The Project recently aired a segment on how Australians buy more clothes per capita than any other nation in the world. What do you do when you no longer wear those clothes?
Donate to an Op Shop
Clothes can be dropped off at the following op shops in Lane Cove:
- St Vinnies – drop off at back of shop on Birdwood Lane
- Red Cross Shop – Longueville Road (note they have a curated collection so they do not take children’s clothes)
- Life Line is now located on Burns Bay Road (opposite the Post Office – check signage on door as to drop off)
- The Goodwill shop on Longeville Road has closed
- St Vinnies Crow’s Nest – have a bigger store and accept more goods – directions here
- Do not leave good at op shops when they are closed. Always do it when they are open
Clothing Clean Up
You can also donate good quality clothing to Clothing Clean Up who will collect the clothes from your Lane Cove home – however this is a commercial enterprise.
Clothing Clean Up will collect for free:
- All types of wearable clothing
- All types of wearable shoes
- Manchester (no doonas or pillows please)
- Handbags, purses & wallets
- Accessories – belts, hats, scarves etc
- All items are reused by others so please ensure they are in decent condition. They don’t accept damaged, ripped/torn or stained items.
Designer and Vintage Clothes
You can sell on consignment designer and vintage items or buy some recycled designer and vintage clothes with The Edit Lane Cove.
The store is located in the Lane Cove Village Shopping Centre (across from the old Coles – soon to be Harris Farm). The shop has relocated to the Village Shopping Centre from the Lane Cove Arcade.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success Sydney is a registered charity that improves the employability of disadvantaged women in NSW. This is achieved by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support, coaching and career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.
They provide a one-on-one styling and presentation skills service for women looking to enter the workforce. They also provide free, corporate attire to ensure their clients look their best at their job interview, the first week at work or other general clothing needs.
They need quality and ‘as new’ women’s items. As new, very gently used, or new items only – think: ‘Would I still wear this? Would I wear it for work or to go out and feel special? Would I give or lend to a friend? Is it current or classic fashion? If the answer is yes, we are your people!
The clothes must be smart, business attire suitable for interviews or the workplace across all industries and smart, casual, or special occasion attire.
Other things they need:
- Designer and luxury brand names of all styles including athleisure and multipurpose appropriate work clothing and accessories
- High-quality designer, quality costume jewellery
- Handbags and shoes, current fashion, new or gently used
- Quality +16 sizes
Please help with their sustainable styling approach:
- No fast fashion or mass-produced/discount brand jewellery
- If it is not clean and in good repair, we will not be able to use
They have limited space as they do not have a warehouse and use their offices for sorting donations. If you are not sure your donation will be suitable, please contact their reception to discuss: [email protected] or 1800 773 456.
They do not have a washing machine or a dry-cleaning budget so please ensure items are clean and ready to be tried on.
132 Marrickville Road, Marrickville Sydney
Mondays from 10 am – 2.00 pm
Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm
H & M
You can also drop off clothes at any H&M store (the closest is Macquarie Centre).
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