clothing

Thred-Up: Online Kids Clothing Consignment for the U.S.

ThredUp Makes Shopping (& Selling) for Kids's Clothes Easy, Green, & Affordable

Did you know that average consumer throws away 68 pounds of clothing each year?  Disturbing, right?  If that statistic leaves you feeling a little uneasy, let me introduce you to thredUP!  thredUP is an online kids consignment shop that has already helped to recycle over 200,000 pounds of clothing. It’s an easy (and fun!) way for you to teach your kids about the importance of recycling and making other eco friendly choices.

Kinder Swag: Canada's On-line Consignment Store for Kid Stuff

Kinder Swag makes buying & selling kid stuff easy for Canadian parents

I like finding used kid gear for my little one and — let’s face it — it’s often still in next to new condition by the time little ones have grown out of it!  Plus, who doesn’t love a deal? I also feel good about passing on my gently used things for the benefit of other families.  



And now, my life has just become easier!  

Moxie Jean: On-line Kids Clothing Consigment for the U.S.

Moxie Jean makes buying & selling kids' clothes easy

Well, we have been home 3 weeks with our newborn desperately need a run to Carter’s or Baby Gap to get a few things I didn’t know I needed even after unpacking the bin of baby clothes I kept for six years from our first son.  Lucky for me, I don’t have to make a run to any store.  I just bought 4 fleece sleepers in just the right size on Moxie Jean’s website!  Not only are they just what I needed at a fraction of the retail price, three of the four pieces still have the tags on them!  This is my kind of sho

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The Green Mama Review: Krimson Klover natural fiber clothing for women

Krimson Klover: luxurious green fashion for mama

Clothing is one of the green commitments that can be the hardest to fulfill for women. It is a hard nut to crack: our desire for a deal with our desire for something that uses natural materials, doesn't pollute the earth (and our bodies) with chemicals in the manufacturing, and is easy to care for. Oh, yeah, and then there is our desire to get a deal.

Greener Clothing Choices

BACKGROUND ON THE ISSUE

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Making, processing, transporting, using and disposing of our clothing amounts to a major impact on the environment.  Cotton production accounts for 25% of US pesticide use as well as enormous amounts of water. Demand for synthetic fibers, such as polyester and nylon, has steeply increased over the last 15 years. The manufacturing of these synthetic fabrics is an energy-intensive process requiring large amounts of crude oil and releasing emissions into the air and water.  The EPA considers many textile manufacturing facilities to be hazardous waste generators.

The CPSIA Today: Kid's Toys, Clothes, and Thrifting

 

I feel sorry for kids like I was: ones whose parents dress them from the Salvation Army. Being hip on a resale budget won’t be possible for awhile, as resale retailers like the  Salvation Army have responded to the CPSIA by pulling children’s clothes off the shelves that contain zippers, buttons, and the like.

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