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Should students buy clothing from thrift stores?

Pro: Should students buy clothing from thrift stores?

Vivian Studdert, Lifestyle Editor

Climate change, driven by human activity, is one of the big- gest threats our world has ever faced. Thus, we need to find a way to cut down our carbon footprints. An easy way to do that is to change where we buy our clothes. Thrifting is one way we can shop for quality clothes that are both cheaper and more ethical. The fast fashion industry—which produces cheap and trendy clothes—is the...

Con: Should students buy clothing from thrift stores?

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor

The practice of thrifting has quickly risen in popularity over the last few years, leaving many lower-income families with less clothing. According to “Rockyt Style,” in San Francisco, there are 87.3 thrift stores for every 100,000 people. This already high number is projected to keep increasing over the next few years. The high demand for secondhand options is harmful, as it goes against the whole...

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