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How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

Thrift shops like this one provide a planet-friendly alternative to fast fashion. Image: REUTERS/Tim Reid

Sean Fleming

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The rise of secondhand clothes. Image: ThredUP Resale Report
 Gen Z can’t get enough secondhand fashion
Gen Z can’t get enough of secondhand fashion Image: ThredUP
 Fashion’s appetite for resources grows as more clothes are bought and fewer are reused.
Fashion’s appetite for resources grows as more clothes are bought and fewer are reused. Image: ThredUP

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