In a recent thread, https://youlookfab.com/welookf.....one-trench donating/passing on garments that were in perfectly good shape, but no longer loved - and then replacing with similar garments, was questioned by a member. The issue of wardrobe churn, sending things to thrift, and emotions was raised. Since the topic of editing for donation was tangental to the original thread, I thought I would start a new thread - and provide my thoughts on the topic.
Reasons for donating: if a garment is in wearable shape, but no longer works for me, I will donate it to a charity. I will donate items that:
-don’t fit (too large or too small)
-don’t feel good (physically or emotionally)
-outdated style/doesn’t support evolving style direction
-bored with it (not getting worn)
The emotions: Though I might feel bad about having made a purchasing ‘mistake’ when something doesn’t work for me and regret sunk costs, I don’t feel bad about passing my clothes along (and would hope no one would) and going on to something new. You see, I’ve been the beneficiary of folks wishing to recycle their garments.
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