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Swap, Mend & Up-cycle with Wise Up to Waste

As part of its ‘Wise Up To Waste’ campaign, North London Waste Authority (NLWA), alongside Significant Seams and Keep Britain Tidy, is offering north London residents 7 FREE clothes swapping and up-cycling events. They will be delivered in each north London borough throughout February and March. 

The idea behind them is to encourage people to swap, mend and up-cycle their clothes. Currently the majority of our second hand clothes get sent to recycling centres where they get baled up and distributed to places including Africa where it can create unhealthy competition for the local textile industry.

“Every year, 1.7 million tonnes of unnecessary waste from recyclable textiles are added to landfills.”

The workshops will be an insight into sustainable fashion brands, new sustainable fashion designs, whilst learning how to Fix, Mend and Re-use. The sessions will offer basic sewing skills including tips and advice. With anything from sewing up holes, turning up hems to putting in darts. The details of the FREE workshops can be found on our eventbrite page. Please register your preference  from the locations below to secure your place, as spaces are limited.

  • Saturday – 25th Feb – Enfield
  • Sunday – 26th Feb – Camden
  • Sunday – 5th March – Barnet
  • Saturday – 11th March – Waltham Forest
  • Sunday – 12th March – Islington
  • Saturday – 25th March – Hackney
  • Sunday – 26th March – Haringey

“95% of the textiles that are land filled each year could be recycled.”

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is made up of seven north London boroughs covering 1.9 million residents disposing over 827,000 tonnes of waste every year.

Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity. We inspire people to be litter-free, to waste less and to live more.

Written by significantseams

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