Why Second-hand?

Rubi at the Rana Plaza site with photos of her two sons who died in the factory collapse.
Rubia at the site of the former Rana Plaza factory with photos of her two sons who died in the factory collapse.

Over-consumption is having a seriously negative environmental impact on the planet, while exploitative labour and unsafe working conditions are commonplace in our supply chains.

For the future of our planet, this insatiable demand on rapidly diminishing resources like land and water simply cannot continue. #Secondhandfirst Week is dedicated to celebrating the power of reusing the clothes and other resources we already have. Sourcing more of our clothes (and other goods) second-hand is a practical way of immediately adopting a more sustainable way of living. In doing so we: