Earth Month: Sustainable methods to clothe your kids
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Kids grow fast, which means they grow out of their clothes and shoes just as quickly.
Andrea Jang of Duluth Mom has a few suggestions for how to more sustainably clothe your kids.
- Buy and use items free of commercial characters: Jang suggests letting kids add a pin or trendy keychain to personalize their clothes.
- Buy and use quality brand names: Jang says it’s better to spend more up front because brand names tend to last longer and have better resale value.
- Be conscious of the materials: Stainless steel lunchboxes, real leather shoes, cotton or hemp clothing, or items made from recycled materials can improve sustainability.
- Have a positive attitude toward hand-me-downs: Jang recommends families consider thrifting or trading with other moms. She says you can make mending fun with patches and vinyl stickers.
A recent Duluth Mom podcast episode also covers this topic.
Find more tips and resources from Duluth Mom here.