Selling to and buying consignment is more than getting great deals. Not only are you finding a new-to-you designer piece that you can adore for years, consignment shopping is all a part of a closed-loop system and without going into economist jargon, this means you are contributing to sustainable fashion.
Clothing manufacturing contributes a large amount of waste that ends up in landfills, and only a small percentage is re-utilized to contribute to this closed loop system.
Not only is HWGA contributing to sustainable fashion practices by reselling gently used women’s clothing, we’ve also taken in some notable fashion labels that demonstrate the ability of creating apparel with a commitment to minimize the environmental impact.
We’ve brought in two casually cool jackets from the local apparel company, Looptworks. This Portland based company, among other great things, sources high-quality material that other manufacturers have doomed as waste.
Did you notice our Portland sun? Yes, we’re having an amazing Spring, and these jackets would be perfect for the transition weather. Both are lightweight and super comfy.
Did you also notice that awesome thick brown belt in the photo above? That belt comes from G-Star Clothing. This label recently partnered with the celebrity Pharrell Williams in creating the collection “Raw for the Oceans“. This collection was all made from recycled plastic bottles that were found in our precious oceans.
Remember that we are now accepting Spring apparel at both of our locations. So, bringing in your lightly worn goodies, or just coming in to shop our women’s consignment, helps us keep the fashion loop closed-living and wearing sustainably.