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Is Thrift Shopping Sustainable or Ethical? Notes from an Industry Insider

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Is Thrift Shopping Sustainable or Ethical? A few years ago, the ever thoughtful Kamea of the Green Dreamer Podcast interviewed me on the subject of how to thrift like a pro and support the second-hand economy to grow.  I love when people engage in conversation with me on this…

8 Tips for Thrift Shopping Like An Expert Without the Overwhelm

This post was written by Betty Kary for StyleWise. As a way of creating a more robust resource, I've added my own "notes from a thrift shop manager" under Betty's tips (with her permission).As a young student with a life-long and growing passion for fashion and a deep concern for the well-being of our planet,…

Decluttering? Here’s How to Responsibly Get Rid of Your Stuff

Written by Alice Robertson, a professional organizer and tidying consultant, for StyleWise A note from Leah: In today's fast paced consumer economy, where items are purchased and discarded without a second thought, it's important to remember that "tidying up" can function merely as a release valve for overconsumption, personal guilt, and overwhelm. We should be…

My Ethical & Secondhand Coat Collection + How to Shop For Thrifted Coats

Contains affiliate links Coats are expensive. Ethical coats even more so. Which is why 80% of my coats were purchased secondhand for under $30. There's no shame in that. In fact, it's a really pragmatic choice not just because of price point, but because there is an overabundance of beautiful, natural fiber coats on the…