Everything is Connected

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

If you look into the facts about the fashion industry and consumerism, it can be overwhelming and downright depressing. It can feel impossible some days to try to do the right thing:

Not Just a Consignment Shop: A Way of Life Since 1990

Not Just a Consignment Shop: A Way of Life Since 1990

M&C is 30 years old! We’re not just a consignment shop, M&C is a lifestyle.  Together, we are a part of something big.

Secondhand: how the past can save the future

Secondhand:  how the past can save the future

When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren.  She also sewed and created clothing that we loved.  This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family. 

Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.

I Finally did the Math.

I Finally did the Math.

According to Cinda's research 68% of our purchases at local, independent retailers stays local, compared to 43% of money spent at national chains.
I have always known that far more of any M&C purchase stays in our community, because most of our merchandise comes from you, our customers... our friends... our neighbors.

Take the word "should" out of your resolutions. ;)

Take the word "should" out of your resolutions.  ;)

I agree that “should” must be banned for our vocabularies, when we are talking about ourselves.   Saying “I should go to the gym, or eat better, get outdoors more, go back to school, or…,” is the same as saying that we know what is good for us, but we have no intention of doing it.  That’s just crazy.  😉

Reduce and Reuse Before Recycling

Reduce and Reuse Before Recycling

The recycling symbol, that we have all come to know, tells us to reduce first, reuse second and recycle the rest.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

I was thinking back to almost 30 years ago, when I first started my Mother & Child Newsletter.  It was a paper newsletter that I bulk-mailed to...