Ginger Zee slammed for ‘starving’ clothing manufacturers by refusing to purchase new clothes

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Ginger is under fire for her environmentally friendly practices. Pic credit: @ginger_zee/Instagram

Ginger Zee is under fire despite her efforts to protect the environment.

The Good Morning America meteorologist is finding out the hard way that the old saying, “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” holds.

Anyone who follows Ginger on social media knows she has been a huge proponent of the #NoNewClothes challenge on Instagram.

Remake World initially set out to get followers on board for 90 days, but Ginger has taken the movement to a new extreme.

Since June 2022, Ginger hasn’t purchased any new clothing items, instead opting to rent her outfits, “shop” her closet to re-wear old items, buy secondhand, or borrow clothing.

Ginger refuses to purchase new clothing to address overconsumption, reduce her carbon footprint, limit the amount of waste sent to landfills, and stop supporting companies that don’t provide garment workers with proper wages or work environments.

So far, the effort has reportedly preserved 40,702,770 liters of blue water, preserved 868,158 kilograms of CO2 emissions, prevented 38,165 kilograms of waste, and saved a total of $1,971,180, per Re/make’s website.

Ginger Zee commemorates two years of following the #NoNewClothes challenge

Over on X (formerly Twitter), Ginger recently touted her commitment to the movement, writing, “It will be two years in June since I started the #nonewclothes challenge.”

“A pause on clothing consumption for the planet & the well-being of the women (mostly) making our clothing. ⁦@remakeourworld⁩ ‘s 2024 challenge,” she continued.

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Ginger weighs in. Pic credit: @Ginger_Zee/X

While some of Ginger’s 2.2 million X followers applauded her proclamation, some felt her post was a shot at some less fortunate or detrimental to workers in the clothing industry.

Critics take aim at Ginger’s message

One of Ginger’s naysayers replied, “Unfortunately, alot of people can’t afford new clothes or rent.”

Echoing the sentiment and mocking Ginger’s post, another added, “That’s easy for me. I’m broke.”

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Ginger has some haters. Pic credit: @Ginger_Zee/X

Another X user scorned Ginger’s post, insinuating that the GMA personality’s clothing challenge is taking away from clothing manufacturer workers.

“So you’d rather starve out the people making clothes?” asked @71shadetree. “How noble.”

Ginger shows off her stylish and eco-friendly red carpet look

Despite the criticism, Ginger has proven that looking fashionable doesn’t necessarily mean she has to spend a fortune on her attire.

She recently proved this point during the Disney Upfront event at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Ginger shared a snap of herself on the red carpet for the event, looking classy and put together in a white suit with a mauve-colored tank and white heels.

Ginger didn’t mention who was responsible for her look for the evening, but her caption was humorous.

She wrote, “Every time I remind myself… other people don’t smile on red carpets… keep it cool, chill… ME: 😁😁😁😆 Had a blast at #disneyupfronts.”

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19 days ago

They aren’t starving from Ginger choosing not to purchase new clothes. That is her choice and a very wise. Society needs to stop focusing on materialistic things. Focus on changing how people should live. How stop crime, abuse, etc.

18 days ago
Reply to  Shir

Everyone should search for ways [that work for them] to become environmental activists.

17 days ago
Reply to  PAT

Proud of you Ginger!!! Everyone wants to blame Biden for high prices then not be frugal! Shame on them! You always look sooo great, get the best value out of your wardrobe and recycle. Way to go!!! You should be giving classes !!!

Ellen Kramer
Ellen Kramer
19 days ago

Way to go Ginger Zee.
Can’t workers be utilized remaking used garments instead of buyers discarding after one use and making completely new ones. There has to be a way around a bad situation.