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Here's Why You Should Shop Sustainably and Locally:

Let’s face it, most of us like to go shopping and buy new clothes because it makes us feel good. Buying new clothes doesn’t have to mean fast fashion. Sustainable clothing options are everywhere now and a much better option. Keeping sustainable clothing in mind could be great for someone who is looking to clean out their closet and make a little extra cash by selling their old clothes instead of throwing them out or buying used clothing items which is better for the environment. If you’re around the Slippery Rock area and are interested in buying thrifted items I would suggest checking out Slimy Pebble Vintage and Thrift.

I have been following Slimy Pebble on Instagram for a few months now and wasn't very familiar with online thrifting, but I'm so happy I checked out their items because I am very happy with what I purchased and will be going back. Slimy Pebble has lots of clothing options and you can buy over Instagram or in person. I chose the in person option and was surprised at the amount of clothes that were available and how reasonably priced everything was. I also noticed that the quality of the items were really good and they had a few bins where everything in them was $5. Here's what I got for $35:

Did you know that new clothes are only made from 3% recycled materials? That means 97% of fast fashion clothing items are made from new resources! To produce 1 t-shirt it takes 2,700 liters of water. Water is an extremely valuable resource for the fast fashion industry, but it’s also an important resource to sustain life on Earth. With that being said, a lot of us are lucky to have water as something we are guaranteed with every day, but for a lot of people it’s not regularly available to them. The next time you see a t-shirt you want at a store ask yourself if that 2,700 liters of water is worth being used for that item.

If you’re looking to make a change and start shopping sustainably, check out Slimy Pebble Vintage and Thrift.

Written and Edited By: Crystal Lord

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