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Southbank resident with a conscience

11 Jun 2013

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Belinda Hook (pictured) loves op-shopping. It was clear to see when she met with ‘Southbank Local News’, given she was dressed head to toe in op shop bought clothing.

It’s a perfect fit then, as part of her University course, that the Riverside Condos resident is taking part in Cross Conscious, a collaborative event between Whitehouse Institute of Design and The Australian Red Cross.

The event is set to highlight the appeal and advantages of wearing recycled clothing and will conclude with a catwalk fashion event full of “up-cycled” outfits.

Ms Hook said she was looking forward to showcasing just how great op-shop outfits can look.

“I’m a bit of an advocate for op-shopping, so I was really happy this event was part of my course,” Ms Hook explained.

“Quality tends to be better at op-shops. You can’t find pieces of new clothing that are cut well anymore, plus its always cheaper too!”

The event is on June 12 and will be held at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. Cross Conscious’ public relations coordinator Talia Johannsen said: “A cheap, second-hand jacket can be transformed with a few tweaks into an on-trend, trans-seasonal piece. The end results look

amazing and the initiative is bound to get people through Red Cross stores’ doors.”

To find out more about Cross Conscious you can head to its facebook page www.facebook.com/crossconsciousevent

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