Resale Exploding Is Not an Automatic Win for the Climate

For fashion to really clean up its act, it needs to slow down


More people are buying pre-loved items as they make greener choices, but there’s a long way to go to fix the fashion industry’s climate ills.

Between 2021 and 2022, brands’ adoption of resale grew by more than 300%, according to a report by resale platform thredUP, with dozens more apparel companies expanding their online stores to include used items in addition to new ones.

Normalizing used shopping is essential for an industry that generates roughly 100

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