Our mission is to give people access to affordable and quality second-hand clothing, to become a
part of tackling and managing the impact of the textile industry on our planet. All our clothing that cannot be sold is donated and delivered by us directly to homeless shelters across Melbourne. This is a priority behind the business structure of Fashionattic.
Our vision is to bring to light the damage the textile industry has on our planet. We invite you to ask questions and seek out information about how to reduce wastage through your behaviours toward the fashion industry.
Support second-hand clothing stores, mix up your style by being creative with what is already in your wardrobe and think before you buy! You may be thinking after all this, “why do we sell new
clothes?” This is because we also believe in supporting high-quality designs from our local creatives which in turn supports our vision of reducing environmental damage caused by fast fashion.
I began looking into the environmental effects that the fast fashion industry has on our environment. Fast fashion is ever-growing in its popularity, with consumers filling their wardrobe with throw-away clothes with little awareness of the damage this has.
Australia alone throws away approximately 6 tonnes of clothes every 10 minutes. It’s difficult to imagine how much that equates to, but this roughly works out to be the MCG filled two and a half times every year! Even if it is donated, much of this is unable to be recycled or reused and is sent to landfill. I believe that many Australian’s don’t fully understand the impact that clothing has on our environment, and if they understood the negative impact, they too would become part of the movement for change. This is only the very tip of the iceberg. If you’re hungry for more, I would encourage you to check out the videos listed below.