So, whilst you’re out kicking leaves around your leafy, local high street this September, take a moment to think about why you should be getting involved in Oxfam’s campaign #SecondHandSeptember.
Here at Local Life HQ, we’re all about making moves to more sustainable ways of shopping! And whilst we understand the need for those convenience purchases like the last-minute birthday card you only remembered with one foot in your pyjama leg, or the hair clips you really need by 7pm but are working until 6:30pm, we’re realistic! Meaning, whilst we hope for a future with a more laidback (and dare we say it, local) way of life, in the here and now, we know that most people live busy lives and a wander down dreamy streets made up of crafty, creative independent shops isn’t something everybody has the pleasure of doing.
That said, for those who do manage a meander around nearby indie establishments, for the next 30 days consider popping into that well-dressed charity shop window for a mooch through potential pre-loved purchases. As for those busy bees among us, second-hand shopping isn’t all about keeping it local these days with online shops including Oxfam’s very own online shop. Take a look and two things are likely to happen:
You’ll be surprised at what you might find!
You’ll join thousands of supporters who help the cause every day
So going back to our original question, why should you care, why should you get involved, it’s simple. Sustainable shopping is your gift to the planet we all inhabit. Climate change affects all of us and with so much choice available to us, it’s our own responsibility to do the research and make the right choices. Read it here in Oxfam’s own words:
“Climate change is impossible to ignore – and it’s pushing people deeper into poverty. So, it’s more important than ever to act now, to prevent this global crisis from becoming a global catastrophe.
When a new pair of jeans is made, an estimated 16.2kg of CO2 is emitted – the equivalent of driving over 58 miles in a car.
So, by recirculating our clothes – buying, wearing and donating second-hand – we can help to reduce the demand for new clothes. And this could in turn help to reduce the damage to our planet.”
#SecondHandSeptember #FoundInOxfam #DareToRewear