I love second hand clothes, it's my favourite way to shop.”
Miquita Oliver, television presenter, in the UK
Second Hand September
What can you do?
When you buy and donate second hand clothes with Oxfam you give them a longer life. And you help to slow down fast fashion. And protect our planet and its people.
By shopping with Oxfam, you’re also reinvesting your money into vital work beating poverty worldwide. This supports people to speak out and stand up to the climate crisis. To create a fairer and greener future for everyone. Sign up for email updates from Oxfam.
REDUCE your waste.
13 million items of clothing go to landfill every week. You can save great clothes from ending up in landfill.
REINVEST in communities
By shopping with Oxfam you’re supporting communities to stand up and speak out for their right to a fairer and greener future.
When you donate your pre-loved clothes and accessories to us, they’ll never go to landfill. Your items will either be sold in our shops or we’ll find a use for them – like turning a t-shirt into mattress filler.
Climate change is impossible to ignore – it's affecting us all, and it’s pushing people deeper into poverty. People facing poverty often don’t have access to the support needed to survive and recover from extreme weather, such as clean water on tap during a drought, or house insurance to help rebuild after homes are destroyed by floods. So it’s more important than ever to act now, to prevent this global crisis from becoming a global catastrophe.
By shopping and donating with Oxfam, you’ll not only be helping to combat climate change, the money you help to raise will support people facing poverty around the world. For example, you’ll be reinvesting in communities in Bangladesh – a country that has been largely affected by the economic fallout of the retail industry during this pandemic, and a country that has been increasingly devastated by extreme weather as a result of climate change.
Shopping second hand has now become a big lifestyle change. From not buying new clothes, to buying homewares, and even plants, second hand!”
Zara, Oxfam Festivals Team, UK
Found - Harris Reed's demi-couture collection
Harris Reed created a spectacular collection of 10 pieces for London Fashion Week. All from pre-loved items he bought in the Oxfam Kingston Riverside wedding boutique.
He kindly donated one of the looks from Found to Oxfam. The money raised will be used to support people around the world to work their way out of poverty.