Slow fashion is the way to go when it comes to sustainability and the environment. This means buying new clothes that have been ethically and sustainably made, or even better, giving some pre-loved clothes a new home.
There are some truly amazing bargains to be had when it comes to buying pre-loved and second hand clothes, and you’ll be amazed at the incredible style you can find. If you’re new to shopping second hand, or thrifting, rest assured that it’s easy to find great clothes. If you need a helping hand to get started, here are three great places to find some new additions to your sustainable, slow fashion wardrobe!
eBay is the OG of the online thrifting world. If you’ve never used eBay before, it’s easy to get your head around and a fantastic place to buy and sell pretty much anything, including clothes and accessories. Items for sale are either placed on an auction or at a ‘buy it now’ price and you can sometimes make offers on items too. Type in whatever you’re looking for, and have fun browsing – you’ll find amazing things for bargain prices! While you’re browsing, be mindful of where items are coming from. If something is being shipped from China then it’s probably not going to be a great sustainable fashion choice!
In recent years, Depop has risen to the same level of success as eBay and is now favoured by many fashionistas when it comes to finding a truly amazing vintage outfit. The Depop app has a really friendly user interface so is a doddle to use – search your chosen key words and have fun scrolling through endless amazing vintage possibilities!
- Real life Charity shops
Charity shops are everywhere here in the UK, so there’s no shortage of places to look and explore when you’re looking for a new outfit. Sometimes it can take a few visits and some rummaging before you find something that’s right for you, but it’s always worth it thanks to the bargain prices and support you’ll be giving to charity.