Shopping: Second-Hand for the Win

You've probably gotten the gist by now, we're totally in favor of sustainable shopping options.

Does it happen 100% of the time? No, it doesn't. We all fall into that trap, but we're working really hard @ ASOME to help give you inspo (+ things to shop!)  to make it a habit and goal -- especially when it comes to outfitting your gorg selves.

Shopping second-hand is one of the best ways to check the sustainable clothing box, and Goodwill is one of our favorite places to do it. So this week we put together a quick reminder/motivation/you can do it list to keep in your back pocket if you're thinking of buying new instead:

Reason #1 = Environmental Impact

Shopping from places like Goodwill means you can feel great about your purchases because you're helping the 🌎! We can quit filling landfills with fast fashion (as much as possible) and lessen our carbon footprint by buying some fab second-hand finds!

Reason #2 = Workers' Rights

Many times (especially when it comes to mass-produced items and apparel) workers' rights and labor laws are not well monitored. We have all seen and heard the horror stories of awful working conditions, and when we continue to buy new over and over again from these companies, we're giving them a free pass to allow this to go on. Moral of the story, we can help curb this with our wallets and buying power by spending more of our $$$$ on second-hand items!

And last but certainly not least...

Reason #3 = YOU!

YOU will be able to rock an outfit that no one else is wearing (and if you are, tell me because the odds of winning the lottery like have got to be higher!) YOU can feel so good about the sustainable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly purchase made and YOU are helping people. All the wins.