CHALLENGE DAY 17
Sustainable Fashion – Try out a Thrift Store!
Today’s challenge is to explore thrift shopping if you don’t already. Check out a local thrift store and see what great selection they have for all sorts of items.
Some are better than others, so I would recommend doing your research.
Maybe start here: Thrift Store Google Search
If you already thrift shop, good for you! You can do one of the Optional Challenges today!!
(And, as always, if you can’t do the challenge of the day, you can do one of the Optional Challenges)
One of the greenest things you can do is reuse. The clothing industry is incredibly wasteful as people have become more and more trained to essentially throw away their clothes. (Where previous generations would fix, mend, re-purpose, or hand-down clothing). Last spring I had the pleasure of interviewing a fashion designer who gave me all sorts of great tips on more green clothing shopping. (That will be in an upcoming blog post). But, the best piece of advice she gave me was to thrift shop for clothes. After you shop and ask around, you will find your favorite stores. Junior League, Salvation Army, Goodwill, ARC, and many more have lots of options in a variety of scales. Consignment shops are another option. Often, you can find high fashion brands – sometimes with the tags still on!
Check out Patrice J. Williams’ blog and book!
Here are some other thrift store shopping resources to help you get started (and save money!):
Here’s a fun video:
More helpful tips!: