Buy second-hand clothes

Second-hand clothes rack

With the millions of tons on garments ending up in landfill every year, opting for second-hand clothing rather than using raw materials helps reduce the environmental impact of your wardrobe - and feels like a fun treasure hunt!

The fashion industry produces and sells somewhere between 80 billion and 150 billion garments a year globally.


  • Reduces the number of textiles ending up in landfill
  • Reduces the water waste and chemical pollution associated with fashion production methods
  • Saves money - second-hand is often cheaper


  • Research has shown older synthetic clothes may shed more microfibres
  • You can't always find something specific

Making a difference

If everyone bought just one used item in a year, it would save 449 million lbs of textile waste.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution