FIGHTING FAST FASHION
THIS month, the charity Oxfam is launching a new campaign to promote second-hand clothing and fight against throwaway fashion.
The initiative, which is being called #SecondHandSeptember, is asking everyone to pledge to only buy second-hand clothes for the month.
According to Oxfam, throwaway fashion is putting huge pressure on our planet, with 13 million items of clothing ending up in UK landfill every week. And from growing the cotton to the dyeing process, it can take 20,000 litres of water to make a cotton T-shirt and a pair of jeans. It would take 13 years to drink that much water.
But there are loads of bargains and vintage clothes to be found in charity shops, and by buying second-hand you can help stop clothes ending up in landfill. If you shop at Oxfam, you’ll also be helping the poorest people on the planet to earn a fair wage and beat poverty. What do you think? Will you buy second-hand?