This month the charity Oxfam is encouraging us to stop buying new clothes and just shop second-hand in September.
The reason? Well there are a few, but the environmental impact of fast fashion is right up the top. Around 11 million items of clothing are added to landfill every WEEK in the UK, while it takes 20,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans and a t-shirt (that’s enough to keep a person well hydrated for 13 years!).
Of course, shopping second-hand (or not at all) also has some benefits to your bank balance, so it’s a great topic for this week’s episode where I’m joined by two members of the UK Money Bloggers community – Hollie Hutchinson and Faith Archer.
We discuss why they are getting involved in the campaign, how to find second-hand clothes, whether charity shops are more for women than men, and why it’s not just “dead man’s clothes”.
SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN TO OTHER EPISODES OF CASH CHATS (it’s free!):
The Oxfam #SecondHandSeptember hub
Hollie’s guide to taking part in #SecondHandSeptember
Faith’s blog about how she’s taking part
Andy’s guide to finding bargain second-hand clothes
The UK Money Blogger’s community article about why many are getting involved
ABOUT CASH CHATS
Cash Chats is presented by money blogger and broadcaster Andy Webb.
Cash Chats is a twice-weekly podcast Andy hosts to help you with your finances. At the start of the week he’s often joined for these friendly and accessible conversations by a member or friend the UK Money Blogger community to cover topics as diverse as freebies and investments. Then on Thursday you can listen to a bonus “deals of the week” episode – a quick rundown of the hottest offers from the last seven days.
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