Thank you to our Eco Group who ran this brilliant event today and to everyone who donated clothes and who came to browse. What a great way to clear out your wardrobe and get some ‘new’ clothes for free – and it’s environmentally friendly too!
It’s estimated that more than two tonnes of clothing are bought each minute in the UK, more than any other country in Europe. That amount produces nearly 50 tonnes of carbon emissions – the same as driving 162,000 miles in a car.
From growing the cotton to the dyeing process, it can take an estimated 20,000 litres of water to make just one pair of jeans and one t-shirt. To put this into perspective, it would take more than 13 years to drink this amount.
So it was great to see clothes being recyled and reloved today and as it was so popular, we will definitely run this again next term – why shop when you can swap?!