Growing Up Green: Nurturing Sustainable Fashion Choices

Sustainability in children’s fashion is a crucial issue in today’s modern world. How do parents keep up with the pace at which kids outgrow their clothing and shoes, as well as help make a greener world for future generations? At Kid to Kid, we believe that resale is the answer to helping give sustainable and affordable options for kid’s fashion. Here is how as a parent, you can help nurture sustainable choices for a brighter future. 

Resale is a powerful way to make a difference and help create a more sustainable future. Kid to Kid buys and sells high-quality, gently used clothing, shoes, books, and toys that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. By choosing resale, you are giving new life to these items and keeping them in use for others to enjoy. This helps to reduce waste, preserve the planet, and conserve precious resources. By choosing to shop and sell at Kid to Kid, you are making a positive impact on the environment and contributing to a better world for all. 

Another way to nurture sustainable choices is by shopping and supporting small business owners like Kid to Kid right in your own neighborhood! This means you have less time to travel -reducing your carbon footprint, and you are putting money right back into your local economy. This creates a better community for yourself and your neighbors.

Kids need durable clothes to keep up with their indoor and outdoor activities. Natural materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, linen, and hemp are durable, breathable, comfortable and kid-friendly. Choosing organic materials like these lessens the pollutants and chemical contaminants used in nonorganic and synthetic materials, leaving a better environmental impact. 

Do you have things that may not be resellable? Take those old frayed and torn clothes that may not be repairable and make something totally new! Teaching kids to repurpose is a great way to teach sustainability and unleash their creativity. Use old jeans to make a purse or an apron, scrunchies and rugs from old t-shirts, or turn socks into puppets!

Part of nurturing sustainable practices is to have open discussions with your kids about the environment. Talk about what it means to be sustainable. Show them the process of going through their closets, dropping off what they don’t need, and choosing new things. Discuss and plan other ways they can help the environment, like planting a garden, repurposing old materials, and recycling items such as glass, plastic, and metal. By talking with your kids and leading by example, you will create lasting habits that will last a lifetime. Together, we can create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

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