8 Reasons to buy second hand

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I admit that I can be guilty of buying new clothing from time to time. However alot of our clothing are now second hand. The majority of my clothing are what my sister was getting rid of and she let me try on before they went to a charity shop and others are items that I've managed to find that have caught my eye when browsing in charity shops, eBay or on Facebook market place. I can say at least 90% of Blake's clothes are second hand too as I find them in the above mentioned places and I also have a friend who's son grows out of the size Blake moves onto so I end up buying them off her. As for Stuart he rarely gets anything new and has shirts and jumpers he has had for years as they last him well.



Today as part of #SecondHandSeptember i'm sharing with you reasons why you should be buying second hand and saying NO to fast fashion. 

1. It's good for the environment 

I recently came across some shocking statistics regarding the impact fast fashion is having. It's estimated that two tonnes of clothing are brought every minute here in the UK. That amount produces nearly 50 tonnes of carbon emissions – the same as driving 162,000 miles in a car. In one month alone, the carbon footprint of new clothes bought in the UK was greater than flying a plane around the world 900 times. Yep let that sink in. 

2. Helping charity
By buying second hand in charity shops you are giving money to help out a  good cause. Don't forget to also donate any unwanted belongings of yours too.

3. You will save money 
Definitely one of the most obvious things is that you can buy things for so much cheaper. Which means you can buy more for your budget or just spend less and be able to use money on other things.

4. Wide selection of items
Buying second hand means there is such a wide selection to choose from. It's not just charity shops you can buy from but car boot sales and online sites such as Ebay and Facebook  marketplace where you can search for what you are looking for.

5. Unique pieces
You never know what you are going to find. You may come across some unique pieces that no one else owns.

6. Fashionable pieces
I must admit I don't really follow the trends. However why buy a new flannel shirt in new look when you could find one that's really from the 90s.

7. Designer items
If you are lucky you may find designer items. With second hand working out cheaper it means you may actually be able to afford that channel handbag you had your eye on.

8. It's fun
I actually enjoy browsing and finding a gem of an item. Especially as you dont know what you will find.

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