July 20, 2010

How to be Green? Shop Once Crunched!

We all know that the turnover with baby clothes is wicked fast -- at the rate your little one grows, sometimes they only get to wear an outfit once or twice! That's why many moms turn to consignment as a way to get rid of barely used baby clothes and stock up on new ones at a reasonable price. But buying consignment isn't just thrifty -- statistics show that it also helps the environment.

Here are the facts:

- The Council for Textile Recycling estimates that buying resale clothing prevents about 2.5 billion pounds of fabric from entering directly into the waste stream. This works out to about 10 pounds per person in the United States!

According to the Environmental Protection Agency “The average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year.” When clothes and toys are discarded they either end up in landfills or they are incinerated. Landfills frequently leak leading to water and soil contamination. Landfills also give off methane, a greenhouse gas that leads to global warming. When items are incinerated it leads to a great deal of CO2 and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, air pollution, and water pollution.

- When you buy more gently used items, fewer resources are being consumed t
o create new ones -- you're also cutting down on chemicals used in non-organic treatment, and carbon emissions used for transportation.

Our Once Crunched line allows you to be green and to save money! By donating your gently used baby clothes, you're reducing waste and earning credit to use here at CGB -- and by buying Onced Cruched, you're lowering carbon emissions and recycling.

Super-Awesome Once Crunched Crocs!

If you haven't checked out Once Crunched, come in today to see what you've been missing!

Once Crunched Tunic Top/Dress

Once Crunched Boy's Shirt -- perfect for a family photo!

Adorable Once Crunched Capri's!

1 comment:

Megan Carroll said...

My husband and I are getting one step closer to moving to Salem... reading your blog and fb page has been a huge part of that decision but now we are hearing from other residents with young children about their attraction to the area and your store is mentioned as a wonderful resource.