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Take the Buy Nothing New Month challenge!

Oct 1, 2021

October is Buy Nothing New Month and Habitat for Humanity is inviting you to join the challenge. With our five shops in Auckland and one in Whangārei, we are all about encouraging people to embrace old as new, to buy pre-loved goods and discover the excitement of finding the perfect piece, just for you.

Buy Nothing New Month isn’t Buy Nothing New Never. Nor is it about going without. It’s a one month challenge to buy nothing new (with the exception of essentials like food, hygiene and medicines)

It’s literally about taking one month off to really think, “Do I really need it?” If I do, “can I get it second-hand, borrow it or rent it? What are my alternatives? Can I borrow from a friend? Can I swap with my neighbour?”

It’s about thinking where our stuff comes from, where it goes when we’re done (often landfill) and what are the fantastic alternatives out there to extend the life of our ‘stuff’.

It’s good for us, our wallets and our planet.Join in the fun this October by shopping with ReStore and donating any unwanted items that can be someone else’s new favourite.

We’d love to see what you get up to in Buy Nothing New Month. Share your projects and not-new purchases on our Instagram and Facebook pages, using #BNNM.