Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – it’s unsustainable. Every week 13 million items of clothing ends up in UK landfill. And did you know it would take 13 years for one person to drink the water needed to make one cotton t-shirt and a pair of jeans? Choosing to shop second hand can help.
Join Second Hand September and pledge to shop only second hand for 30 days or more. You’ll give clothes a longer life by keeping them from landfill. And by shopping with Oxfam, you’ll be reinvesting your money into helping the poorest people on the planet earn a fair living and beat poverty.
We've got the facts, second hand shopping tips and inspiration you need to make your second hand shopping a breeze. You’ll help to stop great clothes from going to landfill – giving them a longer life. And when you shop at Oxfam, every item helps people beat poverty too.
Here are some ideas to help go second hand.