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Kellie Brown Shares Secondhand Shopping Tips That Help Elevate Your Interior Design
Learn how to thrift your way to a home you love.
Secondhand Shopping Is Trending—But Is It Still Sustainable?
Moves like buying in bulk and reselling fast fashion items take some of the sustainability out of secondhand shopping, finds new report.
Simple Tips to Help You Back-to-School Shop Sustainably
Shopping for back-to-school clothes sustainably is easy with these helpful tips. Save money, save the planet, and look great while doing it.
6 Bookstores That Let You Shop for Secondhand Options Online
Order used books sustainably—from classics to bestsellers—from the comfort of your home!
Where to Buy Used Prom Dresses, Tuxes, and Other Secondhand Formalwear
Why buy new when you can buy secondhand? Here's where to buy used prom dresses, tuxedos, and other secondhand formalwear.
8 Best Thrift Stores in Austin, Texas, for Unique and Quirky Finds
These are the best thrift stores in Austin, Texas, for your quirky fashion needs. Bonus points: They're great for people and the planet.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing a New Piece of Clothing—Secondhand, Included
You can beat buyer’s remorse, save money, and reduce waste by keeping this list of questions handy the next time you’re contemplating a clothing purchase.
7 Places You Can Shop for Used Wedding Dresses Online
Looking for an affordable and sustainable wedding dress? These online secondhand shops help you find used wedding dresses in seconds.
7 Online Secondhand Furniture Stores That Make Shopping Easy
These online secondhand furniture stores make furnishing your home easy and sustainable. Here are the best ones to start with.
The Environmental Impact of E-Waste—and How to Make a Difference
What's the environmental impact of e-waste? Learn how to minimize e-waste, recycle electronics, and shop sustainably.
How to Be a Conscious Consumer on a Budget
We are all trying our best and I hope you leave this page with encouragement, knowing that while it may feel like there is more to learn, taking steps to make conscious consumerism accessible even on a low budget is huge in itself.
The Compostable Wardrobe: Fibers Matter in Fashion
When I committed to buying second-hand, I also started to consider buying only natural fibers. Read on for why and how to compost natural fibers when their time has come!