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Jane Fonda’s Red Coat is the Last Article of Clothing She’s Ever Going to Buy

Jane Fonda Red Coat

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda has been fighting for causes she believes in for decades. Fonda has been a climate activist for a long time, but she recently felt compelled to do more. In her words, “It’s too late for moderation,” and we “need profound, systemic economic and social change.” Inspired by youth activists such as Greta Thunberg, and by Naomi Klein’s book On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a...

Confessions of a Fashion Addict: Part 1

Confessions of a Fashion Addict: Part 1

“You give away more clothes than I own,” said a friend years ago when I showed up to a dance rehearsal with a couple big bags of clothes to share. It wasn’t the first time I found myself purging large amounts of clothing, and it certainly wasn’t the last. Eventually I started thinking about my shopping habits, and I began to realize that I was guilty of mindless consumption, but many years would pass before I would make significant changes. I felt okay with the rapid cycle of mixing up my wardrobe because it was fun, plus I would pass along my discarded clothes to friends, or donate them to charities. Little did I know what actually happens with donated clothing. (Spoiler: Almost all of it ends up in a landfill.)