Op shop gold
TIME FOR A BOOT UP THE REARJuly 27, 2010
I HAVEN’T shared op-shop finds for so long. I think I need to keep a list of them somewhere. This year’s mission to draw each op-shop find ...
I HAVEN’T shared op-shop finds for so long. I think I need to keep a list of them somewhere. This year’s mission to draw each op-shop find is waning and I need a dedicated push to get on top of it. It’ll be good when I’m done ... I promise.
There are a couple of note-worthy events and initiatives to post about and I do need a good boot up the rear for not posting them earlier. You've no doubt seen them all by now.
No.1 on the list being a collaboration between Red Cross stores and Country Road. The plan is to encourage wearers of the Country Road label to donate unworn garments to Red Cross for a $10 Country Road voucher to spend on new clothing. It’s win-win in my book because while ducking in to drop off Country Road branded gear to the op shop, consumers will hopefully pop other good quality garments in the charity bag as well.
And with Inside Retailing suggesting a good proportion of the 80 million to 100 million tonnes of textiles donated to charity stores in Australia each year is unable to be resold, the program will also raise awareness of the amount of textile waste going to landfill by default.
It’s the same in America, where a new initiative will hopefully make hand-me-downs a habit.
And, if you’re already in the habit of handing your unused articles of clothing on, you’ll no doubt already know about the Oxfam Exchange for Change event at Carriageworks on Saturday. I’ve checked my dairy and have something else on that day, but oh man, oh man, if that commitment is cancelled, I’ll be there with bells on.
In the meantime, I'll just have to enjoy my $6 - yes, $6 - desert boots. Did I mention they were $6? In my size, and $6.