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This week is National Op Shop week. It was created a few years ago to help raise awareness about how important it is that we start shopping secondhand for not only the money that goes to charity but for the environment as well.

As it stands the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry after oil. Our over consumption of fast fashion has led to mass production of low quality garments being produced. These garments aren’t designed to last and they end up becoming landfill. It is estimated that we produce nearly 40kgs of textile waste per person per year. By shopping secondhand you reduce the demand for the production of it and by buying something that has been disposed of by someone else stops that garment becoming landfill and keeps it in circulation. The more clothes that are kept in circulation and are being used means that no extra natural resources are being used to create these garments and there is no pollution from manufacturing these items.

Although The Clothes Library is not a registered non-profit or charity organisation we are running the business as a social enterprise with our main aim being to help people become more conscious consumers by providing them with a eco-friendly alternative to buying fast fast that is affordable and convenient as well as being 100%sustainable.

What we want is for people to come into our store and have a experience they enjoy, find something that they love, get it at a price they can afford and that they leave wanting to come again and that they will tell friends about our shop.

So this week we are having a sale! We are offering half price joining fee on memberships and 50% off storewide (excluding items already on sale racks). Please come down to 17 darlinghurst road and check out what we have available. We will be serving bubbles and staying open late every night this week to encourage people to stop in and have a little look around.

If you are looking for something in particular please let us know and we may be able to source it for you.