DC flea market is a beacon for sustainability


Saousane Bejjaji, Staff Writer

My favorite thing about flea markets and thrift stores is the feeling of rummaging for buried treasure. Sometimes the feeling of the pursuit isn’t far from a wild goose chase leaving you empty handed. But more often than not, you’ll end up with a beautiful piece worth 10 times more than the listed price! 


Moreover, the perfect place for that experience is the Georgetown Flea Market which has cool and unique paintings, posters, trinkets, vintage jewelry and clothing propped up everywhere. Every Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM a buffet of curiosities awaits. The flea market is also surrounded by a charming area to walk around, where you can wear and show off your new funky flea market treasures. 


Not only are there great prizes to find at the flea market, but it also serves as a great way to shop sustainably! Fashion trends inevitably come and go, and in order to keep up with these trends manufacturers have to produce large amounts of clothing at very fast speeds which has had a negative effect on the environment. Shopping at flea markets (and thrift stores) serve as a great way to reduce textile waste and recycle clothing that usually just ends up in landfills. 


It’s great for the environment, not just your wallet!