Pop Up Shop for Homeless Ballarat #6

Pop Up Shop for Homeless Ballarat #6

Pop Up Shop for Homeless Ballarat #6

The Pop Up Shop for Homeless is on again in Ballarat in July.

Thousands of items donated by Ballarat locals are being given away for free to those in need.  Please let anyone who may benefit from this great initiative know about the event.

When: Saturday 8th July 10.00 am -4.00 pm and Sunday 9th July  10.00 – 2.00 pm
Where: Trades Hall Building, 24 Camp St, Ballarat Central 

Small food and toiletry packs are also available.

The pop up shop for the homeless is split into two levels with clothing, shoes, jackets, bedding and food upstairs and children and baby items on the ground floor.

Keep up to date with news on the event by joining their Facebook page here and help them out by spreading the word.

There will also be a free BBQ with sausages being given away on the day.

They are still looking for some donations  if you can help – non perishable food, toiletries, bedding and blankets (no women’s clothes though please).

Extra volunteers would also be appreciated.

Their Facebook page is here if you’d like to get in touch with them about the day.

If you have any news, products or events you think the ILTOS community should know about please get in touch.

Contributors wanted, drop me a message below to find out how.

Youth Enterprises Op Shop Reopening this month!

Youth Enterprises Op Shop Reopening this month!

Youth Enterprises Op Shop Reopening

Youth Enterprises Op Shop or YEO, officially reopens on the 27th May at its new premises in Bridgetown behind the IGA.

The money raised supports the youth advocacy work done in the area.

You can keep up to date with shop news by following them on Facebook here.

If you have news on an op shop opening or anything the I Love To Op Shop Community may like to know about please get in touch.

Also looking for regular contributors.

Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre

Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre

Frock Up Pop Up

Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre and will be offering vintage bargains galore!

When – It runs Saturday May 20th 10am – 4pm

Where – 25 Belair Road, Kingswood

What – Their website describes the event as follows

Rack after rack filled with fabulous fashion spanning nearly two hundred years.  Boxes full of buttons, old dress patterns, bits and pieces of lace.  Tables with exotic Indian textiles or perhaps the odd bolt of Liverty of London fabric.  Wooden cabinets with estate jewellery, fashion ephemera and collectables.  Tables with simple and affordable costume jewellery. Fashion books and magazines.  Handbags and make up cases.  Umbrella and parasols.  Hat stands bedecked with creations from milliners’ workshops.  Original fashion drawings. Plus a number of the fairs have just more than vintage fashion, also selling retro and vintage homewares with a dateline from the 1920‘s to 80‘s.  All this awaits you at The Way We Wear Fairs in SIX Australian cities in 2017.  Frock Up.

You can find out more on Frock Up Australia on their website here.

Make sure you also follow their Facebook page here and the official event here.

Do you have an event or news you’d like to share with the I Love to Op Shop Community?  Please drop me a line.

Melbourne Frock Swap Is Coming May 28th

Melbourne Frock Swap Is Coming May 28th

Melbourne Frock Swap

Melbourne Frock Swap is one of Melbourne’s best second hand ladies fashion markets.  A great way to pass a few hours with soooo many vendors selling a great mixture of vintage, high street, designer and accessories.  You’re bound to leave with a few things.

It’s held in a huge venue Seaworks at 82 Nelson Place in Williamstown and operates between 10am and 4pm.  It’s only five minutes from the train station if you’re walking.

There is a $2 entry fee but children are free.

It’s wheelchair and pram friendly.

There is also coffee – so important right?

If you’d like to find out more check out their website here.

To keep up to date make sure you’re following their event here and give their page a like here.

If you can’t make this one their next market is on Sunday the 27th August.

If you have news or an event you think the I Love To Op Shop community should hear about please drop me a message.

If you’ve been I’d love to know what you thought.

Urban Upcycle Clothing Swap Geelong

Urban Upcycle Clothing Swap Geelong

Urban Upcycle Clothing Swap

The Urban Upcycle Clothing Swap is an eco friendly way to refresh your wardrobe.

At Urban Upcycle, it is our aim to help preserve the Earth by minimising negative environmental impact through upcycling reusable and interesting items which would otherwise be heading for landfill. 

We provide the public, schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, artists and crafters, access to these items which have been repurposed into art and craft supplies

The swap is hosted by Project Selvage.  To take part bring 6-10 pieces of quality clothing in very good condition, these are exchanged for a token which you can shop for with clothes also bought by swappers on the night.

Head in for 7pm to check in and drop off, there will then be a presentation on sustainability and the swapping takes place before ending at 9pm.

Places are limited so book now.  Great way to catch up with some friends too.

When – Wednesday 31st May 7-9pm

Where – 7/147 Marshalltown Road, Grovedale

Entry – $20 tickets can be booked here.

You can also be kept up to date on news fro Urban Upcycle by following the event here and liking their page here.

Project Selvage also offer some great classes on upcycling and sewing to prolong the life of your clothing.  Check out their inspiring website here.

If you have news or an event you think the I Love To Op Shop community would like to know about please get in touch.

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