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Recycled Clothing Market - taking fashion full circle
Three Sixty Fashion Market is a vintage, retro, handmade and preloved fashion market held at the Kingston Foreshore at the Fitters Workshop, next to the Old Bus Depot Markets and Canberra Glassworks. It is called the "Three Sixty Market" as it aims to create a loop between selling and buying fashion, recycling clothing to make a full circle. Instead of filling up landfill with clothes that people throw out, these markets are an opportunity to recycle preloved clothing in a fashionable, fun and stylish environment.
It is now run by Canberra Markets, which also organises the Canberra Fashion Market, Kids Market and Christmas Market (which are all held at Exhibition Park). These markets however, are still held in the original location of the Fitters Workshop, which is an ideal location with historical architecture and retro feel. If you love to shop for items of clothing that are unique and you won't find anywhere else, then the Three Sixty Fashion Markets will be a treasure trove to explore...
Allow plenty of time to scour the racks! Source: Three Sixty Markets Facebook.
These markets are held every few months as the seasons change. They have approximately 30 stalls on the day and you get to meet the owners of the clothing you are about to buy and hear about their history. Apart from ladies fashion there is also men's and women's accessories, men's clothes, childrenswear, millinery and handmade jewellery.
...and of course shoes! Source: Three Sixty Markets Facebook.
Due to their vision of providing a recycled fashion market, they do not have stalls selling new stock, seconds or items that shops can't clear. Their aim is to also help new designers and craftspeople to get their ideas up and running and support the beginning of a small business in Canberra.
Buy original pieces of clothing, which support a local business. Source: Three Sixty Markets website.
The markets are held at Kingston's The Fitters Workshop which is located next door to the weekly Bus Depot Markets, so there is plenty of parking around the Kingston Foreshore and fun "vibe" on the day. There is also a coffee van conveniently located outside the markets to help sustain you through your bargain hunting marathon.
The benefit of running these markets every few months is that as the seasons change, so does the fashion. It gives you the opportunity to shop for your new wardrobe for the next season and for stallholders to clear out their wardrobes…to make room for more!
So for a fun day of fashion, check their website for their next market and get involved in the movement of the three sixty cycle of fashion.
Who knows what treasures you'll find? Source: Three Sixty Markets Facebook