22 Apr Why You Should Shop Second-hand
Everyone loves shopping, and especially getting a bargain! With a long lockdown and so many readily available, cheap clothing brands on the internet, its easy to get caught up in shopping fast fashion brands that will arrive on our doorstep with just a few clicks on your phone or computer. However, fast fashion can have serious implications for the environment: filling our landfills, using massive amounts of water and energy and being responsible for 10% of global CO2 emissions.
Fortunately, there are ways to avoid fast fashion and shop more sustainably. Second-hand certainly doesn’t mean second-rate, as by shopping second-hand, you can avoid clothes which are perfectly wearable from going to landfill.
Clothes take time and resources to make, and just because someone else doesn’t have the need for them anymore, doesn’t mean that someone else won’t! With the easing of lockdown and non-essential retail back open, Anglia Square is the perfect place to shop pre-loved clothes, with 4 charity shops open for business.
You can find incredible clothes at a fraction of the price at charity shops, with all proceeds supporting a fantastic cause. Many who shop at charity shops also love the thrill of the hunt, as very little beats the feeling of discovering great vintage finds and high-end products – which would usually sell for a high cost!
With shopping second-hand being beneficial to both your bank account and the environment, it’s a no-brainer! Although you must be patient to browse the vast quantities of stock on charity shop rails and prepared that you may not be able to find exactly what you are looking for, shopping second-hand is eco and budget friendly, fun, and can help you become more resourceful.
Head to Anglia Square to browse the stocked up racks at Scope, YMCA, Sense and Pact and start shopping sustainably. Let us know what you find! Tag us in your photos or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on our page!