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Second Hand September at Swansgate


Second Hand September is all about encouraging shoppers to purchase some good old hand me down items for the month of September. Second Hand September is an amazing campaign that was introduced in 2019, to help people be more conscious about their shopping habits. It aims to challenge shoppers to only buy second hand items for 30 days during September to help keep clothes out of landfill.

Did you know that in the process of making a new pair of jeans, it is estimated that 16.2kg of Carbon Dioxide is released? Shall we put that into context? It’s the same as a car driving 58 miles. As a result of buying and donating second hand items, such as clothing, we can reduce the damage to our planet by reducing the overall need for clothes to be made. 

Our YMCA store promotes a large variety of items including second hand jeans, tops, cardigans and high street designer clothing, shoes and other accessories. As well as books, furniture, home-wares, board games, sports equipment and jewellery. So whatever you are looking for, you’re likely to find a bargain! Money raised in these stores helps YMCA intensively support 572,000 young people every year, ensuring each young person we meet has an opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

It’s great to be shopping more sustainably, but all that effort is somewhat wasted if you aren’t caring for your wardrobe in the best way. Make sure to take care of your wardrobe and make your wardrobe last longer with Timpson. Timpson provides watch repairs, as well as shoe repairs and a full range of shoe care products.

If you’re looking for a sustainable way to donate or bring a new lease of life to a second hand DVD player, CEX buys, sells and exchanges a range of technology and entertainment products. You’ll be able to find a wide range of technology staples such as mobile phones, video games, DVDs and Blu-ray movies, computers, digital electronics, TVs and monitors, and music CDs.

Let Second-hand September be the month you make a change.


Start Date End Date
01/09/2022 12:00 am 30/09/2022 12:00 am