After the Plastic Free July here comes an other environmentally conscious campaign, the #SecondHandSeptember. The campaign's goal to reach that people do not buy any new clothes during September and reuse their existing pieces, rethink them or repair them.
Of course every people's life there are special events that require to buy new pieces but the campaign's ambassadors suggest to visit secondhand shops in the first place.
This campaign is trying to fight against the fast fashion's waste.
The amount of waste is getting unstoppable big from year to year. The campaign was started by Oxfam who says nearly 11 million products are taken to landfill a week.
There are many ideas because of Secondhand September to end to the wasting and now we sum shortly how can you make your wardrobe more environmentally conscious and sustainable.
1. Repair them!
Let's be honest, none of them are unwarrantable just we have to spend about half hour to repair them and give new life to our old jeans and blouses.
Repair them because this way you can easily avoid to buy new clothes and get one step closer to a sustainable wardrobe!
2. Remake them!
Embroideries, patch, stickers, pins and other creative solutions are waiting for you to give new personality and life to your clothes.
3.Greenwashing - Is it worth to give our unused clothes to fash-fashion companies?
You can find many containers where you can pass your clothes in exchange of a voucher to the shop. Unfortunately it's a trap because they encourage you to buy new clothes from fast-fashion companies.
On the other hand, they take over too much used clothes but not able to recycle them this speed so finally they end up in the landfills again.
If you want to read more about greenwashing on The Guardian.