Second Hand Fashion as a Way of Limiting Waste

Sophia Wagner and Haileigh Steffen

Every year, $400 billion worth of clothing fills landfills, where it can sit for more than one-hundred and fifty years. Not to mention the production of clothing emits around 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year. 

Is there a better option to wasteful fast fashion? Mary Cate Pugh ‘23, Faith Odhiambo ‘22, and Caleigh Stanier ‘21 discuss why they shop second hand while showcasing their thrift-fashion finds. 

Haileigh Steffen, Sophia Wagner