Congratulations to Green Living Lab volunteers Lexy Grosse, Cato Bersee, Roos van der Deijl & Shanice van der Sloot for organising the Green Living Lab Clothes Swap this week!

Our dome was transformed into a gorgeous pop-up fashion store for the afternoon, where secondhand items were tried on, swapped & found new homes. All leftover clothing items are being donated to Leger de Heils.

Did you know that research by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) shows that the average person wears clothing items just 6 or seven times before throwing them away? And that it would take approximately 14 years to drink the amount of water used to make a single pair of jeans? Extending clothing life by just 3 months can reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by up to 10%. Swapping clothing items not only gives new life to your wardrobe but is a conscious sustainable fashion choice.

For info on Wrap’s research see:

Next week, November 21-27, is #Secondhandfirst Week, launched by the clothes recycling charity TRAID  No better time to check your wardrobe for items you no longer wear that could be enjoyed by others & to bring them to your local secondhand clothing store. Or bring them along to the next Green Living Lab Clothes Swap… details coming soon!

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