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Save the Environment With Thrift Store Shopping


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Cal
- 594 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
For those who love to shop there may be nothing better then browsing through the mall and snatching up a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Except maybe for getting that pair at a ridiculously low price while saving a little piece of the earth at the same time; tha



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Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:23 pm
I go in about once a month to look for clothes and kitchen items, noted, thanks Cal
 

Betsy Bee (1057)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:55 pm
Excellent suggestion.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:01 pm
I do this all the time
 

Sheila S. (62)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:02 pm
I've been buying consignment and thrift since my college days - which goes back way farther than the recession! If you work with the public and need to have a decent wardrobe, this is the way to go - twice your dollar's worth at least! In addition, when I can no longer use an item due to size/style changes, it gives me great pleasure to pass it own to the next person, who is just as pleased as I was to get it! With the exception of articles having to be dried cleaned before they can be resold (at least in most consignment stores) it is both economical and green!
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:51 pm
Noted!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:04 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:32 pm
It's the ultimate in RECYCLING!
 

Elizabeth S. (1)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:46 pm
I only buy leather and fur from thrift shops because I'm not contributing to the demand.

Also I have bittersweet feeling towards Goodwill. They help the environment from saving good from the landfill, but they pay those with special needs less than minimum wage. They pay their regular employees flat minimum wage. You can make more at Wal-mart than Goodwill.

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/06/12/goodwill-paying-less/15827/
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:53 am
ok
 

Jessica S. (178)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:00 am
Even if I were not a grad student on a tight budget, I would still shop at my local Goodwill. The selection of clothing is amazing!. On a more important level, I am helping to keep clothing out of landfills, and the money I spend helps people in my community to find jobs--as opposed to money spent at big box stores that pads the bank accounts of slave drivers and planet killers.
 

Bonnie M. (22)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:15 am
Great idea- am an on-line shopper. Thing is- do we really need all the clothes,accessories, toys for the children, and more stuff that collects dust- and if paid with credit card, just adds more to already burgeoning credit. When will society learn to simplify life and living? Collecting stuff and debt does spell peace and happiness.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:37 am
I'm glad I live 3 blocks away from one.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:18 am
I have been shopping the Salvation Army Thrift store, yard sales, and flea markets for years. It saves me money, keeps the money from big bad guys and puts it into charity and the local economy.
 

Cheyenne Thunderbird (100)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:09 am
This is very good idea...when I líved in south it was usual but here north are so small amount people that it's not as possible as in south.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 11:59 am
Thrift stores are wonderful!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:01 pm
Great stuff you can find cheers
 

ellen m. (222)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:17 am
The only way to go!
And Karma rewarded me last summer with a brand new pair of Jimmy Choo's- though they did cost me a whole 25 cents ;-)
 
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