So, I have something to admit. I bought new socks. Yep. These weren't used and not made of upcycled materials. These were never worn, still in the wrapper, Dickies Boot Socks; nice and warm for these New England winters. Buuuuuuut, there is a catch.
While these socks were new and still in the wrapper, I found them at the local Savers Thrift Store. And since many thrift stores do sell some new items like socks, I checked the price tag to see if there was a story behind them. Sure enough, the original tag was from AMES, a store that shut its doors in 2002 around here. So, these socks have clearly been sitting in someone's house for 15 years. And that definitely works for me. They almost could be considered "vintage" at this point!
What I'm trying to get at here is that anything we need, anything at all, most likely exists as a used or pre-owned version or could be made from existing materials. We don't have to buy or make new stuff. We can check thrift stores. We can check online. We can check our grandparents' attics. Because buying used, or in this case pre-owned, is a win for us, a win for our wallets, and a win for our planet. And right now, we need all the wins we can get.
P.S. The socks cost me $1.00.
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