FIGHT­ING FAST FASH­ION

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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?

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