Join Remake in resetting your relationship with fashion by taking the pledge to buy no new clothes for 90 days. From June 1 to September 1, join us in creating a positive relationship with fashion, one that puts people and the planet first.
For the next 90 days, we will hit pause on our purchases, pledging to buy no new clothes while we reflect on the values we want to wear; the changes needed to create an inclusive, resilient fashion industry; and the role we can play moving forward.
By pledging to buy no new clothes — whether that’s buying nothing at all or only secondhand — for 90 days, you will reduce your carbon footprint, limit the waste you send to the landfill, and keep your hard-earned dollars away from companies that hurt people and the planet. Take the pledge below!
What about small, sustainable brands? Don’t these brands need our support during Covid-19?
Yes! Some ways that you can support small, sustainable brands during your #NoNewClothes pledge is by purchasing gift certificates or non-clothing items products from their stores, like household decor. The #NoNewClothes pledge does not equate to “no shopping.” Rather, the hope is that by refraining from purchasing new clothes over the next three months, you’ll become more aware of your consumption and waste habits and learn how to better challenge them.
How can I get my fashion fix while participating in the #nonewclothes challenge?
Just because you’re committed to buying no new clothes doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fashion. There are a plethora of alternatives when it comes to getting your fashion fix during #nonewclothes. NYC-based Wardrobe and LA-based OpenClosit offer a great alternative to buying new through their clothing rental services. If you still want to own rather than rent, check out Swap Society and ThredUp, two amazing online second-hand retail shops.
Don’t garment makers rely on our purchases to make a living? Doesn’t buying less negatively impact garment makers around the globe?
We get asked this question a lot, which is why we penned an entire op-ed on the matter!