So, because Earth Day is today, you have probably heard about all of the ways that we can help save the Earth. The list includes how many water bottles end up in landfills and why we should use water canisters and filtered water. How about all of the eco-friendly products that you can add to your house that allow for a tax-credit? But, have you considered how to be more eco-friendly with your children’s clothing?
Sure, we all know that by selling, swapping, handing down, donating kids clothing, etc. we can be more green — much more green. But, why is that, and how can you make sure you aren’t creating more waste in your efforts to save?
We take a look at this problem with our Buy Right, Care Right, Sell Right philosophy. Here are 3 founding principles of LoobaLee that can help:
1. Buy Right Tips
Here at LoobaLee, we believe in buying quality kids clothes. We believe all kid’s clothing has an ideal lifecycle from new, through multiple wears, then onto donation. Many of the clothing pushed out to consumers today is fast-fashion, low quality clothing that does not stand up to multiple wears, may be donated (but may not be wanted), and rapidly ends up in landfills.
You may also be interested in buying with a conscience. These same manufacturers that put out inexpensive clothing are more likely to be cutting corners in the manufacturing process and polluting our environment.
2. Care Right Tips
During everyday wear and care, we can save even more. Can you or are you using eco-conscious laundry detergent? Today there are many options. We especially noticed that Benneton is committing to using a new type of biodegradable hangers to display its kids clothes. And, they even off some great clever washing tips on their site to help save on water and electricity, and how to use detergents carefully.
3. Sell Right Tips
At LoobaLee, we promote the use of recycled boxes and packing material to ship clothing you sell on our site. Using brand new boxes all the time, straight from the post office, is actually creating more waste in your attempt to save. Keep a small supply of used boxes, polymailers, tissue, and plastic bags on hand by saving the materials you receive in packages from major retailers. TIP: It’s easy to save polymailers because they don’t take up much room. Turn them inside out to ship your next package.
We also advise Sellers to include a little surprise in their packages. By adding in something your kids no longer use, that may be of use to your buyer, you’ll not only be recycling but will also bring a smile to the mom or child on the other side of the box. Ideas include socks, barrettes, bibs, inexpensive children’s jewelry, toys, books — anything too small or invaluable to sell on its own. Be creative – Everyone love surprises!
We all want a healthier planet, and there are small steps that you can take to make a difference! Start recycling your clothes on LoobaLee today for FREE, and start decreasing your footprint on the Earth.
Happy Earth Day!
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