Good Buy Supply will extend the life of your favorite jeans

Good Buy Supply will extend the life of your favorite jeans


East Passyunk Sustainable General Store advertises denim mending and repair services.

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Good news for slow fashion fans: Good Buy Supply will now repair and mend your denim for as little as $20. The South Philly general store and bulk refill, dedicated to reducing personal waste and providing plastic-free alternatives to everyday products, announced the news last week. Your denim will be in good hands, as Allie Hauptman of Love Your Schmatte will be in charge of the repair and repair herself.

“We value enduring ideals such as making meaningful purchases, caring for clothes, and creating one-of-a-kind artistic pieces with repair,” said Good Buy Supply co-owner Emily Rodia. “With Allie, we’ve created a drop-off point in our store for repair services for those looking to repair their beloved clothes instead of sending them to landfill.”

Hauptman plans to pick up clothing bundles from Good Buy Supply each week. The small business owner started Love Your Schmatte in 2021 when a friend convinced her to start offering her repair services to others – something she had been doing for herself for years to reduce its expenses as well as its textile waste. Aligning with Good Buy Supply’s commitment to sustainability, the zero-waste micro-repair workshop pairs perfectly with the general store’s community education initiatives.

As Philly faces threats like extreme storms, higher air temperatures and rising sea levels due to climate change, Good Buy Supply’s partnership with Love Your Schmatte reminds us that we can help make a difference with our individual consumer behavior. Fortunately, Good Buy Supply isn’t the first local store to explore mending — clothing line Lobo Mau teamed up with Love Your Schmatte in November 2021 for a pop-up mending and consultation event.

“With today’s fast fashion brands taking over the textile industry, there is more waste being produced than ever before,” says Rodia. “We believe a big part of sustainability is using and maintaining what you already have first.”

Good Buy Supply is located at 1737 East Passyunk Avenue.

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