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Thursday, April 19, 2018

'give a sh!rt' :: celebrating earth day with value village

'you cannot get through a single day without
having an impact on the world around you. what you
do makes a difference, and you have to decide
what kind of difference you want to make.'
--jane goodall

did you know? it takes over 700 gallons of water to
make one new t-shirt!

 in celebration of earth day (april 22, 2018),
i have partnered with value village to support and
promote environmental awareness in the greater
seattle community! 

value village has more than 330 locations 
and is a for-profit, global retailer. they are
dedicated to keeping recyclable goods 
(including: clothing, shoes, and household
items) out of our landfills. in 2017, value village
recycled more than 700 million pounds of used
goods. additionally, last year, value
village partnered with 120
charitable organizations nation-wide!
disclosure: a special thank you to value village for providing
me a gift certificate to purchase items featured in today's post. as per
usual, all opinions are my own!

sadly, many people simply throw away
unwanted clothing and household items
when a large percentage of these items
could be recycled. the average u.s. citizen threw
away 81 pounds of clothing in 2017. this number is
alarming, particularly when you consider the
environmental implications!

to further promote environmental
awareness, value village launched their 'give a sh!rt
campaign,' encouraging consumers to recycle unused
items of clothing and purchase 'new' items
second hand from value village (instead
of buying new at other retailers). with more than
10,000 items introduced in stores daily, the
selection of goodies (that could be yours) is
rather amazing!
if i had to guess, i would estimate
more than 50 perfect of my clothes, shoes,
and accessories were purchased second hand.
this is partly an effort to spend
conservatively, but also due to environmental
considerations. why purchase new when
i can find the same (or close to the same) recycled
at value village for a fraction of
the cost? when cleaning out my closet, i
enjoy donating items, allowing them to
find a second-hand home!

i purchased this ann taylor dress,
bb dakota faux leather jacket, and target
cross-body bag all for less than 40 dollars--
talk about savings!

dress: ann taylor (c/o value village),
jacket: bb dakota (c/o value village),
purse: target (c/o value village), necklace: topshop,
shoes: franco sarto

 how do you celebrate earth day?
are you a thrift shopper, and where do
you typically donate unused items?
i may have to celebrate earth day with a shopping
trip to value village :)

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