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There are 5 comments on Is Thrift Flipping Ethical and Sustainable?

  1. On the one hand, anything that helps more people shop sustainably instead of buying new clothing is good. On the other hand, pricing used clothing out of reach of people who depend on it is unfair. It wouldn’t be an issue if there weren’t so many resellers.

  2. I just learned something new, I never heard of Depop but I do love that thrifting is popular again from a sustainability side. My nieces are into it and I was thrilled to see the garment district was still selling clothes by the pound.

    1. Many years ago (like 40!) a friend of mine went to one of those “dollar a pound” places in an old Somerville arehouse. She found a cashmere coat that she still wears today.

  3. I work in CoC for homelessness in my region

    Let me tell you, there are far more clothes and textiles being thrown away and mass produced, then there is resellers.

    The amount of donated clothes we get is filling up 2 warehouses and a thrift store. At this point our agency has stopped accepting donations for clothes! I’ve even started to sell clothes as a hobby cause it’s so accessible! Y’all are truly living in a victim mentality to believe resellers are the bad guys!! Get a grip!

  4. By the way, resellers also have to live. Anyone who has an issue with resale prices should eliminate the middleman. Go down to the thrift store. Do the work. Buy what you want. Pay what you want. Don’t complain about how a reseller wants to pay themselves for the work they do.

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