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Eco Tip from the Green Team

Summer fashions - so much fun to shop for new clothes! This season, keep our environment in mind as you shop. You can have the biggest impact by keeping it local and New to You, shopping at thrift stores, consignment shops and garage sales.

If you must buy new, select natural fibers. Polyester and acrylic items shed micro plastics when washed, ending up in our food and water. Avoid “fast fashion (clothes that only last one season), and focus on durability, classic styles, and repairable items.

For clothing beyond repair or donation, down cycle it. First to “chore wear”, then painting/garden clothes, then to rags. We can make a dent in textile waste. Let’s all celebrate summer with a simpler lifestyle this year!

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