3 Save children
As well as supporting children to have a better climate for the future, you’re helping them in the here and now. A dollar spent in a Save the Children Op Shop means a dollar toward a child’s education, a meal, or the medicines they need to stay protected from disease here in Australia and overseas.
4 Save time
Knowing that you can visit one place for a lot of your needs, makes shopping secondhand a lot of fun, and efficient for those who are time-poor. As Natalie Shehata, our National Volunteer Eco-stylist points out, “Save the Children Op Shops provide a one-stop destination where you’re able to find beautiful vintage garments, school shoes for the kids, and affordable home-wares for young people who are moving out on their own for the first time.”
5 Stay stylish
With so many brands mass producing products, it can be hard to find clothing and homewares that express your personal style. Natalie describes Save Op Shops as “a haven for individual and quality pieces”. “Whether it be a handbag, shoes or new pillows - you can always find something to express your mood”, she says. “It is about personal expression and play, knowing that there are many decades of clothing to choose from, offers each individual the possibility to choose pieces that best represent their identity. Secondhand to me is a celebration of difference!”