Sometimes the idea of going into a thrift store and buying used clothing can be off-putting. Especially when you think of it sitting in someone else’s basement or attic (or in our case a Tupperware bin under the stairs). But buying used clothing has so many benefits - especially in my opinion when it comes to valuable pieces like wool. Wool sweaters are time consuming to make and the cost of wool itself isn’t cheap. And they last! Which is why you can find so many good quality wool sweaters used. It’s obvious when searching thrift racks, the beautiful quality of wool next to cast off shirts and sweaters made from synthetics that are not built to last (think so many of those over-priced and high cost stores on the top floor of the mall).
This week’s episode of thrifty finds looks at how to tackle washing a previously loved Wool Sweater. It was a learning process for me so I thought other people might be interested as well.
Now go out there and buy all the used wool; It’s sweater weather after all :)