Sustainable Wellesley is hosting its first Shopping FUNdraiser on Thursday, November 7th.
Drop into Lemon Tree at 29 Main Street in Natick Center anytime between 4pm -7.30pm for some nibbles and drinks, fun and cheer, and pre-loved women and teen fashion.
Bring friends and family as there will be a wide array of labels, price points, styles, and sizes. Plus, a portion of each sale will go to support Sustainable Wellesley. After 5pm the commuter lot and street parking are free.
This award winning, upscale casual shop is large enough to accommodate this event, but there is also a great consignment store in Wellesley called Elan.
We are doing this event for FUN and to raise awareness that:
- a lot of energy goes into clothing manufacturing - from the transportation of raw materials and production processes, to getting the clothes into the stores and disposing of unwanted items.
- water consumption is extremely high when producing, manufacturing, packaging and transporting clothing. In the production process alone, one kilogram of cotton requires 5,300 gallons of water.
- the production of cotton is highly pesticide-intensive, causing soil acidification and water contamination. Harmful dyes, caustic soda and crude oil by-products are also a concern as these chemicals are generally dumped into areas around manufacturing units, contaminating surface and ground water through soil runoff.
- Americans throw out anywhere from 60 to over 80 pounds of textile waste annually. Buying pre-loved also removes the vast amount of packaging materials waste that comes with new clothes.
The Resale Revolution is Twice As Nice!