Win a gift voucher at Myrorna!
One of the best ways to approach sustainable fashion is, of course, to buy things that already exist instead of using the planet’s resources to constantly produce new. It’s also our best tip to develop a personal style – finding the timeless pieces that have worked for years, and staying with those pieces forever. Today, Make it last highlights the work of Myrorna in Sweden.
Myrorna is the largest retain chain of second-hand goods in Sweden and collects more goods than any other organisation in the country. They have large sorting facilities in several places around the country, and 35 stores from Luleå in the north to Malmö in the south. Everything sold in the Myrorna stores are gifts that individuals and businesses contribute with, by coming to the stores or leaving things in the Myrorna collection containers at recycling centers or to their pickup trucks. Every year, over 40 million Swedish kronor goes to the Salvation Army’s social activities from Myrorna.
We’ve arranged for a competition that we hope you’ll like. You can win gift vouchers at Myrorna by entering a competition here at Make it last. All you have to do is share you best second hand-tip as a comment to this post.
My own best tip is to go to Myrorna or other second hand stores early in the day, when the stores are filled up with new items. My colleague Lisa’s best advice is to look for timeless pieces instead of seasonal trends. She constantly keeps an eye out for perfect jeans – a garment that usually gets better with time and suede och leather coats – materials that she wants to avoid buying new, and that also grows better with age.
All the items in the picture are from Myrorna.
So, hit us – what’s your best second hand hunting tip?
Share your tip in the comments below, and make sure to get your email right.
First price is a gift voucher worth 3 000 kr at Myrorna.
Second price is a gift voucher worth 2 000 kr at Myrorna.
Winners will be announced on Monday 1 December.
Make it last in collaboration with Myrorna.
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