Tag Archives: second hand

Solving the Packaging Problem for Unique Gifts

Could 2015 be a second-hand Christmas? There’s certainly been a flurry of activity around second-hand shopping this year. TRAID ran their #Secondhandfirst Week in November inspiring people to buy, swap and wear second-hand clothing. I joined in on Twitter and … Continue reading

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#JustFriday #BlackFriday or #Friyay – your choice.

You’ll be fully aware of Black Friday I’m sure. Another ‘tradition’ to come across the Atlantic, Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Black Friday falls on November 27 and … Continue reading

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“Dead White Man’s Clothes”

Did you see the ‘Secret Life of Your Clothes’ last night? The BBC2 This World documentary followed the fate of your charity shop donations, showing that most of your old clothes don’t end up on the rails of your local … Continue reading

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Diverse Economies and Alternative Channels of Consumption

A couple of months ago I went to a fascinating conference/workshop organised by the Geography department at the University of Leicester. It was called ‘Diverse Alternatives: living, working and playing differently in the capitalist mainstream’ and followed the department’s distinguished … Continue reading

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Oxfam Posts: Three Key Reasons for Second-Hand Shopping

For my last three blog posts for Oxfam Fashion I looked at why we might choose to buy second-hand clothes and accessories. Reasons and motives are more complex than you might first think and vary depending on an individual’s priorities … Continue reading

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Quality Second-hand Children’s Clothes at Matilda & George

If there is one thing it makes perfect sense to acquire second-hand, it’s kid’s clothes. Children grow so quickly that many clothes are hardly worn before they’re not needed anymore. A lot of us will have grown up with hand-me-downs … Continue reading

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