UQ Preloved is an initiative of Oxfam UQ that invites the local community to participate in the circular economy, bring awareness to the impacts of the fashion industry on people and the planet, give a second life to preloved items to promote sustainable consumption of fashion.

Join us on Monday 16th at the Grassy Knoll to grab a bargain, participate in the circular economy, and learn about the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry!

Learn more about UQ Preloved here.

"The fashion industry has many social and environmental impacts. The current trend within the fashion industry is one where people expect 52 seasons in a year and to be able to buy a shirt for the same price as a cup of coffee. Such demand and supply results in the mass production of low-quality items that get worn once or twice before being thrown out and replaced by something else. In order to make clothes at such a fast rate and for so cheap, companies manufacture in unsafe facilities, use forced, slave and child labour and pay workers less than minimum and living wages.

On top of this, harsh and unsafe chemicals are used, and the huge amounts of unwanted clothes end up in landfill, often back in the countries they were produced in. By starting the UQ Preloved Initiative, Oxfam UQ hopes to raise awareness about the perils of the fashion industry and give a second life to preloved clothes/items to help end the cycle of exploitation and waste which has become so normal and underreported in society." - UQ Preloved Facebook Page.

Hosted by: UQ LifeUQ Sustainability, and Oxfam UQ.

Please note: All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.



About UQ Sustainability Week 2021

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram

Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).


Grassy Knoll, Campbell Place, St Lucia