Monday 14 August 2023

Coming Soon! Second Hand September

When you shop second hand and donate unwanted clothes to second hand shops, you reduce waste, take a stylish stance against climate change, and help create a fairer world.

Apart from underwear and shoes, I always buy second hand clothes. Not just clothes either, most of my books are second hand (though I like to buy new books when they are from small, independent publishers) as are many of our household items. Most recently, an old pedal bin broke. A bin isn't something I would normally think of buying second hand, but none of the local hardware shops had any bins and I found myself buying a bin from a local second hand shop. It's in excellent condition too.

Second Hand September is all about celebrating second hand clothing! Can you commit, for the whole month, to buying only second hand clothes? And don't forget to donate your pre-loved items! Find out more about Second Hand September here and sign up to take part here

Finally, here are some other ways to reduce the impact of your own clothing. Here are just a few:

  • Avoid fabrics with a high environmental footprint, such as non-organic cotton, leather and synthetic fibres

  • Choose organic cotton and other natural fabrics that are produced without toxic chemicals

  • Choose brands that are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact

  • Wash your clothes less often and only at 30 degrees

  • Buy less, choose well and make it last


eileeninmd said...

I guess I am lucky not having to buy any new clothes.

Jenn Jilks said...

It is a good thing to do. My grandkids love thrifting.
When the family went to Australia and New Zealand they packed lightly, then bought/thrifted winter clothes when they were there and left them behind!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Eileen you are lucky!

Jenn, it's a great thing to do, i agree and your family approach to clothing on your trip is a great one!