Green Actions: Second Hand September

Second Hand September is a campaign encouraging people to avoid buying new clothing for the entire 30 days of the month. It’s not too late to find out about fast fashion and think about your choices – you can just extend into October! If you want to participate via Oxfam, you need to be 16 or over – but nothing is stopping you taking up this challenge for yourself!

The Oxfam campaign aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of fashion.

Currently, almost 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions are produced by the fashion industry and 11 million items of clothing are sent to landfill every week in the UK. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – it’s unsustainable. If you are 16 or over you can  Join Second Hand September and pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days.

It’s not the only campaign asking for people to stop buying new clothing. Extinction Rebellion recently asked its followers to boycott fashion for a year, and requested that London fashion week be cancelled.

Please also remember that our PTA, Cheney Friends, sell pre-loved uniform at Parents’ Evenings and that we always welcome donations of clean uniform items in good condition, which we can store on the premises until our next sale. If you have any uniform in good condition at home that you have grown out of, you can donate it to the school.