Can the Share Economy Save the World?

share economy photo of consignment clothing against a blue backgroundThere are so many ways to describe the share economy–including  “sharing economy,”  “collaborative consumption” and “circular economy.” But the essential concept is the same: Access to goods and services is more important than owning them. In this way, the share economy could solve some of the environment’s biggest problems. [Read more…]

#ShopDrop2016 on thredUP

“Blogger-we-love Mommy Greenest (a.ka. Rachel Sarnoff) is kicking off her annual Shop Drop Challenge. What’s that, you ask? It’s a month-long commitment to avoid buying new clothes (like-new, consignment, and vintage are OK)…Here at thredUP HQ, a lot of us are joining the challenge, too.” Read the full story on the thredUP blog!

Eco Fashion Solution: Shop Drop Challenge 2016

Two women laughing about eco fashion shoppingCan you give up clothes shopping for 30 days? I did. What if I told you that taking a month-long shopping pause could help save $10 billion and a billion pounds of textile waste? That’s why! We’re gearing up for the annual Shop Drop Challenge, which takes place each January to raise awareness about the fashion’s environmental problems and an easy eco fashion solution. Sign up for this year’s Shop Drop Challenge, and you could win a $250 shopping spree from thredUP.com! [Read more…]

thredUP $500 Free Handbag Shopping Spree!

free handbag pink coach bagEditor’s Note: Check out the 2016 Shop Drop Challenge!Want a new bag? To celebrate the last few weeks of the 2015 Shop Drop Challenge, online consignment megastore thredUP is giving away a $500 handbag shopping spree to one lucky Mommy Greenest reader! That’s right, you can score FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to shop to your heart’s content in thredUP’s massive handbag department, where thousands of pre-loved bags are for sale at amazing discounts. Many have never been worn and still have tags—like this $1,400 Coach Hobo bag, which retails on thredUP for $496. To enter, simply head on over to the 2015 Shop Drop Challenge page and pledge to not buy any new clothes for the next 30 days, then enter the giveaway. That’s it! And of course, if you need to get your fashion fix, thredUP‘s selection of more than 250,000 preloved clothes and accessories is totally acceptable. Preloved = recycled, get it? [Read more…]