#1. Landfills are air tight, so textiles take longer to break down. Polyester, spandex, nylon, and rayon are all considered non-biodegradable fabrics. They may eventually decompose…in 20-200 years. Whether purse or shoes, consider thrift stores a point of contact to help reduce consumption. #2. Thrifting supports human rights. Worker rights, including labor laws, (working conditions,…

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Many people mistakenly assume that washing vintage clothing is a pain in the petticoat. That’s usually not the case. Cleaning your vintage clothing is most often easier than you might think. Here are links to three articles that can help you clean your new-to-you, vintage apparel…

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We think that Found by the Pound is a great addition to the vintage, rescued clothing scene in St. Louis, but we know we’re not the only game in town.

In the spirit of helping you — the shopper who’s looking for great vintage apparel — we’re collaborating with several other retailers in town to present a Google map of the best Vintage-Thrift-Resale shops in St. Louis.

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There are thousands of good reasons to get your vintage game on. We’ve compiled 12 for you here — everything from cost-saving to saving the planet. If you’ve been reluctant to shop for vintage clothing in the past, read on for our tips and practical reasons to kick-start your rescued apparel lifestyle.

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