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Ethical Manufacturing Is Personal.. So What Can You Do?

by Sarah Cardman |

Beginning on March 18th,

Mindful Supply is partnering with Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) to help recycle old clothing.

Until April 30th, you can participate by bringing your old clothing to our store and we will recycle it for you!

Our address is: 335 S. Davie St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Each piece will give you 5% off your purchase for a total savings of up to 20%.

On top of the discount, we will be giving 10% of proceeds to support PEA.

Check out the rest of the blog for upcoming events and more ways that you can make a difference!

Did you know?


More than half of children working in fast fashion are exposed to hazardous chemicals.

How can you help?

Buying clothes that have been made in WRAP certified facilities will help fund businesses who are treating their employees well. Citizens funding ethically produced goods encourages other manufacturers to follow suit.

All Mindful Supply products are made ethically. This means no child labor. No sweatshops. We use eco-friendly, water based inks. A majority of our products are made right here in the U.S. but the remainder are manufactured in W.R.A.P certified facilities. Check out the neck label on your latest Mindful tee to see where it was made! 

 

 

The average American throws away 82 lbs of textile waste each year. That's 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone!

What can you do?

When you do buy new clothing, try buying higher quality, longer lasting clothing. Yes, maybe the cost is slightly higher but think of all the shirts you’ve purchased that fell apart after the first wash.

Why waste your money when you can buy something that will last you years?

Want something new, and fun without the cost + impact? Try shopping at thrift stores like Goodwill. Most of them are associated with non-profits that give back to your community on top of saving the environment. 

 

80% of textile waste going to landfills can be reused.


How can you make a difference?

Reuse your clothing instead of throwing it away.
 In an effort to lower the amount of clothes going to landfills, you can come learn how to make things out of the clothes you want to throw away!

Interested in learning more? Come out and see us at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds on April 13 from 10-4pm! (Click here for event details.) 

On April 14, Greensboro based Reconsidered Goods is going to teach us all how to reuse our shirts to make something brand new. 
Keep an eye on our social media for sign ups!

Thanks for being Mindful!

-Mindful Supply Co. 

 Callie is an intern at Mindful supply and goes to school at Salem  college. She loves yoga, playing soccer, and rewatching The Office.

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