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Gen Z Questions the Ethics of Thrifting and Resale

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

Whether motivated by a desire to lessen their environmental impact, interest in vintage styles or simple thrift, consumers have embraced secondhand shopping like never before. In a report published last June, online reseller ThredUp estimated the total secondhand market—including both resale and traditional thrift and donation—could grow to $64 billion by 2024, up nearly 130…

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