Would Thrifting Be Popular Without Fast Fashion?
Would thrifting even be popular without the rise of fast fashion? This is a question I hear a lot so it’s time to get in to it Here’s a couple of reasons thrifting exists outside of the influence of fast-fashion: Thrifting has been a popular way to shop for decades, even before the rise of…
Are We Still Following trends?
Are we still following trends? Trends have always been a great way of expressing your personality and being part of a larger culture and community. But where a trend used to define a decade, now they can barely last the year. Fashion isn’t the same as it was just 10 years ago, a lot of…
What is Green Washing?
Greenwashing is the practice of making false or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology, or company. It is often used by businesses to make themselves appear more environmentally friendly or sustainable than they really are, in order to appeal to consumers who are concerned about the environment. This can be…
What Styles Can I Find In The Thrift Store?
I have so many friends who are interested in thrifting and would love to get in to it but just don’t know where to begin. A lot of people don’t know when is the time to start thrifting or what they can even find in a store. Now, I’ve been thrifting long enough to know…
6 Beautifully Sentimental Vintage Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Valentines Day is coming and if you’re looking for something thrifted, thoughtful, and affordable, Here are some ideas: Remember to check out secondhand stores, thrift stores, and online marketplaces like eBay or Etsy for these types of items. Check all those resale sites at once on lomasearch.com. Happy shopping!
How and When Should You Haggle?
Haggling is a skill every thrifter needs to know Both how to do it, and when to do it. Now that you know how to haggle and get the best price. I have one tip on when you should and shouldn’t haggle. It’s simple. Never haggle in a charity shop, only in a thrift store…
What is the ‘Buy Nothing New’ Challenge?
The Buy Nothing New Challenge is a personal challenge in which an individual commits to not purchasing any new items for a set period of time. The goal of the challenge is to reduce consumption and waste, and to encourage people to reuse and repurpose items they already own. Participants in the challenge may purchase…
How to Resell Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts
Almost 120 Million unwanted Christmas gifts are given out every year and only 1% of consumer gifts are still in use 6 months later. We’ve all been given something in the past that we’ve just politely accepted and then hidden in a cupboard or thrown in the trash. So avoid adding to the millions of…
What Should You Do With Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts?
Around 120 Million unwanted Christmas gifts are given out every year and only one third of those find their way to resell and charity stores. The other two thirds, making around 80 million gifts, are either sent to landfill or thrown in a cupboard and forgotten about. There are several options for what you can…
What ‘Sustainable’ Means
We’ve all heard the term ‘sustainable’ a million times at this point but it’s become to commonplace and so diluted that it’s unclear what companies mean when they use the term to talk about their practises. So let’s get back to basics and talk about what ‘sustainability’ really means. Let’s say you’re hosting a party.…