How to Take Part in ‘Second Hand September’

Are you wanting to reduce your ‘clothing consumerism’? Oxfam has the answer, by launching their ‘Second Hand September’ campaign. It’s a pledge, a challenge to only buy second hand for 30 days. And the reason why? Throwaway fashion is posing a real impact on our environment – every week, 13 million items of clothing ends up in UK landfill.

I love this campaign and there are ways to make second hand shopping as smooth as possible, it just involves a bit more thought. I’m no expert, but I’ve got some inspiration for you.

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How to be Eco-Friendly this Christmas

Over the last year or so, as consumers we’ve learnt more and more about the impact we are having on the environment. It might be a little too soon to be thinking about Christmas, but it seems like we’re flying through November, before you know it, it will be Christmas! I’m starting to get my planning mode on as I love this time of year, buying presents for friends and family. But as Christmas typically equals a large amount of consumerism, I’m going to incorporate some more eco-friendly ways of doing so and hopefully this will provide some inspiration to how you can do the same!

* some items in this post have been gifted but all opinions are my own, please see my disclaimer for more details*

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The Small Sustainable Swaps We Can Make

Looking after our environment and hopefully combating the effects of climate change is something I feel incredibly passionate about. I’m lucky enough to live in beautiful countryside for some of the year and in an incredible city for some of the year so naturally, I do want to protect it.

The amount of waste that we create but don’t actually need is frustrating and as a result, our oceans and land are being impacted. I’ve recently read ‘No More Plastic’ by Martin Dorey and I feel inspired, it’s a quick reminder that we can make a difference, no matter how small they may seem in the grand scheme and overwhelming thought of climate change.

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