I have 3 treasured handmade antique quilts passed down through the family, I use them all. Who knows who slept under them in the last 80 years? I also have an antique navajo blanket that I bought at auction in NM, that I use for a throw. God knows where that has been. All have been cleaned. And I use bedding (and, towels, etc) regularly in my guest room that people other than my family sleeps on.....when they are used, I toss them in the washer, get them clean and put them back on the bed. Wouldn't dream of buying new every time. A friend gave me her used comforter when she changed decor in her bedroom. The list goes on. To each his own, but I think once it is washed and clean, there is no reason to toss out something that has been used. My kids wore a lot of hand-me-downs and pass-along clothes. But then I was raised thrifty, waste not want not, use it up, make it do, recycle, all that. Being thrifty is the ony way I can afford a vintage Airstream! Or vintage money pit house, for that matter!