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We Buy Any Clothes

How many times do we look into our darkest wardrobes and clothes that are ill fitting or just out of fashion and we say I will get in to them one day or they will come back in to fashion very soon. Three years later we are still looking at them squeezed into our wardrobe. Why not be brave, take the plunge and bag it and turn those unwanted clothes in to cash. Make that extra room right now!

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Put simply, fast fashion and our current shopping habits are not sustainable for our planet. Although in the UK we have the luxury of endless affordable clothing options, the increase in the availability of fast and disposable clothing is having a devastating impact on the earth and particularly on the people who are making our clothes.

Textile production produces more CO2 per year than international flights and maritime shipping combined. It is the people making our clothes as part of this industry in developing countries who are the most heavily hit by the effects of climate change.

As consumers in the UK we buy more clothes per person than any other country in Europe. We are responsible for a significant contribution to the dangerous global increase in temperature set to cause irreversible damage to the planet we call home.

It may seem impossible that you alone can make a positive change when so many people are buying cheap new styles at the touch of a button. But imagine if everyone in Manchester, the UK or even the world stopped buying clothes for one month. Our small actions would grow to a much larger scale and we would make a huge impact on the global fashion industry. We challenge you to #NoNewJune.

How can I be stylish without buying new clothes? During the no new clothing challenge, I shopped my closet and repurposed items that I already had. This is the best way to practice sustainable fashion and be stylish without spending money.

Yes, I know that shopping with a credit card, buying unnecessary things, and having a closet full of clothes is a privilege. Choosing to stop buying clothes for a year is a privilege. Choosing to quit my job to go back to school is also a privilege.

Each time I was tempted to spend money on clothes, I would immediately transfer the money I would have spent on them to my savings account. This helped me to actually see the benefits of not buying clothes.

When I stopped buying new clothes, it helped me become more aware of what and how I consumed. I wanted to know where my clothes came from, what they were made of, and how my shopping choices impacted the environment.

The first step is to figure out your WHY. Why do you want to do the no new clothing challenge? This can help you stay motivated, especailly on days when the going gets tough. Check out more tips here: How I went a year without buying new clothes

According to McKinsey, average consumers buy 60 percent more than they did in 2000, and keep it half as long. And in 2017, it was estimated that 41 percent of young women felt the need to wear something different whenever they left the house. In response, there are companies that send consumers a box of new clothes every month.

As a result, 53 million metric tons of discarded clothing are incinerated or go to landfills each year. In 2017, Burberry burned $37 million worth of unsold bags, clothes and perfume. If sent to a landfill, clothes made from natural fabrics like cotton and linen may degrade in weeks to months, but synthetic fabrics can take up to 200 years to break down. And as they do, they produce methane, a powerful global warming greenhouse gas.

Much of the problem comes down to what our clothes are made from. The fabrics we drape over our bodies are complex combinations of fibres, fixtures and accessories. They are made from problematic blends of natural yarns, mand-made filaments, plastics and metals.

While of course there is a healthy market in second-hand clothes being sold online, perhaps the most popular way of disposing of old clothes is simply to give them away so they can be reused through charity shops. Increasingly, however, clothes donations are being used as a way of simply passing on the textile waste problem to others.

The majority is sent for recycling in some way, but about six tonnes of the garments are of such poor quality they are simply torn up so they can be used as industrial cleaning clothes and stuffing for mattresses or car seats.

Pigments made by Algalife have similar benefits, plus the added benefit of being created from renewable sources, says Krebs. You can even drink the dye they produce, she says. Algalife is now working with a major retail fashion brand and hope to have clothes made from algae in stores by 2021.

Clothes Mentor is the place to sell used clothes in a process that is sustainable, efficient, and rewarding. Selling used clothes means you are providing access to brand-name, high-quality items for your community members while lowering your carbon footprint. We believe that sustainable fashion is the best way to buy and sell clothes.

Selling secondhand clothes has never been easier. Bring your clothes to one of our Clothes Mentor store locations near you and get paid before you leave the store. Every Clothes Mentor store operates the same, but because of the nature of resale, we offer unique designer items at each location.

When you sell used clothes to Clothes Mentor, you are selling your clothes to sustainable shoppers who want both style and affordability. All of our Clothes Mentor shops serve local communities, which you are helping us do when you donate and resell.

Clothes Mentor stores are where you can sell used clothes and accessories for cash on the spot. We believe that women of all sizes should have the opportunity to purchase fashionable, affordable clothing while making a positive impact on the environment.

If you want a bit more value for your clothing, you may want to consider selling it on Tradesy. You choose the clothing you want to get rid of, then select what price you want for it. The company lets you pick how you want to ship the clothes to the buyer. They even process and pay for return shipping if someone returns your items. Tradesy takes commission from each sale, which ranges from $7.50 for items under $50 to 19.8% commission on higher ticket items.

We do not buy most new age clothes, but there are certain exceptions. Said brands include: Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, Carhartt, Harley Davidson, NASCAR, Jeff Hamilton Designs, Patagonia, North Face, and Arc'Teryx.

Here, secondhand fashion buyers, sellers, and execs spill market-tested tips for making a sale, plus share their favorite places to sell, both online and IRL. Ready, set, go give that pile of clothes in your closet a sustainable second life.

When deciding which items to list, you'll want to be realistic about what actually has a chance of selling. Anything that has prominent holes, discoloration, or stains will be better off recycled. "A good rule of thumb is to imagine you're giving these clothes to your BFF," Madeline Cronin Aaronson, brand director at online consignment and thrift store thredUP, tells mbg. Give any items that make the cut a good wash before listing them. You'll also want to get rid of any stains, mend holes and rips, and cut any loose threads.

As secondhand fashion continues to have its rightful moment in the sun, dozens of online marketplaces have emerged to help people list their used clothes. These five come recommended by people with tons of experience selling.

The unique thing about thredUP is that they list your clothes for you. All you do is put everything you're hoping to sell in one of their free clean-out bags, send it in with a prepaid shipping label, and wait to hear back on which items they've accepted and will put on sale.

The listing possibilities are really endless for eBay. Besides clothes, you might have success selling household items like electronics, appliances, and even old VHS tapes and CDs. Once you decide what to sell, Chanel appreciates eBay's filter feature that allows you to see how much money similar items have sold for recently. You can either set your own price or opt for an auction-style listing where buyers bid on your items for a set number of days.

Meeting up with friends for a clothing sale or swap is also an option, and you can always look to donate any clothes that you don't need to make a profit on. Recycling can be a last resort for clothes that are no longer fit to wear.

In Britain, the average person spends more than 1,000 on new clothes a year, which is around four per cent of their income. That might not sound like much, but that figure hides two far more worrying trends for society and for the environment. First, a lot of that consumer spending is via credit cards. British people currently owe approximately 670 per adult to credit card companies. That's 66 per cent of the average wardrobe budget. Also, not only are people spending money they don't have, they're using it to buy things they don't need. Britain throws away 300,000 tons of clothing a year, most of which goes into landfill sites.

People might not realise they are part of the disposable clothing problem because they donate their unwanted clothes to charities. But charity shops can't sell all those unwanted clothes. 'Fast fashion' goes out of fashion as quickly as it came in and is often too poor quality to recycle; people don't want to buy it second-hand. Huge quantities end up being thrown away, and a lot of clothes that charities can't sell are sent abroad, causing even more economic and environmental problems. 041b061a72

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