While vintage shopping and thrifting has become more of a popularity statement than a money saving or environmentally conscious act, we really do tend to forget the act of shopping at Goodwill and our local vintage shop is really doing a lot of good for our environment.
Did you know that approximately 12 million tons of textile waste is generated each year in North America– amounting to approximately 68 lbs of waste per household per year! (eartheasy.com)
The fact that we’re throwing away a medium size child’s weight size in clothing a year is ASTOUNDING folks. But by recycling and reusing old clothing, vintage clothing and donating our unwanted clothing, we can help bring this ridiculous amount of waste down.
So for this Earth Day I’m celebrating by wearing my favorite thrifted items:
– Nasty Gal Crop Top from Buffalo Exchange $13
-Vintage 1960’s Maxi Skirt from Blue Velvet Vintage $23