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Some of my most beloved wardrobe pieces are second hand; there’s something special about finding the right fit at the right time with vintage and pre-loved treasures. Half of the fun is the hunting process, trawling hanger after hanger until that magical piece pops out and seems to coordinate with the rest of your entire wardrobe.

Embracing second hand and pre-loved clothing is also a great way to reduce your fashion footprint and extend the garment lifecycle, which is why I’ll be hauling half of my own wardrobe to The Clothing Exchange’s Fundraising Swapping Event on Wednesday night.

$10 from every ticket sold supports The Social Studio, a non-profit organisation that celebrates cultural diversity by creating opportunities and professional development for young people with a refugee or migrant background. Using the vehicle of a fashion business – which includes a clothing label, retail shop, digital printing studio, café and a catering business – The Social Studio is creating meaningful social change for young Australians in need.

Join me at 6pm on Wednesday June 29 at the RMIT Design Hub to update your wardrobe in a thrifty and sustainable way at The Clothing Exchange’s Fundraising Swapping Event. For more details and to purchase your ticket, head to The Social Studio or visit Global Fashion Exchange for a little swapping inspo.

The Fashion Advocate x

The Fashion Advocate Melbourne fashion blogger Australian made fashion, beauty and lifestyle

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