Destashing in Portarlington

Annie Bugeja with excess crafts that she will be selling at the Destash Market. (Jena Carr) 402755_07

A new free market event is coming to Portarlington for people to buy and sell unused craft supplies. 

Annie Bugeja said she would be hosting the stall at the market with a friend and looked forward to people sharing different arts and crafts. 

“The Destash is a great idea because we get to virtually swap our stuff, because I’m sure if I sell anything, I’ll be buying,” she said.  

“I went through my stash that I had at home and got together pieces that I’ve used some of and don’t really think I’m going to use again.” 

Portarlington Neighbourhood House’s Kate Hayes said that if the market goes well, there’s a chance for it to become a regular event for the region’s creatives. 

“We’ve had indications that there’s a demand there for it and we’re always looking for ways for the wider community to become involved in what we do,” she said.  

“People are looking for these sorts of events to offload their stash and buy more craft supplies as there seemed to be plenty of community support and demand for it. 

“We’ve got 34 store holders, and we have a few people on our waiting list, and we’re working with the Portarlington Lions Market as they will have their monthly market at this time.” 

The Destash Market is at Parks Hall on 87 Newcombe Street from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, April 28.