Want to breathe new life into your wardrobe without hitting your hip pocket?
Wyndham council is calling on residents to bring in their unused or under-used clothes for its first-ever clothing swap next month.
Organiser Tessa O’Brien said people could donate up to five good quality items, and are then able to have their choice of five clothing items donated by others. She stressed that the items must be in as-new, or gently-used, condition.
The morning will also include workshops and tips to help people get the most out of their clothing.
“They’ll learn some styling tips,” Ms O’Brien said. “They’ll learn some tips to help them with sustainable fashion in the future … we’ll also have a mending expert there as well.
“The idea is that people come and do these different activities and at the end we’ll have a big swap. You’ll get tokens for the items that you bring in, and then you can pick what you want.”
“People on average only wear about 40 per cent of their wardrobe. We have so many clothes that are sitting in our cupboards that we’re not using – and that other people could be wearing and loving.”
Wyndham environment and sustainability portfolio holder Heather Marcus said the impact of fast-fashion meant that 100 million tonnes of textiles and leather goods go to Australian landfills each year.
The clothing swap will be held on Saturday, February 10, at Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee. Registrations are essential. Go to bit.ly/2BjUa37 for more information and to register.