We’re celebrating Earth Day on April 21st and you’re invited!
At Uptown Cheapskate, we have a passion for sustainable fashion. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of the fashion industry on the planet by being green 365 days per year. When you support resale, you’re not just being good on your wallet – you’re giving back to the environment and contributing to an economy that is sustainable and green.
To celebrate Earth Day, we want to thank you for your continued support of our sustainability efforts. Visit any of our Uptown Cheapskate locations on April 21st for 25% off our huge selection of gently-used apparel and shoes.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American throws away about 70 pounds of clothing each year. Where do those old threads go? Straight to landfills, to sit for decades. Nearly 95% of all of the clothing, shoes, and linens thrown away could have been recycled or reused.
When you buy and sell to Uptown, you are maximizing the value of these previously loved items by giving them a second life. By recycling your clothes, you can feel good about helping the environment, keeping your dollars local, and donating to charity. In 2017 Uptown:
– Kept 3.2 million items from landfills by recycling
– Donated millions of clothing items to approximately 50 charities nationwide
– Built 9 schools in third-world countries
– Paid out $11 million to local communities
Selling to Uptown is not the only way you can do your part to help heal the earth. Each time you buy a recycled clothing item at Uptown, that’s one less shirt that you might buy new, meaning you’re reducing the demand for the production of new clothes. This not only saves precious resources every year, but it continues to support getting the latest trends in fashion in ways that are safe, sustainable, and ethical. If a clothing item is used for an additional nine months, we reduce that item’s carbon, water, and waste impact by 20-30 percent. At Uptown we are committed to helping keep you fashionable while making the planet a better place.
Click here to find an Uptown near you. Our sister store, Kid to Kid, is celebrating Earth Day too!
Peace, love, and recycle,