SCW PRESENTS SUPPORT LeCaShe (pronounced Le-Ca-shay)
This year challenge yourself, your family and your friends to support their local economy, craftspeople, artists, and second-hand economy. LeCaShe, is the acronym that puts this all together: Local economy, Craftspeople, artists and Second-hand economy.
Wherever you live, that’s where you begin. Start by donating unwanted and used clothes and household items to your local charity store or selling or trading them on online classified sites.
Need or want somethings? Shop in your neighbourhood, buy directly from craftspeople and artists or check online classifieds, trading or freecycle sites or second-hand stores and flea markets.
Supporting LeCaShe is a step away from mass-produced, cheaply made goods and a step towards the creativity found in your community, in hand-crafted and artistic pieces and in second-hand items. The benefits of supporting LeCaShe are stronger neighbourhoods, stronger connections to craftspeople and artists, reduction of your carbon footprint and it may even save you money. Ca-ching!
Throughout 2022, share some of your LeCaShe stories here and use the hashtags #LeCaShe, #SupportLeCaShe and #LeCasheChallenge2022 in social media.
But most of all, have fun, be creative and feel good about the way in which you spend your money, support your community and craftspeople.
Great challenge! I’ll take that pledge and will spread the word!
Awesome! Thank you @MarylinSamuel!
This is a great challenge as a small business owner it’s always great to have support from family and friends
Thanks Stac’cii! Small business is the new big economy!
I really enjoyed reading this! In 2016, I committed to “thoughtful shopping” which means I only buy items if I’m comfortable with how/where they were made. I love supporting small businesses in my area and especially love when I visit a shop that makes their own clothes right there.
“Thoughtful shopping” I love that! It’s so nice to see this trend spreading!
What an awesome step to lessening the consumerism around us. AN excellent challenge to share!
Thanks for sharing Penny!
Love this challenge! I always try to shop local and support small business owners and artists.
That’s awesome! Thanks Meagan!
I love the challenge to creatively recycle. We are going to try to do more of this in 2018!
Great! Thanks Catherine!
Love this! I will have to use this challenge as well, I love to support small businesses! Great:)
Awesome! Thanks Julie!
I used to work at a resale clothing store, Plato’s Closet, and it was then that I learned the significance of resale and consignment shops. Small businesses don’t get nearly as much love and attention as they should get, and I try to always shop small businesses when I find them and can. I absolutely love and will support this challenge.
Plato’s Closet sounds like a really great place! Thanks for the comment and good luck with the challenge!