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Kill Fast Fashion.

At Garage Sale we offer you a vintage haven not just because it is unique fashion, but because it is sustainable! Our mission is to help educate on the destruction of fast fashion while giving discarded clothing a longer lifespan. Here’s the ugly truth about new clothing production:

Here's the ugly truth about new clothing production...

  • Textile Waste

    😢 30% of fast fashion items are unsold

    😢 85% of our clothes are in the landfill or burned. That’s 92 million tons of garment and textile waste is discarded annually!

    😢 Only 10% of clothing donated to thrift stores is actually sold, leaving the remainder to be sent to landfills

  • Environmental Damage

    😩 The textile industry is the 2nd most polluting industry and the second-largest consumer of water. Textile dyeing is the 2nd largest water polluter

    😩 Raw material production, preparation, and processing contribute to more than 70% of CO2 emissions.

    😩 Contributes 8% to 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions

    😩 Is responsible for 1/3 of industrial water pollution due to manufacturing practices

    😩 Is accountable for 20% to 35% of microplastic found in the ocean

    😩 Polyester takes more than 200 years to decompose

    😩 The fashion industry consumes 98 million tons of non-renewable resources annually

    😩 Textile mills use 20,000 chemicals to make clothes

  • Exploitation

    🖕 93% of brands don’t pay their garment workers enough to make a living

    🖕 160 million children around the world are forced to work

    🖕The majority of apparel is made by women that are aged 18-years-old to 24-years-old

    🖕 97% of fashion items are manufactured overseas

    🖕 Millions of workers die annually due to work-related injuries and illness

We know these facts aren't pretty, but just by shopping secondhand you are making a BIG difference!

You gave a second life to something that would otherwise be rotting in a landfill right now. So high five for shopping vintage!

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