Fast fashion’s appeal of wearing something new every weekend for a cheap price is certainly an addiction that has a strong grip on Australia. But whilst this bargain feels good for our wallet, it comes at a large cost for the environment. For more on the harmful effects of fast fashion check out my article Re-thinking Retail.
An alternative to fast fashion which is becoming increasingly popular is op shopping. The challenge of finding a second-hand treasure is providing a more sustainable retail addiction for people of all ages. But if you’ve ever had a crack at op shopping, you’ll know that popping tags for 99 cents isn’t as easy as Macklemore made it out to be.
To uncover some op shopping tips and tricks, I had the privilege of speaking with op shopping fanatic and ABC personality Peter Goers.