Fashion of Philly: What on Earth???

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What on Earth???

Earth Day is Friday, April, 22, a day when we reflect on how wasteful we are, use words like footprint, and look for some of our favorite retailers to offer eco-friendly specials and goodies, which somehow just makes us just buy more stuff. And as much as I always want to remember to take those free recyclable tote bags everyone's been handing out to the grocery store instead of being loaded up with more plastic bags, I always forget. Well however you do to help save the green planet here's a little list of easy things you can do and what some retailers are doing to make us not feel so bad. Enjoy!

Target - Speaking of those free tote bags, Target will be handing out one for every purchase on Earth Day!
Exchange Party - Invite some friends over to exchange your unwanted, gently worn clothes and accessories. It doesn't have to be anything super fancy. Order a pizza or have everyone bring a dish, pop in some cd's and let the free for all begin! One girl's trash is another girl's outfit.
Starbucks - Visit Starbucks will be giving out free coffee or tea when you bring in a reusable mug or travel cup. Check out the cool video below. Also stop by your local Starbucks to find out how to volunteer for Earth Day Events in your community. For more info go to

Payless - The Zoe & Zac Collection at Payless will be launching a line of affordable, eco-friendly accessories they call "Fresh Green Fashion" including shoes and handbags priced under $30. Also from now til July, purchase their reusable shopping bag made from 50% recycled polyethylene or PET (the stuff plastic bottles are made with) and Payless will contribute $1 to plant a tree to the Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Campaign to help rebuild Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

Origins- Bring in your empty plastic cosmetic bottles (shampoo, lotion, etc) and get one of the best selling paraben free cleansers! Just go to, fill out the form and bring it in to your local Origins store.

If you know of any other Fashionable Events and Specials, don't be selfish, leave a comment.

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