Australians send 6000kg of fashion and textile waste to the tip every ten minutes. We’re throwing out more than half a million tonnes of clothing (enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground two and half times) every single year, and we’re wasting precious resources in the process.
Tackling a pile of unwanted clothes as big as the MCG might seem impossible, but when we stop to open our own wardrobe doors and start buying better, it is an issue we can solve collectively. On Sunday 20th October 2019, we’ll be doing just that – solving fashion industry waste and diverting fashion from landfill.
In collaboration with Garage Sale Trail and Bayside City Council, the Coveted Closets designer, pre-loved and vintage wardrobe sale is set to save 2500 pre-loved fashion items from landfill.
Melbourne’s top fashion writers, bloggers, influencers, models and industry gal-pals will be setting up shop at Brighton Town Hall, and opening the doors to their wardrobes for you to shop their coveted second-hand wares. From Fendi and Chanel to Camilla and Gorman, everyday denim jeans and vintage treasures - all yours to hunt through and have a positive pre-loved impact.
A sustainable wardrobe is a mix of ethically made clothes, locally made clothes, vintage clothes, and pre-loved pieces – because sustainable style isn't about ‘image’, it’s about impact.
We'll also be selling 18 Toni Maticevski dresses to raise much-need funds for Wear For Success, a not-for-profit organisation helping men and women to get back on their feet into the workforce after adversity.
Head to The Fashion Advocate Facebook event for updates and pop down to Brighton Town Hall on Sunday 20th October to shop fashion’s most coveted wardrobes and support sustainable style.
Sunday 20th October 10 am - 4 pm.
Brighton Town Hall, Corner of Carpenter Street and Wilson Street, Brighton, Victoria, 3186.
Reusable shopping totes by Eco-Tote and Machine Printers.
Coffee by Dish and Spoon.
Sweet treats by BY POP Cookies.
Plants by POP by wilder spaces.
Shop and then drop in our Place Settings chill zone.
Flowers and fun things by Petal Pop.
Wine and good times by Red Hill Estate.
Hot tasty treats by Toasta.
Food, bubbles, good music, and good fashion!
Claire Goldsworthy - Founder, The Fashion Advocate.
Melissa Singer - National Fashion Editor, The Age.
Violet Trikilis - Model and influencer, A Stylish Age.
Lena Samoylova - Melbourne blogger, Sunkissed Sundays.
Corinne Pettersen - Fashion designer, Harlow loves Daisy.
Taya Brooks - Model, influencer and founder, FlexTT.
Claire Milne - Blogger, Sciintilla.
Ana Fernanda Covarrubias - Eco-fashion stylist, The Second Runway.
Elisabeth van Roosendael - Sustainability advocate, Fortune Fold.
Rina Chia - Fashion lover and pre-loved lover, Fash Forward.
Yahav Ron - Fashion designer, collector and vintage-lover, Paris '99.
Fae Albulario - Eco-stylist and fashion lover, Style With Fae.
Luciana Wallis - Blogger and all-round fashion babe, LiLT Blog.
Mishka Nansi - Enviro-lover and boss babe, Pop Wilder.
Ash Bagga - Fashion journalist and boss babe, Ash Wore That.
Danielle Goodwin - Vintage fashion queen, Hawkeye Vintage.
Mel Brady - Stylist, model and writer, Embrace Age.
Sally MacKinnon - Melbourne's leading personal stylist, Styled By Sally.
Amanda Talevski - Fashion enthusiast and beauty lover, AT Beauty.
Kirsten Brander - Healthy living advocate and fashion enthusiast.
Maria Leoni and Nicky Vonk, locally made fashion lovers, Leoni and Vonk.
+ more stalls from fashion lovers, influencers, bloggers, industry gal-pals and stylists!
The Fashion Advocate x