Teen Green: Nice Clothes, Better Prices, Great for the Environment

4 08 2008

A few months ago, my school had a clothing swap. At first this might seem strange; wearing other people’s old clothing doesn’t sound so appealing…But actually, it was great. I brought in two bags of gently worn clothing (or never worn; some still had tags on them) and browsed through my classmate’s rejects. As they say: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and that’s exactly what happened. I left with two bags of new clothes, all of which I now wear frequently. Besides the fact that it was all free (which is a huge plus), it is also really great for the environment. It eliminated the whole process of packaging and shipping, which conserved materials, gasoline, and reduced the amount of carbon emissions that would have been released by the shipping transportation.

Another way to get great clothes that are cheap and eco-friendly, is by shopping at a thrift store. If you find a good store, they have great clothes that are incredibly cheap (and most items will feel like they’re one-of-a-kind). I would recommend Beacon’s Closet, which has clothes ranging from vintage to modern (accessories and shoes as well) and you can sell them your clothes for cash or store credit.

So basically, looking good doesn’t always have to be expensive and bad for the environment; there are alternate ways to get cheap (or free!) clothes that will not only make you look good, but make you feel good too.




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