WOMEN of Newcastle – you could see someone walking along the street in your clothes, but it’s likely you’ll be happy about it.
Thousands of local women have been flocking to Raid My Wardrobe (RMW) events over the past year where they can buy and sell unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories.
Broadmeadow mum and RMW founder Rachel Prest launched the concept a year ago.
She told Topics that she never dreamt it would be so popular, with women travelling from the north coast and Sydney to attend the Newcastle event.
She plans to expand the event to Sydney after she gives birth to her second child this year.
‘‘It surprises me how far women are prepared to travel to sell their no longer-worn quality clothing or to come on a guilt-free shopping trip,’’ Ms Prest said.
‘‘Many women are becoming more and more environmentally conscious and socially aware of the impact of fast fashion and the fashion industry.’’
Raid My Wardrobe celebrates its first birthday this Sunday at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium, from 10am to 1pm. Entry is $3.