Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Creative Children's Clothing - Repurposing Old Sweaters

Ever thought about how many items of clothing each young child has, between all the gifts and purchases from inspired loving parents? Lots and lots. Multiply that by number of children nationwide, and an image of a very, very large mountain of clothing may emerge in your mind's eye. All of that stuff needs shipping (think carbon footprint), storage (think pesticide applications), packaging (all new materials) and handling (at minimum wage).
Solutions? Buy used, make your own, pass it on. Pictured above is a second-hand woman's lamb's wool sweater, size Small on a 2.5 year old child. Wind protection - check. Water-resistant - check. Butt covered from cold air - check. Space to grow - check. Natural material - check. Can be put over and under other things - check. It even has a hood!


Charis said...

I absolutely love this! What a great idea.
By the way - have you thought about putting twitter and facebook badges on each blog post? I'd, for one, definitely be referencing just about each blog post you have! And I don't think I'd be the only one either :)
Let me know if you need any help putting this up, I did it just by googling and grabbing the HTML code.

I'll stop blabbing - great blog!

Arina said...

thank you Charis!
I am not sure how to add facebook and twitter badges on each post.... but i will try! I have these on the blog itself, but not on each post.

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Brilliant idea! I don't have kids, but if I did, they'd all wear used/second hand clothing, or what I like to call "previously loved" stuff!