Throw the environment a lifeline: buy your clothes second hand

Four years ago, Queensland Conservation Council undertook an assessment of the resources everyday Queenslanders consumed indirectly. At the time, Ryan Dillon, a Director of the organisation estimated that the water used in producing new clothes for the average Queenslander was approximately 39,000 litres a year.

39,000 litres of water consumed just through clothes purchases. The mind boggles!

“If every Queenslander bought 10% of their clothing second-hand, we would save the equivalent of 9000 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water every year,” Ryan said.

Enter Lifeline. You already know that donations to Lifeline contribute directly to saving lives. But have you thought about how shopping at Lifeline and other second-hand charity stores contributes directly to reducing waste, redirecting items from landfill and recycling goods that still have plenty of life left?

Who’da thunk shopping could make you feel so good!

We have even better news for Blank’s fashion tragics too. Come the weekend of 6 – 7 December, Lifeline is hosting one mammoth clothing sale. With everything just $2.00.

“We know many of our loyal customers come from all parts of the state and interstate, even a few local Tweed residents and we’d like to see more of our regional neighbours this year,” said Jim Dale, Lifeline’s Business Manager, about the clothing sale.

There’s an estimated ten tonnes of clothing up for grabs and organisers assure us that stocks will be replenished during both days of the sale. And with the sale so close to Christmas, strong sales are expected.

“We’ve had to move the dates to December this year and hopefully people still have time to plan their trips to come support this amazing event that raises essential funds for Lifeline in Queensland,” Jim said. “It’s fast becoming an institution on the coast and it’s so nice to see that the community is eagerly awaiting this event.”

The success of the Lifeline Clothing Sale on the Gold Coast in previous years has helped raise much needed funds for Lifeline and UnitingCare Community to help support the counselling services they provide to the community. Proceeds help fund the Lifeline 24-Hour 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line, Lifeline Community Recovery program and UnitingCare Community services for people with a disability, children and families.

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Lifeline’s $2 Clothing Sale
Saturday 6 + Sunday 7 December
Gold Coast Convention + Exhibition Centre

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