Thrift and consignment store purchasing isn’t always just a manner to store touch money — it’s also grown to be an antidote to the “speedy style” that is taking a toll on earth, says a commercial enterprise proprietor who facilitates human beings discover “pre-loved” fashions.
“Fast fashion tells us to shop, for now, purchase loads, purchase these days because the following day the trend will trade… And so the waste piles up, filling the landfills,” says Lynnette Regehr, who owns Sustainably Styled — a Winnipeg-based pop-up shop.
She also does private thrift shopping and holds domestic events in Winnipeg.
“As I started getting to know more about the environmental effect that fashion has on the Earth and on people living close to wherein production happens, I made it extra of an aware choice to interchange to shopping for almost all of my garb pre-loved,” Regehr stated.
According to the UK observation, nearly a 3rd of clothes in closets hadn’t been worn in more than 12 months.
That’s why Winnipeg personal stylist Monique Andrew — a.K.A Style Hunter Fox — takes the time to check local 2D-hand shops while purchasing for her customers.
“I love consignment shops. It’s wonderful for human beings to promote the fashion they may not be sporting to purge and maybe get something out of their authentic investment. You could locate extraordinary things,” says Andrew.
“The planet can’t take care of the whole thing it produces. We have more than sufficient already in existence for anything we ought to need.”
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Andrew spends a lot of time in consignment and thrift shops, doing non-public searching for customers like Crystal Thompson.
“I, for my part, am more of a conventional style, so … the patterns that are available and out for about 48 seconds don’t depend on me as much,” Thompson stated as she went through a rack of garments Andrew curated for her.
“I assume the exceptional laugh part of recycled or thrift or excessive-end thrift purchasing is that you may discover a higher-high-quality piece for much less cash while assisting the local community and the environment too.”
According to the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, the fashion industry creates between eight and 10 percent of global greenhouse gasoline emissions —more than all worldwide flights and maritime transport mixed.
It takes around 7,500 liters of water to supply one pair of denim, the UN says — equivalent to the quantity of water the common man or woman beverages over seven years.
“When you hear about what takes place just because I want a pair of jeans, it just doesn’t sit down well with me in any respect,” says Regehr.
“It’s surprising because we don’t experience it right here in North America. We do not have a direct impact on that. Our waterways have not been polluted. Our consuming water has not been sullied, and we are no longer sick from the value of fashion.”
Regehr encourages clients to follow the seven R’s:
She says research is crucial so customers know if their clothes are made properly, sustainably, and fairly, and that allows you to keep yourself and the industry extra accountable.
It’s the concept behind Fashion Revolution Week, which incorporates the April 24 anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garb manufacturing unit, which killed 1,138 human beings in 2013.
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The tragedy sparked a campaign for changes, setting strain on the fashion industry to conserve, shield, and repair the environment and give a voice to garment people — most of whom are girls.