I have a system. I get brand names for super cheap. It works and it's amazing (and unfortunately addictive, like a game) (but oh, such a fun game!)
Recently I've been hearing more about online thrift clothing shops, where you can both shop for used clothes and also bag up your own goods and send them in. I'd been wanting to investigate this route, so when Schoola contacted me I was like yyyaassss. (Just like that, in my head. Yassss.)
Schoola is an online thrift sore that sells clothing to benefit schools in the U.S. and The Malala Fund internationally.
From our conversation, I became an even bigger advocate of thrift shopping. For one thing, I learned that Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. (Tons! That's the unit they weigh elephants and cars with!)
In total, 40% of Schoola's proceeds go to benefit children's education. All the same fun for an online thrift junky like myself, plus the opportunity to contribute to a good cause? SOLD.
They have both adult and child sizes, and right now they're having an Earth Day Sale! So go take a peek around and see if any of the clothes are up your alley (I spotted this and this and this and THIS) and check out these sale codes:
Translation: buy $50 worth of clothes and get it for $25, then don't pay for shipping. MAKE HASTE MY FRIENDS.
Here are a few things I picked up recently from their site:
They also sent me this cute jar full of little treats and school supplies!
First, request a donation bag. They send it to you, you fill it with clothes, you send it back free of charge (I love that part!), and bing bang boom, you've done your spring cleaning AND contributed to a good cause! I call that a productive day. You can read here for more details on how it works.
I've got my own bag stuffed full of clothes that are ready to move on to a new home.
Happy Earth Day my friends! Go forth and thrift.