Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – it’s unsustainable. Every week 13 million items of clothing end up in UK landfill. And did you know it would take 13 years for one person to drink the water needed to make one cotton t-shirt and a pair of jeans? Choosing to shop second hand can help.
That’s why Oxfam’s Second Hand September challenge is back! By pledging to shop only second hand for 30 days or more you’ll give clothes a longer life by keeping them from landfill.
It’s not just conscious consumers getting involved either. Top retailers like Selfridges and eBay are supporting Oxfam’s Second Hand September. Plus, there are retailers right here on Give as you Live Online selling preloved items, meaning you can stay stylish AND raise free donations for your charity whilst taking the #SecondHandSeptember pledge.
Check out these online stores where you can shop secondhand and raise free donations for the charity of your choice via Give as you Live Online.
Oxfam Online Store
Did you know Oxfam have an online shop? It’s the go-to place for second-hand goods, with lots of designer items at incredible prices.
Plus, as well as supporting Oxfam’s vital work with every purchase, for every sale, they’ll donate 5% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice when you shop via Give as you Live Online!
Love the thrill of the auction? eBay will donate 0.75% of every purchase to the charity of your choice, when you shop using Give as you Live Online.
Elvis & Kresse
Looking for something unique? Elvis & Kresse use reclaimed materials, such as fire hose, to make beautiful accessories. Plus, as well as donating 50% of their profits to charities linked to their rescued materials, they’ll donate 4% of any purchase to your chosen charity when you shop using Give as you Live Online.
Open for Vintage
Open for Vintage is a marketplace selling luxury pre-loved fashion from around the world. As well as finding a dream item at an incredible price, you’ll earn up to 2.5% of the sale price as a donation for the charity of your choice when you shop using Give as you Live Online.
Preloved.co.uk is an online community full of people selling nearly new and vintage bargains in over 500 categories.
When you sign up or shop via Give as you Live Online, they’ll pay donations to the charity of your choice at no cost to you!
What is Give as you Live Online?
Give as you Live Online is a FREE-to-use website, which enables you to raise donations for the charity of your choice every time you shop at any of our 4,000+ registered retailers. Whether you’re buying new shoes for the kids, ordering a takeaway or switching your electricity supplier, we’ll pay a donation (equivalent to a percentage of your spend) to your charity, at no cost to you. Sign up today, or find out more by clicking the banner below.