I normally wouldn’t post on a Saturday, but Earth Day is tomorrow and I wanted to have something up on the blog to celebrate.
I realize that a far more productive way to celebrate would be to plant a tree or participate in a trash cleanup, but this Earth Day outfit will have to do.
I’m qualifying this outfit as Earth-friendly because the main pieces are recycled. Not in the sense that they were made from recycled materials or molded out of plastic bottles, but “recycled” in that I got them from eBay.
A big misconception about buying clothing from eBay is that it’s ripped, covered in pit stains and smells like a thrift store. Not the case at all. A large majority of the clothing on eBay is new (sometimes still with the tags), and being posted by boutiques and department stores because they can’t sell it in house. This could be for a variety of reasons: It has a small defect, it’s out of season, or it’s been returned (a shocking number of stores will THROW AWAY clothing that’s been returned, even though it’s in perfect condition!). By shopping on eBay you’re saving those duds from the landfill and helping out ol’ Mother Earth.
I know. I’m wearing Dolce & Gabbana and T-Bags and calling it an Earth Day outfit. I’m a douche. But the point of this is that giving discarded clothing (or anything else, for that matter) a second life benefits the environment, your wardrobe and your wallet. A win-win-win.
And before you get any perverted ideas, the underwear I’m wearing is NOT secondhand or purchased from eBay. That would just be weird. But, I did wear some hanky panky undies made from organic cotton. Boom. Saving the planet, one thong at a time.