CHANGES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
We all want the best for the environment. Most want to do their part in helping. That's why I came up with Second Chance Clothing Vaughan. It started with the simple idea, people can get the most sought out brands at very reasonable prices. Every item is authentic. Fashions and accessories and other very salvageable items, often store samples and display items and returns. These were sometimes discarded, shredded, or sent overseas.
Then, people were wanting to consign items. Customers are excited to make money off clothes and accessories they have that are just taking up space and causing clutter. We encourage people to sell their items on Varage Sale. It's free. They can do whatever they want with the money they make.
People are excited they can find new, slightly used, retro and vintage items. They are also happy they are making a difference too. These items could've ended up in the trash and now, it has a second life... or more.
Going forward, people can donate their clothing and accessories to us and the money made will go toward fundraising campaigns and charitable events. Yes! Again, people are excited for us once again. We are giving back to the community and all who are donating and buying from this platform... they all win! Everyone is contributing and helping out and giving back. This is the best way I found to have EVERYONE involved.
We don't consign merchandise anymore. Donations are always accepted. 90 percent of the money from donated items will go toward several charitable organizations and fundraisers throughout the year.
"I always had a mission... to make change... FOR THE BETTER as something can always be improved"
I am never a follower. I am one who likes to be a leader. I find ways to improve things. It's simple. For many though, it's hard to do. The "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" logic many have... it hits them when they are most vulnerable. We see that in retail, local and regional shopping centres and stores... whether it be a big box store, or a mom and pop store. They are successful. They don't change anything. Before they know it, they are exposed to failure, OR they have to invest a lot of money to overhaul and restructure.
We see that in people too. We eat and drink and party and many of us, including myself, think "My metabolism is high and I can do whatever I want... NOTHING will affect me..." before you know it, you are getting a larger waist size, your energy level is decreasing and you are watching others and think, "how do they do that?" or "I use to do that"
We see it in business and people. Also the environment. We know so many things are being dumped into the landfills every day. They are also being tossed in fields, rivers... anywhere and everywhere. We, as a society know the impacts this has on the environment. We can all make a difference and most of us are with the reduce, reuse, recycle initiatives.
CHANGES FOR BETTER BUSINESS
Through the years, through the Leading Edge Business Solutions platform, I've consulted various businesses of all types, big and small to make change. Even the smallest things made a huge impact on customer traffic which results in more sales and profits.