Wornwear - Kids

Our family loves the snow, it reminds us of our Chicago days! But it doesn’t snow very often in the UK, so we can’t wait to get out there when it’s fallen!

Because the white stuff is almost as rare as hens teeth it is difficult to justify splashing out on gear for the kids, especially when they grow like weeds!

So with things like snow pants and boots we look for preloved items. Buying used wear extends a garments life by about two years (sometimes way more!) this can cut its combined carbon, waste and water footprint by 73% according to the brand Patagonia. That is very satisfying!

You can get some decent kit for a fraction of the cost of buying new and you are helping somebody else clear out their unwanted items as well as extending the life of a product that has plenty more life!

My favourite find has been Maya’s Patagonia ski pants, they’re the best, I bought them slightly too big for her, for a steal, and they’ve been serving us for three winters now and still look brand new! Patagonia has been one of my favourite brands for a long long time, because of their ethos and commitments to saving the planet.

Fife’s snowbib was a hand me down of Maya’s, so they’ve been knocking about for a good five years and will probably do one last winter!

With snow boots or waterproof walking shoes we find them locally on Facebook marketplace. That way the kids can go try them for size on somebody’s doorstep!

Clare and I love to swap and hand down to friends and family, buy and sell on Vinted and Facebook Marketplace and shop and donate to Charity shops too. You can find so many nearly new and still with tags on clothes and shoes for your small people. As Emma Watson said, "As cosumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy."

Happy bargain hunting, swapping, selling, donating and saving the planet!

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