Wow. Just…wow. I can’t believe we’re at the end of #ShopDrop2016. What an amazing month! How many people participated? How many fast fashion fixes did we inspire? How many pounds of landfill waste did we save? How much social media dust did we kick up? And most importantly, how can you score a kick-ass gift bag from our celebratory event? Drum roll, please…
This community is up for anything, and never ceases to amaze me. You are incredible!
We had more than 7,000 entries to the $250 #preloved shopping spree giveaway from thredUP, the program’s presenting sponsor, and the winner was reader Caroline Smart. The whole point of the program was to raise awareness about preloved fashion, available at amazing brick-and-mortar stores like The Closet Trading Company in Santa Monica, where actress Sarah Jane Morris of “The Night Shift” hosted the #ShopDrop2016 party, which celebrated our commitment to fix fast fashion with a 30-day shop-and-drop pause.
VIP guests included Adina Porter (“True Blood”), Amy Paffrath (host of “Dating Naked”), Ashley Scot (Lifetime’s “Unreal”), model Lizzie Miller, Pleasant Wayne (“Entourage”), Rachelle Carson Begley (“Living with Ed”) and Sara Lindsey (“Concussion”), among others.
Jane St. Vodka Soda provided delicious cocktails and Broadway Baker some seriously sinful desserts. Lyft sponsored the event, which makes sense considering their strong support of workplace equality for women: When you’re choosing a ride, remember that nearly 50% of Lyft’s executive team and 30% of its drivers are women. Lyft even created a special promotion for us: Now through 2.29.16, if you’re a new user, download the app and use “SHOPDROP16” as the promo code and you’ll get your first five Lyft rides (up to $10) free!
Gift bags were filled with sustainable goodies from 100% Pure, Acure Organics, BioRepublic, Earth Friendly Products, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Goddess Garden Organics, Rustic Maka and VIVAIODAYS—each bag was worth a more than $120! (To learn exactly what’s inside, click here.) Want to win a gift bag? Enter here!
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A HUGE shout out to presenting sponsor thredUP, which made the whole #ShopDrop2016 fast fashion fix program possible. An amazing resource for women’s and kids high-quality secondhand fashion, thredUP is like a well-curated consignment store—but completely online. I’ve been using thredUP for nearly two years now and found it’s the perfect inspiration to clean out my closet, get cash for my unused clothes, and score great deals—as much as 90% off—on beautiful preloved fashion.
Let me know if you plan to keep #ShopDrop2016 going by choosing #preloved fashion. I’m committed for the year!
Those were the statistics that inspired me to start the Shop Drop Challenge three years ago, when I realized that if every one of the 160 million women in America took a simple 30-day shop-and-drop pause, we could save nearly $10 billion and one billion pounds of landfill waste. Yes that’s billion with a b.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you plan to keep #ShopDrop2016 going by choosing #preloved fashion. I’m committed for the year! And/or share on Twitter and Instagram: Take a pic of your favorite #preloved outfit and/or you wearing it, tag #shopdrop2016 and include @RachelLSarnoff so I get a quick head’s up. Together, we can spread the word about just how fashionable thrift, swap and consignment style can be!
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Spend 2 much $$ on style? Join @rachellsarnoff & me 2 keep #shopdrop2016 going 4 a #fastfashionfix! Sign up at www.mommygreenest.com
THANK YOU! This community is up for anything, and never ceases to amaze me. You are incredible!