Did you know that around £220m is spent on Christmas jumpers in the run up to Christmas? The amount of money spent on in is insightful on how many we buy – which in itself is not the issue. The issue is, those jumpers won’t suddenly vanish after Christmas, nor will the pollution and resources used required to make them.
I don’t know about you but, I usually carry with me
my entire house and fridge at least my laptop, a water bottle, some cheeky snacks, and quite massive headphones. So let’s say that handbags are only for special occasions and backpacks are a must in my life.
Fashion can be quite a wasteful industry, that’s big news for no one. That’s why I strongly recommend buying your clothes second-hand if you have the chance to have thrift stores near you, or if you have access to websites or apps that connect you with people selling their clothes. Another great option is to rent your clothes but that does not really apply for activewear.
I personally buy all my clothes second-hand, except for underwear (duhh) and activewear. And that’s simply because I can’t seem to find precisely what I need second-hand.
Did you know that in 2013 13 million of tonnes of textile have ended in landfill or incinerators? That is the equivalent of the weight of more than two million average-sized male elephants. Whether you are already a responsible fashion buyer or not, here are some extra reasons to head to second-hand stores on your next fashion expedition.