With exorbitant amounts of clothing waste in the United States, it’s important we do our part to ensure we don’t contribute to that waste. Buying second-hand is an easy way to do just that.
In episode 10 of Art of the App Podcast, Haley Lieberman shares the importance of conscious consumerism in a fast-fashion world and what her circular marketplace Shop Tomorrows is doing to lead the way. She also gives us some tips on how to create a more sustainable closet as a consumer.
Haley Lieberman is the founder and CEO of Shop Tomorrows, the marketplace for modern parents to trade up goods between neighborhoods, networks and beyond. She has worked as a costume designer and stylist for stage, screen and print for the likes of New York Fashion Week, The Metropolitan Opera, and commercials for Pepsi-Cola and Johnson + Johnson. After a decade of work on large-scale operas, films and commercials she became disturbed by the amount of textiles wasted by the industry, and estimated that per year she was contributing to nearly $1 million dollars of clothing that had nearly no life beyond its immediate use. Motivated to make a difference, she went on to research and teach fashion history and sustainability in universities throughout the Northeast.
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