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Recycled Fashion Swap

June 13, 2022
Pile of clothes with white text that reads 'Recycled fashion swap'

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. 

Responsible consumption and production is goal 12 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more about about this and other goals via the SDGO database


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

Clothing manufacturing documentary

The True Cost: Who Pays the Real Price for YOUR Clothes | Investigative Documentary

An insightful look into the world of fashion production and it's cost on the environment and workers.

Sustainable Fashion Podcast