All you Need to Know about the Gentrification of Second Hand Shopping.

Image of clothing store, dark green overlay, words in white that read: thrifting gone wrong.”
Image of clothing store, dark green overlay, words in white that read: thrifting gone wrong.”

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I remember in high school, my introduction to thrifting came in tandem with my introduction to tumblr. …


Photo of a wall with a lit up sign that reads: “Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We’re #2” above clothing racks
Photo of a wall with a lit up sign that reads: “Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We’re #2” above clothing racks
Photo by Charles Etoroma on Unsplash

When it comes to fast fashion and the beauty industry, there are new things to buy and try almost every week. It’s exciting, and it inspires people to develop new styles and personas, but this volume of output also creates an immense amount of waste. Amid an era that has finally begun addressing the very critical state of environmental and labour malpractices, it can be difficult to tell which brands are genuinely making changes and which are simply hopping on the bandwagon.

There’s a lot to be said about gearing our consumption habits toward a greener and more sustainable future. The best way to abide by the tenants of that future however is to adopt some elements of minimalism, AKA — buy less stuff. By making minimal and educated consumption choices, you’re able to more effectively limit your interaction with companies that are potentially greenwashing. There’s a wide variety of greenwashing out there, but it’s important to note that some tactics are sneakier than others. …


Bright blue graphic that reads “THE FUTURE IS INTERSECTIONAL.”
Bright blue graphic that reads “THE FUTURE IS INTERSECTIONAL.”
Photo by BacktoZero

Disclaimer: This article is meant to act as a broad overview of the many topics that fall under the umbrella of Intersectional Environmentalism and Environmental Justice. We intend to go into greater depth on the various topics mentioned throughout this piece at a later time, however, we hope you’ll use this article as a guide to understanding the concepts and an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the terminology.

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