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The Story of Us

We're Kara and Nicole, the founders of Hand Me Up, an e-commerce solution to help families shop secondhand with ease while keeping textiles out of the landfill. So, how did we get here? Sit back and relax, we’d love to share.  Our friendship began when we were 14, and we quickly bonded over all the things, including tortillas and queso. As high school friends, we often shared clothes, shoes, and accessories, raiding each other's closets to create new outfits. (Yes, we loved ALL the Y2K trendz.) When we became moms, our shared passion for fashion evolved into a desire to create a more sustainable future for our children.  Nicole discovered the world of ethical and sustainable fashion after college. She...

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How To: Sizing Kid's Clothing

Kid's clothing sizing is generally based on age and size in the US, so you’ll see sizing like 0-3 months or 2T (~2 years). Clothing for kiddos, especially toddlers, is notoriously difficult to get correct. 

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Sustainable Summer with Kids

This month on the blog, we’re talking about sustainable summer! Y'all know we are all about just making a difference by being more intentional on where and what we buy. We never want you to feel overwhelmed… Here we are all about just making the best choice we can with the information we have. So we are here to give you some info….

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Easter Basket that is Ethical and Eco-Friendly

Can we get a hand raise from the families who are tired of junk being in the house!? Yep…Us, too. That is why we are being way more intentional with our Easter baskets this year.  We thought it all through, so you don’t have to. Check out our tips below.   Think Ahead… Get What You Need There are a few things we always need in my house…. art supplies, hair ties, socks, bandaids, and books. For whatever reason, my kids go through these items so quickly. This year, I will just include them in the Easter basket because I will be buying them at some point anyway. I am also thinking ahead to the summer, too. I will be getting them...

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