Recycled Fashion Swap
To support World Environment Day and encourage sustainable fashion choices the Main Library will be hosting a clothing swap in week 5. Leave a piece or take a piece, with the remainder being donated to local thrift stores.
Australians are the worlds second largest consumers of new textiles, contributing to the 800,000 tonnes of fashion waste dumped yearly in Australia. By taking a slower approach to fashion choices we can reduce the amount of waste entering our environment. Purchasing secondhand, mending and repurposing clothing, and buying ethically, sustainably made items when possible are great ways to make a start.
Local Op Shops
We've curated a list of our favourite Op Shops that are close to Bond University. Click the links below for map directions from Bond.
- Vinnies Burleigh Waters
A spacious shop with colour coordinated clothes racks, quality used furniture and a nice selection of household crockery.
- RSPCA Op Shop Robina
This shop has a special designer label rack. A little more expensive, but still reasonably priced. Recently refurbished and spacious.
- Newlife Care Robina
Church Op-Shop with a nice range of quality men’s and women’s clothing and crockery. You will need plenty of time to browse here, and there is a lovely coffee shop on site.
- Salvos Robina
A relatively new store with well set out and colour coordinated clothing racks. Somewhat higher price tag, but usually a great selection.
Sustainable fashion resources
- Sustainable fashion library resources
- Fast fashion waste in Australia: https://www.cleanup.org.au/fastfashion
- The women fighting fast fashion waste: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-46817277
- Gold Coast Eco Friendly shops: https://theweekendedition.com.au/gold-coast/gentlefolk/gold-coasts-best-eco-friendly-shops/
- Ethical Clothing Australia: https://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/shop-ethically/