"THANKS, IT’S THRIFTED" CHALLENGE

The annual greenhouse gas emissions from producing new clothes and textiles is 1.2 billion tonnes or 8% of global carbon emissions. That’s greater than the emissions created by international flights and shipping combined 😱

Extending the life of clothes by buying secondhand or thrifting is one simple way we can all make a difference. In fact, recent research from the clever folks at WRAP in the UK shows that extending the life of an item of clothes by just nine months reduces it’s carbon, waste and water footprint by 20-30%.

Just imagine the difference we can make if we get everyone across Australia thrifting.

Cue the “Thanks, it’s thrifted!” social media challenge, dedicated to showing ALL of Australia just how great thrifting is. Will you join us?

What is “Thanks, it’s thrifted!”

It’s a thrift themed social media challenge happening throughout October that’s all about highlighting the unique, stylish and spectacular items you can find shopping secondhand.


Get involved 

Join the “Thanks, it’s thrifted!” challenge to showcase your one of a kind thrifted finds, and you will go in the running to win one of four $250 prizes awarded each week of October thanks to PayPal. Simply take a picture or short video with your favourite thrifted find and share on social media using the challenge tags.


How to enter in three easy steps: 

✅ Follow @GarageSaleTrail

✅ Take a photo or video with your favourite thrifted find⁠

✅ Share to social media tagging @GarageSaleTrail & using #ThanksItsThrifted⁠


There’s prizes to be won!

A winning entry will be selected each week and announced every Monday, kicking off from Monday 11 October. Winners will be awarded $250 thanks to PayPal. Something that could come in pretty handy for thrifting the Garage Sale Trail weekends on 13-14 & 20-21 November.

For details on the judging criteria and more view the
terms and conditions. ✨


TIPS & INSPO

1️⃣ Follow #ThanksItsThrifted on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok to be inspired by the entries so far. For some entries we love check out @_diydaisy's Ken Done doona set, @misplacedstyle's top awarded thrift finds and @whaleyvinniekenny's inflatable sloth costume.

2️⃣ Help inspire change and educate your followers by including some stats about the impact of our fashion purchases - we've created a couple of suggested posts below to help.

3️⃣ Use one of the neat animated stickers or social media graphics we've prepared for you.

Example caption - carbon emissions

The annual greenhouse gas emissions from producing new clothes and textiles is 1.2 billion tonnes or 8% of global carbon emissions. That’s greater than the emissions created by international flights and shipping combined 😱

Extending the life of clothes by buying secondhand or thrifting is one simple way we can all make a difference.

That’s why I’m taking part in the @GarageSaleTrail #thanksitsthrifted challenge. Will you? You could win $250 thanks to @PayPalAu

[add info about the awesome thrifted purchase you are showcasing here]


Example caption - landfill

I’m taking part in the @GarageSaleTrail #ThanksItsThrifted challenge to raise awareness of the 800,000 tonnes of clothing that ends up in Aussie landfills every year.

Buying stuff secondhand is one simple action we can all take to make a difference.   

[add info about the awesome thrifted purchase you are showcasing here]