We are halfway through #secondhandseptember - the challenge to see whether you can survive a whole month without purchasing any brand new items of clothing, in an effort to reduce the amount of clothing that is disposed of every year
We think that when making sustainable changes you should start with the essentials, the products you pick up on the regular. And what’s more regular than the monthly fun of a period?! Every time of the month, us women get through an average of 22 disposable sanitary products.
6 weeks ago, I was in Rome eating parma ham and spaghetti carbonara, having flown from London for a quick two night city break. I cared about the environment but wasn’t willing to sacrifice my lifestyle for it.
So what changed?
I always get a bit self-reflective on my way back from holidays… I think it’s partly the time spent waiting around on your journey home but also the #newme mentality needed to get you through work until the next one.
Nicole Crentsil is a curator, arts producer and creator of Black Girl Fest - the first UK festival for black women. She was in the Forbes 100 women to follow on twitter and linked in, is a TEDx speaker and a passionate intersectional feminist.
Sarah Roberts is the founder of Creature, an environmental communication platform tackling complex environmental issues. She is an ambassador for LADbible (find out what that is below) and an Animal Behaviourist. We