Americans accumulate so many clothes over the course of their lives. Our levels of consumption have only increased over the past century or so. For example: in 1930, the typical American woman owned about nine different outfits. Now, the typical Americans woman owns about 30 different outfits; that is, a different one for each day of the month. The issue with this is that often we end up with more clothes than we need, and at the end of the day this results in a lot of waste. This is because most of us will eventually outgrow our clothes. This could apply to you literally outgrowing them — or simply not wanting to wear them anymore due to changing trends. With that being said, you don’t have to necessarily throw your clothes away. Rather, you could take the clothes you don’t want anymore and Continue reading
If you are looking to support a good cause, you may want to look into clothing donations. This is going to be one of the best ways for you to help others out without any cost to you. When it comes to picking the right charitable clothing donations company though, you want to make sure you are looking into a few things. While a charitable donation might be ideal for you and your situation right now for donating, you need to make sure you are being strategic about it and ensuring you pick the perfect company that is going to help you out. Here’s what to look for when you are looking for clothing don Continue reading
A March 2016 article in the Huffington Post addressed a topic that falls close to the truth for many Americans. Why You Need to Stop Buying Cheap Clothes talks about the nearly insane amount of clothing that U.S. citizens buy every year. The article goes on to explain that the fast fashion trend of buying inexpensive clothing that often quickly goes out of fashion comes at a very high cost.
the cost is crowded landfills that are overflowing with the 12 million tons of clothing and textiles that Americans throw out every single year. Buying 10 pair of those flip flops that go one sale at your favorite retail store every Memorial weekend is fun, but the consequences are monumental. When retailers offer inexpensive clothing and have flash sales that drop the prices even lower on speci Continue reading