Within the last 2 days I added to my wardrobe and the only waste was 7 little plastic thingees that attach the paper price tags to the clothing. I will recycle the little paper tags and I refused bags. When searching for some “new” work clothes this week I ended up increasing my normal wardrobe a bit. On my way out of a Value Village I ended up spending around $6 on this sweater.
It made me start thinking about my wardrobe. When my husband starts telling me I need new jeans it must mean I need new clothes! Then I read Bea’s most recent post on her blog “Zero Waste Home”. She was talking about her mostly pre-loved wardrobe and it inspired me. Maybe I don’t need to refrain from buying any clothes but instead I can search for those perfect for me items at local thrift stores. I recently read that we personally discard 68 pounds of clothing a year so I will be trying hard to only by pre-loved clothes this year. The damage the making of the garments has done (environmentally speaking) has already been done so there is no harm buying a few up!
Today I went to the Cytheria House Thrift Store to see if the prices and selection is better there than VV Boutique. I walked out of there with 5 tops, 1 pair of pants and a purse all for only $24.24.