Got my order, and everything was perfect, as usual. Your helpfulness and kindness are hard to find these days!"
With 3 kiddies I'm pretty conscious of our family's footprint. Clothing is an easy fix: all three get secondhand items -- and I go for quality when I find it. Thank you for helping out with that process!"
Buying from iSpy is awesome. You get amazing stuff, and you little one can look adorable for a fraction of the cost!"
A DIFFERENT WAY TO SHOP:
Our philosophy of sustainable style flips conventional consumerism on its head. There is so much great gear already out there. Let's put an end to fast fashion, care for our clothes so they last, and think secondhand, first.
Shopping secondhand not only diverts fashion from the landfill, but re-values the labour, time, and talents of our clothing's original makers.
Clothing that is not sold online is donated in support of the New Mom Project. Items not appropriate for sale or donation, due to excessive wear or damage, are sent for textile recycling. Our goal is for absolutely nothing to go to waste.
At iSpy, we reuse hangers, sourced from retailers who would otherwise throw them away. Do you have extra kids' or babies' clothes hangers? Include them with your outgrown items when you Trade Up with iSpy!
After the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh, our 9 year-old daughter delivered a moving speech to her school. She spoke to an auditorium full of students about the human & environmental costs of the fast fashion industry, and rallied for kids to help make a change.
In support, our family of five embarked on a challenge: to shop exclusively secondhand, and buy nothing new for a year. Amazed by how much great gear is already out there, we even launched a secondhand kids' shop.
When we met the the owners of another great resale shop called iSpy Clothing, we recognized one another as 'cut from the same cloth.' Competition not being our style, we moved forward together as iSpy, and our family business grew. With 6 kids between us, we knew a thing or two about getting kids dressed. Today, the iSpy team is made up of 4 families with 11 kids!
In a world where fast fashion has lasting consequences, we're slowing it down. We look forward to working with you!
SELL TO US:
UPDATE: TRADE UP OF CLOTHING IS CLOSED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR. TOYS & BOOKS ARE STILL WELCOME, DURING YOUR HOLIDAY CLEAN-OUT.
1. Bag or box up your kids' freshly laundered, outgrown clothing, as well as toys and books.
2. Drop off in our 24/7 collection bin, or book a FREE local pickup, or seasonal pick-ups in your Toronto neighbourhood. Contact us for details.
3. We sort your items in to three streams: resale, donation and/or textile recycling.
4. You receive a credit to shop online for things that the kids can use, and we take care of the rest!