We all know someone who unearths the best charity shop finds.
In order to dig out a bargain however, you need a primer on where Cork’s best second-hand and vintage shops are located.
Now the members of the Environmental Society at University College Cork have put together a handy, free guide to help you navigate a sustainable shopping trip on Leeside.
As well as adding to the vast volume of textile trash that ends up in landfill and incinerators every year (225,000 tonnes of clothing annually in Ireland, according to Oxfam) fast fashion also contributes to water waste; dyeing fabric is responsible for 20% of the world’s water pollution.
A move against ‘fast fashion’
Seven UCC students have decided to boycott fast fashion for a year in an effort to highlight alternatives and protest the human rights abuses of industry workers in developing countries.
Buying pre-worn clothing isn’t just good for the planet, it’s also brilliant for your wallet; with a little effort, you can dig out designer coats, brand name jeans and quality tops, dresses and accessories for less than a tenner in many cases.
Keep a photo of this handy guide (click on the tweet below) on your phone, then it’ll be at your fingertips the next time you’re in town on the hunt for a bargain.
We’ve created a guide for ye to make sustainable shopping easy in Cork ✨
These are the charity and vintage shops we love that are in Cork City. There are so many cool places to pick up some second hand gems so next time you’re out in town, why not have a look in a few of them pic.twitter.com/q2m5PXXAkb
— UCC Envirosoc (@UCCEnvirosoc) October 20, 2019