Zero Waste Fashion aims to increase awareness of the best ways to recycle, reuse, repair and upcycle clothing and textiles in Leeds.
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Zero Waste Fashion aims to increase awareness of the best ways to recycle, reuse, repair and upcycle clothing and textiles in Leeds. It is a collaborative project, developed by Zero Waste Leeds, the School of Design at the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. One key area ofContinue reading “About Us”
We’re focusing on fashion, clothing and textiles in 2020. Why? A new report from waste reduction charity WRAP shows a 10% increase in the amount of clothing that is getting thrown away. In just two years an extra 36,000 tonnes of clothing ended up in our black bins! Public awareness of the perils of fast fashion on the environmentContinue reading “Sustainability in Fashion – Why and How?”
We have been approached to be part of a Sustainable Fashion Conference that is being held at the University of Leeds on the 31st March. The exact format is to be agreed – but we plan to explore the following issue:
- It’s estimated that 4000 tonnes of clothing and textiles end up in Leeds householders’ black bins each year. How can we get more of that reused or recycled?
We are organising a Zero Waste Fashion Week (17th-24th April 2020). The week will be a series of events based on achieving the following objectives, at different venues across Leeds:
- Sharing practical ways for people in Leeds to manage the impacts of their clothing choices
- Exploring reasons why sustainability in fashion is so important
- Celebrating the rich textile heritage of Leeds
- Building a #ZeroWasteFashion movement
We will be hosting a couple of events during the week, and are also looking for other people that would be interested in hosting their own events, which we can promote. We’re working on finalising the details of these events and will have more information soon.
We are always looking for sponsorship to increase the scale and reach of our work. If you are interested in sponsoring Zero Waste Fashion or Zero Waste Leeds’ work more broadly, then please do get in touch.
Zero Waste Leeds is a project by Social Business Brokers CIC – a registered company in England and Wales 07272068.