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Rework Thrift: A New Trend

Rabu, 11 May 2022 18:00 WIB
Rework Thrift: A New Trend
Foto: Instagram @youpoppin
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You may already be familiar with thrifting. Now more than ever, people are starting to recognize benefits of thrifting. Not only the price fits the pocket, but it's also an act of taking care of Great-Mother. All clothes are most likely to sit in landfills for hundreds of years when being thrown away, especially knowing that many garments are made from synthetic material that hardly degrades. It also can increase the production of greenhouse gases that will plague our beloved Earth.

.Thrifting/ Foto: PEXEL COTTONBRO

Due to its rewarding traits personally and environmentally, more people begin to resort to thrift shopping. As someone who spent a decent amount of time looking for online thrift stores, I stumbled upon ones where they did modifications to the thrift pieces. Mainly, it is called a rework thrift.

Rework thrift is not only about fixing what needs to be fixed, like mending holes with patches. It combines different fabrics into one form and adds another special touch to garments that create one-of-a-kind pieces. This piece then becomes unique and special because of its added value   you can't find it elsewhere due to its exclusiveness.

.Upcycled Pants/ Foto: Instagram @youpoppin

In retrospect, rework thrift is a form of upcycling that's beneficial for the environment as well. Upcycling is all about turning waste into new goods, and rework thrift is aligned with that concept. Unlike recycling, upcycling uses your creativity to update and renew old items and give them a new life.

.Upcycled Skirt/ Foto: Instagram @youpoppin

With that being said, reworking thrift clothes is something you can also try to do by yourself! Thrifting is already a fun activity, so why not take it to the next level by letting your creativity lead you to invent a unique piece to wear?

Acknowledging how huge the fashion industry contributes to textile waste, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions   rework thrift is a hell of a trend that makes you feel good in it not just because it's a valuable piece but also because it is a drop in the ocean towards sustainable fashion. Wear good, feel good!

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Hani Indita