Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan which Muslims around the globe practice fasting and acts of worship, is just around the corner! This, to many Muslims globally, means it’s shopping season! How about we switch it up to being sustainable by shopping second hand to save clothes from going to landfill and also avoid overproduction and overconsumption of resources.
According to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report (SGIE) 2021, Muslims worldwide spend $2.2 trillion (AED 7.3 trillion) on faith-inspired ethical consumption needs. UAE is ranked as the third top country for the third consecutive year and leads in the modest fashion sector.
Thrifting or buying second hand is one of the best ways to dress sustainably during Eid. Now, more than ever, there is a demand for sustainable fashion that is good for the planet.
At Thriftforgood, we rehome preloved outfits to reduce waste and save children around the world in partnership with Gulf for Good. Buying second hand for a cause is also a way to give back to the community during Eid. Your purchase on any of our items directly contributes to helping children around the globe in partnership with Gulf for Good and purchasing the sparkle farm to feed children in Malawi under the care of Sparkle Foundation Malawi.
Our modest outfit designs decluttered to us offer a range of beautiful handpicked dresses and outfits that would suit to be worn during Eid. You can shop online directly through our website or in any of our stores in Times Square Center (1st Floor), and Golden Mile 8 Building Galleria Mall in Palm Jumeirah.
Look stylish in one of our preloved Eid outfits through our In-Store Eid Look Book.
Marc Ellis Women’s Elegant Colourful Jumpsuit
This unique jumpsuit pops color and elegance perfect for any special occassion. Modest lose fitting and length gives it an edgy look suitable for an Eid outfit. You can also style it creatively to make it more modest as seen in this pic styled in our preloved black long sleeve top and scarf. The beauty about wearing a second hand outfit during such events like Eid is that you will stand out with unique pieces, not buying into the pressure of wearing trendy new one-off fast-fashion brands that are not good for the environment or won’t last you longer.
Arguably, polyester has negative environmental impacts, however, buying second hand is most definitely a better option than buying new or dumping to landfill.
Artisanat Women’s Blue Elegant Abaya
Beautiful handmade blue abaya with a shiny rich fabric that gives an edgy style best worn with heels. Good thing about this Abaya is that it can be doubled as a kimono outer wear with jeans on a normal day. This would be a closet modest outfit that can be reworn in different occasions and styles. One of the best ways in being sustainable is choosing an outfit you can rewear.
All Saints Stylish Jungle Green Coat
This jungle green coat is stylish and can be worn as an outer coat over a dress or jeans outfit to give it a modest look. It’s embroidered with floral designs and can also be reworn in multiple occasions besides Eid. A great designer brand bargain too!
Stylish Multicolored Tribal Print Long Dress
This dress has a beautiful tribal print design and pink arm with a teasing shoulder cut perfect for an Eid day look accessorised with heels and a scarf. You can wear an inner top to cover for a full modest look.
Black and White Striped Long Dress
Black and white stripes are a timeless design with a classy look perfect for Eid. With a beautiful scarf or turban and high heels, this gorgeous dress would be perfect for Eid.
Green Floral Print Dress with Shirred Layered Arms Design
Shirred and ruffle arms design are back in style and this gorgeous preloved dress offers just that with a beautiful shirred ruffle layered arm design and elegant look to be worn for Eid. One of the advantages of buying second hand is that you can always find both unique and trendy beautiful pieces.
Shop with a cause and save waste by wearing beautiful second hand pieces this Eid!
Special thanks to Times Square Center for sponsoring this stunning location and photography to make our Eid Look Book shoot successful!
Written by Habiba Abdulrahman