Second-hand, always.

September already feels like a world away, but we’re barely about to farewell it.

Spring was welcomed with open arms – blossoms sprung, rain fell, the sun shone brightly and school holidays quickly approached. But it was a significant month for other reasons too.

#secondhandseptember might be a hashtag you rarely saw, or simply something you heard somewhere one time. Secondhand might be firsthand knowledge for you, so partaking in the thrifted life isn’t just for September. We’re like-minded on that one – thrifting is an every day, every week, every month, every year kind of affair.

Then these statistics rolled across our feed from Oxfam –>

Every week 13 million items of clothing ends up in UK landfill. And did you know it would take 13 years for one person to drink the water needed to make one cotton t-shirt and a pair of jeans?

It’s astounding, isn’t it? So #secondhandseptember seemed like a logical hashtag to join in on. How did you participate, even unknowingly? Did you spend the 30 days only buying thrifted wares? Or did you visit some local opshops, support local business and pick up some new Spring bargains? Every little bit helps end the fast fashion our world is so hell-bent on participating in.

This month, to showcase some places across Adelaide that are like-minded in offering you thrifted wares and the chance to make a difference, we’ve compiled a short list. Some places you will have been to, some maybe not. Either way, make sure that you continue to commit to September’s hashtag – and make all the difference that you can.

See below for these little rays of thrifted sunshine, and remember – we are CLOSED for school holidays, and back with regular trading hours from Wednesday the 14th of October.

Second Chances opshop – Diagonal Rd, Sturt
Worn Again – Byron St, Glenelg
Savers – David Witton Dr, Noarlunga
Vinnies – Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
Oxfam books – Hutt St, Adelaide
MOSH – Southern Cross Arcade, Adelaide
St Aggies – Unley Rd, Unley

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