Have you always wanted to look good
and have tons of things and still be a pro environmentalist? If so, then
thrifting is your answer. As we go through this piece, we will try to tackle
all the questions that might come to you.
The first, what is thrifting?
A basic definition would be to buy products mostly clothes, shoes, bags, utensils and
other reusable products that have been already used before and had been recruited
by the seller at some point. They are basically hand-me-down products that are
passed from one person to another. Therefore, proving someone’s waste is
someone else’s treasure.
Where can you thrift?
are tons of markets in the country where you get brilliant and good quality
thrifted products. Sarojini Nagar, lajpat Nagar and Janpath to name a few in
Delhi. Bandra, Church gate, Fashion Street are some in Mumbai, and similar
local markets around the city you live in. There are multiple pop up Flea
markets and garage sales that may happen near you.
some of the really popular e-commerce websites that you check out are eBay, Poshmark,
Asos marketplace, Refashioner, to name a few.
the next and rather important part
Why should you thrift?
are a few points listed for you:
- You save money: thrifting
isn’t just environment friendly, it is also a pocket friendly alternative for
you. The products because they are hand-me-down, are cheaper compared to the
ones you buy in stores.
- You don’t leave your
Carbon Footprint: Fashion brands have
time again been criticised for how inconsiderate they are about environment.
Fashion industries are one of the biggest contributors to the pollution. Then
there is the transportation and production which adds to the already growing
pollution. So when you decide to buy already used products you are taking up
the Reuse ‘R’ of the environment which is also helping you with the other ‘R’,
- Less Landfill waste: When you start using hand-me-down products a
lot of which would have made to the dumpster fills otherwise, it results in
less landfill waste.
- Decrease in pollution: Whether it’s land, water, air or chemical
pollution, when you thrift you are helping environment by polluting less. The basic
economics of demand and supply works here, you demand less from the brand, they
produce less for lesser supply. Lesser supply means less chemical pollution. This
results in lesser transportation that results in less air pollution and finally
less waste dumped by the industry in water and landfill sites.
- Finally, A way to look really chic. Best parts about thrifted products are their uniqueness. Fashion brands produce every design in a stock so there is never one of anything and you will for sure walk down to see someone wearing the same shoe like you or sometimes a complete outfit. Thrifted products are vintage and hard to find, so if you lucky you might find pieces that are super rare and of great value in the vintage fashion market. It makes you use your creativity and fashion imaginations, and you can always DIY too.
- THRIFT AWAY!
- By Amisha Sharan