Bluedot: LA’s Westside Thrift Store Hotspots
I first started thrifting in high school because it was the most affordable way to shop on a minimum-wage budget. My favorite store was Aardvark in Venice, where the racks were full of vintage items — floral dresses from the fifties and cashmere crewnecks with just the tiniest moth holes that could be fixed with a needle and thread. We weren’t thinking about it then, but thrifting is seriously sustainable.
How to Thrift Shop
We’ve talked about the environmental impact of fast fashion. Plus, how to sell your used clothes—and make money. But what will you do with that cash in hand? Please don’t turn around and drop it at the mall, where it’s difficult to find brands that don’t wreak environmental havoc. Save your closet—and the planet—and buy preloved! I’ve been buying used clothes since high school and at this point 95% of my closet is from a thrift shop, consignment store or swap party. But for a lot of people, just the idea of shopping preloved gives them the heebie jeebies. Fear not, friends! You can save yourself a ton of money…
#ShopDrop2016 Inspires EcoSalon to Minimize
OMG we’re in EcoSalon! “Sometimes less really is more, especially when it comes to our wardrobes. In fact, some professional women and bloggers have made a lifestyle choice opting for a permanently clean closet in exchange for a minimalist wardrobe consisting of their most significant separates. And with Shop Drop 2016 underway this January, now is the perfect time to explore the concept of sparse, more sustainable style.” Read the rest of the post on EcoSalon.
MG #SwapDrop2016 Featured in Organic Spa!
“To raise awareness, Sarnoff created the annual Shop Drop Challenge, now in its third year, which asks participants to put a month-long pause on shopping. ‘You commit for 30 days to not buy anything new, but instead to swap or thrift if you need something,’ she explains. ‘The idea is to encourage people to explore swapping and thrifting and perhaps change their habits for the rest of the year.’ Sarnoff calculates that if every American woman participates, that would save $10 billion dollars and one billion pounds of textile waste.” Read more in Organic Spa’s “A Fair Trade: Swap Your Way to a New Wardrobe” article. Thanks for sharing the…