Dolly the Dog’s Wardrobe
You can find Dolly the Dog’s sweater at Chilly Dog.
What I’m Wearing
I said in the video that with the exception of my socks and undies, everything I’m wearing in the video is up-cycled, vintage, consignment or a trade. Here are the details:
These were purchased at a silent auction as part of a 7 Days of Earrings package which I purchased for about $20, or less than $3 per set of earrings. And I am pretty confident the earrings were previously owned.
Safety Pin Cuff Bracelet
This was a Christmas gift purchased from eco-artware. Made in South Africa, the bracelet’s “beads” are made of recycled telephone wire, computer cable scraps and pieces of thrown-out plastic tubing strung on elastic!
Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring
Both are vintage. Read about my engagement ring in the Sister Eden Gets Married blog series.
Okay, we goofed. This wasn’t traded and isn’t up-cycled or vintage, but it’s at least 14 years old.
This originally belonged to my friend Lidice, but she decided to give it to me because she thought I would look better in it. In fact, I’ve received several pieces of clothing from Lidice. And she’s 5’2″ and I’m 5’9″!
I bought these at Reddz Trading, a resale clothing shop, for about $25.
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Fly-in Fact #2
1/3 of all wood harvested in the U.S. is used for paper products. This turns into over 100 million tons of waste each year.
Source: Green Paper Company
Fly-in Fact #3
It takes 1,500 gallons of water to produce the 1.5 pounds of cotton needed for a pair of blue jeans.
Source: Denim and Jeans
Fly-in Fact #4
Trying finding a pair of cowboy boots for less than $100…anywhere.
Source: We based this purely on personal experience.
Fly-in Fact #5
Traditional, synthetic dyes contains carcinogens and put workers at a higher risk of tumors.
Source: Green Cotton Blog
Fly-in Fact #6
Fair trade means farmers and workers are justly compensated. Buy fair trade whenever possible.
By buying fair trade, you help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.
Source: Fair Trade USA