What Really Happens When You Donate Your Clothes—And Why It’s Bad

| June 21, 2021 | Leave a Comment

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Publication Info: Nylon

Date of Publication: Spring

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: BDG - Bustle Digital Group

Author(s): Taylor Bryant

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Blame fast fashion.

Cleaning out the closet for most millennials goes like this: You slough through the items you haven’t worn in the past couple of months or longer. Pack them into a tote you don’t need but keep around perhaps for moments like this. Sort the pieces you think you can get some money from at Buffalo Exchange or Beacon’s Closet if you live in New York City. Then, you bring the rest to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army and donate it. The idea, of course, being that your unwanted pieces will go to someone locally who needs it. Afterward, you pat yourself on the back. Turns out though, the journey of a donated garment might not be as linear as you think it is.

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