It is no secret that fast fashion is bad for the workers and bad for the environment. But sustainably-made clothing retailers such as People Tree tend to be expensive, with one jumpsuit costing £45.
However, don’t despair, for there is another option you can consider:
Below are some of our favourite online thrifting stores:
Thrift+ sells second-hand clothes while raising important funds for charities. They work closely with retailers and other partners, sharing their tools and approach so we can make a bigger difference together. Thrift_ raises funds for charity with every sale. The majority of us already donate our second-hand clothes to charities, and Thrift+ wants to supercharge the impact of that generosity. They ask every seller to nominate a chosen charity to benefit from their sales on Thrift+. To this end, Thrift+ is a registered merchant of PayPal Giving Fund.
Beyond Retro is committed to reducing, reusing, and reclaiming 10 billion items — and the brand’s practices are working. Beyond Retro uses eco-friendly packaging and carries an upcycled Reworked collection. From the 1970s paisley blouses to the men’s Hawaiian style button-downs, the options are limitless. Plus, there’s free UK delivery for orders over £75.
They also have shops around the UK and Sweden, where you can take in your pre-loved clothes and get money off your next purchase with them. If there’s anything we don’t take, they can recycle for you with Love not Landfill in the UK, and Human Bridge in Sweden!
Rokit has a vast collection of pre-worn vintage & designer secondhand clothes in the UK that can be bought online. And with a vast inventory, covering sizes XXS to XXL, Rokit’s size inclusivity is something to applaud.
Every item is cleaned and pressed before being added to the web page or sent to the store, meaning no nasty surprises either. They have also developed our own Rokit Originals Range. This is a collection of reworked vintage pieces.