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Sharing the love (for slow fashion) ... at Kangarilla

Sharing the love (for slow fashion) ... at Kangarilla

The team at Da Loop managed to escape the office last Sunday, taking our wares to the fabulous Kangarilla Community Day. This small but vibrant market reminded us of many a country fair attended in our childhoods: think fairy floss, classic cars, jumping castles, home-made goodies, plant stalls and bargains galore. Not only did we get plenty of fresh, country air, we met a bunch of fresh faces as well - people who shared our ethos and passion for stepping lightly by buying recycled fashion. We had many affable conversations with likeminded locals, including the lovely Nic, pictured at left,...

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Our Top 5 Tips for Moving House the Green Way

Our Top 5 Tips for Moving House the Green Way

This member of the Da Loop team is smack bang in the middle of moving house. (Well, how does she have time to write a blog, I hear you ask. Answer: she doesn't!) As we all know, moving is a monumental task and can have an big impact on your eco-footprint if you're not careful. But being the eco-warriors we are, Da Loop has come up with our top five tips for green moving. Creative Containers. While cardboard boxes are nice and earth-friendly and can even be composted, they are still a resource that you can somewhat reduce your need for....

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Rain or shine ... give me an op shop!

Holidays Op Shopping Victor Harbor

Rain or shine ... give me an op shop!

What do you do when you've come to the beachside town of Victor Harbor for the weekend and it's grey and drizzly?  Go op-shopping and garage sale-ing, of course! My first stop on the Friday afternoon was the Terrific Trio - Vinnies, Salvos and Whalers Emporium. They are situated more-or-less three in a row, so you can go bonkers! The Vinnies and Salvos are quite upmarket and I have made some great additions to my wardrobe over the last few years thanks to them. The ADRA op shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and is a gigantic warehouse of...

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Gardening in Style ... just like Gypsy

Gardening in Style ... just like Gypsy

Buying secondhand means you can be stylish in the garden! When you're paying secondhand prices, you can spoil yourself by wearing good brand clothes when you do all your grubby jobs. This thought occurred to me when a recent customer specifically messaged us asking if we had any sun-sensible cotton tops that she could garden in. I don't have a garden, but I have beautiful natural woodland around my house. Here's Gypsy doing some weeding for me in the Pink Gums, wearing a comfortable Black Pepper top. And if her feet weren't so big she would definitely be wearing our...

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Feeling lazy?

Feeling lazy?

January is holiday time! Well, a few crazy people decide it's a good time to do things around the house, like catching up on painting, gardening and other energy-sapping projects. But the rest of us know January is the time to LAZE AROUND and restore our energy ready for the year ahead. Actually, here at Da Loop, we're already out of holiday mode - we are very busy sourcing, preparing and uploading fabulous new stock for our website. But that's what we're willing to do, just so you have an energy-sapping-free activity to do while lazing on your couch. (That's...

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