The ReLove Fashion Swap Shop, hosted by the IMT Green Impact Team will take place on February 8th in LSESU Venue between 10am – 3pm.

ReLove promotes making sustainable fashion choices and reducing clothing waste by choosing #secondhandfirst. Take part by bringing along clothes you no longer love and swapping them for new pieces to add to your wardrobe.

You can even drop off your clothes in advance to the TRAID bin, located on the 1st floor of the Saw Swee Hock Building, from the 3rd – 5th February, or bring them along on the day.

Please note:

  • Bring along clothing for men, women and children.
  • Fashion accessories are also welcome.
  • You can also bring footwear, but please only bring shoes that are new or nearly new.
  • Finally, please do not bring any toys, books or bric a brac! Mumsnet provide local resources for donating, swapping or selling unwanted toys.

All items remaining at the end of the ReLove event will be donated to TRAID.

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Why is it so important to recycle our clothes?

In Britain alone, it has been calculated that recovering and recycling just 10% of the textile waste currently sent to landfills could generate revenues of around £23.8m a year! By diverting these textiles from landfills and opting to choose secondhand first, we can reduce our carbon footprint as well as getting the most financial benefit from re-using and recycling our items by extending the lifecycle of wearable fashion.

Recycling clothes also means that you are helping with the conservation of raw and natural resources. Energy is conserved, as less is needed in the manufacturing process. Less energy used means less needs to be generated, which results in further reduction of our carbon footprints and less greenhouse gases and emissions.

More information about the ReLove Fashion event can be found here.


 

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