Everything at ReTuna is recycled, reused or sustainably produced.
Such imports have devastated the local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West.
Like Brooklyn, Philadelphia had plenty of perfect stoops: Cement or red brick stairs that you plop down on whilst sipping a soda, waiting for people to stroll by and spot your amazing -- and probably dusty -- wares.
As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?
Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation
We can and must learn to acknowledge -- indeed respect -- the sincerely committed social innovator without unthoughtfully endorsing every social innovation.
Following in the footsteps of retail, the future of used is all online. As technology continues to make the experience of selling and purchasing second-hand items easier and more secure, when will other verticals start to embrace resale?
Over a dozen venture-backed peer-to-peer fashion marketplaces have launched in the last year. Re-commerce, it seems, is green in more ways than one.
"Dave," I announced on our final night of the "How Poor Are We?" summit, "I am going to give up my clothing budget for six months."
Jill Alexander isn't your ordinary fashion reseller. She's the founder of The Divorcée Sale, where their tagline is "Her Past. Your Future."