Create your own sustainable wardrobe at TRAID Clapham!

July 31, 2014

TRAID_event_postera3_clapham_redCreate a fabulous and sustainable wardrobe at TRAID Clapham’s late night opening on Thursday 7 August, 6:30pm – 9pm at 28 St John’s Road, London, SW11 1PW.

You are invited to visit the Clapham charity shop to browse the rails for the best in hand-picked second-hand clothes, vintage and shoes.  They will also have stylists on hand to help you get the most from your charity shop finds. You can pre-book a slot by phoning TRAID Clapham on 020 7924 3065 or emailing

TRAID will also be asking shoppers to sign up to the charity’s #secondhandfirst pledge asking customers to commit to ensuring a percentage of their wardrobe comes from sustainable sources like charity shops and swapping.

This is the fifth in TRAID’s series of late night openings in 2014 with the charity offering lots of different ways to create a sustainable wardrobe including up-cycling workshops, styling advice, talks and films.

Around 1 million tonnes of textiles are sent to landfill and incineration every year, much of which could be worn again. TRAID take practical action to stop clothes being thrown away by working with local authorities, businesses, housing associations, households and schools to divert clothes from the waste stream for reuse.

Find out more about TRAID’s work on their website. You can support their work in preventing unwanted clothes from going to waste and raising funds for projects tackling global poverty by using one of our on-street TRAID textile banks.


Get involved in a community litter pick in Clapham next Tuesday

July 17, 2013

love%20where%20you%20live%204Next Tuesday, 23 July, staff from McDonald’s in Clapham will be heading out onto the streets for a community litter pick.

McDonald’s staff carry out three to four patrols every day to ensure that the area around the restaurant is free from litter and last year, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, they held an event on Clapham Common that attracted over 30 volunteers and resulted in the collection of 10 bags of litter.

This year, they want to make sure it’s even bigger and better. 20 members of staff have already volunteered their time and they are looking for members of the local community to get stuck in too.

If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved, you can meet with the other volunteers at 9am in McDonald’s, 130-134 Clapham High Street. All volunteers will receive refreshments and then head out to start litter picking at 10am.

Volunteers will be provided with the necessary equipment, including litter pickers, bags and brooms, so you just need to bring yourself!