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Diabetes Victoria encourages donations to help fight climate change
It’s widely known that disposable plastic items and driving to and from work are having a damaging impact on our environment. What is less spoken about is one of the biggest polluters of all, the fashion industry.
In the 1990s and 2000s, low-cost fashion skyrocketed as online shopping took off and fast-fashion chains ‘littered’ our shopping centres. These brands borrowed the looks and design elements from the top fashion houses and reproduced them quickly and at a much more affordable price point.
The incredibly fast turnover of fashion now sees retailers pushing upwards of 52 ‘style seasons’ a year. In the past, retailers would launch new styles four times a year concurrent with the traditional seasons. It’s now the norm for fast-fashion retailers to push out new ‘seasons’ of clothing every seven days!
So, before you bin it, why not consider donating your unwanted clothes and small household items to Diabetes Victoria.
For more than 20 years, Diabetes Victoria has run a successful collection service with our partners Savers Australia. Since 1997, we have been collecting pre-loved and unwanted clothing and small household items, which have been on-sold-to, and by, Savers.
Every donation you make brings Diabetes Victoria that much closer to finding a cure for diabetes. It also funds much needed services for Victorians living with, or at risk of, diabetes.
To date, more than 60 million items have been recycled by Diabetes Victoria, doing our part to reduce landfill, a significant and growing issue in Australia.
We offer a free pick up collection service that can be conveniently booked online. It’s easy as clear, click and collect.