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SANDAL SCANDAL: Do you ever buy or wear second-hand clothes?


22nd July 2019

SHOPPERS in Britain are set to buy 50 million summer outfits that will only be used once, so a charity is urging people to think of the planet and buy second-hand clothes instead.

A survey for Barnardo’s found that most outfits are bought for holidays, although people spend more money overall on clothes for weddings. The charity says that shoppers will splash out on 50.38m single-use outfits this summer, worth a total of £2.77bn.

The low price of some clothes means that many people think it’s okay to wear something only once, then chuck it in the bin. But campaigners are starting to fight back against ‘fast fashion’, by warning people how damaging it is. It takes a lot of resources to make clothes, but it is also bad for the environment to send waste to landfill sites.

Some critics blame social media, especially Instagram and Facebook, for making people think they need to constantly update their wardrobe. The Barnardo’s survey shows that 37% of 16 to 24-year-olds would be embarrassed to wear an outfit to a special occasion more than once, but that drops to just 12% for over-55s, who are less likely to use social media.

As well as being better for the environment, buying second-hand clothes can help charities like Barnardo’s to raise money, so it’s a double win!

Do you ever buy or wear second-hand clothes?


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88unicorn · 1 month ago

Of course I buy second hand clothes! People might think it’s tacky but my friend bought her prom dress from there!

sloth2008 · 1 month ago

Yes! It saves the environment and as long as the second hand things are clean and not broken, why not?

hector7 · 4 weeks ago

It’s better for the environment. Did you know that in WW2 people used curtains to fix clothes,as clothes were in short supply.

ilikenuts · 4 weeks ago

I don't but I think it's because I'm the oldest child, but my younger sister does.

iknow · 4 weeks ago

I didn’t, but might consider to, to make a difference.

teamgorbo1 · 4 weeks ago

Yes I do wear second hand clothes. I find it a lot of fun searching around different shops never knowing what I might find. I’ve got lots of designer clothes at a fraction of the price. It also helps the charities so I always donate my clothes to them, especially my local hospice charity shop. Also, it is good for the environment.

gogogirl09 · 4 weeks ago

of course i by second hand clothes! what do you think i think this world is?a waste dump?

asbml · 4 weeks ago

Of course I do! Who wouldn't?

puppy2143 · 4 weeks ago

I'm a younger sister so the clothes are passed down to me + better 4 the environment

thehkh · 4 weeks ago

I don't buy second-hand clothes but, I wouldn't have a problem doing so. I have never bought an outfit and only worn it once though.

pandaworld · 3 weeks ago

I can't believe people are kind of like, wasting money AND being cruel-kind of to the environment!!!!

oceangirl · 3 weeks ago

Yes because they’re not dirty or anything like that! They’re clean and they’re the same as the clothes you buy in primark or peacocks. They’ve just been worn by other people but they’ve been cleaned

cookie2121 · 3 weeks ago

Of course i buy clothes that are second hand! All my school uniform is second hand. I also have a younger sibling and younger cousins.

twig · 3 weeks ago

The majority of my school uniform is second hand

ameliau · 3 weeks ago

I don't think i have ever brought or worn second hand clot

lol123 · 3 weeks ago

I’m the youngest in my family and most of the stuff I wear is handed down

Mog18 · 3 weeks ago

Well of course! Many second hand clothes come from charity shops too.

gwenrat · 2 weeks ago

Yes X10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

9dolphin · 2 weeks ago

Buying second hand clothes is a great way to help the environment and you can find some really hood stuff much cheaper than in the shops. I have many clothes second hand from my cousins and second hand shops.

vegananime · 6 days ago

no, as Im the oldest child. Also, if you buy it from a charity store, you don't know whose worn it or where its been! im sorry this is just my view but I don't like the idea of wearing something someone else has done... stuff in

earthling. · 4 days ago

Why not? It's cheaper, it saves the planet and it's just the same quality as the store-bought stuff. Most of the time...

mollyboo8 · 22 hours ago

I do because otherwise you can sometimes waste your clothes but with second hand, other people have worn it and its not a waste.

emily2009 · 13 hours ago

It really depends