Smarties, get your green on for Halloween and join Charlotte’s Green Halloween Costume Swap, a nationwide movement to encourage us to think outside of the candy box on Halloween. Local eco-chic boutique owner, Jennifer Branham of Natural Luxe is bringing this hip event to the QC so we can stop filling up landfills with the princess and spiderman costumes and reduce, reuse and recycle!
Hosted by Natural Luxe and Atherton Mill and Market, this is a great opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and support your local farmers and vendors. Green Halloween will have goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from the sponsors for the 1st 100 swappers to arrive. Just for the kids – there will be a Green Halloween design contest sponsored by Chico Bags. Kids can design a trick or treat bag and be entered into the 2010 Halloween Bag Contest.
Green Fact from Use Less Stuff – If half the costumes kids wear each year were swapped, we could reduce the annual waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to 2,500 mid-size cars!
Smarties, you can drop off costumes from now until October 6th at the following Charlotte locations:
Keller Williams Realty SouthPark – 2115 Rexford Road, 704-602-0400
Nationwide Insurance – Jim Mishoe, 820 Tyvola Road, 704-649-5358
Belly Elan – 9816 Rea Rd – Shops at Blakeney, 704-544-3226
The Blvd at NoDa – 453 E 36th St, 704-332-0142
The deadline to submit costumes is October 7th. Feel free to contact Jennifer with Natural Luxe at 704-904-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please know, they accept gently-used children’s costumes. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one. Already hooked up with your kiddos Halloween get-up? No worries, Green Halloween will gladly take donations of costumes too and help you clear some space in your home!
Here’s the scoop on the event:
When? Saturday, October 9th from 10a-2p
From 10a-12p, swappers who have donated a costume will be able to pick out a “new” costume. After 12p, the swap will be open to the public to select a costume. All costumes left after the swap is over will be donated to a local charity.
Where? Atherton Mill Market, 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
To learn more details or just leave a comment because these people are so Smarty cool, check out their facebook page.
Happy green Halloween shopping, Smarties!