Eco Fashion: Thrift stores and a little link love

May 18th, 2009

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Previous posts in this series:
Eco Fashion: What is it?
Eco Fashion: Do it yourself – Organic Fabric
Eco Fashion: Do it Yourself – Yarn
Eco Fashion: The Cost of Eco Fashion
Eco Fashion: Consignment

Thrift stores are another type of second hand store.  Unlike consignment stores, thrift stores are usually non-profit, charitable organizations.  Depending on the store, the proceeds benefits local hospitals, disease fighting organizations such as the Out of the Closet chain that’s owned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and the famous Goodwill and Salvation Army.  In general, I find that the clothing and accessories from thrift stores are cheaper than  consignment stores.  You may have to do a little digging  to find a diamond in the rough.

More inspiration

Stephanie with Eco-Chic shows you how you can Rock That Thrift Wardrobe! She demonstrates how you can be stylish, yet not break the bank.

Discarded to Divine by Ecofabulous highlights a charitable organization that transforms discarded clothing into fashion worthy of a couture department store (or something like that!)  The proceeds from the events and fashion shows benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

The Thrifty Chicks blog had many great “thrifty” posts such as Dump That Retail Mindset!

The street style photos at Thrifty Fashionista demonstrates how you can be fashionable from thrift store findings.

5 Responses to “Eco Fashion: Thrift stores and a little link love”

  1. LisaNewton says:

    I’m a big fan of thrift stores. You can find some great bargains for just about anything. Plus, if I don’t need something anymore, it’s the first place I go to donate it.

  2. Carla Rose says:

    @Lisa Newton – I love donating to thrift stores too. I usually try to Freecycle it, but a lot goes to thrift.

  3. I always donate my clothes to charity and shop in charity shops to find bargains. Everyone should do it!

  4. Wilson Pon says:

    Normally, I donated my old clothes to orphanage homes and old folks home. It’s completely a waste, if we thrown the clothes to rubbish bin!

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