Kate on Conservation

Sustainably 2nd-hand

Hello. Kate on Conservation here, welcome to my online carboot sale — Sustainably 2nd-hand! ♻️As part of my extended Secondhand September pledge against ‘fast fashion’, I’ve been trying to declutter my home and reuse/recycle items that are gathering dust or no longer wanted or needed.

I’ll be selling items through this channel to raise money for wildlife charities. 🙌🏻

Shop Sustainably 2nd-hand

You can visit my Sustainably 2nd-hand Depop shop here: depop.com/kateconservation/

Find us on Facebook by joining my Facebook group here.

Check out my Instagram page for all things sustainable here: www.instagram.com/planetfriendlykate/

Many thanks, and happy sustainable buying!


The problem

So-called fast fashion (the term used for cheap and trendy clothing lines that are inspired by ideas from the catwalk, then mass produced at breakneck speed for sale in high street stores), is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water and air pollution.

Masses of disused household items, along with clothing, electricals and plastic products end up in landfill every year, and it feels equally detrimental to the environment to hold on to unwanted items as they fall into a state of disrepair, and ultimately end up having to be thrown away, too.

The fast fashion industry is a leading contributor to pollution and produces problematic levels of waste, and often comes hand-in-hand with poor working conditions with regards to the mass manufacture of garments in other countries.

The solution:

Changing our shopping habits to reduce our consumption of ‘single-use’ clothes and short-term fashion trends will help have a positive effect on the planet.

In terms of sustainability, secondhand is best — as it extends the life of clothes that have already been created. Read more about fighting fast fashion here.

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