Redcliffe Welcomes Industry & Co Collective: A Boutique Op Shop Haven

Nestled in the heart of Redcliffe’s Sutton Street is Industry & Co Collective, a new op shop offering a boutique-style shopping experience without breaking the bank.

Industry & Co Collective, operated by ROPE (Reaching Out, Providing Education), is a unique addition to Redcliffe’s op shop scene, which has been garnering a loyal following since its late-September 2023 opening. 

The store houses designer and children’s sections, adorned with quirky lanterns and convenient storage units. Patrons can explore an extensive collection of clothing, footwear, jewellery, and ever-changing homewares generously donated by supporters.

One of the standout features of Industry & Co Collective is its inclusive approach. Spacious change rooms cater to those with mobility issues, whilst a flat entry ensures that people in wheelchairs can comfortably browse the shop.

Photo Credit: Industry&CoCollective/Facebook

Empowering Through Training

Beyond providing affordable and fashionable shopping, Industry & Co Collective serves a broader purpose. It acts as a hands-on training ground for ROPE participants, offering them the opportunity to gain a Certificate III in Business. 

This venture is part of ROPE’s mission to provide support, education, and life skills training to people living with intellectual disabilities.

Boutique Op Shop Destination

The company strategically chose its location in the burgeoning op shop precinct on Sutton Street, making it a must-visit destination for op shoppers. Wes Bleakley, ROPE’s chief executive, encourages visitors to combine their trip by enjoying the beach, indulging in fish and chips, and indulging in op shopping.

Industry & Co Collective
Photo Credit: Industry&CoCollective/Facebook

“If you’re an op shopper, the more in one spot, the better,” he exclaims.

To enhance the shopping experience, Industry & Co Collective offers a VIP club where customers can earn rewards. Shoppers can achieve Silver VIP status by spending $50 or more in a single transaction, entitling them to a 10 per cent discount on subsequent visits. For those who spend $100 or more, Gold VIP status awaits, granting a 20 per cent discount and invitations to exclusive previews when new stock arrives.

If you’re looking for a boutique op shopping experience that combines style, affordability, and social impact, Industry & Co Collective in Redcliffe is the place to be. 

Follow them on Facebook for more details. 

Clontarf Gears Up for the Road Rage Industries Streetfest BBQ Festival

Excitement is building in Clontarf as the community prepares for the first-ever Road Rage Industries Streetfest BBQ Festival, a spectacular car show and outdoor event that promises fun, food, and entertainment for all. 

What’s more, the event is not just about showcasing magnificent cars and enjoying a great time but also about giving back to the community. All funds raised during this event will be donated to the local charity, ROPE INC.

An Unmissable Event

On the 21st of Oct 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 51 Snook Street, Clontarf, will be transformed into a haven for car enthusiasts and families alike. For just $3 per person (children under 13 get in for free), you can enter the Road Rage Industries Streetfest BBQ Festival. 

The street will be closed to traffic and lined with an impressive array of classic and modern cars, making it an ideal setting for car lovers to indulge in their passion.

Entertainment for All

The festival promises an array of exciting activities and attractions, including:

  • BBQ Food Trucks and Vendors: Satisfy your taste buds with a variety of mouthwatering barbecue dishes and treats.
  • Live Music and Bands: Groove to the tunes of local musical talents, ensuring a fantastic atmosphere.
  • Onsite Bar: Enjoy local brews from Scarborough Harbor Brewing Co, the perfect refreshment for the event.
  • Raffles and Giveaways: Exciting prizes and surprises for lucky attendees.
  • Kids Entertainment: Plenty of fun activities for the younger festival-goers.
  • Market Stalls: Shop for unique and artisanal products.

The car exhibition will feature a stunning assortment of vehicles, including old-school muscle cars, hotrods, classics, modern V8s, European cars, Japanese imports, and motorbikes. Whether you’re an automotive enthusiast or just someone looking for a great day out, you’re welcome to explore the exquisite display of vehicles.

Road Rage Industries Streetfest BBQ
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Supporting a Worthy Cause

Notably, all profits generated during the festival will be donated to ROPE INC, a local charity dedicated to supporting the community. This event not only promises a fantastic time for all but also offers the chance to contribute to a noble cause.

In addition to the automotive splendour, festival-goers can immerse themselves in the world of car art. Car drawings by Cristian Cross and Tam’s Image Reflections Studio will be available for viewing and purchase on-site, offering a unique opportunity to take home a piece of their exceptional artwork.

For more information and updates on the event, you can visit the official event page on Facebook: Road Rage Industries Streetfest BBQ Festival.

Published 11-Oct-2023