Monday, April 16, 2018

My pick for Earth Day shirts - Eco friendly clothing with ThredUp

This post is brought to you by ThredUP for Earth Day 2018.

You know the eco slogan that took hold in the 90's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? So often people jump straight to the third one to get their eco pat on the back but really reducing and reusing are so important! When it comes to eco-friendly clothing, reusing clothing - by buying and wearing goods that already exist instead of making new ones is THE BEST choice you can make when looking for clothing that has the smallest footprint and environmental impact.

This gets tricky, of course, if you don't have time to dig through thrift stores or if the style and size of clothing you prefer isn't available at your local thrift shop. That's why I love what ThredUP is doing. ThredUP is the world's largest online thrift store with over 35 thousand brands at up to 90% off retail prices. Clothing gets reused instead of ending up in the landfill. You save money on your clothing. Everybody wins! They are truly an eco-friendly clothing brand!

Earth Day Shirts

This year for Earth Day, ThredUP is doing something awesome. They are launching a new project called re:made where they are getting second hand white shirts, screen printing them with brand new art work and selling them on the ThredUP platform. They are giving new life to old clothes in an awesome eco-savvy way!

The artwork was created by a collection of independent artists who each made their own artistic response to climate change denial with cute, tongue-in-cheek designs. Not only that, but 100% of the profits from the sale of these shirts will benefit climate offset charity Cool Effect. Through their partnership with Cool Effect, the net proceeds from each t-shirt will purchase enough carbon offsets to keep 1 metric ton of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent to planting 95 trees that live for 10 years! Amazing!

Check out the awesome Earth Day shirt designs:

Twelve artists created awesome responses to the statement "climate change is not real." Here are samples of some of the Earth Day art they made. To see the full collection of Earth Day shirts, check them out on the ThredUP site.

From Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew on Instagram), a New York based writer and illustrator:

From Tessa Forrest (@subliming.jpg on Instagram), who specializes in colorful designs and quotes:
From Dami Lee (@dami_lee on Instagram) who does some of my favorite, relatable comic style illustrations:
From Gemma Correll (@gemmacorrell on Instagram) another one of my favorite illustrators:
From Atticus (@atticuspoetry on Instagram) who makes beautiful, moody, visual poetry illustrations on Instagram. I think his is my favorite of the shirts. It's contemplative and simple and easy to wear lots of different ways.
From Emily Blincoe (@emilyblincoe on Instagram), who takes beautiful photos and does photo based illustrations. I think the flowers fading to nothing through climate change denial is poetic, beautiful and sad all at once.

Don't wait on these!
These Earth Day shirts are going to sell FAST! Because ThredUP only sells secondhand clothing, their stock of these shirts is limited and they are expected to go very very quickly. While you're over at ThredUP treat yourself to a new skirt, dress or pair of pants to go with your awesome new eco-friendly shirt.

I'd love to see what you buy! When your shirt or outfit comes in, post a picture in the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.


About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle advocate and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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