Got kids? Nephews? Little sibs? Then you know how fast they grow out of their clothes. thredUp is a simple, elegant concept: why not trade stuff with other families? And get PG points for doing it!
- Attend a swap event or use a swap site
- Host or join a costume swap goes toward the Green Halloween badge
Kids grow fast. By age 17 your child has outgrown 1,360 pieces of clothing. Worse yet, you’ve spent upwards of $20,000 replacing clothes that are practically new.
What if you could easily trade all that outgrown clothing for sizes you actually need?
And without leaving your house!
thredUP is the equivalent of a mammoth clothes swap for kids size preemie through size 20, plus toys books, maternity clothes and HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! They’re signing up hundreds of new members every day, which means 1) vast selection and 2) quick turnover.
How does it work?
Find thredUP at http://www.thredup.com/
And enjoy their Facebook community, where parents list IHA items (as in, I Have A train set) and ISO items, as in, In Search Of wild animal costumes sizes 3-months and 6x. Here’s what I found when I searched for Halloween costumes for size 3-months:
Got questions? thredUp’s FAQ section is best of breed: http://www.thredup.com/faq “If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please ask the community at (and the support knitwits) on our Facebook support page.” Check out their blog the Daily thred.
So give it a try, let us know what you think – and don’t forget to add points to your Practically Green score!