Buy Nothing New Month – Make memories, not mess!

Welcome back to the best month of your bank account’s life!

Not only may your wallet thank you, our planet certainly will.

Buy Nothing New Month is a great way to rethink our stuff.

Why take part?

Because you’re interested about our stuff, where it comes from and where it goes.

You’ll find simple changes you can make to reduce your impact and increase your inspiration. You’ll probably save some coin.

Thanks for getting on the train.

P.S. Some of you have been seen some of this before, we’re hoping you’ll share it and encourage someone else on this path.

Enjoy the ride.




Buy Nothing New Month – October 2014

Buy Nothing New Month 2014

Ready for a potentially life changing challenge?

We reckon you’ll have fun, save some money (think ‘do I really need it?’);
make some mates (‘hey neighbour, can I borrow your drill?’), create some stuff (hmmmm, YouTube can I turn that ‘old’ dress into a ‘new’ top?),
flex your ‘resource muscle’ (can I make do with something I’ve got?) and develop an understanding of where our stuff comes from, where it goes, who made it, what where their working conditions and some alternatives that are better for us, our wallets, our people and our planet.

You’re part of a growing global movement embracing ‘new consumption’ avoiding wasteful consumption and extending the life of existing stuff.

Please send to friends you’d like to join on the way.

Shoot us a line anytime at http://on.fb.me/17UBOWo




Buy Nothing New Month: Start your Imaginations!

Buy Nothing New Month 2013

Pledgers get ready for a potentially life changing challenge! We hope you’ll:
have fun;
maybe save some money (think ‘do I really need it?’);
make some human connections (‘hey neighbour, can I borrow your drill?’);
create some stuff (hmmmm, hello youtube, can I turn that old dress into a ‘new’ top);
flex your ‘resource muscle’ (I need a “blah”, can I make do with something I’ve got?);
and develop an understanding of where our stuff comes from, where it goes, and some alternatives that are good for us, our wallets, our people and our planet.  Continue reading “Buy Nothing New Month: Start your Imaginations!”




Tell Us About It.

How was Buy Nothing New Month for you? We would love to hear about the swap parties you held, the resources you used to get through, what you learnt and what the experience meant to you.

We would also love to hear about great second hand stores in your area, from fantastic furniture, to second hand clothing retailers.

Did you spend more money on experiences this month? If so, what did you do? Shout out on the Facebook page, and let the world know of how awesome it can be to buy experiences over stuff.

Keep in touch and we hope that taking part in Buy Nothing New Month has shown you are not your skinny jeans, or stove pipes, or flares or whatever is fash right now.

Someone else said it better than us, but fashion comes and goes, style lasts forever.

Got any great quotes that relate to changing how we consume? Send them in, or paste them up to Facebook.

Get out there and live it up. Good on you for taking the pledge and we hope you have experienced the joys of living more and shopping less.

Bye bye for another year,

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew




Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012

Welcome to Buy Nothing New Month!

It’s that time again.

This year, welcome to the Dutchies who have launched BNNM locally, and our mates in the USA who are gearing up to launch BNNM in the States.

We were wrapped last year to have people pledging from all over the globe, from Spain, Portugal, South Africa…

We hope you have a blast, that you make mates with neighbours (a lot can happen when you knock on the door and ask to borrow a drill…) that you look at your existing stuff differently and that you get out there and spend time with your mates and family instead spending money on stuff you don’t really need. Continue reading “Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012”




Well You’re Done

Buy Nothing New Month is over for another year.

Thanks for pledging! How did you go?

We hope you enjoyed taking a little time out to rethink how we buy, what and why.

We hope you personally loved a little more, shopped a little less for unnecessary stuff, had a bit more ‘you time’, got some of the feel good factor and maybe have even a little more cash in the bank than usual. Continue reading “Well You’re Done”




Buy Nothing New Month – October 2011

Buy Nothing New Month Pledgers – Start your engines – October 1st is when we kick off!

Get ready for a month of challenges, fun, money saving, human connections, creativity, resourcefulness and that full-on FEEL GOOD FACTOR.

By taking part in Buy Nothing New Month, you’re stepping up to the plate with a whole host of humans saying ‘this hyper consumption thing aint working. Why don’t we try something a little different…’ Continue reading “Buy Nothing New Month – October 2011”