The Thrifting Renaissance: The Resurgence of Thrifting as a Sustainable Trend
Rows of loom machines weave thousands of threads arranged in a precise, carefully manufactured manner into yards of fabric, creating intricate designs to be washed and dyed and turned into the clothing that ends up in stores across the nation. This process happens at an unfathomable rate as demand for fast fashion rises rapidly due to its low prices and the instant gratification of consumerism. What happens after that is a journey unique to every garment through someone’s wardrobe, collecting story after story. More often than not, the worn-out and storied clothing ends up decaying at the bottom of a landfill after a few uses. The life cycle of clothing seems to be more of a line, and the thrift shopping renaissance is a sustainable trend students have taken up in recent years of the climate crisis in order to change that.