Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back To School Clothes!!!

When shopping for school clothes look for natural fabrics such as organic wool, cotton, and hemp. These are more comfortable than man made materials and will greatly help reduce the pollution that comes with making and disposing of synthetic fabrics.

Organize a clothes swap with friends or neighbors - clearing out your closet or drawers, and finding a new wardrobe for yourself.

How to organize a successful clothes swap:

•Invite your friends & ask your friends to invite their friends
•Aim for all shapes & sizes
•If you are hosting the swap at your house, make sure you have at least two full-length mirrors available
•For those of us who are modest, make sure there are other rooms available to dress and undress. If this isn't possible, remind people they can wear a body suit or bathing suit underneath their clothing if they wish.
•Clothes swaps can be seasonal, but they don't have to be: The best clothes swaps have all seasons clothing.
•If two people want the same item, you can have fun with this by either a coin toss, or having each person model the item of clothing and have a vote (do this only if you're sure there won't be hard feelings).
•If you have second thoughts about an item you have up for grabs - speak up quickly. A simple "Hmm, I'm not so sure I'm ready to give that up yet," should suffice, before someone else gets too attached to the item.
•Be prepared - for a good time! You'll be surprised how much fun you'll have with a group of women trying on clothing!

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