Did you know that every single week, 11 million items of clothing end up in the landfill? That’s a pretty scary fact for someone who’s trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle!
Unfortunately, it’s a fact that ‘fast’ fashion is having a huge effect on our planet! Luckily, more and more people and brands are starting to realise that this is unsustainable and that together, we need to do something about it.
That’s what Oxfam’s Second Hand September is all about – you can pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days and do your bit to reduce your impact on the planet.
I’ve got a few posts planned for throughout the month – the first of which is a Miss Frugal charity shop haul next week which will be filled with all the bargains that Miss Frugal got on her recent charity shop expedition. 😉 I haven’t added it up yet but I think she spent around £11 and got a fair amount of good stuff that she’ll actually wear.
I’ve been planning this series since I first heard about second hand September which does mean that we’ve bought more clothes than we usually would for the purposes of the posts that we’re planning. To balance out the extra purchases, we’ve had a one in, one out policy over the last month or so – Miss Frugal has sold some of her nicer things on eBay and the rest of the things we’ve sorted have been taken to the charity shop.
This isn’t just a change that we need to make for one month though, I want us to be more conscious about what we buy which is much easier said than done with two teenagers in the house but I think there are ways that we can be more aware of what we choose to buy AND keep the kids happy. I’ll share more of my ideas about how we’re going to try and do that throughout the month.
Also, it’s not just clothes that I want to try and be more conscious about and I have plans to upcycle a few of the things I’ve bought during our recent charity shop expeditions so keep an eye out for those.
I’d love to see as many of you all joining in throughout the month so please do let me know if you’re doing anything.
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