Blue Rose Trading Company
Hi, I’m Theresa Vilardi and Blue Rose Trading Company is my company. We are a small company with very large goals. It seems that at every turn we are being confronted by lockdowns, fake news, and global warming. It’s maddening but you are only one person. What can you do about it?
The Difference Starts With One:
As for me, I believe that the difference starts with one. Yes, one person, one decision, one purchase, one step in the right direction. To me, the effect I have on the global environment is very important. The decision to go green and recycle, use slave free labor and help foster a better world for my family not just for today but for tomorrow is paramount.
Here at Blue Rose Trading Company we sell recycled clothes. Some are gently used, some are new but all are previously owned. According to the EPA, here in the U.S., every second of every day, one truckload of clothing is being incinerated and sent to landfills. That is 86,400 truckloads per day, a staggering total of 26 billion pounds per year! Now add to that waste, the clothing that is being incinerated and landfilled in every country of the world. The number of these unaccounted truckloads full of clothes is putting a serious strain on resources and adding to carbon emissions that are negatively impacting our air,
drinking water and oceans at an increasing rate. Together, by buying and selling recycled and reused good quality clothing we can help to reduce that waste and reduce our carbon footprint. Buying gently used designer fashion clothing, not only helps the environment, but the savings to your pockets is substantial and what’s wrong with that.
Global Warming Facts:
* Clothing fashion will use 25 percent of the world’s carbon budget by 2050.
* 26 billion pounds of clothing are dumped into global landfills each year.
* Save water by buying used clothing
* From seed to store, it takes 1,800 gallons of clean water to produce one pair of jeans
What Else can I do?
If you want to make an impact that will last here’s what we can do:
* Make an intentional effort to recycle
* Buy previously owned items whenever available
* Reuse whenever possible
* look for clothing made from Hemp and Bamboo as they require less water to grow
* Let your favorite brands know that you’re looking for clothing from countries who promote green, slave free labor