clothing

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by reducing clothing purchases

Climate conscious Devon residents are being urged to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting down on the clothes they buy and instead get the most out of what they have.

And if residents do have to buy new clothes, they are encouraged to buy better-quality, ethically sourced items, preferably from a local retailer.

The ‘fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-...

Recycle Devon urges residents to make a pledge and ‘wear what you have’

Devon residents are being urged to breathe new life into their old clothes and ‘wear what you have’ to help reduce their carbon footprint and to pass on clothes they no longer want to keep them out of the bin.

By making at least one of a series of pledges, residents will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of 10 Duronic Fabric De-Bobblers.

An estimated 10,...

Devon’s fashion revealed: Brits’ style influenced by where they live

Nearly half of the British population (43%) say that where they live impacts the styling choices they make and fashion trends they follow, with as many as a third of young people (18-24) confident they could pinpoint where someone is from, based solely on their wardrobe choices.

Revealed by online personalised styling service, Stitch Fix , to determine whether style preferences vary...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

Avoid fast fashion and help good causes

The RSPCA’s Charity Shop Challenge aims to encourage people to show off stylish second hand finds and save the planet whilst raising money for charity.

Fast fashion is clothing that moves quickly from catwalk to stores in order to meet new trends. The items are often cheap and disposable and ultimately end up in landfills.

The Charity Shop Challenge (January 20-26)...

Making a material difference to recycling

Five clothing banks will be installed in Plymouth at locations across the city as part of a push to reuse and recycle unwanted textiles.

JMP Wilcox will be installing the banks so that people can drop off old clothing shoes and even bedlinen and curtains so that they can get a second lease of life. However, items like duvets and pillows are not suitable in these recycling banks....

Plymouth shoppers help BHF to Bag It. Beat It.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s customers help the British Heart Foundation to Bag It. Beat It.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s 2015 Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched on Wednesday 30th September when the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor John Mahony, donated the first bag of items. The items will now go on to be sold in BHF shops and help...

Clear out your wardrobes to help beat kids' cancers

Men and women in the South West are being called on to clear out their cupboards, dig through their drawers and donate any unwanted items to TK Maxx’s fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK - Give Up Clothes for Good.

Give Up Clothes for Good is the UK’s largest and longest running charity clothing collection partnership. Since 2004 the campaign has raised £13.5 million for Cancer...