Buy Nothing Day – A shopping detox

Buy Nothing Day is growing in prominence each year, especially as more of us push back against consumerism and the constant sales tactics of less-than-scrupulous retailers. An international event, the day spans countries and continents, particularly those where Black Friday has driven poor buying decisions and unnecessary spending. As well as ensuring you don’t buy … Read more

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Is it okay to give second hand Christmas gifts?

The drive for sustainability can often be pushed to one side at Christmas, when consumerism peaks. Even the greenest of us still love to give presents at Christmas and buying second hand Christmas gifts is one way to keep to our morals. But is it okay to give pre-loved Christmas gifts? It seems that a … Read more

the real cost of your mobile

There are about 5 billion people across the planet who use a mobile these days. These pocket-sized comms devices and other tech are some of the biggest emissions offenders. Research by McMaster University in Canada found that greenhouse gases produced by the Information and Communications (ICT) industry could account for 14 percent of global emissions by … Read more

Kids – They grow so fast, let’s use second-hand to help

As a parent I am still staggered about how fast kids grow. It seems that overnight nothing fits and the school uniform looks like they are expecting the floods. I try to shop ahead and predict the growth spurt to manage the shoe size, trouser length windows! Whenever my kids grow out of stuff, we … Read more

Let’s love our planet this Christmas

It’s an expensive time of year if you are buying gifts. However, there are lots of pre-loved sites selling lots of ‘still in the box’ goodies. Last December here at rumage.com we saw a huge spike in people using our service. The reasons they gave were the hunt for a bargain that was new or nearly … Read more

This is the ideal time to de-clutter life & make some room

We’ve finally made it to December but, if you are scratching your head about how to make space for any new goodies, it could be the ideal time to de-clutter.  In our house this is the time of year when we think a little about others as we make ready to receive some new gifts.  … Read more

Beware! Black Friday may not bring you happiness!

Since 2020’s Black Friday was an online-only gig thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, eager shoppers may be quicker than ever to head back to the High Street in person come November 26th 2021. This year could be the biggest physical shopping event of the year. And, as always there is then Cyber Monday, which … Read more

Have A Very Merry Little Eco Christmas In 2021

At Rumage we are passionate about second-hand and are making sure that this Christmas our gift buying is sustainable or pre-used. So, this year can we shop better over Christmas and make a difference? We’ve been hunting about for some interesting gift ideas that won’t cost the earth! Here are a few the Rumage team … Read more

Shopping for clothes and saving the planet

Now more than ever we need to help save our planet. The climate crisis is still a big issue and getting to grips with this could not be more imperative than it is now because the atmosphere’s CO2 levels still rose in 2020 despite round the globe lock-downs due to Covod-19. “The global response to the … Read more

New ideas for Christmas gifts

At Rumage we are passionate about second-hand and are making sure this Christmas our gift buying is sustainable or pre-used. So, this year can we shop better over Christmas and make a difference? We’ve been hunting about for some interesting gift ideas that won’t cost the earth! Here are a few will will be supporting … Read more