Kindness is Always in Fashion

By Abby and Elle

This week begins Random Acts of Kindness Week and an opportunity for each of us to make a difference, no matter how small the gesture. Ideas abound for performing these random acts (see below), and we even thought up some of our own — related to fashion of course.


Here’s the Abby & Elle short list:

  • Buy fair trade. Revive is a terrific local boutique for clothing and accessories. Shop Ten Thousand Villages for accessories and jewelry.
  • Clean your closets and donate what’s still in good condition to Goodwill, Salvation Army or Dress for Success Cleveland, to name but a few local charities.
  • Compliment (authentically, of course) someone on what they’re wearing. (Additional thought: Then suggest they give the item to you. After all, they’d probably want to return the kindness, no? It can’t hurt to ask.)
  • Coordinate a coat drive or sock and underwear drive with friends, co-workers and family to benefit a local women’s shelter.
  • Oh, and please post a comment to tell us what you’d like to see more of in the months ahead. Hearing from you would make our day!

2 thoughts on “Kindness is Always in Fashion

  1. Great post! Thank you for reminding us that it’s Random Acts of Kindness Week. For future posts, I’d love to know what the trends are for spring/summer fashions… colors, length of skirts, styles that are in, etc. Also… would be interesting to understand when trends actually hit Cleveland. Are we slow to adapt? Where do the trends start? Europe, then NY/Cali, then us? What is Cleveland’s “fashion style”?

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