Shop Drop Challenge 2016

Mommy Greenest Shop Drop ChallengeNeed a New Year’s Resolution? Sign up for Shop Drop 2016! Take the Shop Drop Challenge and pledge not to buy any new clothes for 30 days, choosing like-new consignment, thrifted and swapped fashion instead. Shop Drop 2016 begins January 1st!

Why? To break the fast fashion cycle. The average American woman spends $60 on clothes and trashes six pounds of textile waste each month. If the 160 million women in America took our 30-day shop-and-drop pause, we could save nearly one billion pounds of landfill waste. Yes, that’s billion with a b.

Right now we have 213 people signed up, and our goal is 1,000… representing 6,000 pounds of landfill waste saved. Thanks to presenting sponsor thredUP.com, everyone who takes the Shop Drop Challenge is entered to win a $250 like-new consignment shopping spree and invited to our VIP party in Los Angeles. Sign up now! [Read more…]

Need A New Year’s Resolution? Shop Drop!

brunette wearing blue minidress and boots against red wallEditor’s Note 12.29.14: Did you stumble here? Check out this year’s Shop Drop Challenge!

Welcome to the 2014 Shop Drop Challenge! I am so excited to get this party started. We’re creating a community of women who have pledged to buy no new clothes or accessories in January this year. It’s the perfect resolution to save resources and money!

The average American woman spends $60 per month on clothes and dumps six pounds of textile waste into the trash. If we all got together, we could save nearly $10 billion and one billion pounds of landfill waste. Yes, that’s billion with a b.

Right now, there are nearly 400 of us committed to a shopping pause this month, representing a savings of $24,000 and 2,400 pounds of textile waste diverted from the landfill. Amazing! Will you please share this post with your friends, so we can double those numbers? Thank you! [Read more…]

12 Easy & Healthy Resolutions

toy house with stethoscope wrapped around it on white backgroundThese easy-to-implement healthy resolutions can help make 2014 better for you and your family. So tell me: What’s your healthy resolution?

1. Buy less bottled water.

Bottled water may be convenient, but it’s not exactly safe. Most plastic bottles contain hormone-disrupting BPA, which leaches into the water you drink. Plus, bottled water isn’t required by law to be tested for safety, and has turned up positive for lead, copper, chlorine, mercury and—ick—giardia. A better bet is filtered tap water—even a BPA-free plastic filter pitcher will do—and a stainless steel reusable water bottle for when you’re on the go. Plus, avoiding bottled water can save the average family $50 per month! [Read more…]