October 06, 2011

A Tribute to - Buy Nothing New Month!!

I've been a big fan now for years of op shopping and recycling in general and I love the fact I am now meeting like minded people who see the value in buying second hand, preowned, preloved, recycled, upcycled....

The benefits are countless.

Buy Nothing New Month is a great campaign - See their website Buy Nothing New

They state

"Buy Nothing New is not about going without, nor is it Buy Nothing New Never.

It’s about taking October to reassess what we really need, think about where the stuff we buy comes from (finite resources), where it goes (landfill), and what our alternatives are.

It is about conscientious consumption and by not spending on stuff we don’t need, increasing our savings for the things we do need.

Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October and challenge over consumption.

You’ll have more time on your hands and money in your pockets."

I'm pledging but I rarely buy new, I do shop and I shop well though (my bursting cupboards are proof of that!!). 

I feel uneasy though buying from mass produced shops where goods are either too cheap and my heart tells me someone somewhere isn't getting paid what they should or I see items that are far too overpriced and I still feel without knowing the maths behind the $ I'm not willing to part with my cash.

I love handmade though, give me markets where you can see the pride on the faces of the creators and the love they have put into their masterpieces!  This month I will not buy new though, handmade or not!

Here's some food for thought!!

Check out Recycled Market on Facebook - A page dedicated to spreading the love with a website due soon. 
Recycled Market

If you have a love of Op Shopping please check out I Op Therefore I Am, I've contributed a couple of posts but the variety of what people find and treasure is great

I love this reclaimed bathtub as well found on Greenopolis

Don't forget the classics as well for great items

Ebay - Check out this sweet cubby house

Etsy - Find items like this vintage comic pendant from  this shop - Comic Salvage

SHE IS TROUBLE Recycled vintage comic book necklace

I'll try to share some of my finds, some are keepers and some can be found on my Ebay Shop

Glomesh style 70's metal handbag $29.95 including free postage within Australia

Vintage 80's leopard print minidress by Miss Brown $24.95 including free postage within Australia

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