This September, Farnham Maltings’ staff took on Oxfam’s #SecondhandSeptember challenge! We pledged to ‘not buy new clothes for 30 days’ to raise awareness of the impact of fast fashion on the environment.

Some of us took the challenge to the next level and decided not to buy anything new for a whole month! That sure saved the pennies…

Did you know that buying one white cotton shirt produces the same amount of emissions as driving 35 miles in a car? The extensive amounts of carbon dioxide produced through the global textile industry, amongst so many activities, contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than international aviation and shipping combined. That’s why we’ve taken action through our Let’s Get Green staff campaign, designed to make sure environmental kindness is at the heart of each staff member.

Activities this month included a team trip to the refill shop. We stocked up on shampoo, lentils, cleaning products, pasta and more. We also held a Clothes Swap Shop for staff and volunteers to swap donated clothes items and accessories. What a great way to revitalise your wardrobe without costing the earth (in both meanings of the term). Everything not swapped was donated to charity for resell and recycling.

For this month’s challenge, we were kindly supported by the wonderful teams at Farnham’s vegan café Okomoko and health shop Farnham Wholefoods, both of which offer refill services for everyday essentials (and they’re just fabulous people!).

Steph Richardson
house General Manager

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