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Published March 18th 2014
Update June 3rd 2014
Market is closed for winter of 2014.
Melbourne's newest market is set to explode on the markets scene on Saturday 5th April. The Rag Trade and Recycle Market is a little different to your average market, though. Far from restricting itself to one aspect of selling fashion, this market offers new and second-hand goods from designers, importers, students, wholesalers, vintage sellers and members of the public, AND it gives something back to the community, too.
The Rag Trade & Recycle Market is produced, managed and run by Eternal Events. They have a history of organising and managing corporate events, but this market is an opportunity to be really involved with the community at the grass roots level. The market will provide employment, reduce landfill and waste by promoting recycling, provide another selling avenue for the clothing industry, and most importantly it will raise funds for community projects and initiatives.
Don't miss the grand opening on Saturday 5th April at Collingwood College Campus, right in the middle of the Rag Trade District. After that, the markets will set up every Saturday, operating from 9am to 2pm. Entry costs $2.
It doesn't matter whether you're a student, a rag trade professional, a mum on the lookout for a treat or gift, or a bargain hunter; there will be something for everyone at the Rag Trade and Recycle Market. You'll find find anything to do with fashion, including clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, jewellery and all of the bits and pieces in between. All stalls will be highly individual.
The markets aim to have more than 200 stalls, with a diverse mix of stall holders ranging from the general public who want to sell their second hand items, the wholesale industry looking to off load seconds and samples, and young designers offering their wares for the first time to the marketplace. You may even like to clean out your wardrobe and set up a stall to sell your quality, pre-loved fashion items.