Zero Waste Fashion aims to increase awareness of the best ways to recycle, reuse, repair and upcycle clothing and textiles in Leeds.
During COVID-19, we are interested in finding out whether the pandemic has affected people’s clothing choices throughout the whole lifecycle, from purchase and use to disposal. We would be grateful if you have time to complete our short survey. It should take around 5-10 minutes to complete. We would also be grateful if you would be able to share the survey with other people. Complete it below or follow this link.
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Follow this link for top tips from WRAP on loving your clothes for longer.
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?”
COVID-19 UPDATE – this event has been postponed.
We were due to be at the Sustainable Fashion Conference at the University of Leeds on the 31st March exploring 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?
COVID-19 UPDATE – we moved the Zero Waste Fashion Week online, making use of social media and other online platforms.
Zero Waste Fashion Week was a series of online events and social media posts based on achieving the following objectives:
- 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 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.