HOW TO: Shop-Second Hand for Frugal Fashion & Zero Waste Eco Style (Video 1 of 3) || SugarMamma.TV

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my channel. So, today I'm really proud to make this video for you because it's all about
embracing zero waste and saving money on fashion. We were actually at the
Salvation Army tempie store and I'm here with the delightful and extremely chic
and fashionable Fade DeLatte, who explained to me and show me how to shop second-hand and how to save a huge amount of money. Now, I personally love to buy things secondhand. A lot of my handbags are second-hand. One of my
dresses, even this is shirt is actually a secondhand especially but I bought a lot
of my secondhand stuff online. I'm a little bit overwhelmed or nervous about
shopping in a store like this. I'd love for you to explain to everyone what you do and I
will link obviously all your social media handles up in the video
description box below. Explain to you what you do and why
you're so passionate about this.

I literally have the best job and if you'd
said to me ten years ago that I would be doing this so I would have actually said
to you what is an eco stylist. I definitely in my 20s I was a product of
maximalism. I had lots of clothes and I think I kind of partly funded brands
like sass and Bide because I was always buying thing yeah and then I kind of had
this as Oprah's there's a bit of an aha moment and I was kind of questioning why am I buying all this stuff it's not making me feel better it's not helping
me progress or evolve so I just really kind of looked at what I was doing and
then I was traveling a lot so I was forced in a way to really reduce. So, it
just started to unfold then I grew up with a mom who is very crafty and she
came from quite a poor upbringing so she didn't have a lot she had this
incredible knack to make everything fabulous. Very resourceful, very
resourceful, so that get got in by osmosis and then when I was living
overseas it came into play for me.

You know I grew up op shopping and that kind
of thing but when I was overseas we went from pastime to practicality.I really
had to be smart about things and I was on a tight budget. Moving around with
stuff so the moderate harder it's gonna be and the more draining all your
resources. Totally, Vogue for me is like my fashion
bible. So, I would read that all the time and I would take photos in and
I would say right I've got ten quid when I was living in London how can I
recreate this Gucci look? Challenging myself and then I could see
well okay people kept asking me about my outfits
and then I could see this was going somewhere so when I came back to
Australia I started talking to The Salvation Army and it all kind of grew
from there. My job is to really show everybody the incredible stock that we
have here. I have just gone through the store with a and actually feel nauseous
by the amount of stuff that's here.

The amount of stuff that's brand new. Tags
still on so much great stuff this has been a bigger heart moment for me seeing
the amount of wastage here I know and it's obviously you're doing your best to
make sure it goes to new homes and yeah it's mine can you talk about why it's so
important that we all are open minded about shopping here and supporting the
Salvation Army. I think as you say the first thing is just the enormity at
which we're consuming. We really need to take stock of that and be more mindful
about how much we're using.

You know why do we really need this. Do we need to buy
that? Can we use it? Can we find it secondhand? So, when you shop at a store like salvos stores, you're empowering local community because all of the profits that are made in our retail stores, go straight into
the mission and we help over million people every year. So, that's people who
are going through homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, domestic violence.
So, this fashion they're little changemakers. This is a powerful flow on
effect. How much money do you really raise? Like what we're talking about here?
Millions and millions of dollars and you know and it's and it's fantastic because
each store is is profiting and we're getting donations all the time.

Yeah. Like
at this store alone I believe makes over three million dollars a year and that's
all going back into the mission. Okay, so when you donate to the Salvation Army
and when you come in here and shop here you are supporting millions of other
people you're helping people get back up on their feet again and it's really
important and I have to say coming here even for a spiritual experience is I
feel ill at the thought of going to my local shopping center and by yourself
buying you just don't need to you know there is just so much good stuff here
and I think that's what I'm really passionate about too is just changing
perception. It's not old it's not more fully we're really quite picky with what
we put on the floor.

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So, there are some beautiful, capturing classic pieces here
yeah. On that note this is actually gonna be this is part of a series so make sure
you subscribed and you switch on the nose
system because PHA has actually put together a fantastic new wardrobe for me
which comes to less than 250 dollars for the whole entire wardrobe. I'm also going
to be sharing with you the top seven things that are actually amazing that I
have literally discovered within 20 minutes of walking into this store so
you have to come and see for yourself what I'm talking about you will be blown
away can we just quickly touch on the environmental impact of shopping like
the especially for my mutual friend Anita Van Dyke we're at zero waste yeah
being incredibly mindful of reducing a consumption, the wastage, the
environmental impact not just you know our wallets and also being a bit of a
minimalist that I am can we do that like what how this works.

This is this very
fact but every 10 minutes in Australia we throw out 6,000 kilos of clothes.
That's every 10 minutes. Oh my gosh. So, that's textile waste doesn't bring
into consideration furniture or home wares or anything like that. The textile
industry has a huge impact on damaging the environment, designer, colors running
through the waters. Yeah, the factories making items labor conditions and
circles. When we stop supporting that we stop encouraging this destructive and
action towards our society and I like what you say about when you stop
supporting that because once you wake up and you have that moment of like one
pair of jeans uses something like over 8,000 liters of water because as you say,
you know, there's the energy, there's the water, there's the dye.

There's just so
much that goes into making one pair of jeans and a quick look around this store
we have a whole rack of incredible denim and brands as well and they've never
been bought or they've been worn once you know. I mean half the time when you
go into a new store those things have been tried on anyway. As I explained like I would buy a lot of my secondhand stuff online. In my mind
before I even think about going to a store like this I would assume that it's
disorganised, good smells it's a mishmash of like stuff and it was completely
overwhelming. Obviously, I've come here and perceive it
that is not the case whatsoever but what are your top tips
for the moment you walk in so that you don't get overwhelmed. You don't go nuts
um by everything you know by mindfully as you say and you get great value for
money definitely having that awareness because you don't want to buy a bunch of
stuff because that just becomes eco hoarding you can buy too much because
it's inexpensive.

So, start simply by really what you love what you need be
discerning look at the fabric hold it up touch it think outside the box. So, I
always look in the men's section I love men's clothing I quite often steal my
hobby's collared shirts t-shirts or roll up the sleeves or aware them off the
shoulder of getting to know fashion yeah. So, I'm always looking at websites like
Vogue runway I'm reading vogue I'm just taking an interest to get to know your
brand's take this bag for example it's such a goody bag it cost me $10 it's Italian leather those little accents that hardware that
kind of is quite traditional to the Gucci brand and so bamboo feel I knew
that because I'd been sort of looking at those ads and getting to know the DNA of
the roads. I knew your stuff last question before
we show you the designer boutique which I am so excited I'm showing every bit I
was really unbelievable.

Who shops here? Everyone and anyone which is so
fantastic. I see such diversity every time I'm up I'm at one of our stores and
I think it's all budgets. As well it's not just people who are on low budget
there's people who are discerning they're looking for brands collectors
stylists come through here vintage dealers. I love that because shopping at
the flea markets is so incredibly chic and fashionable yeah and this is a flea
market that's open 7 days a week and incredible value for money and it is so
organized and everyone here is so helpful and friendly the staff are
amazing we just could not do it without them and so many of us are volunteer
years as well and I have to say if for anyone who's looking to hustle up some
extra cash maybe you're doing the thousand dollar project I am fairly
confident you could come here and find some incredible buys that you could then
go and on sell on either eBay high-end or even let your local Facebook groups
and I have to say I've actually seen people on Instagram do this and make
quite a lot of cash go 2000 origin the beauty of that side hustle is that
you're keeping it in the loop you're reusing you're reducing your recycling
and eco hustle yeah yeah it's a little we're gonna now show you the designer
boutique section which is where all the beautiful bags yeah Chris's and your
more high-end pieces that you can find Here in the store.

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