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  1. Thrift Shopping Facts You Should Know

    A report by the Nordic Council of Ministers showed that:   Used textiles and their global exports save over 18 BILLOIN gallons of water.   And nearly 200,000 TONS of carbon dioxide emissions on an annual basis.   The fashion industry is the 3rd Largest user of water after oil and paper on a global scale. [read more…]


    Production, consumerism, and post-consumer options in the textile industry have made it one of the most polluting industries in the world.   It is responsible for using an extravagant amount of fresh water.   Consuming natural resources is a huge part of the textile industry.   From agriculture and harvesting to processing, production and shipping, [read more…]

  3. A Case for Thrift Shopping

      America is going through a clothing crisis, and textile waste management—or the lack thereof—is one of the biggest culprits. The ratio of textile generation vs. recycling and landfilling is shocking, but even more worrisome is the lack of awareness around sustainable production, textile reuse, and profitable thrift shopping.   A report by the Nordic Council [read more…]

  4. 4 Ways to Make Fashion Greener

    Did you know that people around the world still don’t believe in eco-friendly fashion, or consider it a fashion choice for ‘tree huggers.’ The biggest misconception about them is that eco-friendly items are made of worn-down and leftover fabrics and lack a sense of style; this couldn’t be further from the truth.   Even though [read more…]

  5. How to Make Environmentally-Friendly Fashion Choices

      Buying clothes is a necessary evil, but it’s especially difficult for earth-friendly consumers who understand the environmental disaster that certain fashion choices and textile waste are leading to.   The fashion industry is filled with landmines, so it’s critical to take steps that minimize the damage; whether it’s due to blatant labor exploitation, the [read more…]


    BALTIMORE, Maryland – August 14, 2019 – Whitehouse & Schapiro, announced today that William “Bill” Schapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Whitehouse & Schapiro, LLC passed away Tuesday evening, August 13th in Baltimore, MD. Bill is survived by his wife, Ivona Schapiro, his brother, Robert Schapiro, his sister, Janet London, as well as his [read more…]

  7. Reasons Why People Don’t Recycle

    Most of you are aware that recycling clothes not only benefits you but also the environment, yet some people are ignorant toward the rising need of it and carry on with their lives. Let’s look at a few reasons why they do so   Alot of people find recycling to be inconvenient.   They do [read more…]

  8. 3 Advantages of Renting Clothes for Special Occasions

    Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be difficult. There’s always some social event on the horizon that requires special attire. Splurging on the latest fashion every time there is a party or any other event can make it tough to manage a budget.   To make room for additional clothes, people often throw [read more…]