You can make a difference by creating a postcard for a local organization. Why? Many organizations have started offering t-shirts as promotional items to advertise events or their business. Many of these t-shirts get stuffed in a drawer and are rarely worn. But fabric has value and impact on our environment. It can take 600 gallons of water to make one single cotton t-shirt. Conventional cotton is one of the most water-hungry and chemically treated fibers in the world. Poly-based t-shirts shed microfibers into the water. Workers in developing countries face poverty wages and unregulated sweatshop conditions when they provide these shirts for us. Just because we don’t see the cost doesn’t mean there isn’t one. We don’t need more t-shirts. What can businesses do instead to promote themselves? Offer stickers! Offer discounts! Offer gift cards. Social Media. Email. Newsletters.
Buy, sell, trade, repair
Want to buy used or low impact?
LOCAL ONLINE ●Buy Nothing (Facebook) ●Craigslist ●Nextdoor ●BI/Kitsap Online Yard Sale (Facebook groups)
LOCAL CONSIGNMENT ●Closet Transfer (Poulsbo) ●Lollipops Children’s Boutique ●Lucky Star Clothing (Silverdale)
NATIONAL ONLINE ●E-bay ●Etsy ●Facebook marketplace