This September, we encourage you to embark on a sustainable fashion journey. Second Hand September is an opportunity to reshape your consumption habits while making a positive impact on both the environment and your wallet.
By fully immersing yourself in Second Hand September, you're not only reducing your carbon footprint but also revamping your individuality through fashion.
Here's your straightforward guide to navigating the realm of second-hand shopping:
Start by assessing your wardrobe. What clothes do you already have that you can wear again? This will help you avoid buying things you don't need.
Attend a clothes swap. This is a great way to get free clothes and give away clothes you no longer wear. You can find clothes swaps online or in your local community.
Find a second-hand store near you. There are many different types of second-hand stores, so take some time to explore your options.
Shop online on platforms like Depop and Vinted. These apps allow you to buy and sell second-hand clothes. You can find a wide variety of items on these platforms, from vintage pieces to high-end fashion.
Check out sustainable fairs such as Future Fashion Fair. This event is held in Manchester, UK and features a variety of sustainable and independent fashion brands, plus a swap shop to exchange items. The next event is on September 30th, 2023. You can find more information on the Future Fashion Fair website: futurefashionfair.com
Set a budget. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.
Establish your preferences without getting swayed by trends. What style, size, and price range best suits your needs?
Be patient. It may take some time to find the perfect pieces. Don't get discouraged if you don't find what you are looking for right away.
Here are some of the benefits of shopping second-hand:
It is better for the environment. The fashion industry is a major polluter, so shopping second-hand helps to reduce your environmental impact.
It is more affordable. Second-hand clothes are often much cheaper than new clothes.
It is more unique. You are more likely to find unique and stylish pieces when you shop second-hand.
It is a great way to support local businesses. Many second-hand stores are run by non-profits or small businesses.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Second Hand September movement and make a difference for the planet and your wallet!