Ah, a thrifters favourite day of the year! Last week, on August 17th, was National Thrift Shop Day. Value Village was up in Vancouver celebrating at our local Vancouver Aquarium, with a special art installation. The installation is made up of old disposed of clothing, in an effort to show people just how much waste we create when we constantly buy new clothes. In fact, Value Village is asking people to give a sh!rt about their fashion footprint by making smarter shopping decisions and reusing clothes that have already been produced.
It takes over 700 gallons of water to produce one cotton t-shirt, so making the choice to thrift your next t-shirt rather than buying it new, can make a bit difference to the environment! Now no one is perfect, and I still buy new clothes as well, but I make a concerted effort to focus on supplementing most of my clothing shopping by going to thrift stores like Value Village. And when I do go to the thrift store, I always make sure to donate more than I bring home!
So the next time you're looking for a new shirt, maybe stop by your local thrift shop first - you might be surprise by what you find!
Skirt - (thrifted via Value Village) | Shirt - (thrifted via Value Village) | Sunglasses - Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (via Winners) | Bag - c/o Value Village | Shoes - (via Richmond Night Market) | Purse - Kate Spade
Happy Styling (and Thrifting!) xo