If you know me at all, you know that some of my favorite haunts are thrift stores. So naturally when I hear of an event that elevates and shines a light on the amazingness of thrifted fashion, I'm there.
In Downtown Seattle’s Axis, Value Village laid out a runway to feature designers and stylists in collaboration with Eco Fashion Week. Creatives showed what you can do with recycled clothes, from reassembling and reimaginging to styling in new ways. The result was a ‘wow’ factor. I’m an avid thrift store junkie, and this even inspired me to take my game to a new level.
In addition to the unique items and affordable prices, you really do something great when you shop second-hand. Value Village reports that as the largest textile recyclers in the world, they are responsible for keeping more than 650 million pounds of goods from reaching landfills annually. Now that’s pretty cool!