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Source: Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say, Harrabin, 2018 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45745242)
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The sustainability fashion of thrifty clothes shops in Sheffield.
Sustainable fashion has become a trend for the fashion industry due to the awareness of the climate crisis. According to CHAN on Vogue UK, the terms of sustainable fashion has been described as to sustain clothes production from the design to the clothes consumption by having an awareness of protecting the environment and producing garments. Therefore, as a consumer, we should remind ourselves that the brand or the clothes that we are going to buy should take part in cutting the CO2 emissions, the garment workers have been paid fairly and work in a safe environment. Moreover, we should consider overproduction, reducing pollution and waste, and supporting biodiversity whenever we think of buying clothes. However, one way that I found interesting and easy to do as a customer is buying second- hand clothes from thrift shops. This not only helps extend the clothes life, but it makes you enjoy dressing up because of the unique style of clothes from these shops which some of them are stylish and one of a kind. Moreover, the price of second-hand clothes becomes more affordable which is a good strategy to attract the customer. When I was in Thailand, I also loved to buy some clothes from the vintage or second-hand shop so when I find out that there are many thrifty shops in Sheffield, I do not hesitate to look around. For now, I have been to 8 thrifty shops across Sheffield and here are some of them that I want to share with you. To begin with my favourite shop on Devonshire Street, the Vulgar, the shop is very noticeable with its pink door. They have various types of clothes and also accessories. The shop seems to be divided into three sections. The first room after you enter is more likely to be the woman's clothes but after you walk through the fitting rooms to the other room. There, it will be clothes for men and a little section of women's clothes. These clothes and accessories are stored in clean and good condition. Move along to Division Street not far from the Vulgar, there is another thrift shop named Preloved Kilo. For this shop, you only need at least 15£ for a kilo of clothes. In addition, this shop also sells other accessories such as hats, belts, scarfs, purses and shoes. Before the Preloved kilo set up at Division Street, they used to be the set-up pop up stalls at festivals and vintage fairs around the UK and now partners with ASDA supermarket and they will supply the second- hand clothes for their shops across the UK with their aims to put the sustain fashion into the mainstream. Third shop that I am proudly presenting to you is Freshmans vintage store on Caver Street. With the plastic models that have been dressed up in vintage style in front of the shop, you will be more inspired to go inside and have a look for something stylish and unique that fits on you and take them home. Inside the shop has been decorated in vintage style and all of the clothes have been categorised straight forward which helps the customer easily to find the clothes and accessories that they want. There are more thrift shops such as Thrifty Store in the Castlegate area of Sheffield, Glass Onion on Norfolk Street, Thrift shop on Glossop Road and a lot more that are waiting for you to discover across Sheffield. Here are some experiences from some of my friends with the vintage shops: “Last time I bought a crop top there, it is pretty good, I quite like them” “I think some of them are cheap and some of them are more expensive, I think they have been designed for the local people” “I love second-hand clothes; I feel like each of them comes with its stories and unique” In my opinion, I totally agree with them therefore, I want to write this blog to add the sustainable fashion issues and raise awareness of fast fashion which is one of the problems that cause the climate change crisis. As we can see the amount of fast fashion consuming from this infographic below. These numbers can be scary for our global climate crisis and might lead to the next generation to face hazardous weather and disasters and natural resources shortage problems. Last but not least, if you consider buying vintage clothes or second-hand clothes, do not forget to wash them properly to keep them clean and hygienic for you to wear.
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July 19th • 4 min read

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The sustainability fashion of thrifty clothes shops in Sheffield.
Sustainable fashion has become a trend for the fashion industry due to the awareness of the climate crisis. According to CHAN on Vogue UK, the terms of sustainable fashion has been described as to sustain clothes production from the design to the clothes consumption by having an awareness of protecting the environment and producing garments. Therefore, as a consumer, we should remind ourselves that the brand or the clothes that we are going to buy should take part in cutting the CO2 emissions, the garment workers have been paid fairly and work in a safe environment. Moreover, we should consider overproduction, reducing pollution and waste, and supporting biodiversity whenever we think of buying clothes. However, one way that I found interesting and easy to do as a customer is buying second- hand clothes from thrift shops. This not only helps extend the clothes life, but it makes you enjoy dressing up because of the unique style of clothes from these shops which some of them are stylish and one of a kind. Moreover, the price of second-hand clothes becomes more affordable which is a good strategy to attract the customer. When I was in Thailand, I also loved to buy some clothes from the vintage or second-hand shop so when I find out that there are many thrifty shops in Sheffield, I do not hesitate to look around. For now, I have been to 8 thrifty shops across Sheffield and here are some of them that I want to share with you. To begin with my favourite shop on Devonshire Street, the Vulgar, the shop is very noticeable with its pink door. They have various types of clothes and also accessories. The shop seems to be divided into three sections. The first room after you enter is more likely to be the woman's clothes but after you walk through the fitting rooms to the other room. There, it will be clothes for men and a little section of women's clothes. These clothes and accessories are stored in clean and good condition. Move along to Division Street not far from the Vulgar, there is another thrift shop named Preloved Kilo. For this shop, you only need at least 15£ for a kilo of clothes. In addition, this shop also sells other accessories such as hats, belts, scarfs, purses and shoes. Before the Preloved kilo set up at Division Street, they used to be the set-up pop up stalls at festivals and vintage fairs around the UK and now partners with ASDA supermarket and they will supply the second-hand clothes for their shops across the UK with their aims to put the sustain fashion into the mainstream. Third shop that I am proudly presenting to you is Freshmans vintage store on Caver Street. With the plastic models that have been dressed up in vintage style in front of the shop, you will be more inspired to go inside and have a look for something stylish and unique that fits on you and take them home. Inside the shop has been decorated in vintage style and all of the clothes have been categorised straight forward which helps the customer easily to find the clothes and accessories that they want. There are more thrift shops such as Thrifty Store in the Castlegate area of Sheffield, Glass Onion on Norfolk Street, Thrift shop on Glossop Road and a lot more that are waiting for you to discover across Sheffield. Here are some experiences from some of my friends with the vintage shops: “Last time I bought a crop top there, it is pretty good, I quite like them” “I think some of them are cheap and some of them are more expensive, I think they have been designed for the local people” “I love second-hand clothes; I feel like each of them comes with its stories and unique” In my opinion, I totally agree with them therefore, I want to write this blog to add the sustainable fashion issues and raise awareness of fast fashion which is one of the problems that cause the climate change crisis. As we can see the amount of fast fashion consuming from this infographic below. These numbers can be scary for our global climate crisis and might lead to the next generation to face hazardous weather and disasters and natural resources shortage problems. Last but not least, if you consider buying vintage clothes or second-hand clothes, do not forget to wash them properly to keep them clean and hygienic for you to wear.
Check out our summer blog

Enactus 2021 Summer Blog

Source: Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say, Harrabin, 2018 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45745242)