Watch this space, coming soon… etc etc
In the UK, one million tonnes of textiles go to landfill every year as the majority of people prefer to buy new clothes instead of re-using and reinvigorating old ones. Only 25% of textiles are recycled here, and with the production of non-organic cotton in particular demanding a huge amount of pesticides, the benefits of giving old clothes a new life are stark.
Wendy Tremayne, the founder of Swap-O-Rama-Rama, agrees there is a deeper reason behind its popularity. “We’re getting sick and tired of consumerism and a world that’s steeped in marketing, a commodified world. But then there is the question of how does one see a way out of it? Swap-O-Rama-Rama, while being a clothing swap at the core, is an event where people make and modify clothing. They learn to be creators rather than consumers.”
Email me Oohlalapin@gmail.com if you want to get involved.
Its a non profit clothes swapping event with crafters on hand e.g screen printers, sewers etc to help you customise and up cycle pieces if the mood takes you!