Nothing new for a year!!

Hola! It’s been a while since my last update and let me tell you I’ve really missed this little world of mine. So much has happened since my last post that I really don’t know where to begin. I promise to write about it soon and share it all with you.

What I can tell you however is that I’m about to sign a very important contract. It’s one that my husband and 2 boys have already signed. All that’s missing is my little autograph. I’ve avoided signing it all weekend because it’s asking me to NOT BUY ANYTHING NEW FOR A WHOLE YEAR!!!

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I know. I know. It sounds crazy to me too. There is a clause in there that I had to add though- the fact that I am able to shop at op shops, markets and garage sales. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m a massive consumer that needs to shop every day, but I do buy things without giving it much thought. I always shop at op shops first but then I will jump online and get some ASOS shoes or a necklace from ETSY for example. Or I’ll go into Chemist Warehouse and buy another coral nail polish and black gel eye liner. And I do have my eye on some new NIKES at the moment too. So you see my dilemma and why I have yet to sign. There will be another blog post on this coming up very soon along with my decision. What do you think? Should I sign? Would you sign??

In the mean time I am happy to announce that this Thursday, The Clothing Exchange has declared it National Swap Day. There will be simultaneous events that day in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. These Clothing Exchange events are fantastic platforms to create environmental awareness and social change by starting with our overstuffed wardrobes. Did you know that we spend $1.7 billion every year on clothes that we don’t even wear? Admit it- is there something in your wardrobe with the tags still on? Or shoes you’ve bought and just thrown into your closet without even needing them or having an opportunity to wear them yet?

If the answer is a YES then you’re in luck. I have a double pass for this week’s event at FEDERATION SQUARE this Thursday 9th October. All you have to do is tell me how you try to/or will try to decrease your fashion carbon footprint. Do you make your own clothes? Attend clothes swaps? Or religiously shop at op shops? The most creative answer will get the chance to attend this fun event and swap some clothes and accessories that they no longer wear for something new to wear this Spring.

Suffice to say this event is perfectly acceptable according to my Buy Nothing New contract. So I’ll be there with bells on and lots of clothes to swap with the tags still on! X

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4 Comments

  1. Amy Truslove

    A topic very close to my heart and one of the driving reasons behind opening Minette’s Vintage. I try to always wear vintage and second hand or up-cycled clothing and accessories for every day’s outfit and I get lots of compliments on my style so I wanted to make it more accessible for the public and I wanted a job where I could be free to wear whatever crazy ass combination of colour I felt like without having to compromise and wear the label I was working for. 2 years later, here we are!

  2. aly

    Wow, im very anxious and excited to know what you choose to do. A year is such a long time. Does that mean gifts for others (birthdays etc ) are recycled too?

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