Each year, Australians buy an average of twenty-seven kilograms of new textiles. Twenty-three kilograms of those textiles, including clothing and bed linen, are discarded and end up in landfill.
With this in mind, Vinnies are on a mission to end over consumption and help to minimise clothing waste. On November 1, Vinnies will have their first ‘Dressed by Vinnies Day.’ On this day, the charity asks that everyone – from school kids to business folk – head into their local Vinnies and find some fresh threads to wear for the day.
Walking into a Vinnies op-shop is like a treasure hunt, with hidden gems waiting to be unearthed in the isles. From vintage coats to last season’s jeans, Vinnies’ hallowed halls are stocked with quality second hand items looking for a loving new home. Choosing to reuse not only saves tonnes of textiles from their landfill grave, but also helps those in need. Choosing to reuse is not only environmentally friendly and a sustainable practice, but also helps those in need in the community.
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