Feel-good Food and Fashion

Heather Lansdowne 30 June 2014

Harsh winds and chilling temperatures won’t deter Canberra’s fashion pack from getting their retail fix this Saturday at the Hustle&Scout Twilight Markets.

In fact, the plummeting temperatures have inspired Hustle&Scout to create a unique partnership with Vinnies to help support their 2014 Winter Appeal.

Vinnies’ Night Patrol Volunteers will be onsite accepting cash donations as well as gloves, men’s socks and other winter warmer items. Visitors are invited to bring a blanket to keep warm at The Forage, and donate it before heading across the road to Hustle&Scout. Donation bins will be positioned between the NewActon Nishi and the Nishi Gallery on Kendall Lane.

‘I recently read an article about Vinnies’ cry for blanket donations,’ says Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle&Scout. ‘Organising a community event like Hustle&Scout stretches beyond the world of fashion for me. It’s about using the markets to give back’.

Rugged up in our centrally heated homes, even seasoned Canberrans have been caught complaining about the bitter cold we’ve been experiencing in recent weeks. For those less fortunate, energy costs make it even harder to stay warm. Worse still is the prospect of sleeping rough in this weather, but sadly this is a reality that over 1,700 Canberrans face every night. Donating to the Vinnies Winter Appeal will help care for those less fortunate by providing food, clothing, medication and a safe place to sleep.

So, while a trip to the markets is the perfect way to add a little sun to a winter’s day, it’s also a chance to reflect and give back to our community. Saturday’s market is set to be the largest one to date, featuring 43 designers and collectors, many showcasing for the first time. Visitors can toast winter with a $10 mulled cider at Palace Electric, or a mulled wine and range of hot street food and sweet treats at The Forage.

The Hustle&Scout market will be held this Saturday the 5th of July in the Nishi Building and Hotel Hotel from 3-8pm. The Forage will be held at Kendall Lane and Nishi Gallery? from 3-7pm.


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