Every year, we make new year’s resolutions, and they are often forgotten about by the second week of January (we’ve all done it), with our good intentions left to the wayside.
This year, we want to try something different. We’re pledging to not buy any new clothes for the month of January. No big sales, no impulse buying and no fast fashion.
How you can take part:
Step 1: Download Bandi
Step 2: Create a profile
Step 3: Make the pledge in-app in the explore page when you see it
Step 4: Nominate a friend on social by screenshotting the graphic below and tag them!
Reasons to pledge:
Each year, January sales drive up the rates of consumerism with people impulse buying clothes and items that they don’t need, simply because they are on sale at irresistible prices.
Well, we have had enough. We are breaking up with fast fashion and leaving it behind in 2021 like that toxic ex you can’t seem to shake. We want to prove that it’s possible to avoid buying new clothes, and we would love for you to join our founders, Frankie and Nicole, as well as the Bandi team, on their journey through January to have a “not so new” new year.
We will be signing a pledge not to buy new, and we want you to join us and challenge yourself this year to help the planet and get a better wardrobe in the process 😉
“In the UK, clothing has the fourth largest environmental impact after housing, transport and food. More than half of fast-fashion items are thrown away in less than a year”
That statistic is enough to make even the most loyal fast fashion shoppers pause for thought, so we are going right to the source, and by not buying new, choosing to end the cycle that fast fashion perpetuates that you need the next micro-trend. Guess what? You don’t!
Of course, we understand that sometimes you don’t have everything you need in your wardrobe. That’s why downloading Bandi is the perfect way to ensure you stick to that Reuseolution by switching out your preloved items for someone else’s!
We will be with you every step of the way and updating you on our progress, so make sure you are following us on all the socials and on our website to see what we’ve been up to, as well as sharing some tips and tricks to keep you going through the month.
Join us by downloading Bandi, and switch out buying new for clothes swapping 😉
We can’t wait for you to make the pledge and join us on this journey to a more sustainable new year.