I pledge to buy used, repair, swap, borrow and become a thrifter before buying anything new. I will not buy cheaply made items that don’t last.
When I do have to buy new, I will purchase sparingly and carefully, making sure to buy items that are long lasting, can be repaired by me or the manufacturer, or will be taken back for recycling/reuse by the manufacturer.
For used auto sales, and repairs meant to keep your car on the road as long as possible, see Eugene’s Green Garage. They’ll even do electric retrofits.
To purchase used furniture and refinished furniture, visit The Junkluggers’ Remix Market. They’ll even refinish your furniture or refinish their inventory to order.
For healthy and efficient home renovations, talk with Trillium Architects about your project. They even do passive home retrofits!
For affordable costumes for drama clubs and community theaters made from recycled fabric, see Cassandra’s Closet.
Buy a wide variety of endlessly reusable fabric gift wrap from Spruce Fabric Gift Wrap. They’ll even take your fabric to make custom orders for schools, businesses and more.
For unique, artist-made gifts made from recycled materials, check out LorenFlower. Each boxed flower sculpture has its own story and message!