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Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day

By Larraine Roulston: Shop secondhand … first. On Thursday, August 17th, nonprofit thrift stores celebrate National Thrift Shop Day (also known as National Thrift Store Day). By supporting secondhand shops to purchase and donate items, you will save money, conserve resources and reduce waste. Buying gently used goods from thrift stores will also create “green” jobs as …

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Barefoot Shoes

By Kim Robson: The human foot is a complex marvel of engineering designed by evolution over hundreds of thousands of years. Its 28 bones absorb enormous impact forces throughout our lives. So why are we so quick to put shoes on them? Barefoot Is Always Best Going barefoot produces a …

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Eco Chic with Slow Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: When you hear the words “fast food,” what comes to mind? Probably cheap, unhealthy and, perhaps, not good for the planet. Right? Now, think about “fast fashion” compared to “slow fashion.” This concept actually makes sense. Over the years, we have come to accept the ever so …

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Reduce Plastic—Fleece a Major Plastic Pollutant

By Fredrica Syren: I love fleece, and used to favor clothes and blankets made with it. Fleece is great: it’s light; it’s warm; it’s cheap; and it’s a great material for staying warm in the middle of a cold winter. So, what is the problem with fleece? The sad truth …

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Capsule Wardrobes

By Fredrica Syren: I’m a person who tries to live a green and minimal life but who also loves fashion and clothes. The problem with fashion is that trends change very quickly, so living an eco-friendly life and still looking fashionable can be a challenge. This is why the capsule …

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How to Make Your Clothes Last

By Kim Robson: Buying new clothes can be a time-consuming, expensive chore. There’s nothing worse than watching a favorite piece fall apart after a few wears because of poor workmanship or shoddy materials. There’s another reason to avoid mediocre duds: too often, cheap clothing is made by starving children laboring …

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Eco-friendly and Ethical Fashion to Keep You Warm this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: This morning when I took my kids to school, I noticed it was fairly cold outside. Yup, it’s fall. And winter is coming, and so is the need to dress warmer and … eco-friendly. Fashion and clothes have a huge impact on the planet, from pesticides used to grow theraw materials for fabrics to the chemicals used to color them. And then, how many garments end up in …

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Bringing New Life to Your Outdated Sweater

By Amanda Wilkes: It is nearly time for spring cleaning, and this year I am including my closet on the list of things to do. Most of the time I donate old clothes that I am no longer wearing; however, I’m thinking of doing something different with my outdated sweaters. …

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Clothing Share Subscription: Eco-Friendly or Not?

By Amanda Wilkes: When I learned about clothing share subscriptions, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. If you’re anything like me, you cannot stand going to the overly packed mall! It all begins with trying to find a parking spot, then searching for hours on end for …

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Keeping Fabrics Out of Landfills

By Larraine Roulston: For the most part, we want our unwanted clothing to be reused. Many mothers pass their children’s outgrown outfits to friends’ children, while women of various ages host clothes swapping parties. Supporting local thrift stores and clothing drop boxes are other examples. Torn and stained textiles do …

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