Retail, Consumer Goods and Lifestyle

Secondhand clothing is in fashion - and it's helping the environment

Pre-worn, pre-loved and protecting the planet. Image: REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Hyejune Park

Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising, Oklahoma State University

Cosette Marie Joyner Armstrong

Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising, Oklahoma State University

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