Tag second-hand

How to know if your furniture is eco-friendly

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How to Know if Your Furniture Is Eco-Friendly If you want to have an eco-friendly home, you have to put some thought into which products you bring into it. If you find the right furniture options, your couches, tables, chairs, beds

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How to build a wardrobe that works with less

A big part of my sustainable fashion journey has been paring back my wardrobe to items that work for me in many situations and many seasons. It is a great strategy for cutting back to what you really need, and investing in higher quality sustainable items that look great and serve you well over the years. (People Tree is my favourite brand for this- where I can find good quality Fair-trade

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What to buy at a thrift store

Today I have part two of a series written by Leah Wise, thrift store manager and and ethical fashion blogger. Find more of her wisdom at Style Wise blog, where this post originally appeared.  Scavenging for treasures at thrift stores is one of my favorite pastimes but, admittedly, it can be a bit tedious to find just the right thing. A few weeks ago, I shared 5 things to avoid buying at

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What to avoid buying at the thrift store

Today I have a really useful post to share with you to help you become a better thrift shopper. This post was written thrift store manager and ethical fashion blogger Leah Wise. It originally appeared on her blog Style Wise, which is has a wealth of information for you to delve into.  – A couple of years ago, I shared 10 introductory thrift shopping tips for those who find secondhand shopping

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Why we must also buy new

[pinterest] Buying second-hand garments is an important part of sustainable fashion. In fact, some sustainability advocates will suggest that a sustainable wardrobe should only contain second-hand items. And with good reason. “According to the EPA, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of textile waste per person per year, and clothing and other textiles represent about 4% of municipal solid waste. But the figure is rapidly growing.” By incorporating a significant

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