Council promotes buying from opportunity shops

One of the Op Shops is Vinnies in Woy Woy. Image: Carmen GasperOne of the Op Shops is Vinnies in Woy Woy. Image: Carmen Gasper

Central Coast Council’s Green Living Unit has organised a Woy Woy Op Shop Hop.

The event will take place on November 17 and will focus on promoting the sustainable practice of op-shopping to Peninsula residents.

“This is a great way to experience the fun and money saving potential of op-shopping while helping the environment,” said mayor Cr Jane Smith.

“Fast fashion has a significant carbon footprint, purchasing just one pair of preloved jeans avoids 5.4kg of carbon emissions,” Cr Smith said. “The Op Shop Hop will be led by local stylist and fashion designer, Ms Laura Washington, who has an eye for finding hidden gems and a great understanding of how to mix, match and accessorise.

“The Op Shop Hop is a great outing whether you are a seasoned op shopper or new to the game,” Cr Smith said. This tour will visit a number of Woy Woy Op Shops, with participants meeting at the bottom of the ramp at Woy Woy Station at 9:30am. Bookings are essential and can be made through Council’s Green Living Unit.

SOURCE: Website, 1 Nov 2018 Jane Smith, Central Coast Council