January always encourages a mad rush to the high street as shoppers snap up the rebajas sales items. Magazines are traditionally packed with advertising, willing us to fill our bags.
But you should know that every week 11 million clothing items end up in landfill and the carbon emissions from new clothing bought in the UK every month are greater than the emissions from flying around the world 900 times. Chew on that for a moment.
Buying in Barcelona with a clearer conscience should be easy considering there’s vintage markets on every other weekend, including Give Me 5 this Sunday, organized by Two Market. Bulging with bargains, nothing will cost you more than €5, and your conscience will be clear.