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Upcycling…

15 Aug

So, this weekend is Texas Tax Free Shopping Weekend. It means that you don’t have to pay taxes on clothing!

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 15, 16 and 17 – the state’s annual tax holiday.

There is a list of Tax Free and Taxed Items on the website mentioned above. Here are some of the items I find funny…

you don’t have to pay tax on:

Belts with attached buckles

Boots – cowboy, hiking

but you do have to pay tax on:

Belt buckles (without belt)

Boots – climbing, fishing, rubber work boots, ski, waders

I am planning on attending the Don’t Shop, Swap in Austin tomorrow.

we’d rather swap than shop. We can make a difference by utilizing what’s already out there and minimize our impact on our already overtaxed planet.

Those that attend can bring their clothes which will then be sorted into various piles of gender and size and variety. In the style of Swap a rama rama, seen at last year’s Maker Faire, we will have sewing machines lined up operated by seamstresses from the community who can help people alter and reconstruct the clothes they find in the piles.

They don’t call it Recycling…its called Upcycling.

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