With 14.3 million tons of textiles going to waste each year, that’s 65 pounds per person, you’d think we all be better at taking care of our planet. I believe in repurposing your closet and making new outfits with what you already invested. Another way to help Mother Nature, is to purchase from fashion resellers or vintage retail shops. If you have patience looking through endless racks of used clothing, you actually find something that’s trending.
On my journey to Value Village, amongst racks of racks of used clothing worn by strangers, I managed to find a cobalt mohair tweed sweater. The beautiful color with little colorful neps captured my attention, especially when it was only $18. I also wanted to find a pair Levi’s I can cut up to create an uneven hem. I finally managed to score a pair in the boys section. Boy jeans are the best, when you’re looking for a straighter cut at the hip and the cost is just $7. In total I purchased an outfit for only $25. Win!
When clothes are donated to Value Village, it supports a non-profit organization in your local neighborhood. So you can save the earth and be a philanthropist.
I matched my repurposeful outfit with a pair of Opening Ceremony loafers. These are my new favorite pair of blue suede shoes. Easy to slip on and ready to go!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle