After a hiatus, second hand clothing event My Closet Market will return in September, urging people to be more sustainable by breathing life into preloved fashion.
The market, created in June 2013, battles the overwhelming amount of clothing that sits unworn and unloved in our closets, creating a more sustainable outlook on fashion.
The market will offer a variety of men’s and women’s new and preloved clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories.
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Market owner Susannah Slatter said there are so many clothes out there that people are not wearing and we should be making the most of what we already have.
“The way I see it is that we already have enough clothes in the world to last us for several centuries so anything we can do to reduce the effects of fast fashion is important,” she said.
“A lot of people find that anything to do with sustainability can feel overwhelming but actually it’s really just the small decisions. Buying something preloved instead of new is something you can do.”
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Ms Slatter said buying preloved clothing allows for a deeper exploration of individuality while supporting sustainability. It is also more accessible to everyone.
“You don’t want it to be difficult for people to make a difference,” she said.
Ms Slatter said the market will be safe to attend with numbers closely monitored, and sanitiser, gloves and wipes readily available.
The market will be held on Saturday 5 September at St Ailbe’s Hall from 12pm-3pm. There is an admission fee of $2.