A few weeks ago reader Whitney asked on my Facebook page:
I’m wondering- what do you do about workout clothes/underwear? I spend a lot of time in both and while I don’t like buying brand new from a lot of the companies, those are items that-when used- just have that “ick” factor I can’t get past.
“Ick” factor is an understandable worry for many folks who have thought about thrifting, whether workout/underclothing or not. The mantra I share with them is one I borrowed from Bea of Zero Waste Home:
A washed secondhand undergarment is cleaner than a new one from a department store.
Click here or here for some really GROSS/toxic reasons why this is true. (If you are a true germophobe, the “ick” factor of new clothes may permanently scar you, so it might be best to take my word for it.) Continue reading “Ask Leah: Thrifting Workout Gear & Underwear?”