Retooled - Friday 13 August

Date: 13 August 2021

Venue: Student Lounge, C-Block Tahatika, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras Street

Time: 4-7pm


  • $20 for a standard ticket
  • $15 for a student ticket  

Find out more about this exciting event, below!

Grab your tickets for a first-class secondhand experience!

Now in its second year, Retooled is an event that celebrates op-shopping and encourages a circular economy.  

A collaboration between New Zealand Red Cross and Ara Institute of Canterbury and proudly supported by our friends at New Zealand Post, Retooled explores the unlimited potential of second-hand goods and showcases easy, economical, and creative ideas for your wardrobe and home. When you're all shopped out, kick back in the lounge space and enjoy live music with a hot drink.

 Are you keen to join the clothes swap? 

Please RSVP to confirm your place, and find out more!

Activities on the day

  • Clothes swap

  • pOp shop

  • Workshops

  • Bad Art Auction

  • Raffles and games

Buy tickets now!

All workshops

Proceeds from ReTooled will help assist and communities caught in a crisis. Whether by providing aid when disaster strikes, supporting vulnerable people in our communities, reuniting loved ones or giving a warm Kiwi welcome to former refugees, your donation to this event goes to where the need is greatest, helping the people who need it most.

Head to Retooled Facebook and share this awesome event with your friends and whānau.  

Get in touch!

For more information, contact our Christchurch Community Fundraising Team -