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A Year Without Buying New Clothes

You might remember that around this time last year, I made a vow that I would try and avoid purchasing new clothing. The fashion industry contributes approximate 1.2 billion tonnes of green house gases per year which is more than that contributed by all international flights and maritime shipping ( source ).  For the past 11 months, I have tried my best to only purchase clothes from second hand shops and ethical stores and avoid fast fashion completely. I will admit there have been some slip ups but here is a full list of the clothes I have bought in the past year.  Second Hand 1 x jumper 2 x thermal tops 1 x thermal bottoms 1 x turtle neck  1 x midi skirt 1 x shorts Fast Fashion 1 x workout trousers Underwear  Socks 1 x thermal bottoms  1 x shorts  The first thing to note of my yearly purchases is the amount. Previously, my blog was full of hauls and posts about new items that I had bought. In the past year I have bought less than 20 things