When you think of Earth Day, what do you think? Planting trees? Donating to your local “save the bees” foundation? Recycling your coffee cup? While these are all great, have you ever considered how fashion consignment is a green solution? The United States, alone, throws out 26 billion pounds of clothing a year; what is being done about this? Consignment stores, like Fringe, are seeking the green route and giving that shirt or your daughter’s favorite dress a second chance!
12% to 15% of Americans have opted to shop at consignment stores, and that number is only growing! Shoppers, though, are very aware of how it conserves Earth’s resources. When shoppers go through the racks of Fringe, there is an undeniable positive impact they are making by being environmentally responsible. Shopping consignment means lowering the demand of new products, conserving Earth’s resources, and keeping less out of rubbish yards!
Also, by shopping consignment, you have just found a fantastic way to support your local business and your community. A majority of the items sold to consignment stores come from the community surrounding your go-to boutique. When you shop with Fringe, you help us keep the cycle going: support the community, conserve resources, and keep wonderful items in stores like ours!