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About me and ‘The 100 day second hand clothing challenge’

About recycledrose

I have a passion for God, life, love and all its beauty. I like to surround myself with people and beautiful things that inspire me. I am passionate about looking after the environment and helping others. I believe that by doing small things like buying recycled clothing we not only help the environment and give money to charity, but also get an opportunity to find little hidden treasures and wear them! These values are what inspired me to embark on the 100 day op-shop challenge..

The rules of this 100 day op-shop challenge are simple:

Wear at least one item of second hand clothing and/or accessories each day

Buy only clothing/accessories from op-shops or second hand stores across the 100 days.

I hope that this challenge may inspire others to dress in eco-ethical ways and discover the joys of op-shopping! x x



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  1. holly / Jul 19 2010 2:42 am

    I’ve been popping by every couple of days to see how you are going; you’ll romp it in to 100.

  2. Stephanie / Aug 5 2010 10:07 am

    Hi! I’ve only just cottoned on to your blog and I love it! Lately I have also limited myself to only buying recycled clothes or clothes that are ethically manufactured. I was wondering though, whereabouts from are you sourcing all these fabulous finds?

    • recycledrose / Sep 26 2010 4:35 pm

      Hi Stephanie, sorry about the late reply! Most of my recycled clothes come from the Good Sammy’s op-shop on High Road in Riverton (Perth, Western Australia). It is a great place as not only are the clothes second hand but the money goes to help provide wages for people with a disability. Other than second hand clothing charity stores, I also buy second hand clothes from e-bay sellers and hand-me downs from family and friends x x

  3. Erica / Sep 27 2010 7:10 pm

    Your blog is fantastic, and so are your outfits, I am glad to have found it (via a recommendation of Jac @ ). I shall be following with interest!

  4. samone / Sep 27 2010 9:30 pm

    Next time you visit Adelaide drop by this dandy op shop located in western suburbs with a $1 wall ..oh and no clothing item over $10..Well done OARS SA Port Adelaide..!

    • recycledrose / Sep 27 2010 11:59 pm

      Samone that sounds great- even in Perth we rarely get op-shops selling things for $1 unless it is a one-off sale

  5. Gina / Sep 28 2010 8:39 pm

    Like some of the others who have posted comments, I found you through our Melbourne Op shop blog. You are doing a great job of promoting opshops and recycling – and you wear the clothes with superb flair!
    It’s a wonder someone hasn’t picked this blog up and asked you if they can use it to generate publicity for some of the mainstream opshops like Savers, the Salvos, Vinnies, etc.

    • recycledrose / Sep 28 2010 9:09 pm

      Thanks Gina- what a compliment! Admittedly I approached this second hand challenge with some hesitation, thinking I would miss buying new clothes, but I have had so much fun and think I could easily keep doing it for a lot longer

  6. Sandy Phan / Oct 8 2010 5:33 am


    I am now following you.

    I have a new site up selling personally collected items as well as some consignment. Just spreading the word to other enthusiasts.


  7. tdubdesign / Oct 22 2010 7:19 pm

    Love your challenge. I am buying no clothing for a whol3 4 months and nothing new for October for the Salvo’s also. You have really inspired me and I love your style. Here is my blog if you want to check it out:

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