By Jennifer Branham, Natural Luxe
Get your Halloween off to a “Green” start at Charlotte’s Green Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 8th. Don’t buy new this year – save some $ and help green our community by swapping out your children’s gently used costumes.
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. We will have goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from our sponsors for the 1st 50 swappers to arrive.
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!
Drop off costumes September 15th – October 5th at the following Charlotte locations:
Keller Williams Realty SouthPark – 2115 Rexford Road 704-602-0400
Belly Elan – 9816 Rea Rd – Shops at Blakeney 704-544-3226
Eco-licious – 1916 Commonwealth Ave 704-966-7030
Atherton Market – 2104 South Boulevard – Open Tuesday 3 pm – 7 pm Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm and Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
We also have a special event where you can donate your costumes & score some new duds!
Green Jeans Consignment Shopping Event 17105 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, NC Green Halloween Drop Off Times: Tuesday, September 20, 9am-8pm Wednesday, September 21, 9am-3pm Thursday, September 22, 9am-8pm Friday, September 23, 9am-6pm Saturday, September 24, 8am-3pm
The deadline to submit costumes is October 5th. Feel free to contact Jennifer with Natural Luxe (that would be me:-) at 704-904-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are accepting gently used children’s costumes. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one. We will gladly take donations of costumes too and help you clear some space in your home!
When? Saturday, October 8th. From 10a-noon, swappers who have donated a costume will be able to pick out a “new” costume. After noon, 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
For the kids – Children between ages 1-13 can enter the ChicoBag 4th annual Trick-or-Treat Bag Design Contest.