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Used, Vintage, Retro, Second-Hand: What’s the Difference?


What’s the difference between vintage clothing and second-hand clothing? And antique, is that also a thing? In the clothing and garment industry, these terms have distinct differences. They all fall under a general umbrella of “used” clothing, in that they are not “new” but have been “previously owned” and indeed probably “worn” to one degree … Continue reading Used, Vintage, Retro, Second-Hand: What’s the Difference?

Can We Solve the Crisis of Stuff?


How much do North Americans waste? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the annual average of waste per US citizen amounts to nearly 70 pounds of clothing and textiles. These numbers jump tremendously when considering that worldwide, over 80 billion garments are produced annually. In the US, the nation’s municipal waste stream occupies … Continue reading Can We Solve the Crisis of Stuff?

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