The used clothing phenomenon has been taking over the Generation Z over the last few years. The last few years thrifting has become trendy and affordable. Thrifting has so many positive benefits including environmental benefits such as reducing the impact of the fast fashion industry by creating new homes to pre-loved clothing and being able to create that individuality that every person aspires to create.
In today’s society helping the environment has become cool, making the younger generation want to participate in steps to make a positive contribution and enticing them to do their part in their everyday lifestyle. You may be wondering who are considered the Gen Z’s? Born from 1997 to 2012, their age range is 10-25 and takes up more than 17% of the population in Canada.
At the Habitat ReStore you have the one stop shop for the best used clothing collection featuring new and gently used Clothing, Footwear, Accessories and more. Vintage clothing has become a popular activity to bring friends together and fill up their closets with amazing used clothing that can be brought back to life and styled in many new ways. Sustainable clothing brands make you feel better about your closet. Gen Z is the voice of the future because they stand up for the environment. They are conscious about their choices as it will impact the future.
The used clothing industry is set to be twice the size of fast fashion by 2030. It is amazing how far we have become as a society where we can enjoy all the amazing used clothing that is already out there and the younger generation thrives on this. The younger generation is really in touch with finding themselves and finding ways to express one another with sustainable fashion. The ReStore is the perfect place to find amazing fashion finds that take the younger generations from day to evening looks and to create a sustainable capsule wardrobe. They can create so many unique fashion looks from outfits for School, going out with friends or dressier outfits for time out with the family.
The Thrifting industry has been tremendously popular and affordable places play a major role in this. The younger generations want to be able to buy a full wardrobe on a budget and with the unique pieces that they can grab from the Habitat Restore they will be able to do just that. Vintage pieces and Y2K styles have become more popular and trending on social media such as Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube etc.
Another reason to go thrifting is that it is great for the environment and is supporting the sustainable fashion industry and reducing the amount of clothing that ends up in the landfills each year. Hopefully this gave you a new outlook on how the younger generation is shopping for fashion. Make sure to check out the Habitat ReStore for all your fashion needs. The Habitat ReStore locations are Burlington , Milton, Mississauga, Orangeville and for more information you can visit our website for hours and ReStore addresses.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin ReStores
The Habitat HMD ReStore is an amazing place to shop for unique furniture, antiques, appliances, used kitchens, paintings, home décor, doors and more. The Habitat HMD ReStore has locations in the Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville), Mississauga and Dufferin county (Amaranth, East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Melancthon, Mono, Mulmur, Orangeville, Shelburne). Every visit to the ReStore is different, and every purchase helps support our home building projects in our community.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is a proud member of our national organization Habitat Canada and is one of 50 local Habitat affiliates across our country. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. We provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. You can find out more about Habitat Canada at https://habitathm.ca/.
Written By: Jessie Leitch