Sourced second hand for sustainability
We dont purchase anything new from any multi national companies that manufacture fast fashion but sometimes we do feature local designers ethical brands. This is just to help give our local brands that are trying to get established some recognition. If you are a local designer and would like to collaborate with us in some way please get in touch.
Not just a 2nd hand clothes shop
We have designed our business model so that everyone who gets involved will benefit in some way. We reward people that donate their clothes that we can use with store credits. If we cant use what you donate in the library we give it to the local homeless people or we use it in our upcycling workshops where we teach peole how to make recycle shopping bags out of their old clothes to reduce the use of single use plastic bags.
We are looking into doing some workshops at our local schools to help educate the younger generation about not buying fast fashion.
Driving Industry Trends
Individually it might not seem like we are making much of an impact either way, but collectively we can. If everybody just bought their next pair of jeans and a top 2nd hand the amount of pollution that is produced during the manufacturing process would decrease by up to 5%.
You might not think it matters if you buy that top from zara in your lunch break. Next time you go to buy something, try asking yourself these questions before you get to the checkout… Do I really need this? How many times will i actually wear it? Have I got anythting to wear with it? Do I have anything similar already at home that I could wear instead? Could I buy it 2nd hand from somewhere? Is there a local business I could purchase something similar from?
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15 Spring Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
M – F : 11am–7pm
Sat : 11am–6pm
Sun : 12pm -5pm