Back to school shopping, save some money and help the environment at the same time.
81 pounds every years! This is what the average American throws away every year in clothing, according to a Huffington Post article on the subject. It is ironic in this day and age that a good amount of people surveyed for this article said they were not aware they could donate unwanted clothes to thrift and vintage stores.
H&M also introduced a program giving customers 15% off their purchase when they bring in their unwanted clothing items to the store. Hopefully this sexy, trendy H&M ad will entice even the most protective of garment hoarders to help the cause of recycling instead of contributing their 81 pounds from ending up in a landfill.
Stacy Ellen is a nationally and internationally published wardrobe stylist, fashion journalist and creative director, working directly with print and online magazines.