Following the most recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the rest of our Stop and Swap events. This is to enable everyone to comply with Government guidance and avoid non-essential visits to post items. All events from 20 January onwards are therefore now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please do continue to watch this space for information about new NLWA projects and activities to tackle textile waste and help you make the most of clothes you have.
As part of the ‘Stop and Swap’ series of Instagram Live events hosted with Love Not Landfill, fashionistas and sustainable fashion advocates explored ways that we can all reduce the impact of our clothes on the planet. There are £30 billion worth of unworn clothes in the UK’s wardrobes and research shows that extending the life of clothes by 9 months reduces their impact on the environment by 25%. Clothes swaps have become popular with young fashion lovers - in fact, 75% of 16-24s recently polled said they have swapped or would swap clothes.