The latest fashion trend sweeping Mexico is a boom in second-hand clothing. Valeria Leon explains how the rise of ‘resale’ of used goods is slowly breaking stigmas and bringing people together for the greater cause of thrifty sustainability.

A recent boom of vintage-clothing boutiques in Mexico’s capital and surrounding cities is quickly changing the country’s retail landscape.

In addition, a renewed effort to exchange second-hand goods directly is gaining favor at bazaars run by college students who wish to raise awareness of the wastefulness of consumer society. Although Mexico has remained as a relatively minor market, the recent rise of resale is helping break old stigmas about wearing reused clothing.


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