Within the past 20 years, fast fashion brands such as Forever21, TopShop, Zara and H&M have gained popularity and have changed the way consumers shop. Clothing is no longer made to last, clothing is made to satisfy consumers hunger for trends while barely making a dent in their wallets. This in turn, creates a vicious cycle of mass consumption and waste while putting extra pressure on factory workers who commonly are working in unsafe conditions. Fast fashion has impacted our world by transforming the way we think about fashion, price and the quality of our clothes. But, what if consumers not only thought about price and style, but about the environmental impact those purchasing decisions have on our environment. Porch Finds was created to expose the untold side of the fashion industry while presenting one-of-a-kind, cool, pre-loved retro pieces as a healthy alternative.
At Porch Finds we search the world for fabulous second-hand items, in great condition and that make you feel super confident and cool. It takes a lot of hunting, sweat and determination to get the perfect finds, but we're willing to do the extra work in order to encourage individuality and buying sustainably. When you choose Porch Finds not only are you choosing to be sustainable, but you're choosing to empower yourself with information and treat yourself to exclusively one-of-a-kind pieces that you know no one else has. The informed, knowledgeable consumer is the most powerful and Porch Finds empowers women and men to look deeper when buying new clothes. We’ve started with fashion, exposing the controversial issues, and providing an alternative to buy recycled, dope and unique pieces.
IIllustration by Blair Files