Question Everything

Why am I in this shop? How do I feel? Do I need this? How will I pay for it? Where will I put it? What will I have to get rid of to make room for this? What will happen if I don’t buy this? Can this purchase wait? What else could I do with this money (Did I remember to wear deodorant today?)

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

new-to-you. the second hand swindle

From op-shops to designer consignment, eBay, vintage stores, garage sales, swap parties or suitcase rummages, everything we need is available second hand.

Here at BNNM headquarters, we haven’t bought a ‘new’ bit of clothing or home kit for nearly a decade (except for maybe an apartment which we paid for with the money saved from years of not buying stuff we didn’t need.)

Done right, second hand is the smart default of stylish fashionistas.

Email four mates now.

Set a date, buy a bottle of bubbles (it’s Buy Nothing New Month, not FebFast after all…) and get together.

Everyone brings 3 things from their home or wardrobe they no longer want/need.


See. Easy.
Not new, but new to you.

How to Buy Nothing New:

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

Welcome to the New You

Buy Nothing New Month 2018

It’s Buy Nothing New Month again.

Congratulations on signing up to LIVING more, shopping less.

You’re part of the global movement of people experiencing the joy of more freedom, more contentedness, more happiness, less stuff, less stress.

And it’s easy. SO EASY. This month, with the exception of essentials (food, hygiene and medicine) all you do, is BUY NOTHING NEW!

Buy Nothing New Month is about buying less, buying well made, buying stuff that’s built to last, rather than cheap, fast throwaway fashion, or stuff that’s make to break (bloody planned obsolescence) headed for landfill.

This month you’ll learn to shop less and source whatever you need second hand. So find the best op-shop in town (many are rubbish, so do your research) or get into online marketplaces for second hand stuff (eBay, Gumtree etc)

You got this.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

2017 Done and dusted!

Buy Nothing New 2017

That’s a wrap!

Collectively, our thoughts and actions are contributing to the growing global groundswell choosing citizenship over consumerism.

Keep living it up, with your lighter footprint and more contented heart.

Now, you’re on the path, who can you invite to join us?

Remember, Buy Nothing New Month is just the start.

Keep going.

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy

2015 Done and dusted!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


Collectively, your thoughts and actions are contributing to the growing global groundswell choosing citizenship over consumerism.

We would love to hear your experience.

Drop us a line or post to FB or twitter.

What rocked? What didn’t? What was your biggest challenge? What did you learn? How did you change?

It doesn’t end here.

Now, you’re on the path.

Keep treading lovingly and lightly!

Big ups to you,
You’re now a part of the global Buy Nothing New Crew

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”  Arundhati Roy

You Did It! Buy Nothing New Month 2014

Buy Nothing New Month 2014.


We hope you loved a little more, shopped a little less, saved some dough or just spent it more locally, more sustainably or more thoughtfully, saw the value in existing stuff and had some ‘ah ha’ moments of your own.

We would love to hear about your experience of Buy Nothing New Month on our FB page.

If you’ve had a terrible time, tell us.

If you’ve had a life changing epiphany – TELL EVERYONE!

Respect for what you’ve just done. Go have a lie down.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

PS: See you in October 2015