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!

Common FAQs

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!

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  1. If you know the 80 20 rule I will describe it in terms of our clothes; we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time, meaning we wear the same go to items. We amass so much we don’t realize it. New underwear should be the only exception 🙂
    Happy not buying 🙂 promise you it gets easier. I buy 2nd hand but tbh I have too much. Time to put my money and efforts elsewhere!!

  2. I definitely agree with your assumption based on the Pareto rule!
    I personally realized, that while it may seem like I do change a lot of my clothes, the cycle of a new wardrobe is definitely around 90 days. So most often I wear those 3 jeans for at least a few months on end!
    Also having a sibling or a close friend with whom you can exchange clothes makes it more fun! This way, the number of items stays the same but your outfits keep changing!

  3. Today was the first I tried on or wore any summer pants. What a relief that this pair is wearable.
    My only challenges are that I really want to sew something linen to test if I want to lean toward it for summer in the future.
    I’d also like to test a merino wool t shirt. I may try making one from my husband’s holey sweater.

  4. Three months is actually a short timeframe. Since the pandemic started till up to this date, I haven’t bought new clothes.. I don’t really splurge much on clothes, and I dont mind wearing them most of the time. 🙂

  5. I agree with Anne. I don’t splurge on new clothes much but I do love visiting our local thrift store. For a new idea, you might want to check out consignment stores as well. Another online secondhand store not mentioned was Poshmark, where name brand items are extremely reasonable and you can even sell things you have then buy from them to refresh your wardrobe.

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