Decluttering queen Marie Kondo has inspired order where there was once mess. Is she responsible for creating huge amounts of waste as we discard what we no longer want? Photo: Netflix
Timothy Parent
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Timothy Parent

Marie Kondo sparked a decluttering revolution – what happens to all the discarded clothes?

  • While the Japanese organising guru’s message is good – that we should only surround ourselves with things that make us happy – it has caused purges of wardrobes and piles of unwanted waste

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Decluttering queen Marie Kondo has inspired order where there was once mess. Is she responsible for creating huge amounts of waste as we discard what we no longer want? Photo: Netflix
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Timothy Parent

Timothy Parent

Timothy Parent is a contributor to the Post. He began his career at Harvard University with a charity fashion show featuring designers such as Issey Miyake and Manish Arora, and moved to China after graduation to conduct his own research. He has closely followed and contributed to the development of the fashion industry in China for the past decade; from studying street style with 100,000 original photographs to the rise of China’s dynamic designer scene, Timothy has established himself as a subject-matter expert in the Chinese fashion industry with a wide range of experiences. He is currently the China Editor for WeAr Magazine.