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Are Used Clothes Ethical & Sustainable Clothes?

Buy used clothing? Is it ethical clothing?

Buy used clothing? Is it ethical clothing?

I talk with people who both buy and sell used clothes a lot and often discuss the role of preloved clothing in conscious and ethical consumerism. Quite often people tell me that they feel used clothes are ethical & sustainable by their nature. Here is why I think this is both true and false.

First, let’s deal with ethics and sustainability issues separately because there are a couple of differing factors at play.

 Buying Used Clothing is on Balance more Sustainable than New Clothing

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