287/365 Today I committed to #Secondhandfirst Week – TRAID

Today I learned about secondhand first week which runs from 17-23 November. I picked it up on twitter from @makeandmendyear

This is from the charity’s website-  http://www.traid.org.uk/secondhandfirst-week


Join the fashion reuse charity TRAID for a week of events, workshops and initiatives between 17th – 23rd November, to celebrate all things secondhand while committing to using more of our existing resources, rather than buying new.


All of TRAID’s work across reuse, education and international development funding is focused on reducing the negative impacts of textiles and the fashion industry on the environment and people’s lives.

We launched the #SECONDHANDFIRST pledge to encourage people to commit to sourcing a percentage of their wardrobe secondhand.

Taking the pledge reminds people of the problems in textile supply chains, and provides a way to take control and responsibility for our clothes consumption. You can take the pledge here.

With your help we can raise awareness and inspire others to think and take action.




So, here’s the proof… I took the pledge to source 50% of my wardrobe from second hand rather than new.  To demonstrate my committment, I bought some boots from Oxfam online.





I am going to challenge myself to wear something secondhand every day during #secondhandfirst week. I will post a daily photo on this blog and share with twitter and facebook.

I would love to hear from other bloggers who are doing this challenge.


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Interested in cooking and eating, books, theatre, crafts, thrift and upcycling.
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