- October 18, 2017
- Posted by Claire Goldsworthy
- No comments
I recently featured in the Herald Sun and my hero image aptly sums up how excited I was. I share news and interviews with Australian brands through The Fashion Advocate blog on a weekly basis, but it's not often the tables are turned and I get the opportunity to share mine.
As a 2017 Garage Sale Trail Ambassador, I jumped at the chance to chat about ethical and sustainable practices in fashion, and I can't quite sum up the feeling of knowing that over one million people read my story on Saturday. If you're not familiar with the annual Garage Sale Trail sustainability movement, it's a simple concept: empty your cupboards, cull your wardrobe, dig deep into that third drawer of things you never use, and sell them. Re-using household items extends their lifecycle, and it is a much more environmentally friendly option than buying brand new all the time.
I am passionate about shopping local and supporting Australian made labels, and I'm an avid recycler and op-shopper. Some of my most beloved pieces have been second-hand finds, and I value them just as much as I would any other designer item. When we were kids, my dad used to take us around garage sale hopping of a Saturday, and we'd get $5 to spend on whatever we wanted, but it had to last the day. It taught me to value what I found and treasure what I bought, and it's true what they say, 'One (wo)man's trash is another's treasure'.
I'm proud to be involved with the Garage Sale Trail because I'm passionate about reducing waste and prolonging the garment lifecycle. Pre-loved is the new Prada!
The Fashion Advocate x