift store in your local area and get to see the beauty of shopping in one. Ranging from clothing that makes you look exceptionally good to items you have never seen before for reasonable prices.
There are things to look out for when visiting a thrift store for second-hand clothes. Not all clothing is created equally; hence look out for the following:
- Durable zippers- save yourself low-quality zippers: go for more durable metal zippers. Plastic zippers are more difficult to zipping and quickly get off the track hence less stable.
- Natural fibres- avoid plastic fibres as they are prone to pilling and are easily damaged by heat from ironing and the sun. Go for linen, wool, and cotton for clothing that holds up wash after wash.
- Ensure the seams are durable- ensure the clothing does not contain wardrobe malfunctions due to faulty seams. A seam is where pieces of fabric join and are held together by stitches.
Be part of the support, shop at your local thrift shops, and impact different people’s lives in your community.