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A Visit to Cytheria House Thrift Store (close to zero-waste clothing shopping)

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.

H&M Sweater that I had to buy.

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.

The shirt on the left is Le Chateau.


The shirt on the left is for wearing at the gym.


The pants are Reitmans and the top is H&M.


The purse just spoke to me for only $4.50.





About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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