That’s it!

That’s it!

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

Keep living it up, with your lighter footprint.

Remember, Buy Nothing New Month is just the start.

Just keep going.

What can you do next?

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

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew




SEW BE IT

Every year we suggest you guys learn to sew.

Be honest.
Did anyone do it?

It is such an easy way to get into second hand stuff.

Seriously.
Get a second hand sewing machine.
Or borrow one.

It’s fun, it will save you loads of money and is like a mindful activity (like those corporate colouring in books).

Oversized or undersized clothing from the op-shop can be easily taken out or taken in. (hello, GOOGLE, youtube for a lifetime of ‘how to’ videos’)

If you’re not that adventurous or lack time, take an armload of out-dated clothes to your local seamstress and work through options together to taken them in/out, up/down to refresh the look, saving you time, money and your kit from wardrobe oblivion.

That’s why buying good quality instead of cheap fast throwaway is great.

Good quality can always be altered into something else.

Cheap fabric, not so much.

Buy Less, Choose Well and Make It Last.” – Vivienne Westwood

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew




New to you. The second hand solution:

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

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 5 things from their home or wardrobe they no longer want/need.

SWAP EM!

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

How to Buy Nothing New:
buynothingnew.com.au/how/




What Luxury Hotels teach us about 2nd Hand

Newsflash!

You’re already a second hander from way back.

When you sleep in luxury hotel or eat in a restaurant, you’re not the first to sleep in those sheets or eat from that fork. Are you?

Buy Nothing New Month just extends what you’ve been doing already for years.

Explore other categories where it makes sense to go second-hand first:

Baby clothes, books, toys, clothes, furniture, homewares, picture frames, plants, office equipment, cars, houses, crockery, jewellery, glassware…

(notice this list includes pretty much everything?)

Check out some clever ways to up-cycle your furniture.

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www.reestore.com




New to You

I love it when someone else pays full price first’ – Justine Twice

Love luxury labels?

Check out the world of second hand designer kit, where you  can look sassy and still put #secondhandFIRST!

With everything from Missoni to Mavi, Sisley to Sass & Bide, Zimmerman to Zara available second hand why not borrow, swap, rent or buy second-hand, save money and extend the life of those poor Prada pants?

Switch your default to ‘second hand first’ and see the ‘old’ world through ‘new’ eyes!

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” English Proverb




Second-Hand Wonderland

“Vintage is glorious and stylish; it’s the way forward. When I go into great vintage stores, I wonder why we ever buy new” – Thandie Newton

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

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

How to Buy Nothing New:
buynothingnew.com.au/how/

*Have you posted a pic of your grooviest op-shop or up-cycled project to our Facebook yet?

http://on.fb.me/1gES1Vh