Phyllis Theermann

Wellesley Green Schools’ parents found lots of treasures to share with their families this holiday season at Wellesley’s very own consignment shop, Shopper’s Corner.  The hidden gem is located around back and down a few stairs at the Schofield School. Find child and adult clothing and shoes, accessories including belts and purses, as well as sporting goods items such as skates and cleats.  The store is generally open 8:30am -12:15pm on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM – 11 AM during the school year, but check the Shopper’s Corner Facebook page for details on holiday hours, sales, and new arrivals.

Consignment shopping is far more affordable than new, offers unique items, and it lowers your carbon footprint!

Consider re-thinking the way you shop, one purchase at a time.

A Lot of energy goes into manufacturing new clothing; from transporting raw materials and producing them, to getting them to stores. A great deal of water is consumed to produce clothing, not to mention the amount of chemicals used to produce the cotton and dye the products. Buying pre-loved decreases landfill waste and helps reduce one of the most polluting industries in the world. Mass.Gov reports that in the Bay State alone, nearly a quarter-million tons of clothing, shoes & other textiles are throw away each year.  

Since 1954 Shopper’s Corner has been  generously organized by parent volunteers. Proceeds support the Schofield PTO. If you have items to donate, simply drop off bagged items at Shopper’s Corner.

Phyllis Theermann

Get a gift wrapped in beautiful Japanese Furoshiki wraps at no cost this Saturday at the Wellesley Marketplace. We are encouraging reusability while offering this service to the community so swing by our table on the first floor, under the stairs near the entrance.

Also, be sure to swing by some of the artisans at the event:

Take Sustainable Wellesley’s wrapping idea to the next level and check out the Rapt booth for sustainable, reusable gift wrap made here in Massachusetts. Get 3 sheets: small, medium and large for wrapping gifts of all sizes. Easy, elegant and eco-friendly. There is no need for scissors, tape or ribbon! We love their slogan, “Your present. Our future.”

I heart Arm Warmers has upcycled cashmere accessories and clothing for women and kids. All products are handmade locally and include: arm warmers, hats, scarves, and dresses. Great holiday gifts!

Wonders From The Waves creates artwork using sea glass and upcycled antique glass.

Luksin Designs has clothing and accessories for women and men, made in small batches on the coast of Maine from sustainable materials.

Tiebreaker Bow Ties offers products that combine vintage design and unique textiles with a focus on upholding sustainable fashion practices. Their bow ties, ties, pocket squares, and other accessories are crafted from responsibly sourced materials including vintage fabrics and salvaged textile waste.

BENT&BREE is an earth-friendly and sustainable luxury brand of vegan bags and accessories made of genuine cork. They design and create pieces that reveal comfort, function and style.

Phyllis Theermann

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Come visit Sustainable Wellesley at the Wellesley Marketplace – on the 2nd floor mezzanine at Wellesley High School – this Saturday, November 19th between 9am and 4pm.

Find out where the gas leaks are that are near your home, sign up for renewable energy via Wellesley’s Power to Choose Program and talk to us about pesticides and eco landscaping ideas.

Then swing by the many artisans with quality crafted reclaimed, salvaged, organic and natural products. For example, you will love Folk Couture‘s one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched, up cycled stunning and comfortable clothing.

Tickets are available online here, at Roche Bros. and at the door.  Premium shopping tickets ($20) offer exclusive “early bird shopping” from 9 am to 10 am.   Premium tickets, which must be purchased in advance, can be bought at the Wellesley Roche Brothers courtesy booth or online at WHJWC.org.  Regular admission is $15; admission for seniors and students is $5.