44% of consumers want government to push sustainable fashion, survey says


ThredUp is an online consignment and thrift store. It has struck partnerships with retailers, including Walmart.


Secondhand apparel has gained popularity among shoppers and now, some want the government to give it a boost.

Nearly half of consumers — 44% — think the government should promote a more sustainable approach to fashion, such as offering tax breaks to brands or shoppers who buy secondhand clothing, according to a new survey of 3,500 adults by consulting firm GlobalData in a report commissioned by online resale site ThredUp.

The report’s findings reflect shoppers’ engagement with social issues, from racial equity to climate change, and desire to see politicians and…


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