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Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland 2022

where to buy second hand clothes in Ireland

We all know that the fashion industry generates a huge amount of waste and pollution, with a report in 2018 citing fashion as the 4th most polluting industry in the world. What makes that statistic worse – as if that’s possible – is that every second a bin lorry’s worth of clothes are landfilled or incinerated globally! This is largely because we now create more than 100 billion garments per annum.

Want to be part of the solution, and not the problem? Then the simplest, least expensive and most accessible way to help is to buy pre-loved clothes, and here’s your guide on where to do so in Ireland!

With some tips on what to look for!

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And if you only need something for a short period of time, how about rental?

Swap shops were a great way of finding new garments pre-Covid and although most groups organising them haven’t started up again, here’s a few to keep an eye on returning

Kids Clothes (some of which are free)


And here are some tips on what to look out for when buying second hand

It’s always better to try and source your clothing locally but if you need something special and have to go further afield here are some online resources to check out

Till next time


PS – Sorry the article is late this week. Took advantage of the dry weather to paint my gate posts!

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