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THE News Limited 1degree Op Shop Challenge has been judged and of the 10 finalists, I wasn't the overall winner. I did keep amazing ...


THE News Limited 1degree Op Shop Challenge has been judged and of the 10 finalists, I wasn't the overall winner. I did keep amazing company though and tonnes, let me say it again, tonnes, of CO2 emissions were saved.

Thank you all for your contributions and I’m keen to keep the challenge going on a less frenetic scale. I’ve got some sweet op shop finds to show off and am going to make a dedicated effort to do some more drawings of my finds. I’ll keep the list of op shop challenge bloggers on my sidebar. To be listed there, please link to a post from the op shop challenge week and give me a heads up on your own post.

In the meantime, these are just some of the great resources found while hunting for challenge stats. How’s this one found on the Peppermint Magazine website. I’d been bellyaching about not having dry clothes over the past fortnight. Knowing a dryer emits 3kg CO2 for every wash, I guess I won’t be buying one. And this: 700,000 tonnes of clothing sent to landfill in Britain each year.

Along the waste not, want not line, Planet Green advocates being selective in your purchases and buying second hand. The Ethical Fashion Forum supports sustainable practices in the clothing, footwear and textile industries and its site contains great links, tips and facts for industry and consumers.

Over here freelance journalist Amanda Ryan has written a great piece on how to avoid the pitfalls – not that there are many – of buying second hand clothing.

Lastly, take a squiz at Eco Fashion World and Abigail Doan’s blog Ecco Eco.

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