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A Second-Hand Weekend in Des Moines

Last weekend was so full of so many things (and so many ASOME babes + friends' celebrations) we decided to take a break from scary climate change stats - don't worry, they're coming soon - and recap FRI-SUN, in our favorite second-hand scores. 𝔽ℝ𝕀𝔻𝔸𝕐: πšƒπšŠπšπš’πšŠπš—πšŠ'𝚜 πš‚πš˜πš–πšŽπš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš’πš— π™³πšŽπšœ π™Όπš˜πš’πš—πšŽπšœ πšœπš‘πš˜πš  (+ 𝚊 πš–πšŽπšπš’πšπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš— 𝚠 π™ΊπšŠπš›πšŽπš— π™²πš‘πšŽπš˜πš—πš)Β πŸ“ΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Β  π•Šπ”Έπ•‹π•Œβ„π”»π”Έπ•: π™²πš‘πšžπš›πšŒπš‘ πšœπšŠπš•πšŽ, 𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚎 πšœπšŠπš•πšŽ, 𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚎 πšœπšŠπš•πšŽ πšŠπš—πš π™²πš•πšžπš‹-𝙱 π™΅π™Έπšƒ πš‚πš‘πš˜πš πšŒπšŠπšœπšŽΒ πŸ’ƒ π•Šπ•Œβ„•π”»π”Έπ•: π™Όπšžπšœπš’πšŒ πšŸπš’πšπšŽπš˜ πšœπš‘πš˜πš˜πš πšŠπš—πš πš‹πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’ πš™πšŠπš›πšπš’Β πŸ₯³ Β  Β 

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re: September

A month, that usually (for me), is filled with all the feelings about already missing summer + already dreading an Iowa winter was quite the opposite this year. This September we: ♻️Saw Second Hand September have a moment (month!) like never before;Β  ♻️Watched 16-year-old climate activist Greta ThunbergΒ address theΒ U.N.'s Climate Action Summit like a B O S S and start... ♻️The Climate Strike -- a worldwide day of action -- that wasΒ only the beginning of a true revolution✊  Now, we know shopping second-hand/sustainable options is not going to solve our climate crisis, but, it is a HUGE start. And we can all work toΒ make second-hand/sustainable/slow fashion/vintage the fall trend that everyone has to have -- and your influence is your...

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#SecondHandSelfie

It's still #SecondHandSeptember, so you know we're keeping the party going... with a can't-miss event this week πŸ₯³ We're teaming up with Inner Circle Co.Β Β (follow them stat if you're not) to throw a thrifting party and you're all invited!Β A few of our ASOME babes + other local thrift enthusiasts are bringing some of their treasures for you to shop: clothes, shoes, accessories, home and even vintage for the minis in your life, so mark your calendars nowΒ πŸ—“οΈ When: Wednesday, Septemeber 25th // 5p-8p Where: The Studio in Windsor Heights, 6571 University Ave, Windsor Heights, IA Shopping second-hand is one of the most fun ways to help save the 🌎and show your style - and we want to see your style!Β SoΒ let's kick...

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Why YOU should #SecondHandSeptember

As we all know...it's Second-hand September! Need some more inspo to join the party? No prob. We're re-upping a few of our favorite reasons to shop second-hand on #theextrareport this week: Reason #1 = Environmental Impact  Shopping second-hand 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...

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#SecondHandSeptember

If you're like what the what isΒ #SecondHandSeptember? Info here!: "Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfills. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people - it’s unsustainable. Now there's something you can do to help.Β Join Second Hand SeptemberΒ and pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days" - founded by Oxfam. If you're like why is this in Septemeber? Got you!: September is usually associated with a little thing, you may have heard of it, Fashion Week... (Sep 5 - Sep 13: New York Fashion Week; Sep 13 - Sep 17: London Fashion Week; Sep 17 - Sep 23: Milan Fashion Week) It's also the changing of seasons which usually =...

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