thredUp tackles fashion’s waste problem during music festival season

The merry parade of young Hollywood in bucket hats, tie dye shirts and cowboy boots is upon us again but the dark side of summer music festivals extends beyond Kanye’s last minute cancellation as headliner at Coachella. The waste associated with the summer festival period is an environmental nightmare.

Thrifting website thredUP conducted a study, the Festival Fashion survey, which found that an estimated 1 in 4 Americans plan to attend a music festival or concert this year. The season kicks off this weekend with Coachella. The study’s more worrying statistics reveal that 42 percent plan to buy a new festival outfit and nearly 1 in 3 say they buy festival outfits that they’ll only wear once, and this includes 40 percent of Gen Z.

The study relied on third-party retail analytics firm GlobalData and surveyed 2,000 American aged 18 and over in February 2022, asking questions about their shopping

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Meghan Markle’s Jewelry at the Invictus Games Reception Had a Secret Meaning

Meghan Markle is famous for making statements with her style, and not just of the fashion variety. The Duchess of Sussex frequently chooses pieces that carry some special significance to her, and it appears that she really went all out in that department today with her jewelry choices for a reception in the Hague before the start of the Invictus Games.

For the occasion, Meghan accented her crisp white pantsuit with a number of baubles which seem to carry special meaning—beginning with a pair of diamond earrings which appear to be the same Cartier Galanterie de Cartier earrings she wore for her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.

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That’s not the only homage to the royal family in her look, though. The Duchess of Sussex also donned a Cartier Tank watch, a favored style that she shares with her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Indeed, it has long

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