Thrift shop fashion looks good – and does good, too

Murray Bridge's Salvation Army thrift shop is a great place to find sustainable clothing.

This sponsored post is brought to you by the Salvos Thrift Shop Murray Bridge, and was contributed by Claire Watson.

Although COVID-19 displaced climate change in the news in 2020, the need to look after our world is as important and urgent as ever.

If you are like me, you feel overwhelmed when confronted by a huge list of ideas about how to care for the environment.

It’s tempting to throw up our hands and say it’s all too hard.

Yet there are simple things we can all do in our local community to ensure we are leaving the best world possible for our children and grandchildren. 

In Australia alone, more than half a million tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill each year.

Low-cost, low-quality garments mean we are buying and disposing of more clothing than ever.

Clothing made from polyester, which is essentially a plastic, takes up to 200 years to break down in landfill.

Even natural products such as wool and cotton release waste products as they break down.

You can help to reduce landfill by choosing to buy recycled clothing where possible.

The Salvation Army Thrift Shop, on the corner of Railway Terrace and Fourth Street, has a great range of clothing for all ages and sizes.

We also stock household items, furniture, books, and toys.

Our ready-made gift baskets make a thoughtful gift that is easy on the bank balance and the environment.

Our friendly staff and volunteers are available to assist you, and all profits raised support the work of the local Salvation Army.

Opening hours are 9am to 4pm weekdays.

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Our thrift shop is just one of many local businesses that care for our environment.

Farm Fresh on Adelaide Road sells fruit and vegetables that are free from plastic packaging, and you can take along reusable cloth bags to avoid using disposable plastic ones.

Murray Bridge Health Foods on the corner of Fourth Street and Seventh Street offers plastic-free shampoo bars that last for countless washes, and the Eco Boutique on Bridge Street stocks a wide range of products to minimise waste.

When we all make small changes in our local environment, it will make a big difference to a global problem.

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