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Melbourne, an Op-Shopper’s dream

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Over the past 10 years op-shopping has changed, which I guess is to be expected, I mean 10 years in human years is kind of a longish time. The term Op shop is short for ‘Opportunity Shop’ so basically an op-shop is a shop that provides opportunity to those who have less money to spend on clothing and are usually run by charities to help those in need. As a child there was a certain […]

Everything you need to know about the leather industry

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Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals and tans their skins and hides to create leather. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Whether you’re a vegetarian/vegan or not, that stat is disturbing. But if you know anything about factory farming, it’s really not that surprising. I use to justify buying leather because like many people I have spoken to, we just assume leather is a by product from […]

5 Ethical Australian Fashion Labels You Need to Know About

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I adore op-shopping, always have and always will. I’ve loved op shopping since I was wee brat on the hippie streets of Lismore (try not to hold it against me) all the way up to now as an ‘adult’ (still a brat though) It’s safe to say that I’ve hunted down second hand shopping in every country I have ever visited. From Spanish and Parisian flea markets, to London, Phnom Penh, Tokyo, Vancouver, Las Vegas […]