Tuesday, February 16, 2016


According to journalist Elizabeth Cline, previously profiled on this blog here and here, the average garment purchased in the United States is worn only seven times before being retired or discarded.  Part of me--the part wearing 15 year old boots and a 25 year old belt, both of which have been used hundreds of times--wants to be judgmental, but another part of me remembers how awful some of the dresses my kids have gotten over the years have worn.  Yes, they'd be done after seven wearings or less.


Hearth said...


Disgusted, but unsurprised.

Have you guys seen this? http://www.buymeonce.com/home-usa/

Gino said...

i think its because so much clothing is so affordable (compared to days past) we buy stuff and decide we dont like it after wearing it once or twice (i have lots of new shirts that meet this standard.)
(and a stack of jackets because i always just grab the old reliable that i've worn for almost 15yrs and still looks good)

Bike Bubba said...

Gino: exactly true. I think I'll build on this one.