UP AND coming clothing designers Meaghan and Kayla Cummings had hoped this would be the summer for their label.
But their hopes have taken a tumble after a box of bikinis bound for sale in Brisbane was accidentally dropped off at an op shop donation bin.
The Woombye twins, who design and sell clothes under the label Between Me n You, fear they have lost 12 months of work in the mix-up.
Meaghan believes the box was left with other donations at a charity bin outside the Salvation Army store in Currie St at Nambour about two weeks ago.
She and her sister only discovered the box was missing when they went looking for the bikinis this week.
"We've been selling online and they were supposed to be going to a store in Brisbane," Meaghan said.
The twins and their parents had set aside goods to be donated to charity while preparing to move house tomorrow.
"Things were in two piles and somehow the box has moved from one pile into the other," Meaghan said.
The box contained 58-60 pairs of bikinis in sizes six through to 14 in three colour choices: blue, purple, and a blue print.
The sisters have contacted the Salvation Army in a bid to track down the bikinis but were told it was unlikely they would be found now.
"They said they hadn't seen them or they could have been taken overseas," Meaghan said.
She hoped that the box had not been stolen from the donation bin before it was collected by the Salvation Army.
The sisters' last hope is that the box could be waiting among other donations for sorting at the Lifeline donation centre at Kunda Park, which sometimes receives excess Salvation Army stock.
"We're holding out hope," Meaghan said.
Meaghan said the box containing the bikinis was either white or brown, and about 30-50cm high, and "flat" in shape.
It had a sticker with her and her sister's shipping details on it and may have contained an invoice as well.
Anyone with information about the missing box of bikinis should phone 0416 458 343.
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