We’re stoked to announce a new collaboration between Alt: Living and recycled fashion boutique Golightly, bringing you a series of pop-up events held in St Kilda’s beating heart of Fitzroy Street.
To launch this exciting new venture, we’re hosting a sustainable fashion night with guest babes PJ Harding (radio host of KIIS FM and model for the night), and Claire Goldsworthy, founder of The Fashion Advocate, who’ll be there to discuss the importance of slow fashion.
Launching on Wednesday the 17th of July, you’re invited to drop by our shop in St Kilda from 7.00-8.30 pm for a chance to chat conscious shopping while casting your eyes on upcycled designer beauties for sale and hire from the gems at golightly.
So, what’s this eco-lovin’ business all about?
Alt: Living and Golightly collaborate, so what's it all about?…
Golightly is an environmentally savvy boutique based on the Mornington Peninsula, run by lady-power-duo Emma and Sally. With a focus on reshaping our approach to fashion, the store champions the idea of treating yourself to luxury brands without damaging the planet (or your pockets!).
The perfect solution for those one-off weddings, balls, and other such events, Golightly offers a rent-and-return lifestyle, which means honouring our earth, avoiding the fast-fashion food chain, and minimising your wardrobe. The business also gives you the chance to purchase secondhand garments at a fraction of the original price, or to consign your own designer clothes for a bit of extra cash on the side. It’s a win-win-win.
Claire Goldsworthy is The Fashion Advocate and our guest speaker
Joining us for the event is founder of The Fashion Advocate and all-round human treasure box, Claire Goldsworthy. This girl boss has dedicated her life to promoting ethical and sustainable fashion in Australia and New Zealand, sharing her ideas, advice, and limitless fountain of knowledge.
“Every woman's wardrobe should be a mix of things: ethical, sustainable, new, old, borrowed, repaired, rented, thrifted,” says Claire. “I love fashion, but we all know the negative impacts the industry has, so I wanted to change it. I wanted to be able to love fashion and wear clothes with pride, knowing they were made by women who were valued.”
So, what drew her to Look Good. Do Good. Be The Change? According to Claire, “I'm all for collaboration and working with women who share my values. There's enough competition and greed in the world; we have to work together to promote and support the ethical and sustainable brands and businesses who are doing it right.
“Coming together and raising awareness about slow fashion and conscious consuming is so important. Every garment counts, every coffee cup counts. We all have the power to change the world when we come together with collective values.”
Sustainable Fashion, what's it all about?
Look Good. Do Good. Be The Change. is a marriage of Melbourne women-run businesses devoted to sustainable living. Hosted right here at Alt: Living, we’ll be showcasing Go Lightly’s finest pieces amidst our colourful haven of ethically-produced, locally made and sustainable products.
Hear Emma and Sally of Golightly chat about what to look for when seeking a more sustainable wardrobe, how to mix and match garments, and ways to get the most wear out of your clothes. PJ Harding – co-host of KIIS FM’s breakfast show, Jase and PJ – will be there donned head to toe in pieces from Golightly, showing you just how to wear these recycled fashion must-haves.
You’ll also have a chance to win a nifty door prize, with a bunch of goodies donated by The Fashion Advocate, Go Lightly, My Bamboo, The Tea Nomad and yours truly – Alt: Living.
How To book
Pre-bookings are essential, with tickets costing $25 each. Five dollars from every ticket sold will be donated to St Kilda Mums, who work tirelessly to support Victorian families in need.
Wednesday 17th July, 2019
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Tickets: $25.00 per head
151A Fitzroy St, St Kilda