3 Reasons to Shop Natural Fibers

 

 

Silk, cotton, cashmere, anyone??  

 

This spring is all about sustainability. How can we shop for the good of the planet? How can we shop with forever in mind?

Synthetic fibers like rayon, acrylic, polyester, and spandex are everywhere, and in some of our favorite items of clothing! (Hey there, yoga pants). So what’s the big deal? Why shop natural fibers instead?

 

Here are our top 3 reasons and why:

 

 

  • Washing Synthetic Fibers can harm the environment

 

    • When you wash clothing made with synthetic fibers, little particles of the fabric are released into the wash. These little fibers are actually small bits of plastic that never truly exit our water supplyScreen Shot 2019-03-01 at 1.48.42 PM
    • Yikes! So what do we do?
    • Here’s what to do with yours

 

 

  • Shopping clothing made with natural fiber is an investment

 

    • You’ll save money in the long run with well- made clothing
    • You’re using less plastic by shopping natural fibers
    • There are natural fibers for every occasion :Cotton, Linen, Wool, Cashmere, Hemp, Silk, Alpaca, Bamboo

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Shop our One of for a always changing selection of natural fibers.

 

  • Natural fibers elevate your closet!

 

    • When you purchase naturally made clothing, you become part of a tradition that has existed for thousands of years
    • When you buy clothing made from natural fibers, you can rest assured that long after those fibers have left your closet, no matter where they end up –  they’ll support- not harm the planet.
    • Natural fibers- (unlike synthetic fibers) are actually biodegradable and won’t live forever in a landfill.
    • Natural fibers create timeless pieces (talk about a capsule wardrobe!)

 

And that’s that! Write us an let us know your favorite wasCaring for the planet has never been so beautiful.

#Shopforever

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5 Best Things about Swapping

It is time again to do some swapping.  EVERYONE is cleaning out (thanks Marie Kondo), we have bags of goodies that no longer bring us joy, but might have A LOT of life in them still.

What to do?!  Absolutely drop them off at whatever local nonprofit they could support…OR…bring them to one of our clothing swaps!

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How To Swap

Bring 8-10 pieces of clothing OR shoes that are in GREAT condition and things you think someone would like.  Please bring hangers if you have them (but hangers that you don’t mind losing).

When you arrive volunteers will be there to help you hang your things on the rack that coordinates with the size of the clothing.  There will be tables for some items like pants and skirts that are difficult to hang.

START SWAPPING.  You can hunt around, try things on and take 8-10 pieces with you (free of course).

We charge a small admittance fee to help cover our cost, you can find links to tickets HERE.  It is AMAZING when you buy tickets before so that we have an idea of who can make it, but tickets are also available at the door.

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WHY We Love to Swap

1. FREE CLOTHES – If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure – clothing swaps are the ultimate treasure hunt.  It is so much fun to dig through and find things for FREE.

2. New Styles – EVERY time we do a swap we notice that a lot of people find pieces in colors or styles that they wouldn’t otherwise wear!  It is so fun to push your style a little bit with pieces that are free.

3. New Friends – it is so fun to find people who are your same size, style and shape to swap clothing with.  It is amazing how bonding these events are.  Strangers start to style each other and comment on great pieces or finds that others are picking up.  Over a snack or waiting in line for the dressing room, fun and really sweet conversations happen.  It’s our favorite.

4. Reused Clothing – When we are done with clothing that we have worn for a while, or have things that don’t fit us anymore, most of us just take it and donate it somewhere, it is quick and easy.  But tons and tons of that clothing can end up in landfills, or shipped over seas.  A swap is a great way to make sure the things you are done with go to a good home!

5. The Challenge – Maybe your coming to the swap just for the free clothes and if so, awesome.  Maybe you are coming to be with friends or to get rid of your clothes.  Whatever might bring you into the door, you will LOVE how much you learn, are pushed and are encouraged while you are there.  It is such an exciting experience to be in a group of women who could be competing for the same great top, but instead are helping each other hunt, putting together outfits, complimenting each other, acting shocked that someone would give up such great things.  You will learn about fashion, talk about sustainable wardrobes, tips on styling and so much more.

Jump into one of our swap events to experience all of the happy, positive and fun vibes that go along with being in a room of women who are just as excited as you to be recycling, reusing and having fun!

Can’t wait to see you there,

Christina