Be a reuse trail blazer
Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland decided to update his wardrobe with this funky jacket and hat all in the name of the Garage Sale Trail coming to the City of South Perth this October.
The colourful creation he is wearing has been made from repurposed clothing and fabric from designer Julie Paterson of ScrapClothFabric.
“We know that at most garage sales in our community often the largest number of items being sold is clothing,” Cr Cridland said.
Clothing, fast fashion, having more than you know what to do with is a big problem for Australians – they buy 27kgs of new textiles each year and discard 23kgs to landfill.
Fast fashion is driving the purchase of clothing that is often discarded after two or three wears causing considerable problems in landfills. Two-thirds of the items sent to landfill are manmade synthetic fibres that won’t break down.
“I’m wearing this fantastic blazer today to encourage everyone in the City of South Perth to become a reuse Trail Blazer with me when Garage Sale Trail comes to town on October 20 and 21,” Cr Cridland said.
“We just know you’ll be able to find something incredible if you hit the Trail to your local sales this October,” Darryl Nichols, Co-Founder, Garage Sale Trail said.
“We also want to see everyone selling all those old clothes and giving them a new life so they don’t end up in landfill,” Mr Nichols said.
Anyone in the community can get involved if they have clothing or other items to sell by hosting a sale or shopping the Trail at garagesaletrail.com.au – registration is free.
- 6,000kgs of clothes are sent to landfill every 10 minutes across Australia (Textileworld.com)
- Australians buy 27kgs of new textiles each year and discard 23kgs to landfill. Two-thirds of these are manmade synthetic fibres that won’t break down (Textilebeat.com)
- On average every Australian sends 23kgs of textiles to landfill each year (ABS).
Registration is free at garagesaletrail.com.au
Host your sale on Saturday 20 October, Sunday 21 October or do both!
- 15,000+ forecast garage sales & stalls nationally
- 400,000+ participants expected nationally
- 2-million items projected to be listed nationally
- $3-million+ changing hands.
Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Darryl Nichols and Andrew Valder. It seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse, and the need to take individual responsibility for the waste we generate, whilst also building stronger, more connected and more resilient communities.
Now in its eighth year nationally, the program has grown from a grass roots idea in Bondi Beach where it started in 2010. Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 140 councils nationally.
Garage Sale Trail
Saturday 20 October and Sunday 21 October 2018
Happening in the City of South Perth and across Australia
Register now at garagesaletrail.com.au
Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder and Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland wearing a creation made from repurposed clothing and fabric.
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