-Madeline Breen, brand strategist and editorial manager for the Conservancy's Digital Group
By Madeline Breen
They say one person's trash is another person’s treasure. Well, I believe that one person's closet is definitely another person's treasure. Hiding in the dark corners of a closet, one can often find long-forgotten pieces of clothing that come exactly in a friend’s size.
Who needs to buy brand new clothes when these little treasures exist at no cost to your wallet or the environment?
The next time you need a shopping fix, skip the mall and organize a clothing swap with a group of friends. Ask each guest to bring at least 5 items of clothing, hang everything up on a clothing rack or clothesline and start swapping!
You can impress your swappers with the benefits of wearing secondhand clothing vs. buying new:
Green never looked so good.
The opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not represent those of The Nature Conservancy.
March 14, 2013