Environmental Impact

You may not know it, but what you purchase on a day to day basis can have a big impact on the environment.    This is why buying used products instead of new ones is so important.    When you buy used products, whether that be clothing, appliances, books, you are reducing the amount of…

Benefits of Buying Used Clothing

Buying used clothing can be very beneficial to both you and the environment.    Not only is it fun and affordable, but it also reduces your carbon footprint on the planet.    Pac Rat takes in and sells a large quantity of used clothing every day! It is our goal to reduce the amount of…

Clothing Reuse Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

I’m sure you have heard the term carbon footprint, well fashion has its own carbon footprint. So what exactly is a carbon footprint? “It is the amount of carbon dioxide, also known as greenhouse gases, and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.” About 3%…

Changing with the Season

We live in a creative world that is ever changing and the fashion industry is one of those things changes every season. What was in a month ago is now out. With all that change comes making the new, followed by pollution and more resources being consumed. Over 700 gallons of water is used to…

Clothing Pollution

Journey of the T-Shirt With clothing being the second largest pollution source it is important to understand the effects of disposing of your clothing versus recycling them. When thinking about that band t-shirt you got while jamming out to at their live concert, you don’t think of it as a toxic item leaking gases into…

Decluttering

Have a cluttered house can make your life feel cluttered. By decluttering you can redistribute resources, to help the planet it is important to see items as resources, it’s not like you can venture into the Hills and pick a wild smartphone. If you have stuff that can still be used why not pass it…