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The F Word: Fast Fashion and the Rise of Secondhand Shopping | Episode 18

When you hear the term “environmental waste” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Did you think of the fashion industry? If so, you’re on the right track. In this episode, we’re  breaking down the ways the mass production and consumption of clothing has quickly become one the leading causes of pollution in the world. Warning: you’re going to hear the F word a lot: fast fashion!  Don’t worry, this episode isn’t all doom and gloom, although we do examine the humanitarian and environmental impact of fast fashion, we’re also sharing some practical solutions that will help make this world a better place. Hint: thrifting is one of them.

Links from this episode

Secondhand Squad tote bag giveaway (ends November 30, 2019)
The True Cost film
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Free Capsule / Essentials Thrift Guide (with e-mail sign up)
Updated list of Dina’s favorite thrift stores (with e-mail sign up)
Akron clothing swap
ThredUp Resale Report (2019)

Allow us to Rethriftrodeuce Ourselves is a podcast about secondhand shopping hosted by two treasure-hunting friends, Dina & Shannon. Subscribe today. For more about the podcast visit

The music sampled in the podcast, Who Shot John and Audible Distraction are written and performed by Dan Wilson.