If you can't afford to buy eco friendly clothes, then the easy alternative is to buy from consignment stores at a lower than normal price for the same great products. This will recycle old but as new (or close) clothes and shoes and won't put anything new out into the environment to begin with. You can get some fabulous bargains! I found a hundred dollar top, brand new with the tag on it for $4.00 in the Goodwill just last week!
Ooh! Never knew about that! I have gotten shoes on sale from simpleshoes.com for myself (and occasionally my oldest child). I've gotten some really good deals, and it's a good company. Also, I generally get things like snow boots and soccer cleats from a secondhand store. On occasion, I find good kids' shoes (everyday stuff) at the secondhand store, too. My kids have small feet that grow slowly, and we've also gotten hand-me-down shoes that have been practically brand new passed down from friends--I've learned that sometimes, kids grow out of their shoes in a flash, and those "used" (hardly used!) shoes are worth considering.
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My family tries to be as clean as we can be, and I would like to buy more eco-friendly footwear, but it is sooo expensive. We buy mostly used clothing and I feel that is an excellent alternative to buying organic/eco-friendly clothes. But shoes are a totally different story. Does anyone have any tips or ideas?
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