Jul 09, 2019 Kids on 45th: Saving the Planet, Saving Money, Saving Time
Kids on 45th is a new kind of retailer that allows you to order a season’s worth of pre-loved children’s clothing and have it delivered to your door. What drew me to this company is the fact that I can feel good about my purchase and the pricing, but also the impact on the planet.
What Clothes do You Get?
- Gently used: Let’s be real we are picky about the items we buy and kids on 45th are picky about the clothes they accept. They dig in, rescue, and repurpose adorable clothes then send them out to the families that benefit from the great prices. They never send out anything faded, stained, ripped, or pilling.
- A mix of brands: From mall favorites like Gap, Gymboree, and OshKosh, to department and big-box store brands like Garanimals and Carters, the clothes are a mix of the brands you know and love. In my order I received pieces from Gap, Carters, Cat and Jack, and Nike – to name a few.
- Customization: They aim to make you happy. If you tell them your kid loves dinosaurs they will do their best to find clothes that fit the bill. Clothing material sensitivities are also an option. And they have a 100% Happiness policy
Each Used Item You Buy Reduces its Carbon Footprint by 82%:
Americans throw out 30 Billion pounds of clothing every year, according to the EPA. In fact, discarded clothing makes up the majority of the textiles Americans send to the landfill. On top of that, donation centers get far more clothing than they can internally process. The Kids on 45th operation intercepts all the adorable clothing that’s headed downstream from donation & consignment centers throughout the U.S.
We’re getting good at recycling and reusing, but reducing, not so much: The amount of clothing that all of us recycle and reuse is increasing… but so is the amount of clothing produced. We are all buying more and wearing each item less, often throwing away or donating perfectly fine and wearable clothes.
HOW IT WORKS:
This is not a subscription!
You create a one time seasonal box of what your kids need. To start you simply go to kidson45th.com and click Build a Box.
You will enter basic information about your kid/kids such as; name, birthday, kids size (sizes go up to 14/16), and style.
A minimum of 8 items must be picked. Each piece averages out to be $3.29 and you get free shipping on orders over $35. I spent around $60 USD and received 13 items. Divided up between my 3 kids I ordered 8 long sleeve shirts, 2 pairs of pants, 1 sweatshirt, and 2 short sleeve shirts.
It took me 5 minutes to order clothes specifically for our Alaska trip. Since I wanted winter style clothing in the middle of summer they couldn’t find long jeans in my 8 year olds size so they gave me the option to swap items out or be refunded. I asked to be refunded, additionally they went ahead and added a $20 credit to my account for the hassle. That’s winning! Another big bonus is 3 of the items still had the original tags on them and one item was priced at $30!
On the flip side if you’re not happy with an item for any reason they will gladly exchange or refund the item.
As a mother I want to make sure that I leave this planet in a better state for my children and grandchildren than when I entered it. I want them to be able to travel, to see and experience all the beautiful places and rich cultures that exist in our world. So I’m doing my best to reduce our waste and environmental impact and you can do the same!
Check out their website here and use the promo code FLIGHT for $10 off your first box. Enjoy and thank you for helping make our children’s future a little bit better!