You may see her at a thrift store—Jane Fonda, that beautiful, famous Oscar-winning actress and activist in her 80s
who recently announced she is never buying any new clothes again.
She obviously heard the word about sustainability, that around the world we are creating more clothes than we need.
When we purchase second-hand clothes or buy from online thrift shops, we keep them from going to the landfill, which makes us environmentalists!
There is so much lovely, diverse apparel available already that we really need to do the environment and our pocketbooks a favor,
and—instead of going to the designer clothing store—head to the thrift shop.
The thrift shop, which in the United Kingdom people call the “charity shop” and, in other places around the world,
the “opportunity shop,” is a sales location for used goods of all kinds, including apparel, furniture, music,
electronic equipment, and general merchandise.
These stores are often run by non-profit agencies that accept donations of serviceable items and then sell them to the public at inexpensive prices.
Shoppers head to non-profit, brick-and-mortar second-hand stores run by social agencies in lower-income neighborhoods
where one will not find designer dress shops or franchised merchandise stores.