In the past 20+ years, the amount of clothing that Americans have thrown away has doubled. Around the turn of the century, approximately 7 million tons of clothing were tossed out by American households, but that grew to 14 million tons in 2021.
This is not only a terrible waste of resources but it also has an extremely negative effect on the environment. That’s why everyone should take the time to buy more secondhand clothes and recycle their new clothes whenever possible. And people can get started on this quest on National Secondhand Wardrobe Day-a holiday that occurs every year on the 25th of August.
The Benefits Of Secondhand Clothing
Below are just a small handful of some of the benefits of buying and wearing secondhand clothing. Okay, with that being said, let’s take a quick look at them before we proceed with how this holiday is observed.
- Secondhand clothing costs a lot less than new clothing.
- The garment’s lifecycle is extended and this helps to ease the burden put on the environment when clothing is tossed out.
- Secondhand clothing is usually more unique than new clothing.
- Buying used clothing saves resources.
Observing National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
On this day, people can take the time to find out all of the wardrobe accessories that they can purchase at secondhand stores. People can also take the time to organize clothing drives with friends and family members so that people can trade clothing with each other.
And finally, people can donate clothes they don’t use to a secondhand store to avoid it ending up in a landfill. While celebrating this holiday, everyone should use the hashtag #NationalSecondhandWardrobeDay on their social media accounts to spread the word about it.
When is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day?
|This year (2022)||August 25 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||August 25 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||August 25 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|