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Clothes swap for a new spring wardrobe!

Last Modified January 11, 2022
 

Refresh your wardrobe the sustainable way at our clothes swap event in Radlett.

A clothes swap event is a great way to update your wardrobe for free! You simply bring along clothes you no longer wear and swap them for somebody else’s.

The event takes place on Saturday 29 January at The Radlett Centre. The event starts with shoppers dropping off a maximum of ten items of clothing between 10am and 11am. For each donated item you can choose a new item, for free! Swapping takes place between midday and 1.30pm. It’s simple and sustainable!

Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “I am delighted to see a new and fun way to help the environment coming to Hertsmere!

“The whole point of clothes swapping is to divert the amount of perfectly usable clothing from unnecessarily ending up in landfills, but also make it more accessible for people that want new clothes but possibly can’t afford them. Research shows that 30 per cent of what is in our wardrobes hasn't been worn for over a year, so why not swap those clothes for something new to you.

“Keeping existing clothes in use can make a difference – according to sustainability organisation WRAP, wearing clothes for just an extra nine months can reduce their water, waste and carbon impacts by 20 to 30 per cent each, saving £3 billion in resources used to supply, launder and dispose of clothing.

“I would encourage people looking to refresh their wardrobe to come along. Swapping unwanted clothes for new will not only give you the fun of shopping but a sense of pride in doing it sustainably!”

There are some ‘rules’ to ensure the swapping event goes well:

  • Maximum of 10 items per shopper
  • All items must be good quality – only bring what you’d be happy to take home
  • Nothing too worn – no bobbles, no rips, no stains
  • Clothes only – no shoes, jewellery, underwear, swimwear or children’s clothes.


Shoppers will be required to wear masks, unless exempt, and hand sanitiser will be available at the event.

To find out more about the clothes swapping event, visit our clothes swap page.

To find out more about how to improve resource efficiency, please visit: www.wrap.co.uk
Posted on Tuesday 11th January 2022
 

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