Friday, October 24, 2008

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Recycling is one very important way to cut down on personal waste. Since most of us are in a constant state of updating our wardrobes, it is important that we keep the earth in mind while we are filling our closets with new duds. This may sound intimidating, but there are several easy and fun ways to recycle your wardrobe. If you are lucky enough to live in a city with a Buffalo Exchange, head on over and trade in your unwanted clothes for clothes that others have recycled or just walk out the door with cold hard cash (you can get paid to recycle! pretty sweet!). You can also donate your old clothes to thrift stores and in some states you can get tax returns for your donations. Thrift and vintage stores can be sources for one of a kind, amazing and cheap purchases. Another place to find great vintage goods is at estate sales. Or, take a note from Karla of Karla's Closet and explore your local flea markets. Another great recycling center is eBay, you can sell your unwanted clothes and look for special stand out pieces from all over the globe. For great vintage finds on eBay, try Treasure Chest Vintage which is run by Rumi of Fashion Toast or try Liebemarlene Vintage. Enjoy Recycling!

10 comments:

Rumi said...

Aww thanks, this is so sweet ;)

Will said...

Those capital letters look good, really good.

Lars said...

hey brew, just read your last posts (now that i have the internet again!), i like everything so far. as far as cosmetics go, i know aveda also reuses their makeup containers, and they are doing environmental work, as well as not testing anything on animals (is the bodyshop the same company?)... if you wanted to elaborate on that whole topic... i'm excited to see what else you write about. much love from berlin.

Jenny Brew said...

my darling lars bear. i was actually planning on doing a whole feature on aveda very soon. you are so brilliant! how is germany? how was your trip with jesse? xoxoxo i miss you and i glad you have internet again.

Molly said...

You can always have clothing swap parties, too! I bet a swap with the fashionable Ms. Brew would result in some fantastic finds!

chanel handbag said...

Great blog !!
i love halloween!

Hellen Harty said...

Hell yes! Love this post, girl. Also you can recycle at your local BOOKMANS BECAUSE READING ENTERTAINMENT IS SEXY FASHION. I love you.

Jenny Brew said...

molly, i am glad you are enjoying my blog. i love yours! it is so exciting to see such creativity from such a wonderful girl as yourself! i think we should have a clothing swap party soon! maybe we can plan one over christmas break!

Jenny Brew said...

i love you hell bell! i will mention bookmans in my next post! yippee! xoxoxo

  said...

What to do with your old shoes, bras, sweaters, neckties, jeans, nylons, tshirts, and even clothes hangers.