Friday, June 27, 2008

Bundle used clothing is a BIG thing in Malaysia. You can find bundle almost anywhere in Malaysia. Go to our neighboring Thailand and you’ll soon realize that bundle is part of their fashion and lifestyle. Used clothing is hip, it's in, it's cool and it's so damn nice.

If you are wondering why most Chinese (by the way, I AM a Malaysian Chinese) stay away from used clothing…its because Chinese believe that used clothing are mostly from dead people. In the Chinese community, one normally throw out old clothing when the owner of the clothing has passed on. This is far from the truth when it comes to bundle. Bundle comes from mostly rich countries and clothing is thrown out almost on daily basis. This can be due to a number of reasons but it is usually because the cloths have either gone out of style or the seasons have changed and they need a new wardrobe.

The other reason that many people will turn away from buying used clothing is because of diseases. They are worried that the previous wearer of the clothing may be suffering from a disease (especially skin related) that may be transferred to them. There is some truth in this but I have personally been using bundle clothing for the past 12 years and I have not had any issues. Of course you ought to take precautions to avoid these diseases (if any). This is easily done and we will talk a bout this on a later part.

Now…probably the last reason why people shun away from used clothing would be because of prestige or ego. They cannot imagine wearing someone else’s clothing. For this category of folks, I can’t say much. I guess its how they were brought up and having most of their life been served on a silver platter isn’t gonna help either.

But I can tell you this…some used clothing are far more expensive and unique than new clothing. Hunting and buying used clothing is like going on a treasure hunt. You may go on a hunt with something in your mind but you’ll often end up finding something totally amazingly unique and rare.

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