Posted August 25, 2013
When we talk about saving the environment, we say that we should all reduce, reuse, and recycle. One great way of reducing resources used—and saving money—is wearing second-hand clothes rather than always buying new clothes.
You can help others acquire great second-hand wardrobes by going through your closets today and donating items you have outgrown or that you never wear to a local thrift shop. Or give them to people you know will use them, or sell them in a yard sale, or...the possibilities are endless!
(If you donate, don't forget to get written proof of the donation so it will count as a tax deduction.)
Of course, another great way to celebrate the day is by going to thrift stores, yard sales, or consignment shops and looking for great items for your own wardrobe. Remember that you can alter the clothes you buy—cut them up, take them in, shorten a skirt, remove a collar, add decorative buttons, whatever!
By the way, donating clothing and buying previously-loved clothing both help the economy as well as helps the environment! At least 9 billion dollars annually changes hands in used-merchandise stores. Going to thrift stores is a great way to get brand-named items for less.
Get inspired with these upcycled clothing ideas.
The EPA Office of Solid Waste says that, on average, each and every American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing and cloth every single year!
That makes more than 10 MILLION TONS of clothing and cloth thrown away every year in this one country alone. Yikes!
Also on this date:
Here are my Pinterest pages on August holidays, historical anniversaries in August, and August birthdays.
And here are my Pinterest pages on September holidays, historical anniversaries in September, and September birthdays.