#SecondHandSeptember: 4 Online Marketplaces To Buy & Sell Pre-Loved Items

By Wild Ginger

#SecondHandSeptember: 4 Online Marketplaces To Buy & Sell Pre-Loved Items

September 6th, 2021 at 9:31 am

Cheap, plentiful, bad for the environment – fast fashion is much like fast food. We crave the convenience that allows us to keep up with the latest trends in the age of social media. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a few fast fashion pieces, especially because there aren’t many affordable options available. The problem lies within throwaway culture.

 

Throwaway culture is the misuse of fast fashion. Only the wealthy used to have wear-it-once wardrobes, but now many are able to afford clothes as single-use purchases. The pressure to look good on social media has people viewing outfits as perishable and disposable. This has caused an estimated 85% of textiles to end up in landfills each year.

 

What Is Second Hand September

Oxfam, a global movement that’s working towards a world without poverty, sees second hand clothing as a way to protect the planet and help people beat poverty. Their 30-day campaign, Second Hand September, encourages consumers to form more sustainable shopping habits by only buying second hand clothing all month.

 

How To Get Involved
  • Reduce your waste – Only buy what you’ll wear! Even if it’s second hand, ask yourself if you’ll wear it more than once. Be more intentional with your purchases and don’t be tempted by sales. Add it to your Wishlist first and see how you feel about it in a few days.
  • Reuse pre-loved items – Shopping second hand is an affordable option that keeps clothes from ending up in landfills. If it’s a local business, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and supporting small businesses, too!
  • Recycle your unwanted clothes – Declutter your closet and divide your clothes into three categories: donate, sell, recycle. Don’t throw away items that are in poor condition, instead choose to recycle the fabrics.

 

Where To Buy & Sell

 

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  • Pre-owned electronics, fashion, home & living: Carousell

 

  • Malaysia’s largest online marketplace: Mudah

 

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Where To Donate

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