National Op Shop Week is back again and ops shops in Oakleigh are participating to encourage us all to go bargain hunting.
Running from 21 – 27 of August, National Op Shop Week will endorse the good work done by Australian op shops throughout the year and urge Australians to continue supporting their community by shopping at their local op shops.
Founder of National Op Shop Week Jon Dee said charity op shops played a key role in delivering community services across Australia.
“Indeed, many Australians rely on the support and assistance provided by our charity op shops,” he said.
This year’s ambassador Costa Georgiadis, of ABC’S Gardening Australia, will help celebrate by letting TV stylist Alex van Os style him in outfits directly sourced from op shops.
What’s ‘Fashion with a Conscience’?
The theme of this year’s National Op Shop Week is ‘Fashion with a Conscience’, an idea all Australians should be considering when buying clothing.
‘Fashion with a Conscience’ is about encouraging shoppers to reuse, recycle and reinvent fashion with preloved items found at op shops.
Shopping in this way helps as it provides valuable funds for charitable organisations, and also decreases the 15,000 tonnes of clothing sent to landfills each year in Australia.
How does it help the community?
Donating to or buying from op shops, like Vinnies in the Oakleigh shopping precinct, is one way to ensure the struggling folks and families in your community are getting support.
Whether it is through low-income, education or health support; advocating for Indigenous justice; or helping refugees and immigrants settle in to life in Australia, op shops are dedicated to helping the community grow.
Where can I celebrate National Op Shop Week in Oakleigh?
Check out the Salvos Store on Atherton Rd in Oakleigh. You’ll find a plethora of wonderful pre-loved things to take home.
Find a bargain at Ragmans Recycled in Chester St, Oakleigh. The store has a collection of second-hand clothes, shoes and books for you to browse.