the story of Bindaring
Perth’s original one-day fashion event was established in 1963 by a small group of friends, all members of the Australian Red Cross in WA. Their early fund-raising efforts were focused on providing respite care services for the parents and children with disabilities at Lady Lawley Cottage, Cottesloe.
The early members of Bindaring soon recognised fundraising for the Australian Red Cross would provide a broader level of support to those most in need within the WA community. The first annual Bindaring Clothing Sale was held on 11th July 1964, raising £51 pounds - $97 in today’s currency!
Those original members could not have known the journey commenced in 1963 would blossom into the hugely successful fund-raising event it is today selling designer, vintage, preloved and new fashion for women, men and children. Once Bindaring became established, clothing donations and sales increased beyond expectations and Bindaring now is an annual fashion event sought out by thousands of bargain hunters throughout WA.
A wonderful achievement for our founders and all West Australians.
Bindaring is equally proud to be leaders in the local community with an environmental commitment to reuse, recycle, and upcycle clothing and accessories. Every year we work hard to ensure very little, if any, of the 8 tonnes of donations we receive ends up in landfill. A positive result for our environment whilst giving a new lease of life to great clothing.
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