It's Satur-yay fashionistas!
Pat yourself on the back for making it through the first week of the new year. How did you do?
We did some great goal planning, updated some of our picture taking skillz and figured out how to update some stuff on our site so we are feeling pretty darn happy with ourselves. (BTW - did you know that our site is update almost DAILY with new finds?)
We are really trying to hold ourselves accountable to making smarter choices in all areas of our lives. It's hard, no doubt, but the satisfaction we get when we avoid the temptation to fill our faces with an entire sleeve of cookies, sit in front of the TV instead of going for a walk or to the gym, or spending $$ we don't have, we feel INVINCIBLE!
Seriously, all we need is the costume.
Another great area to make smarter choices has to do with the clothes that you buy. A few months ago we did a post about the dangers of fast fashion and it fits really well with what our business is about, not to mention hitting the nail on the head when talking about making smarter choices.
Not only does consigning make you feel good about letting go of your clothes and making some extra money just by cleaning out your closet, but it's good for the environment as well. The way we (yes we are guilty of this as well) buy clothes these days is insane and is doing a lot of harm behind the scenes.
So our goal is to help people take a closer look at consigning, as well as educate the population at large about buying quality vs. quantity. If you already consign with us or have bought something that was consigned, congratulations - that's a HUGE first step.
You're next mission, should you choose to accept it, will be two-fold:
- Spread the word! Tell others about some of the awesome stuff you've found at consignment businesses (hopefully ours is at the top of your list!). Every "recycled" purchase you make is a step in the right direction.
- Check labels when buying new. We already know to do this with the food we are deciding whether or not we want to put in our body, but we should also be doing it with the new clothes we are considering buying. Check to see if the items are made with REAL fabrics (think cotton or wool) or are they completely synthetic (think polyester and rayon). The ones that are made with real elements are the ones that are ideal. The other stuff does not degrade in landfills.**
**Full disclosure - today it is difficult to find items that are 100% made with natural fibers so a good compromise are blends: wool blends, cotton blends, etc.
Today's lesson is complete. We hope you found the information useful. Now go out enjoy your Saturday!
PLRG - XOXO