Updated: Dec 19, 2019
The Secondhand Shopping Society is gaining momentum for Nothing New November....
As we fast approach the next Nothing New November challenge, I’m getting really excited talking it up, shooting some photos of my pre-owned looks, and of course fielding lots of questions. The whole point is to raise awareness of the issues in the current mainstream and fast fashion industry and encourage people to be more conscious of their shopping choices.
Of course, I am not asking you NOT to shop, but if you are going to shop, how about trying secondhand first? I have been crazy surprised at how much I am able to find secondhand when I need something. So much so, that after first giving secondhand shopping a try four years ago, today I actually shop about 90% secondhand.
By starting the Nothing New November challenge for the second year in a row, I want to make sure I am clear that this doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t buy anything brand new- or that it’s bad or should be avoided...
The point of this ‘challenge’ is to raise awareness of a fashion industry that is out of control. The system is- in many ways- broken. And it’s in dire need of evolving so that people and the planet are respected and put first. Sweat & child labor are not acceptable. Trashing the planet is not acceptable.
Shopping secondhand is a great way to merge your love of style with respect for the planet and the people who make our clothes. Why? It slows down the demand already placed on the fashion industry to produce faster, cheaper garments.
More coming soon on the next Nothing New November Challenge. I hope you will join us! FYI I have a photoshoot planned tomorrow with Carrilee Fox (featured here!) and a few of my ‘secondhand shopping society’ girls tomorrow!
I can’t wait to show you the images from our shoot. Stay close to my Instagram stories, as always, I’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes footage!
Photography: Carrilee Fox Photography
Makeup: Salon Tavit
Clothing: Sixchel + Goodwill