"Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fiber, which is now the most commonly used fiber in our clothing. But it takes more than 200 years to decompose.” – Forbes
"Globally, we now consume about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year—400% more than we were consuming just two decades ago” – University of Queensland
Find out what you can do to reduce your fashion footprint:
Bring along 3 items of unwanted, good quality clothing to swap with other attendees to our fun, clothes swapping event!
The evening will focus on how to make fashion more sustainable, with videos, a guest talk by the clothing charity TRAID and the opportunity to swap tips as well as garments!
1) Arrive & drop-off 3+ items of unwanted clothing
2) Learn about textile waste and sustainable fashion, with TRAID and other guest speakers and videos outlining key issues surrounding textile waste.
3) Participate in a clothes swap while you enjoy some refreshments and chat with other attendees
4) Take home your new clothes!
Organised by the H&F Recycling Team - striving to make H&F the greenest borough in London