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New research reveals true impact of charity shopping

Words by Abi Scaife

Great news: the results are in and charity shopping has an amazing impact on the environment.

Brilliant! Tell me more!

Fancy an excuse to head to the charity shop this weekend?

Oxfam has released stats showing that, if all UK adults bought half of their next wardrobe second-hand it would prevent carbon emissions from being released equivalent to a plane flying around the world more than 17,000 times - or 261,000 flights from London (Heathrow) to Greece (Athens). 

That’s huge!

It really is huge - which is why Oxfam is launching its Second Hand September campaign which encourages people to shop preloved and donate what they no longer need or wear for 30 days. 

So, take the opportunity to get your Marie Kondo on, ditch those clothes that no longer bring you joy, and get yourself to the charity shop!

To learn more about Oxfam’s Second Hand September Campaign, visit their website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Fashion Revolution. This is a charity campaigning passionately for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. Learn more here.

Remake. This is a global non-profit advocacy organisation fighting for fair pay and climate justice in the clothing industry. Find out more here.

Global Fashion Agenda. This is a non-profit which is accelerating impact to create a net positive fashion industry. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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