Since thredUP is one of the clothes re-selling platforms that I like, I was excited to discover their fashion footprint calculator. And what you need to do to calculate your fashion footprint?
Go to thredup.com/fashionfootprint and answer 11 simple questions (which will take you about 5 minutes). After you receive your results, you can find out how to reduce your fashion footprint in 12 steps.
I was happy to see that my fashion footprint is low but even I could get better. And to be honest, I know well what to do to improve it.
The thing is, while I have no problem buying pre-loved clothes for myself, I feel differently when it comes to my daughter. I am grateful when I receive clothes after my friend’s kids. But I feel uncomfortable when I should buy it on Facebook Market Place or in a second-hand store. I wonder if it is clean because it comes from strangers. I am sure that if we lived in the Czech Republic, surrounded by my family and childhood friends, my daughter would wear pre-loved clothes more often.
As a solution, I asked my friends who have older daughters to put old clothes aside for me. The idea was to go through it and choose with my daughter what she wants to keep. But since COVID-19 struck, I could not go to the Czech Republic. Nevertheless, one of my friends decided to send me old clothes by post. It is actually a great solution as my daughter loves to receive packages addressed to her.
But now back to you. Calculate your fashion footprint and let me know in the comments below how well you did.