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May 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM
c'est_la_vie's Avatar Is it nap time yet?
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So I love getting new clothes as much as the next lady, but for the past few years I've really gotten into second hand shops. I find such amazing deals, I've pretty much become a total bargain hunting fool & I pretty much refuse to pay retail for anything. I also plan on saving all of Megan's clothing & reusing them if possible. (if we have another girl later on).

Do you buy second hand? Make your own clothing? Reuse clothes for each child?
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May 3rd, 2008, 02:29 PM
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I have to say I've never made a conscious decision to shop green when it comes to my family's wardrobe but I do have a thrifty streak, so a lot of our clothing is from thrift stores and ebay. I have bought very little for my younger 2 since we saved a lot from our older 2 and I'm not exactly a fashionista so I don't mind older lines, lol. I love thrifts store shopping just for the fun of it too

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May 3rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
Mountain~Mama's Avatar ThePastHasNoPowerOverMe
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we buy alot used either from goodwill or garage sales. we also wear our cloths until they wear out, and then i've used some for quilting material and donate the rest. i'd love to buy organic or hemp clothing but they are way too much $$$. i also love hand-me-downs!
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May 3rd, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Ive never thought of buying used clothes as "green".... I hate buying clothes new, especially for jonny cause he grows so darn fast(hes 3.5 and wears boys size 6 already) So i guess ive been contributing more than i thought i was..

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May 3rd, 2008, 09:23 PM
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No, i never thought to shop 2nd hand as being green. All of our clothes are always new. I will be handing down Rylie's clothes when she outgrows them.
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May 5th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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We don't have any decent thrift shops around here. There is a Good Will in the next state over (which actually isn't too far) but they have stuff that really belongs in the trash can or the rag pile. I go in there and I'd be lucky to find clothes that came from this decade! LOL! I do get used stuff for Ben sometimes. I've also kept all of his clothes to use for future babies or to resell.

Whenever we have stuff that's ready to be thrown away (really stained or ripped) I cut it up for rags and stuff like that.

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May 5th, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I love buying secondhand clothes. And its such a money saver when it comes to children's clothing. They grow so fast!

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May 5th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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we do LOTS of garage sales.......and I always give our out grown clothes to people and we take hand me downs.....we also shop in thrift stores!

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May 5th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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being raised my hippys in a tiny town in CA.
i have always used recycled and second hand clothes and everything else.
i love it.
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May 5th, 2008, 10:52 AM
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I actually reuse alot of clothing. I sew my daughter some skirts and stuff. I also use secondhand clothes for the kids and myself.

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May 6th, 2008, 02:57 AM
soImarriedAnerd's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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We have no babies yet, so i am a green-wannabe-momma, but I already have my baby shower planned in my head. Sad i know. LOL
But its going to be a green shower....two reasons..
1. we will not be finding out the sex of baby till born (team green)
2. I want only green/earth/fair trade gifts.....or hand-me-downs! (i will take what ever obviously but green is the theme!)

I want to see how much hand-me-down stuff we can get, I only will not take a hand-me-down/used car seat, blue booger sucker thing, rectal thermometers LOL.....everything else I am totally going for reuse!

I love reusing clothes, my mom/aunt/me are just rotates stuff till its shot.
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May 6th, 2008, 08:48 AM
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we use hand me downs, plus we are getting a sewing machine so that we can make some our selves.
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