Back to School: Eco-friendly clothes for girlsJuly 23, 2009
If you have a baby or a toddler – no problem – there are lots of cute items and many sales. After that, the pickin’s are slim. Add to the mix a tween girl with a distinct sense of her own particular style and a frugal mother who isn’t going to spend top dollar for clothes that will be stained by the end of the first wearing, and there is truly nothing eco-friendly for the child to wear.
Oh sure, there are eco-friendly items out there – $40 skorts and $90 sweaters. They aren’t in the budget.
What will I do? I’ll go to my usual shops. The few things they may have that are eco-friendly and meet the discerning standards of the would-be wearer I will bite the bullet and purchase at the retail price – – but generally I will buy off the sale’s rack, and ideally the clearance rack. My reasoning is that a retailer does not want to lose money on a purchase. If they make money on the eco-friendly items and make less or none on the less-green items then eventually they’ll stock more green.
How will you green your back-to-school shopping?