Living In and Wearing Sustainable Fashion


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.

Both jackets Size Large at John’s Landing location

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.

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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