Take part in Oxfam Second Hand September and shop second hand to reduce waste, take a stance against climate change, and help create a fairer world – all while looking super fabulous.
WHAT IS SECOND HAND SEPTEMBER?
Second Hand September is a campaign that promotes donating, reusing, rewearing and restyling your clothes during September – and beyond!
Since 2019, Second Hand September has inspired thousands of people to shop in a way that is kinder to people and planet.
This year, taking part will get you a free limited edition poster and postcard set, so you can spread the word about sustainable shopping, and help fight the climate crisis in style.
Fashion doesn’t have to add fuel to the climate crisis. Donate your pre-loved clothes, and give them another life. Every item you donate gives clothes a second life, reduces waste, and funds change that the world needs, now.
WHY SHOP SECOND HAND?
What you wear has never been more important. The fashion industry is one of the worst offenders for greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, people who have done the least to cause the climate crisis are facing the very real consequences.
Shopping and donating second hand is one step we can take towards building a better, safer, fairer world.
WHY SECOND HAND SEPTEMBER?
Climate change is impossible to ignore – and it’s pushing people deeper into poverty. So, it’s more important than ever to act now, to prevent this global crisis from becoming a global catastrophe.
When a new pair of jeans is made, an estimated 16.2kg of CO2 is emitted – the equivalent of driving over 58 miles in a car.
So, by recirculating our clothes – buying, wearing and donating second hand – we can help to reduce the demand for new clothes. And this could in turn help to reduce the damage to our planet.
By shopping with Oxfam, you’re investing in vital work to beat poverty – standing with communities worldwide as they fight the climate crisis and speak out against the global inequalities that push people deeper into poverty.
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN SECOND HAND SEPTEMBER?
Anyone can take part! Over the past few years, thousands of people have taken up the challenge of not buying anything new for 30 days .
You can find inspiration by searching #SecondHandSeptember on Instagram – it’s full of photos of people sharing the second hand gems they’ve found. You can also find some great tips on the Oxfam blog.
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