As a kid I like to rummage through my grandma's closet, there I would find some good hidden gems there that I still like to wear up until now. However, as time went on I myself got drift away from that activity and start to buy new clothes from fast fashion to accommodate new trends. However, with lockdown happening the rise of thrift stores, buying second hand and reusing your grandparents or parents clothing is very prominent which baffles me because I've been doing that first. It's interesting to see how the activity such as thrifting back then was considered as weird but now it's all the rage. How much we have been a "slave" to capitalism which forces us to keep buying new trendy things in the beginning. Thankfully the internet gives us the platform to see past through that business scenario, which made us much more informed than ever. This piece hopefully serves as a way to shop ethically and eco-friendly in a way.
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