I don’t know what was better – the individual attention to each garment (for those that could afford it) or our mass produced wares (but available for the masses). In any case, a lot of our fashion of yesterday ends up here:
It is probably the better option compared to simply throwing used clothes and shoes in the garbage although there are issues with this kind of recycling, too. If I can I rather pass on my no longer used fashion items to an organisation where I know they will be worn in Germany and don’t end up destroying indigenous industries in third world countries. Or I wear them until they fall apart and end up as cleaning rags.
This is linked to One Word Sunday: fashion.