Sustainable fashion, secondhand clothing is thriving. Here’s why

Post-pandemic fashion is looking green. 

With the pandemic putting a stop to in-person shopping, people were forced to get creative about their style while staying safe. Clothing resale apps like Depop and Mercari have gained momentum and popularized secondhand and vintage clothing, and even celebrities like Joaquin Phoenix and Tiffany Haddishtapped into sustainability by recycling red carpet looks.

However, experts believe sustainable fashion is here to stay. Laura Madden, a sustainable fashion expert and influencer, believes the isolating nature of the pandemic influenced some to reflect on the effects their choices have on the environment. 

“More of us were stuck at home consuming information from our devices, and with the continuing growth of social media, there was just so much more information out there: more people speaking up unfiltered and unashamed about the impact of fashion on the environment,” Madden says.

Joaquin Phoenix makes good on his

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How to Thrift for Vintage Clothing Online


Welcome to the age of re-commerce. It’s one of my favorite new terms.

Thrifting — indeed, the whole secondhand market — is probably going to be one of the biggest fashion phenomena of the 2020s, whether it takes the form of vintage shopping, upcycling or swap meets. According to a report from GlobalData Retail and thredUP, the secondhand clothing site, the market will grow from $28 billion last year to $64 billion by 2024.

The drivers are multiple: the growing cost of both designer fashion and independent fashion, in which companies can’t achieve any economies of scale; the environmental and human cost

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Influencer Bretman Rock says separate clothing for men and women ‘shouldn’t even really be a thing’

  • Bretman Rock told Insider on Tuesday that he wants to make an impact on the fashion industry.
  • He believes gender-specific clothing shouldn’t “be a thing.”
  • Rock also talked about his fashion inspiration and partnership with the shopping app Klarna.

Bretman Rock is known around the world as a beauty influencer and social-media star – and now he’s ready to shake up the fashion world.

Speaking with Insider on Tuesday, Rock said he began shifting his focus away from the beauty industry – and its surplus of drama – in 2020. In doing so, according to the influencer, he’s been able to focus more on fashion, partnering with Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne, and the shopping app Klarna within the past year.

In the future, however, Rock wants to take things even further.

“I really wanna switch up the gender labels of freakin’ fashion,” he told Insider.



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