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 claire@traid.org.uk

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.

 


Take a tour of the TRAID warehouse.

December 13, 2013

TRAID

We have teamed up with TRAID (Textile Recycling for AID and International Development) to offer Lambeth residents the chance to visit their Wembley warehouse. The warehouse is where TRAID sorts the donations that are sent to them via their charity shops and clothing banks. We support their work by hosting textile banks at a number of locations around the borough.

 

TRAID works to stop clothes being thrown away. They take a circular and sustainable approach to the problems of clothes waste tackling disposal, production and consumption by:-

 

  • Increasing clothes reuse across the UK reducing waste, carbon emissions and consumption
  • Funding international development projects to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry
  • Educating people of all ages about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people’s lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices

The interactive guided tours are aimed to raise awareness about the socio-environmental cost of clothes over-consumption and textiles waste in the UK.  Participants will be also introduced to TRAID Sustainable Clothes Life Cycle  and how to make a  difference   by making simple, sustainable choices when it comes to managing your wardrobe.

 

The tour will take place on a weekday, so if you are interested in booking a place, please contact us environmentlambeth@lambeth.gov.uk