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by: Zack Schaefer
WHY THRIFT SHOP?
It’s a valid question. Thrift shopping is an acquired taste, to say the least. It requires a specific brand of person, those who not only can deal with the inherent grunginess involved, but thrive on it. Plenty of people aren’t cut out for it. They’d be just as happy buying new clothes from one of the autonomous clothing stores out there. But, where’s the fun in that? To understand the mindset of a thrift shopper, you have to understand that people thrift shop for a plethora of reasons. The usual three umbrella reasons to thrift shop are thus... Thrifters: Saving green, staying green
Economic Reasons: Any way you slice it, used clothing and housewares is cheaper than new. The low overhead is generated in part because most thrift stores are charity run; selling donated clothing to profit the needy. It not only benefits the economic needs of the shop but benefits the needy economically.
Environmental Reasons: A lesser understood advantage to thrift shopping is
a chance to help out our dear Mother Earth. How does it help the environment you ask? Good question, points for listening. By purchasing used clothes and goods, you help prevent waste by re-using what would otherwise come to occupy space in a landfill. You also help the environment by conserving the resources and energy that would be required to make new clothes. With Green being the new black, so to speak, it would seem that thrift shopping should be becoming a lot more en vogue than previously.
you help prevent waste by re-using what would otherwise come to occupy space in a landfill.
All clothes and props (including couch) photographed were purchased second hand.
Thrifters: Saving green, staying green
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