When I shopped for clothing in Canada I looked for quality so that my clothes would last. In Nica my wardrobe consists mainly of t-shirts and shorts. In a t-shirt quality used to mean a nice thick, heavy weight cotton jersey. With Leon’s toasty hot weather I find myself wearing the thinnest, lightest clothing that I brought with me. I’ve been wanting to augment my hot weather clothing, but didn’t really care to buy into the local knockoff trends of Hollister, Aeropostale or Abercrombie & Fitch.
If you ever wonder where your summer clothing donations go to when they are out of season in Canada, well I can tell you. They are donated to countries like Nicaragua and then bought in lots by retailers and then sold to the locals. To kill some time one night Elisha and I went into one of these stores in Esteli. They had some of the most random clothing that you could imagine. Everything from high-end dress shirts to promotional giveaway t-shirts from fundraiser walks.
Shopping at the Nica Goodwill was super entertaining and something that I want to do again. In fact I think this is my new shopping venue. I found a super “cool” t- shirt. After doing some internet research I found out it is from a K-8 school in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. It’s a Maple Grove Griffins team shirt that must have been worn by a rather large chubby 8th grader because it fits me like a glove. It’s a little short in the sleeves which shows off the guns.
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Daily Life and tagged Canada, clothing donations, Esteli, goodwill, hot weather, Leon, Living in Nicaragua, Maple Grove Griffins, Nica fashionista, Oakville, oakville ontario canada, Ontario. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.