I love that resale has become an accessible way to make sales + purchases. I love that the stigma has been removed from wearing secondhand clothing. We are keeping things in use + out of the landfill! And...I like to use this process to reevaluate my purchasing mindset, because it is never my goal to sell things that I haven't used up.
When I sell things, I always go through a process of wanting to get some money out of them...feeling that I am always on the losing end of the money exchange...realizing that I just want to get those pieces worn...and wanting to choose better next time.
At this point in my fairdare journey, I know that each of my purchases was made with intention. This is just a great opportunity to reeducate my intention with new insight!
This time around I'm letting go of:
- a dress + jumpsuit that I love. I thought they would work with my job, but black linen just doesn't. I'm going to let someone else wear them more often than I would.
- a jacket that I thought was perfect for layering up for outdoor exercise. It would be on someone with a little bit different body type.
- a dress that I just never wore.
- a dress that I never wore + was able to return.
A few lessons I can take from the things I'm letting go of:
- Black linen doesn't work with my job.
- Longer sleeves just feel too hot in the summer (even with bare legs).
- I might just not be a dress person right now?
- I need to figure out whether I will choose to wear a new item rather than my favorites.
- Whether or not an item can be returned is a worthwhile consideration.
- Coming to peace with a sort of uniform is not boring. It is a gift.
Sustainability always rests on "less" + "enough". Resale is great, but only as long as it stays in proportion with use. The goal is not to purge + sell. The goal is to wear + use up. ;)