Second Hand September

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.

It would take 13 years to drink the water needed to make one t-shirt and a pair of jeans
Every week the UK sends 11 million items of clothing to landfill
The clothes sent to UK landfill every year weigh as much as the Empire State Building
The clothes Oxfam save from landfill every year weigh as much as the eiffel tower

Take the 30 day pledge

Join the Second Hand September pledge to shop only second hand for 30 days or more. Share your pledge with us using #SecondHandSeptember and tagging @OxfamGB on Instagram and Twitter.

Second Hand Inspiration

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.

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What to look out for this Second Hand September

Here is a round-up of what to expect from #SecondHandSeptember 2020

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