That Clothing Donation Bin Down the Block May Not Be What It Seems

One man’s trash is another man’s overseas profit at the European version of Buffalo Exchange. In New York, shady companies are placing “donation receptacles” around the city, claiming to share the gains with the needy; the items are actually being sold in bulk overseas or ending up in thrift stores. Not cool, bro. » 7/07/14 5:00pm 7/07/14 5:00pm

When Your Clothes Die, They Become Earth-Devouring Zombie Clothes

It’s spring! No, even better — it’s summer! It’s summer and it’s hot as a fevered uvula outside, which means that your seasonal amnesia is already urging you to take all your useless winter clothes, pile them up on the street, pour gasoline all over them, and light them on fire, sending thick, ozone-puncturing… » 6/07/13 12:35pm 6/07/13 12:35pm

The Skinny On Secondhand Clothes

Planning on donating your old clothes to charity this Xmas? You may be interested to learn that your old t-shirts are actually a valuable part of the $1 billion a year secondhand clothing industry. The Spectator traced the path of hand-me-down clothing and found that only about a third is resold in charity shops and… » 12/12/08 10:20am 12/12/08 10:20am

Escada's Honored by Sarah Palin's Patronage...Because She's "Attractive"

  • After Palin names Escada as her fave brand, the creative director is gracious: "If she does wear Escada because she likes it, I mean, I’m honored actually. It’s not politics; it’s clothing, after all. No? She’s an attractive woman, so why not?" [New York Mag]
  • Fashion's totally in the tank for Obama — but we knew that.…
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