Second Hand September is a national campaign seeking to put an end to throwaway fashion. Originally coined by charity Oxfam, the campaign asks consumers to avoid buying new clothing for the entire 30 days of the month.
Due to its success and the growing interest in eco-fashion, many brands and charities have also taken on the campaign to encourage the public to shop consciously and do good.
This September, we’re asking you to shop at one of our charity shops to ditch the fast fashion, pick up some beautiful one off pieces, all while supporting our charity shops which play an important role in funding our front line services.
We currently have six charity shops; two in Bath; one in Frome; one in Trowbridge; one in Chippenham, and one in Thornbury. Our Walcot Street shop in Bath also has a library full of thousands of books, from top selling fiction, rare histories and travel journals.
Choosing an eco-conscious lifestyle is becoming ever more paramount in today’s society. Did you know that more than 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year? [Wrap, the waste charity.] It also added that 5% of the UK’s total annual carbon and water footprint came from clothing consumption. That’s a huge amount of wastage and energy spent, especially when the solution is so easy. Ditch the fast fashion, re-use and repair.
As well as shopping at our shops, you can support us by donating any good quality clothing, books, bric a brac, Vinyls, CDs, DVDs. Our Walcot Street shop particularly needs donations of vintage and antique clothing.
Our Charity Shops
86 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BD
26 Shaftesbury Road, Bath BA2 3LJ
17 Market Place, Frome, BA11 1AN (opposite Boots & Costa)
51/52 Market Place, Chippenham, SN15 3HU
10 St Mary’s Way, Thornbury, BS35 2BH
Unit 12 The Shires Shopping Centre, Trowbridge, BA14 8AT