WHY SHOULD I CONSIGN or SELL my under-loved items?
Recycling is good for you, your family, and
Simple living is good for your wallet. While consigning or selling your "mistakes" won't make you rich, it will provide a welcome rebate on past purchases that turned out to be not so perfect. And, of course, that money can be joyfully re-spent in the shop on something that is just the thing!
good for the environment. We all know
this. But consider: And consider this: "
And consider this: "One doesn't usually see cotton as a "dirty" product like plastics, but in fact cultivation involves high concentrations of fertiliser, herbicide and pesticide. Cotton accounts for only 2.5% of all agricultural land use, but for 22.5% of all insecticides applied in agriculture. During the processing many more chemicals are used in the bleaching and dyeing. Finally, every stage of cotton agriculture and processing is water-intensive - often in areas of the globe where water is not in plentiful supply. If the T-shirt is going to end up in a landfill after a couple of outings, it represents a spectacular waste of environmental resources of soil and water." - From an article in the Guardian
Information for this section provided by sustainablecotton.org, organicconsumers.org