A Sustainable Shopping Challenge in Partnership with Goodwill
If you’re new here, welcome! I have an exciting challenge I’d like to share with you. For the month of November I vow to purchase nothing new. That’s correct. Nothing new. Am I shopping? Very likely. But I am only purchasing secondhand clothing items. See below for details.
Why? There are many reasons why shopping secondhand is a good idea- financial, environmental, to support a good cause, to make a style statement, etc. For me, shopping secondhand is purely an environmental stance.
I believe that secondhand shopping, whether high-end consignment, vintage or thrift, is the most sustainable shopping you can do because the resources have already been used and you are extending the lifecycle of discarded items that would otherwise be sitting in a landfill.
Sadly, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, only after oil.
Just over three years ago I