Value Village Give a Sh!rt Event

 

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Last week, I attended the international launch of the Value Village Give a Sh!rt Event at Yonge-Dundas Square. When I was asked to help promote, I had no idea how much waste we actually make for the sake of fashion! It takes over 700 gallons of fresh water to make a single cotton tee, and approximately 1,800 gallons of fresh water for a pair of denim jeans. Yes, you heard me–crazy, right? If you think about it, this makes our vintage finds even more valuable; besides being super cool, one-of-a-kind items, they’re way more sustainable than what’s out there on the market.

They just don’t make them like they used to.

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At the event, Value Village teamed up with artists to transform the fountains into a captivating clothing displays. Each visualization helped represent the amount of pollution that comes from the clothing waste we all make.

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You might be thinking that your decision to switch up your buying habits won’t make a difference, but you’re wrong: it makes a world of a difference on our environment! Together, we can help save over a half million gallons of water, so why not make your next new tee a thrifted one!

A few ways you can show you give a sh!rt about your clothing footprint include shopping thrift and instead of throwing out your old clothes, make sure you donate at a Community Donation Center at local Value Village store to help keep your clothes out of landfills… because landfills are not laundry piles!

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To let the world know you give a sh!rt too, reuse clothing that already exists, take a pic, post on Instagram and/or Twitter and use hashtag #GiveAShirt.

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Visit RethinkReuse.ca to find out more about this wonderful cause.

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